TDWG 2017 Annual Conference

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature will host the 2017 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 1 - Oct. 6. It is critical that you contact us at as soon as possible if you would like to host an event (e.g. training, a hackathon, or a workshop) either before or after the TDWG meeting, as accommodation space will be limited. Several options for venues are available. Use #TDWG17 to stay informed.

Standards for the description and exchange of biodiversity information help promote research, support decision-making for conservation and planning, and provide a means of communicating observations across taxa, sub-disciplines, and political boundaries.

The annual TDWG conference serves two purposes:

  • it is is a forum for extending, refining, and developing standards in response to new challenges and opportunities; and
  • it is a showcase for biodiversity informatics - much of which relies on the specifications provided by TDWG and other standards organizations.

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NOTE: Sunday October 1st is meetings in the morning, with the Welcome Reception in the evening. The formal meeting begins on Monday October 2nd.

Start Date: 
Sunday, October 01, 2017 (All day) to Friday, October 06, 2017 (All day)
Ottawa, Canada