SPNHC 2015 Plenary Session

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iDigBio, the National Science Collections Alliance (NSCA), and the Network Integrated Biocollections Alliance (NIBA) Research Coordination Network (RCN) co-sponsored the Plenary Session at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC). The program included six speakers who kicked off the meeting by presenting thought on the topic of Collections for the 21st Century.

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SPNHC Plenary Session Schedule

8:30: In Defense of Specimen Collecting, Natural History Collections, and Bioethics Larry M. Page, Director, iDigBio, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

9:00: Evidence of Evolution: Darwin's Cabinet of Curiosities Susan Middleton, Research Associate, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco

9:30: Endless Forms, Most Useful Erin Tripp, Curator of Botany, Museum of Natural History, and Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

10:00: Break

10:30: WeDigBio—Public Participation in Digitization of Natural History Collections Hits its Stride Austin Mast, Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, Florida State University

11:00: Time to Grow a Pair: Institutional Leadership, Taxonomy and Natural History Quentin Wheeler, President, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, State University of New York

11:30: Building a Networked National Community for Collections Robert Gropp, Interim Co-Executive Director, AIBS, and Public Policy Office, NSC Alliance, Washington, DC