BCoN Cosponsors Plenary Session on Collections for the 21st Century

NIBA has joined iDigBio and Natural Science Collections Alliance to cosponsor a Plenary Session on 21st Century Collections during the 2015 Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections meeting in Gainesville, Florida.

The Plenary Session on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 features:

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

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

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

10:00: Break

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

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

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

For more information about the SPNHC meeting, please visit the conference website.