This is the final update prior to the 30 April early registration/abstract deadline for the Digital Data in Biodiversity Research conference, to be held at UC Berkeley, 4-6 June 2018. Those desiring to take advantage of the economy housing option or submit an abstract for a poster, oral presentation, or discussion session must register by end of day Eastern time on the early registration deadline. Others may register as late as 15 May, though we may close registration even earlier if we reach capacity.

NEW WEDNESDAY FIELD TRIP: Cal Academy is offering space for 20 people to do tours in two groups of 10 each. Tours will  involve two scientific collections and an aquarium tour for each group, which will take about 2 hours, after which participants will be invited to explore the public floor including catching a planetarium show. If you have already registered and want to take advantage of this opportunity, please email me ([log in to unmask]) to indicate your interest and I’ll put you on the list. Those who have not registered can select this option on the registration form. First come, first served. Transportation to Cal Academy is not provided.

If you want to participate in the Wednesday field trip to Pt. Reyes National Seashore (,_Berkeley#Wednesday.2C_6_June_2018), there are still a few spaces. You must register for the field trip ($25.00 fee) when you register for the conference. After clicking Register and selecting your registration category, scroll down to the bottom of the list and check the box for optional field trip. If you have already registered and want to add the field trip to your previous registration, return to the registration page (, click register, scroll down, click the optional field trip box, and process your payment.

Gil Nelson, PhD
Research Faculty
iDigBio Steering Committee
Integrated Digitized Biocollections
Institute for Digital Information and Scientific Communication
College of Communication and Information

Courtesy Professor
Department of Biological Sciences
Robert K. Godfrey Herbarium
Florida State University
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