Digital Data Conference 2018: Emerging Innovations for Biodiversity Data

The second annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference sponsored by Berkeley Natural History Museums, the Berkeley Initiative for Global Change Biology, and iDigBio (NSF) is fast approaching!

Location on UC Berkeley campus, 4-6 June 2018 

Schedule below!

Here’s what you need to know:

More details on workshops and field trips, including program, field trip and workshops! 

Once registered you can still return to your registration and add workshops and field trips. We will start waitlists as needed.

Are you interested in doing research in a UC Berkeley collection while here in June? We encourage contacting the collection as early as possible to make arrangements and to allow staff to plan ahead. Links to museums in footer below.

To Register, go  here
Registration fees are modest: students are $50, everyone else $100
Deadline to register: May 15
Lodging options are many and the conference has made special arrangements in discounted packages. The registration link has more details.


Once Registered, submit your abstract!
Deadline for Abstracts: April 30
Check here for the latest info on the iDigBio page. We are accepting either a talk or poster or both under one of these themes:

  1. Addressing the fundamental questions of evolutionary biology and ecology,
  2. Meeting the research challenges of the Anthropocene,
  3. Biodiversity data archives for education and science outreach,
  4. New tools for data discovery and analysis,
  5. Future, untested frontiers for natural history collections.

We want to hear from as many projects and researchers, users, and technologists as possible and will accept as many appropriate presentations as possible. If you need confirmation that your paper is accepted to qualify for conference support from your institution, please request this within your registration.