The Otago Museum and the University of Otago are glad to welcome you to the 2018 joint meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG), held from 25 August to 1 September in Dunedin, New Zealand. The theme of this inaugural joint meeting is 'Collections & Data in an Uncertain World', allowing delegates to explore the strategies and practices that may mitigate the risk to both the physical collections and the data derived from them. We look forward to welcoming you to Dunedin.

Key Dates and Deadlines

  • The call for abstracts, workshops, posters etc, for SPNHC will begin Wednesday 20 December 2017
  • The first call for workshops and symposia for TDWG will also begin Wednesday 20 December 2017 and will remain open until Wednesday 24 January 2018
  • The second call for abstracts for presentations (all oral, computer demos, posters) for TDWG will commence on Thursday 1 February 2018
  • The deadline for all abstracts and travel grant submissions is COB your local time, Monday 12 March 2018
  • Speakers and travel grant recipients will be notified by 2 April 2018
  • Early bird registration is 12 March to 13 May 2018
  • Regular registration is 14 May to 4 July 2018
  • Late and onsite registration is 5 July to 31 August 2018

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