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1 Välkommen

2 Welcome to TDWG! Theme: Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity

3 General information Registration Posters Get slides to your moderator Meals Banquet Excursions

4 Chair’s Welcome

5 2014 Membership 121 Individuals 16 Institutions

6 Institutional Members

7 2014 Executive Committee Co-Opt Eamonn O Tuama Asia Nozomi (James) Ytow Li-Qiang Ji Europe Peter Desmet Heimo Rainer Latin America Antonio Mauro Saraiva North America Bryan Heidorn James Macklin Oceania Paul Flemons Aaron Wilson Africa Alex Assase Charles Kahindo Chair Cyndy Parr Treasurer William Ulate Secretary Patricia Mergen

8 Latest developments Web site upgrade in progress Prior standards now on GitHub https://github.com/tdwg/prior-standards Approved new Interest Groups Approved some Darwin Core issues Changing officer terms and elections Come to Friday’s business meeting for more details

9 Nominations All offices are open, anybody can nominate Nominations on SurveyMonkey Nominations close during this week Voting by SurveyMonkey Eligible members will receive with link to the ballot, one vote per member, one vote per chosen institutional delegate (x 5) Voting ends one week after the meeting Results of the vote will be announced by

10 Program Program is online at mobot.org/tdwg Program changes at mobot.org/tdwg 10

11 Program highlights 3 pre-meeting activities 10 Symposia 5 Contributed paper sessions 100+ Talks 27 Posters 6 Workshops 6 Interest Groups/Task Groups

12 Joint African grants for travel Mwanga Mwanga Ithe, DR CongoTUESDAY C03 Digitization at the herbarium of Lwiro Papy Miankeba Nsevolo, DR CongoTUESDAY C02 Edible insects and food security Samuel Christian Tsakem, Cameroon POSTER Abundance and habitat use of gorillas Tantely Raminosoa, Madagascar TUESDAY C02 Identifying new botanical inventory zones Fatima Parker, South Africa TUESDAY C03 Mobilizing biodiversity info for science and policy Victor Mose, Kenya WEDNESDAY C05 Database tools for decision support Prosper Karame, Rwanda TUESDAY C03 Bioinformatics for sustainable natural resources Jargy Kambale Soheranda, DR Congo POSTER (can’t attend) Sustainable conservation of fish and fisheries

13 Special sessions MONDAYpmNewcomers chat WEDNESDAYpmFree afternoon THURSDAYamLightning talk session THURSDAYpmW03 brief talks + computer demos THURSDAYpmConveners meeting with Exec FRIDAY amBusiness meeting FRIDAY amReports from conveners FRIDAY am Preview of next meeting

14 History - Places 1985GenevaSwitzerland 1986PittsburghUSA 1987EdinburghScotland 1988St LouisUSA 1989Las PalmasGran Canaria 1990DelphiGreece 1991CanberraAustralia 1992XalapaMexico 1993WashingtonUSA 1994ParisFrance 1995MadridSpain 1996TorontoCanada 1997TaipeiTaiwan 1998ReadingEngland 1999HarvardUSA 2000FrankfurtGermany 2001SydneyAustralia 2002CampinasBrazil 2003LisbonPortugal 2004ChristchurchNew Zealand 2005St PetersburgRussia 2006St LouisUSA 2007BratislavaSlovakia 2008FremantleAustralia 2009MontpellierFrance 2010Woods HoleUSA 2011New OrleansUSA 2012BeijingChina 2013FlorenceItaly

15 Nairobi, Kenya Presentation on Friday Hank Bart Program Chair Lucy Waruingi Local Host 2015 Meeting

16 Tack: Thanks Jonkoping photo credits CC BY Anton Broberg HolmAnton Broberg Holm, Zdenko ZivkovicZdenko Zivkovic

17 SPONSORS


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