Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference


The Annual Conference

The rapid mobilization of digitized biodiversity specimen data, led largely in the United States by the National Science Foundation’s Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program, has resulted in a substantial increase in data available for research and related activities. To this end, the Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference has evolved into a forum for biodiversity researchers to share and examine the uses of digitized data across all biodiversity disciplines, with special emphasis on using the wealth of digitized specimen data being generated worldwide. 

For further information or to ensure that you are on the conference email list, please contact Gil Nelson ( or Jill Goodwin ( at iDigBio.

Conference Series

Dates Location Links
June 5-6, 2017

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


 2017 Agenda
June 4-6, 2018

University of California, Berkeley


2018 Agenda
June 10-12, 2019

Yale Peabody Museum, Yale Univeristy, New Haven


2019 Agenda
June 1-3, 2020

Indiana University, Bloomington (Virtual)


2020 Agenda
June 7-9, 2021

Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville (Virtual)


2021 Agenda
May 23-25, 2022

Field Museum, Chicago (Virtual)


2022 Announcement
June 5-7, 2023

Arizona State University (Hybrid)


2023 Agenda
May 29 -31, 2024

KU Biodiversity Institute