TDWG 2014 conference will take place in the town of Jönköping in Sweden co-organized by the Swedish GBIF node and Destination Jönköping. The dates of the event are confirmed to be from 27th to 31st of October 2014.
TDWG 2014 was first scheduled to take place in Kenya, however, due to the unfortunate local situation and the recent attacks in Kenya, many governments have issued warnings to their citizens forbidding or strongly discouraging travel to Kenya. The local organizers made great efforts to ensure a proper and secure venue for a successful TDWG Conference. However, the executive received indications that quite a few participants would be unable to travel to the meeting, which brought the necessity to change the location to Europe.
Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) is an annual conference. The theme of the 2014 meeting in Sweden is Applications and Data Standards for Sustaining Biodiversity. Subprograms will include: Applications, Semantic Technologies, Capacity Building, Phyloinformatics, Outreach and Collaboration, ePublications, Trait Data. We are issuing a call for symposia or workshop proposals for the conference. Capacity Building sessions are being planned before and during the conference.
Final agenda is now available here