Going to the Evolution meetings in Portland in June? Register for new satellite conference on informatics

Registration is now open for the inaugural conference on Informatics for Phylogenetics, Evolution, and Biodiversity (iEvoBio)! To register please visit: http://www.evolutionsociety.org/SSE2010/Register.html.

iEvoBio aims to bring together biologists working in evolution, systematics, and biodiversity, with software developers, and mathematicians, both to develop new tools, and to increase awareness of existing technologies (ranging from standards and reusable toolkits to mega-scale data analysis to rich visualization).

The 2-day meeting will take place June 29-30, 2010, in Portland, Oregon, jointly with the Evolution Meetings as a satellite conference. The event will feature traditional elements, including a keynote presentation at the beginning of each day and contributed talks, as well as more dynamic and interactive elements, including a challenge, lightning talk-style sessions, a software bazaar, and Birds-of-a-Feather gatherings.

Attendees can register jointly for Evolution and iEvoBio at a discount, or only for the iEvoBio conference. For more information about registration, venue, travel, or accommodations visit the Evolution 2010 website at http://www.evolutionsociety.org/SSE2010/.

More details about the program and guidelines for contributing content are available at http://ievobio.org.

You can also find continuous updates on the conference's Twitter feed at http://twitter.com/iEvoBio.

iEvoBio is sponsored by the US National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) in partnership with the Society of Systematic Biologists (SSB). Additional support has been provided by the Encyclopedia of Life (EOL).

The iEvoBio 2010 Organizing Committee:
Rod Page (University of Glasgow)
Cecile Ane (University of Wisconsin at Madison)
Rob Guralnick (University of Colorado at Boulder)
Hilmar Lapp (NESCent)
Cynthia Parr (Encyclopedia of Life)
Michael Sanderson (University of Arizona)

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