2024 Spring WeDigBio Event

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Introduce your biodiversity collections to the world during April’s WeDigBio event,
Thursday–Sunday, April 18–21, 2024!
Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a global data campaign, virtual science festival, and local outreach opportunity, all rolled into one. The annual, 4-day WeDigBio events mobilize participants to create digital data about biodiversity specimens, including fish in jars, plants on sheets, insects on pins, and fossils in drawers. During a typical WeDigBio event, some participants are at onsite events hosted by museums, field stations, universities, science classrooms, or other organizations. Onsite events provide opportunities for research talks or other interactions with those using the newly created data to benefit science and society. 

Interested in hosting an event?
Register an in-person, virtual, or hybrid data creation event for your local community. Often these last about 2–3 hours and can include a live biodiversity collections tour or research talk. It can also be a fun and engaging class activity or assignment. 
Register an event by Monday, March 25th, to be featured on the WeDigBio calendar and to receive promotional materials including WeDigBio stickers and tattoos.

Interested in participating as an individual?
For individual participants, we offer a virtual meeting space, which contains live feeds from some of the onsite events and provides another way to interact with scientists and others from around the world. Check out the online sites at which you can create research data during WeDigBio and throughout the year here

WeDigBio will additionally host a fall event, October 10 - 13, 2024.

Start Date: 
Thursday, April 18, 2024 (All day) to Sunday, April 21, 2024 (All day)
Recording policy: 
By attending iDigBio’s online events, you accept that the event will be recorded and posted for later asynchronous viewing.