1st Place Student Prize at TDWG 2023

iDigBio would like to wish Michael Elliott a big congratulations for winning the 1st Place Student Prize at TDWG for his talk titled: "Using ChatGPT with Confidence for Biodiversity-Related Information Tasks"! Michael is a PhD student in the ACIS lab under the supervision of Dr. José A. B. Fortes at the University of Florida. Michael’s talk focused on how users can mine ChatGPT for information that is not yet found in data aggregators like iDigBio and do so with high confidence in the correctness of that information.

Congratulations again, Michael Elliott!


TDWG 2021

TDWG 2021, the annual conference of Biodiversity Information Standards, will be held virtually October 18-22, 2021, hosted by the University of Florida.  The theme of this year’s conference, Connecting the world of biodiversity data:  standards uniting people, processes, and tools, will build on lessons learned during the preceding 18 months of virtual interaction and collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic.  TDWG 2021 will be held on the virtual platform Whova, and the schedule will include keynote lectures, symposia, workshops, demos, contribut

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:

Darwin Core Hour: BioCASe Provider Software - the Hands-on Session

Title: BioCASe Provider Software and ABCD: A Universal Approach for Biodiversity Collection Data
Date: Thursday, 16 April 2020
Time (1 Hour): 11 AM EDT, 17:00 CEST, 15:00 GMT

Darwin Core Hour: An Attribution Darwin Core Extension - What Would That Look Like?

UPDATE: Recording and Slides available at the following links.

Recording (Adobe Connect)

Recording (mp4 on Vimeo)


Title: An Attribution Darwin Core Extension - What Would That Look Like?

Date: Monday, 29 October 2018

Symposium: Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach

Full Title: Completing the Data Pipeline: Collections Data Use in Research, Education and Outreach

Short Title: Joint SCNet/BLUE/iDigBio Symposium at SPNHC 2018

Date: Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Location: Burns 7 (88)

Organizers: Gil Nelson, Molly Phillips, Bruce MacFadden, Gabriela Hogue, and Anna Monfils

Sponsors: iDigBio, Small Collections Network (SCNet), and Biodiversity Literacy Litercy in Undergraduate Education (BLUE)


Darwin Core Hour: The Aggregator's Viewpoint - (More Than Vert)Net

UPDATE: (Adobe Connect) recording of this webinar. mp4 version coming soon.

Title: Darwin Core Hour: VertNet presents the Aggregator's Viewpoint
   Part THREE: VertNet: (More Than Vert)Net

DATE TIME: Tuesday, August 29th, 2PM EDT, 3PM (Buenos Aires), 7 PM (London), 6 PM UTC (18:00)

Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) 2013 Annual Conference

The 2013 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Annual Conference is October 27 - November 1, 2013 at the Grand Hotel Mediterraneo, Florence, Italy. The conference theme is "Virtual Communities for Biodiversity Science."

UPDATE: TDWG "Virtual Communities" Conference individual abstracts for each presentation online now. And, see the overview of each Symposia and Workshop.

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