Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG)
Annual Conference 2007

To be held at a purpose-built conference centre

(Správa účelových zariadení)


Bratislava, Slovakia
16-22 September 2007


The confirmed dates are Sunday 16 to Saturday 22 September 2007:

Sunday 16Arrival of delegates, Group meetings, Executive meeting, Welcome Reception
Monday 17 - Wednesday 19Conference sessions
Thursday 20 - Friday 21Symposium
Saturday 22Group meetings

 The first draft Schedule is available now (follow the menu item Programme).

Key Points

  • The venue is a purpose built conference centre, with a limited number of hotel rooms. There is a variety of additional accommodation within walking distance.
  • Travel to Bratislava is easy. The nearest large airport is in Vienna (Schwechat - VIE), Austria, which is only about 40 minutes taxi ride (or take a bus). The smaller local airport in Bratislava is served by several low-cost airlines.
  • Overall costs in Slovakia are quite low relative to major cities in Europe and North America
  • This year we aim to make the Conference shorter and more tightly focused. There is less need for sessions on infrastructure, allowing more time for the Symposium and specific themes, including LSIDs and ontologies.
  • Prospective delegates are strongly encouraged to register on the BIS (TDWG) site immediately, as we will be distributing priority information to people who have registered. Registration does not commit you to joining as a full member.
  • Session Chairs are responsible for coordinating presentations in their session. If you wish to present an oral presentation, please contact the most relevant Session Chair by email containing a possible title and a few lines about the presentation. Additional sessions (which will have to be parallel sessions) may be generated if required. If the Session Chair approves your idea, an abstract must be prepared and presented. Anyone is open to submit a poster, but an abstract is also required. If you are unsure about an appropriate session, please contact Anna Weitzman (editor(at) or Lee Belbin (


The Executive of the Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) is grateful to the Department of Zoology of the Comenius University for its generous invitation.

Further Information

This site will be updated periodically with further details of the Conference, travel, accommodation and other information. Limited further information can be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator Adrian Rissoné (A.Rissone(at) Please use "TDWG 2007" in your Subject line.


Annual Conference - Update


Contact information updated and inexpensive rooms at the conference venue released for general reservations.[more]

Annual Conference 2007


The first version of the 2007 Conference Schedule has been released and the Registration Site is active. Please visit the 2007 Conference pages for more information.[more]

Annual Conference 2007


The venue and date of the Annual Conference have been set[more]

  Last Modified: 20 June 2007