The Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2012 TDWG annual conference will be held on October 22-26, 2012 at the China People’s Palace in Beijing, China.
Professor Keping Ma, Deputy Director, Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is Chair of the Local Organizing Committee; Yinan Liu, Deputy Director of the Office of the Biodiversity Committee, Chinese Academy of Sciences is the Meeting Manager and Rusty Russell, Collections Manager at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, is Chair of the Program Committee. The early registration fee before Aug 19th (recently extended) will be US$500 for members/US$575 for non-members which will include the conference, daily lunch buffet and a banquet. The China People's Palace offers TDWG participants a discounted hotel rate of 550 Chinese RMB (about US$87) for a standard single or double room, including breakfast.
Full information on accommodations, registration, program, abstract submission and other meeting details will be posted soon at www.tdwg.org/conference2012.
Registration is now open at: www.regonline.com/tdwg2012