Biodiversity_next: Call for symposia, workshops & events


The 2019 open digital science week on biological and geological diversity, biodiversity_next, is calling for symposia, workshops & events.

The conference will take place at the Stadsgehoorzaal in Leiden, The Netherlands, 21–25 October 2019. This joint conference (co-organised by DiSSCo, CETAF, TDWG, GBIF, and iDigBio and hosted by Naturalis and NLBIF) is organized around four themes or tracks – science, standards, infrastructure, and policy & international coordination – and how these themes intertwine and interact to underpin and produce robust decisions for the future. We hope that this meeting will act as a catalyst to inspire participation by both early career and established scientists working in biological and ecological diversity science, biodiversity and geodiversity informatics, e-infrastructures, natural science collections, citizen science, and conservation and science policy.

Along those tracks, the structure for biodiversity_next will feature plenaries each morning with keynote speakers who will inspire and challenge us, and parallel breakout sessions that will provide opportunities for working groups, discussion, panels, and presentations.

To shape and mold the tracks and the event yourself, you are now invited to submit proposals for breakout session events (e.g. symposia, workshops, interest group meetings, panel discussions).

To do so, please visit this page and fill in the linked proposal form. Deadline is the 30 November 2018!

Please note: This is a not a call for abstracts for individual presentations (e.g., talks or posters), which will be announced after proposals solicited here have been selected and announced.

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