Please use this form to register for the 'Collections for the 21st Century' symposium to be held in Gainesville, Florida, on May 5-6, 2014. The symposium will emphasize the value of collections data in meeting challenges facing biodiversity and human societies. The symposium will demonstrate the value of biodiversity, and of the largest source of data on biodiversity - our natural history collections, to policy makers, administrators and others who use collections data and impact the levels of support for collections. The symposium will feature a full day of talks on May 5 and a half-day of talks on May 6. A workshop or other activities yet to be determined will be held on the afternoon of May 6. Topics of discussion will include uses of taxonomic, spatial, and temporal data on biodiversity to address big-science questions related to human health, climate change, food security, and related issues, as well as more fundamental investigations related to understanding and protecting biodiversity. We will keep those who register updated regarding the symposium agenda and other related activities. Attendance will be limited to 80 persons.
Registration for the symposium is free, but all travel-related expenses (e.g., airfare, hotel, meals, ground transport) are the responsibility of each participant. Information on accommodations at a discounted rate will be provided once you register.