The Meeting of the Brazilian Chapter (EBSH) of the International Humic Substances Society (IHSS) is a biannual event. The IHSS was founded in 1981 and today has around 900 members, representing the most diverse areas of knowledge. The IHSS is a renowned scientific society that promotes and divulgates scientific research and education related to humic substances and natural organic matter. The Brazilian Chapter of IHSS was founded in 1997 and has about 100 members. The 10th Meeting of the Brazilian Chapter (X EBSH) will be held October 14 – 18, 2013, in Santo Antônio de Goiás, Goiás State of Brazil which is located in the middle of the Brazilian savannah, the Cerrado, in the metropolitan region of Goiânia, the State Capital.