TDWG 2009 Annual Conference

CORUM Conference Center
Montpellier, France

Monday 9th - Friday 13th November 2009

Conference Brochure

Latest Information

  1. A preliminary publication of the Proceedings of TDWG is now available at The PDF version can be downloaded from here.
  2. Registration will continue at Le Corum during coffee breaks and lunch breaks.  
  3. Your name tag will be issued when you check in.  Please wear it to ensure that we have only our registered participants in our conference space.
  4. Please look after your valuables, such as computers, cameras, and other personal belongings, when you are at the conference. The organizers and the venue cannot accept responsibility for lost items.
  5. The programme is posted and updated on the conference web site:  Descriptions of working sessions are also available (see links in the left navigation panel under program).
  6. Plenary session presenters (Mon, Wed, Fri) are requested to provide their presentation file to the convener (or the registration desk) the day before their presentation.  Monday presentations will be collected on Sunday during registration.
  7. In working sessions (Tue, Wed, Thu), session conveners may instruct presenters and demonstrators to provide presentation files in advance.  Each room for working sessions will be equipped with a projector, WiFi (see beow),  screen and flipchart, but participants must provide their own laptops.
  8. A draft volume of The Proceedings of TDWG (abstracts) will be available by Friday, November 6, at  (Before Friday, the file available there will be from TDWG 2008.)
  9. The sessions must finish at 1730 sharp in order for the Corum to be fully empty at 1800 for the closure of the doors.

  10. WiFi will be in all Corum areas. (Network signals are open and named "enjoyNN", where NN are numbers.)  Each Room will have a video projector, screen and flipcharts but conveners will need to plug their own laptop. Spontaneous demos outside the working sessions won’t have videoprojector.

For questions about registration please contact Stan Blum.   For any questions about logistics and meeting content, please contact

Le Corum

Hosts for TDWG 2009


Conference Program

The programme has hopefully stppped evolving. Key dates and events are -

October 1 (extended)0900 UTC+1 (Montpellier) is the last day for early registration.
October 12359 UTC (London) is the last day for submitting abstracts.
November 1Last day for booking accommodation through Le Corum

Sunday November 8

Executive Committee (closed meeting).
Monday November 9Plenary conference sessions.
Tuesday 10-Thursday 12Theme sessions, workshops, hackathons, group meetings and plenaries.
Friday November 13Plenary sessions.
November 14Excursions

Carbon Offsets

Please talk to your travel agent, airline or specialist companies such as Carbon Neutral about purchasing carbon offsets for your travel. The cost for carbon offset for a trip half way around the world is roughy the same as a taxi fare.  If the technology permits, we will try to establish audio and video links to at least some sessions. The technology for video conferencing is getting better, but still has some way to go before it replaces travel.


The work of Elizabeth Arnaud, Brigitte Cabantous, Michel Salas and the Montpellier Local Organzing Committee and the TDWG 2009 Programme Committee is gratefully acknowledged.


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