BioDigiCon 2023

Registration is now open


DigBio is pleased to invite you to this year’s Biodiversity Digitization Conference (BioDigiCon) to be held virtually 19-20 September 2023.  

The 2023 event will focus on data generation and mobilization with special emphasis on presentations, hands-on workshops, and lively discussions that provide training, resource sharing, and workforce enhancement. Major topics will include digitization strategies for ensuring data quality, digitizing in support of the digital extended specimen, lightning talks by digitization practitioners from around the globe, updates from U.S. National Science Foundation-funded digitization projects, image and data storage, digitization workflows, and expanding biodiversity information through the digitization of trait data. BioDigiCon will address essential content for those working at the interface of physical specimens and the generation of digital data from those specimens.  

Abstract Submissions

Open Call for Lightning Presentations from near and far to address innovative protocols, resources, tools, strategies, etc.  

TCN Representatives: Presentations will not be required this year, but they are encouraged. 

Registration is required to submit an abstract. The submission link will be in your registration confirmation from Eventbrite.

Abstract submission deadline is Friday, September 1st.

Lightning Presentations will be 15 minutes including time for questions. Pre-corded and Live presentations will be requested for each presentation.

If you have ideas for a session or workshop, please contact Jill Goodwin at

BioDigiCon is free to attend but registration is required. 

To register, Visit:

Stay tuned for updates and announcements in the coming weeks.

Highlights for 2023 to include:

Day 1
* Updates from iDigBio Principal Investigators
* Digitization Spotlight from NHM, London
* Lightning Presentations

Day 2
* Lightning Presentations
* Workshop and Discussion sessions including: 

- Innovative Approaches to Education & Outreach
- Coordinating Digitization Efforts of Biological Collections in US & Beyond 
- Envisioning a Biological Collections Action Center Update
* Plenary Presentation from Dr. Diane DiEuliis: Distinguished Research Fellow at National Defense University. Her research areas focus on emerging biological technologies, biodefense, and preparedness for biothreats. 

AGENDA IS NOW PUBLISHED - Click here to check it out! 

If you have any questions, please contact Jill Goodwin, iDigBio Conference Manager at