In 2020, the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the International Council of Museums Committee for Museums and Collections of Natural History (ICOM NATHIST) will meet jointly in Edinburgh, Scotland. National Museums Scotland and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will host the conference, and organizers expect hundreds of attendees to convene around the theme of 'The Role of Natural History Collections in Global Challenges.’
Title: Best Practices for Integrating Collections into Education
Date: Full day symposium on June 22, 2017
Sponsored by: SCNet, iDigBio, NSCA, AIM-UP!, BLUE, SHC, and SPNHC
Organizers: Anna Monfils, Molly Phillips, and Gil Nelson
iDigBio is pleased to announce the upcoming Symposium "Data and digital images: progress, tools and scientific need for digitizing Pacific biological specimen collections" at the 23rd Pacific Science Congress: Science, Technology and Innovation, June 13-17, 2016 in Taipei, Taiwan.
We invite presentations from students and professionals about the digitization of natural history collections data in the Asia-Pacific region and the use of mobilized collections data for research.
Wendy Applequist, Associate Curator at the Missouri Botanical Garden, will present a symposium on Tuesday afternoon of the Botany 2014 conference.
The following is the abstract for the symposium from the Botany 2014 website (http://www.2014.botanyconference.org/engine/search/index.php?func=detail&aid=9):
Larry Page, Pam Soltis, Bruce MacFadden, and Joanna McCaffrey are collaborating to plan a two-part symposium at the annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History collections. The first half of the symposium will describe the iDigBio program, NIBA, and ADBC. The second half of the symposium will feature presentations by invited speakers who use natural history specimens to study topics such as climate change or other complex biodiversity questions. The symposium is co-sponsored with NSCA.