[Taxacom] Upcoming deadlines for TDWG 2013

Kampmeier, Gail E gkamp at illinois.edu
Sat Sep 21 07:44:42 CDT 2013

With just over 5 weeks before the start of the Biodiversity Information Standards 2013 (TDWG) Annual Conference in Florence, Italy http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/ I'd like to remind TAXACOMers of upcoming deadlines associated with this meeting:

Presentation titles and abstracts are due 25 September (that's Wednesday!!).  You will need to register in the Open Conference System (OCS), which is separate from other TDWG functions http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/#c1465

Most tours and excursions<http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/#c1460> have deadlines later in October, closer to the meeting, except for the Special Opening of the Vasari Corridor, whose deadline is 27 September --this unique tour http://www.tdwg.org/index.php?id=1178#VasariCorridor will be offered only on our half day off Thursday 31 October.  It requires 15 people minimum to sign up, with a maximum of 25 people.

Although the early registration deadline has passed, the deadline for normal registration is Monday September 30. Registration includes the Sunday Welcome Reception at La Specola and lunches. Conference registration is handled through RegOnline, which requires a different sign-on from the OCS or TDWG http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/#c1466

Nominate members to the TDWG Executive by Tuesday, 1 October http://www.tdwg.org/homepage-news-item/article/call-for-nomination-of-tdwg-executive-positions-2014/ --we particularly need nominations for Oceania, Asia, and for Treasurer.  Help shape the future of this important organization.

Onsite meeting registration opens Sunday 27 October at 15:00 and runs to 18:30.  Pick up your badge and registration materials.  This should also allow those taking advantage of Sunday Excursions time to get back and register before a Welcome Reception at La Specola, starting at 19:00.  Luca Bartolozzi will be our host at The Section of Zoology "La Specola," at The University of Florence's Museum of Natural History, which will be open to us during the reception--you won't want to miss this!! http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/#c1507

Florence and its environs provide ample opportunities for accompanying persons to explore.  Most days, starting Saturday 25 October and running through 3 November there will be full and half day excursions available for those not attending the meetings.  These excursions are exclusively associated with the TDWG meeting and have deadlines closer to the meeting, aside from the earlier mentioned Special Opening of the Vasari Corridor, many have deadlines as early as 24 October. Check out the many offerings and bring family and friends. http://www.tdwg.org/conference-2013/#c1460

Looking forward to seeing everyone in Florence!


Program co-Chair TDWG 2013

Gail E. Kampmeier
Illinois Natural History Survey
Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois
1816 So. Oak St.
Champaign, IL 61820

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