Meetings and Presentations

2016-2018 – See “Symbiota Webinars”


Botany 2015 – new frontiers in botany!

Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, July 25-29th

Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) 

Gainesville, Florida, USA, May 25-29th

    • Symposium:  Specimens Full Circle: Collection to Digitization to Data Use (iDigBio) , Wednesday, May 20th
    • Workshop– SERNEC-TCN and Symbiota Software Group, Hilton Conference Center (included in conference registration- 8:30am-12:30pm)

Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, March 18-20

      • Symbiota: a specimen-based biodiversity portal platform (E. Gilbert)


Global Plants Initiative 7th Annual Meeting

Panama City, Panama, September 22-26th

    • Symbiota: a specimen-based biodiversity portal platform (E. Gilbert, L. Landrum, W. Fertig)

Botany 2014 – new frontiers in botany!

Boise, Idaho, July 26-30th

North American Network of Small Herbaria Workshop

Boise, Idaho, July 31st

    • Specimen publishing and management within the NANSH community data portal (E. Gilbert)
iDigBio Small Collections Network (SCNet) Workshop

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan, April 8-9th

    • Symbiota: a specimen-based biodiversity portal platform (E. Gilbert)
Lichens, Bryophytes, and Climate Change workshop

Arizona State university, Tempe, Arizona, Feb 26-27

    • Workshop– Lichen and Bryophyte Data Maintenance within the LBCC Symbiota portals (E. Gilbert, C. Gries, T. Nash, N. Franz)


Mobilizing Small Herbaria Workshop (iDigBio)

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Dec. 9-11

    • North American Network of Small Herbaria Symbiota Portal (E. Gilbert)
iDigBio Summit III

Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, Dec. 19-20

    • Using OCR/NLP Capabilities within the LBCC data portals (E. Gilbert, C. Gries, T. Nash)
    • Crowdsourcing Capabilities Built into the LBCC Symbiota Portals
TDWG Annual Meeting

Florence, Italy, Oct. 28 – Nov 1

    • Crowd sourcing and community management capabilities available within Symbiota data portals (Franz, N.M., C. Gries, T. Nash III & E.E. Gilbert)
    • SCAN – leveraging Filtered Push technology to enhance remote taxonomic identifications (Franz, N.M., E.E. Gilbert, N.S. Cobb & P.J. Morris)
Dried Insect Digitization Workshop (iDigBio)

Field Museum, Chicago, Illinois. April 24-25

    • Symbiota: digitization, Filtered-Push, and the status of OCR (E. Gilbert, N. Franz, N. Cobb & P. Morris)
Wet Collections Digitization Workshop (iDigBio DROID 3)

Lawrence, Kansas. March 5-6

    • Symbiota: a specimen-based biodiversity portal platform (E. Gilbert)
iConference 2013 Proceedings

Fort Worth, Texas. Feb. 12-13

iDigBio Augmenting OCR Hackathon

Fort Worth, Texas. Feb. 13-14

    • Using OCR data within a Symbiota portal environment (E. Gilbert, D. Lafferty)


Public Participation in Digitization of Biodiversity Specimens Workshop (iDigBio)

Gainesville, Florida September 28-29

    • Symbiota: using specimen data to promote citizen science and the exploration of backyard biodiversity (E. Gilbert)
SCAN Workshop

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, Aug. 14-16

    • The Southwest Collections of Arthropods Network (SCAN) Portal (E. Gilbert, N. Cobbs, N. Franz)
Specimen Digitization Tools and Practices Workshop (iDigBio)

Columbus, Ohio, July 12

    • Hands-on Demonstration of Symbiota specimen processing tools (E. Gilbert, C. Gries, T. Nash)
CollectionSpace Workshop

University of California – Berkeley, February 17

    • Building specimen-based data networks to support biodiversity research (E. Gilbert)


TDWG 2011 Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana, October 16-21st

Lichens, Bryophytes and Climate Change Conference (LBCC) 

Madison, Wisconsin, August 9-10th

    • Symbiota workshop on specimen management
Botany 2011 

St. Louis, Missouri, July 9-13th

Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria (CNH) 2011 Meeting

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, June 6-7th

    • Symbiota workshop on portal and data management (E. Gilbert)
Digitization Workshop and Best Practices Development Session for the Texas Oklahoma Regional Consortium of Herbaria (TORCH)

Junction, Texas, April 8-10th

    • The Southwest Environmental Information Network, SEINet (E. Gilbert)


3rd Natural History of the Gila Symposium
    • Silver City, New Mexico, October 14-15th
    • Presentation: SEINet: A Specimen-Based Online Species Identification Tool
Botany 2010 Annual Conference
2010 Department of Interior Conference
Earth Day on the National Mall
US National Virtual Herbarium (USVH) workshop
    • Missouri Botanical Garden in St Louis from February 23-25th
7th annual Arizona Botanists Meeting
SEINet Regional Meeting
    • The first meeting involving all collections currently participating in SEINet and interested parties took place on February 19th at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson, AZ


2009 Annual Meeting Program – Native Plant Society of New Mexico

Taos, New Mexico – August 6-9, 2009

Botany & Mycology 2009

Snowbird, Utah – 25-29 July 2009

Arizona Botanists Meeting – 6th Annual

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum – 20 to 22 February 2009


Sixth International Lichenological Symposium IAL 6

Asilomar Conference Center, Pacific Grove, CA, USA