SPNHC Plenary Session

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The NSC Alliance, Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance Research Coordination Network and iDigBio have joined together to plan a plenary program that will kick off the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections.

The program will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.

Need to join us remotely? Log in on Tue (8 AM EDT) to listen: http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/spnhc2015 (please use headphones for best experience)

The program includes:

8:30: In Defense of Specimen Collecting, Natural History Collections, and Bioethics
Larry M. Page, Director, iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

9:00: Evidence of Evolution: Darwin's Cabinet of Curiosities
Susan Middleton, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

9:30: Endless Forms, Most Useful
Erin Tripp, Curator of Botany, Museum of Natural History, and
Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

10:00: Break

10:30: WeDigBio—Public Participation in Digitization of Natural History Collections Hits its Stride
Austin Mast, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

11:00: Time to Grow a Pair: Institutional Leadership, Taxonomy and Natural History
Quentin Wheeler, President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York

11:30: Building a Networked National Community for Collections
Robert Gropp, Interim Co-Executive Director, AIBS, and Public Policy Office, NSC Alliance, Washington, DC

Information about the session and the broader program is available from the conference website at https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/spnhc2015/home/.

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Start Date: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 - 8:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Gainesville, Florida