TDWG 2021 - Virtual Annual Conference

Connecting the world of biodiversity data: standards uniting people, processes, and tools

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TDWG 2021
October 18-22

Last updated 31 August 2021

Translations: ES, FR, JP

As we continue to connect people and biodiversity data globally by virtual means in these globally uncertain times, TDWG 2021 will be composed of symposia, workshops, contributed oral and poster presentations, demos, and discussions, as well as keynotes and social events. The Interest/Task Group working sessions will be held separately during the month following the virtual conference (November 2021).


TDWG 2021 will be hosted on the virtual platform, Whova, by the University of Florida Biodiversity Institute with Director Dr. Pam Soltis at the University of Florida, Gainesville, along with the Florida Museum of Natural History and iDigBio. The University of Florida Conference Services group, led by Avery Bender will be managing registration, and our use of the Conference virtual platform.


While virtual, connecting and uniting the TDWG community for the sharing of standards, processes and tools, does not come free. This year's modest registration fee includes a discount structure, and helps to defray the cost of abstract publication. Register by 1 August 2021 23:59 (midnight UTC-5) to qualify for a $50 early registration discount. Special discounts are in place for students, post-docs, and participants from developing nations. If the cost of registration is a barrier to your participation in this conference, please contact Individual TDWG members and up to five representatives from member institutions enjoy a $25 discount for regular registration. Not yet a member? Become an individual member before registering for TDWG 2021.

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Abstracts are required for all contributions (oral presentations and virtual posters) and are being published in our open access journal, Biodiversity Information Science and Standards (BISS) as TDWG Proceedings 2021. Presenters are required to complete registration before abstracts can be published. Please register by 3 September 2021.

The call for abstracts was released 6 June with a deadline of 2 August. This deadline was extended to 20 August for posters only. The deadline for submission of abstracts has now closed.


During the virtual conference week, sessions will be scheduled primarily during the time zone of our host (1100–2300 UTC), with most sessions lasting 90-120 minutes, and with a break between sessions. To accommodate all submissions, some parallel sessions will be scheduled. Time zone differences across our global community make it unavoidable that some sessions of interest may occur well outside of normal working hours or during the middle of the night for some. The Program Committee is working to make the schedule as inclusive as possible, and to mitigate these timing difficulties, recorded presentations will be posted in a timely fashion. See more about presentations...


TDWG gratefully acknowledges the financial or in-kind support of TDWG 2021 by the following organizations.

Global Biodiversity Information Facility logo World Wild Life Fund - Science
Atlas of Living Australia logo UF Biodiversity Institute logo
Pensoft Publishers logo Picturae logo
UF Research logo UF Biodiversity Institute logo Florida Museum of Natural History logo
iDigBio logo Natural Solutions logo Biodiversity Heritage Library logo

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