IDigBio Summit 2015

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The annual iDigBio Summit is a meeting of representatives from TCNs, iDigBio, and other activities related to the U.S. National Science Foundation's Advancing Digitization of Biodiversity Collections (ADBC) program. The Summit focuses on discussions of shared goals, challenges, opportunities, and collaboration.

Digitizing the Past and Present for the Future
IDigBio Logo RGB.png
Summit V Quick Links
Calendar Announcement
Agenda-at-a-Glance
Summit V Program
Summit V Report

General Information

Remote Access

To the extent possible, the Summit sessions will be broadcast and recorded using Adobe Connect, and the meeting hosts will monitor the chat to address questions/concerns. To connect, go to https://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/summit5/ and choose Enter as Guest, type your first and last name, and then click Enter Room. Remote participants are encouraged to visit the iDigBio Web Conferencing Wiki prior to connecting.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

The Washington Metro is the rapid transit system serving the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. We encourage all Summit participants to make use of the Metro when travelling in and around D.C. Some useful Metro links: Metrorail Pocket Guide, Metrorail Frequency, Trip Planner, and Metrorail Fares.

Area Restaurants

The following is a map of the restaurants in the vicinity of the Hilton Arlington: https://www.google.com/maps/search/restaurants+near+hilton+arlington/@38.8813204,-77.1123815,16z/data=!3m1!4b1

Hilton Arlington Meeting Space

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The meeting rooms will be arranged in the following manner (see diagram):

  • Gallery I-II = Classroom (~144 seats)
  • Gallery III = Conference (~36 seats); extra chairs may be available
  • Picasso-DaVinci = Conference (~35 seats); extra chairs may be available
  • Matisse = Conference (~18 seats)

Summit Program

A PDF version of the iDigBio Summit V program is available HERE. A hard copy will be provided to all registered participants, so we ask that you not print unnecessary copies. The program includes a wealth of reference information, including logistics, the agenda, information about TCNs, and participant biographies.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Travel Day for Microfungi TCN, EPICC TCN, iDigBio EAB, and iDigBio Planning Team
Time Pre-Function Space or Other Gallery I-II Gallery III Picasso & DaVinci Matisse
7:00pm
  • Summit Check-In (Dan & Brad's)
  • Informal Welcome Gathering


  • Dinner on Your Own

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Business Meetings; Travel Day for All Other Attendees
Time Pre-Function Space or Other Gallery I-II Gallery III Picasso & DaVinci Matisse
8:00-9:00
  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Summit Check-In
  • Poster Setup
9:00-9:30 Microfungi TCN Meeting
GBIF Task Force Meeting
9:30-10:30 iDigBio EAB Meeting

(closed session)

10:30-11:00 Break (provided)
11:00-12:30 Microfungi TCN Meeting (continued)
GBIF Task Force Meeting (continued)
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-3:00 Welcome to iDigBio for New TCNs GBIF Task Force Meeting (continued)
3:00-3:30 Break (provided)
3:30-4:30 Introduction to Project Management (David Jennings) GBIF Task Force Meeting (continued)
4:30-5:00 Questions & Answers (David Jennings, Joanna McCaffrey, Dan Stoner, Alex Thompson)
5:30-6:30 Summit Check-In
7:00-Evening
  • Informal Welcome Gathering (Dan & Brad's)


  • Dinner on Your Own

Thursday, November 5, 2015

iDigBio Summit Day 1
Time Pre-Function Space or Other Gallery I-II Gallery III Picasso & DaVinci Matisse
8:00-9:00
  • Breakfast (provided)
  • Summit Check-In
  • Poster Setup
9:00-9:30
9:30-10:20
10:20-10:40
10:40-11:15 Break (provided)
11:15-11:45
11:45-12:15
12:15 Group Photo (Joanna McCaffrey)
12:30-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:45 Data Management
(Kevin Love, Alex Thompson)
Education & Outreach
(Molly Phillips, Bruce MacFadden)
iDigBio Resources
(Joanna McCaffrey, David Jennings)
Ad hoc discussion
2:45-3:45 Break (provided)


Working Group & Interest Group Poster Session

3:45-5:00 Research Tool Development
(Pam Soltis)
iDigSTEAM Workshop
(Anne Basham)
Project Management
(David Jennings, Joanna McCaffrey)
Ad hoc discussion
5:00-5:30 DAY 1 WRAP-UP - Discussion Group Summaries
6:30-9:00 Reception at the United States Botanic Garden

Friday, November 6, 2015

iDigBio Summit Day 2
Time Pre-Function Space or Other Gallery I-II Gallery III Picasso & DaVinci Matisse
8:00-9:00 Breakfast (provided)
9:00-9:20
9:20-10:00
10:00-10:30
10:30-11:00 Break (provided)
11:00-12:45
12:45-1:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30-2:45 Citizen Science
(Austin Mast, Libby Ellwood, Betty Dunckel)
Sustainability
(Larry Page, Mary Klein)
Symbiota Users
(Neil Cobb)
Ad hoc discussion - Scaling it up
(Deb Paul)
2:45-3:30 Break (provided)


Working Group & Interest Group Poster Session

3:30-4:45 Data Use in Research & Education
(Pam Soltis, Molly Phillips, Bruce MacFadden)
Attribution
(Shelley James, Gil Nelson)
Collaboration & Communication
(Deb Paul)
Ad hoc discussion
4:45-5:15 DAY 2 WRAP-UP - Discussion Group Summaries
5:15-5:45 SUMMIT WRAP-UP (David Jennings, Larry Page)
6:30-Evening Dinner on Your Own

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Travel Day for All Attendees
Time Pre-Function Space or Other Gallery I-II Gallery III Picasso & DaVinci Matisse
8:00-12:00 Breakfast on Your Own

Checkout by 12 noon

Report

iDigBio Summit V Report

iDigBio Summit V Evaluation

Photos

Facebook Photo Album

Recordings

Wednesday

Welcome to iDigBio for New TCN
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p7mezbiwgsy/
Introduction to Project Management
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p901ifnu0eg/
Questions & Answers
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p62riirczpj/

Thursday

9am-10:40am
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p2pj9wanm1t/
11:15-12:15pm
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p1h85oyt5lw/
Discussion Group Summaries
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p9tgo4mco3j/

Friday

Orientation to the Day and Biodiversity Collections Network (BCoN)
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p2zgkxn2g1k/
9am-10:40am
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p1w448p253v/
Discussion Group Summaries and Summit Wrap Up
http://idigbio.adobeconnect.com/p2go92vo78s/