Inaugural Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference

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Conference Agenda, Abstracts, Session Recordings, PDFs of Presentations

Conference Logistics

Conference Streaming and Recording

To the extent possible, the Conference sessions will be broadcasted and recorded using Adobe Connect. Meeting hosts will monitor the chat to address questions/concerns. To connect, go to, select “Enter as a Guest”, enter your first name and surname, then click “Enter Room”. Remote participants are strongly encouraged to visit the iDigBio Web Conferencing Wiki prior to connecting, for more information:


The conference will be two full days in length, both 5 and 6 June. Travel should be planned for Sunday (4th) and Wednesday (7th).

Registration and abstract submissions are now open.

Registration Fees:

  • Students: $20.00
  • Professionals: $50.00

Conference capacity is limited. Early registration is encouraged. Registration closes 15 May. However, the limited capacity for this conference might require an earlier closure.

To Register:


Accepted Abstracts are available on the Conference Agenda

Registered attendees will receive a link via their registration confirmation email for abstract submission and may submit abstracts for posters and/or presentations. Abstracts should not exceed 200 words. Multiple abstract submissions are permitted.

Oral presentations and posters should emphasize the use of digital data for biodiversity research, inclusive of the neontological and paleontological domains.

Suggested Themes for Presentations and Posters might include:

  • published or publishable biodiversity research that depends on digital datasets,
  • systematics and the use of digital data,
  • ongoing research projects that derive from and use digital datasets,
  • gaps and deficiencies in currently available digital data that hinder effective use,
  • user critiques of digital data aggregators and providers,
  • integrated digitization/data use/research pipelines,
  • standards and practices for depositing and documenting open access digital datasets,
  • the role and relevance of “Big Data” in biodiversity research,
  • use of digitized biodiversity data within the ecological sciences,
  • the relative importance of digital data derived from specimens vs. observations,
  • managing digital biodiversity data in support of research pipelines, and
  • analyzing and visualizing biodiversity digital data.

Conference Announcements


Lodging Reservations

  • Michigan League (911 N University Avenue)
    • 8 doubles - $155 (two people in room) and 7 kings- $145 (one person in room)
    • Website:
    • Call for reservations
    • Reservation group name: iDigBio17
    • Reservation cutoff date: 4 May