WeDigBio's Symposium on Hyperlocal Biodiversity Collections

The WeDigBio Board is pleased to announce a 1-hour symposium entitled “Energizing Understanding of Biodiversity Close-at-Hand with Hyperlocal Collections” on October 13 from 2–3 PM ET (=New York City time). Hear from diverse perspectives on the roles of hyperlocal natural history collections in advancing biodiversity understanding and conservation, and join in the conversation.

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference 2020

Join iDigBio at the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Conference 2020!

Due to the pandemic, TDWG 2020 will be entirely virtual, and registration to attend is free. Working group sessions were held September 21-25, and the virtual conference is scheduled for October 19-23. See the October session schedule and register at A sampling of sessions are highlighted here:

SPNHC Symposium (rescheduled from June 10): Envisioning Collections Management for the Evolving Biodiversity Data Lifecycle

Please join us for a symposium on "Envisioning Collections Management for the Evolving Biodiversity Data Lifecycle," originally prepared for the SPNHC & ICOMNATHIST 2020 Conference. This event has been rescheduled from June 10 to June 23, 2020.

Zoom link: (password is 712214)

Call for Abstracts for iDigBio Symposium at the Pacific Science Congress 2016

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.

Call for student abstracts for iDigBio workshop at Island Biology 2016

Are you a student attending the Island Biology 2016 International Conference on Island Evolution, Ecology and Conservation, to be held on Terceira Island, Azores, from 18-22 July 2016? Do you have a research project which involves the digitization of vouchered natural history collections data from island communities, or utilizes published natural history collections data to better understand island ecosystems?

Botanical DNA Banking and the Systematics Community: Working Together to Meet Future Research Challenges

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 (


iDigBio Symposium at the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections 28th Annual Meeting

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.

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