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November 02, 2016

The local organizing committee, a partnership between the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Denver Botanic Gardens, is honored to host the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, June 18-24, 2017, in Denver Colorado.

The theme of the meeting is “The Next Generation in Best Practices.” This broad theme is intended to reflect the core aim of SPNHC to codify and disseminate best practices for the development, management, and care of natural history collections and their associated data. The goal for the technical sessions is to highlight best practices, new solutions, and the use of technology as it relates to the session themes. All technical sessions, symposia, and poster sessions will be held June 21-22, 2017. We welcome your contribution to the program.

Themed sessions will include:

  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Impacts of Changing Regulations
  • Moving Collections
  • New Solutions to Old Problems
  • Public Access to Collections
  • Sustainability
  • Demo Camp
  • Advances in Digitization Worldwide: an iDigBio Symposium
  • Innovative Uses of Collections Data: an iDigBio Symposium
  • Please submit your abstracts for oral and poster presentations on the SPNHC 2017 website: www.spnhc2017denver.org

SPNHC will be awarding one Christine Allen Travel Grant and several Fitzgerald Travel grants for the 2017 meeting. Please find eligibility requirements and application instructions on the SPNHC 2017 website: www.spnhc2017denver.org

This is a friendly reminder that the deadline for abstract and travel grant application submission is January 13, 2017. Why wait? Make your submissions before the holiday and year-end rush!