About the Conference

GGBN conferences

The Global Genome Biodiversity Network (GGBN) is an unincorporated international network of institutions that share an interest in long-term preservation of frozen biological specimens and samples representing the diversity of non-human life on Earth. The network was formed in 2011 with the principal aim of making high-quality well-documented and vouchered collections that store DNA or tissue samples of biodiversity, discoverable for research. GGBN sets standards of collaboration to-wards excellence in collections stewardship information access and sharing and responsible and ethical use of such collections. GGBN supports accessibility and the efficient coordinated expansion of biodiversity biobanks worldwide. Biodiversity biobank collections professionals come from all over the world to attend the GGBN conference. GGBN conferences encourage formal and informal interaction between vendors and meeting participants in various ways - a formal exhibit hall, vendor organization of and/or participation in product demonstrations, morning and afternoon coffee breaks held in the exhibit hall, and an ice breaker and reception dinner where vendors and participants can mingle in a relaxed setting.

Upcoming conferences and meetings

GGBN past conferences and meetings

Related past conferences and meetings

  • November 20-24, 2017 Johannesburg 7th International Barcode of Life Conference
  • October 1-6, 2017 Ottawa TDWG
  • August 16-17, 2017 São Paulo Brazil Workshop Biodiversity and Biobank
  • July 23-29, 2017 Shenzhen XIX International Botanical Congress 2017
  • July 17-22, 2017 Singapore 14th International Congress of Culture Collections 2017
  • June 18-24, 2017 Denver SPNHC 2017
  • June 26-30, 2017 Geneva 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress
  • May 9-12, 2017 Toronto ISBER 2017
  • February 21-23, 2017 Washington BioGenomics 2017
  • December 5-9, 2016 La Florencia TDWG 2016
  • November 14-19, 2016 Okinawa 22nd International Congress of Zoology 2016
  • September 13-16, 2016 Vienna Europe Biobank Week/ESBB
  • September 7-11, 2016 San Diego AZA 2016
  • August 14-19, 2016 Beijing 7th International Crops Science Congress
  • June 20-25, 2016 Berlin SPNHC 2016
  • April 5-8, 2016 Berlin - ISBER 2016
  • December 14-16, 2015 Berlin - IUBS 2015
  • September 29-October 2, 2015 London ESBB 2015
  • May 17-23, 2015 Gainesville - Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections, SPNHC 2015
  • May 5-9, 2015 Phoenix - International Society for Biological and Environmental Repositories, ISBER 2015
  • November 18-21, 2014 Santos - III Congresso Brasileiro de Recursos Genéticos
  • Archive Access Policy

    The presentations that make up the current and archived conferences on this site have been made available in the GGBN Document Library (http://library.ggbn.org) for viewing, for the benefit of authors and interested readers. Most of them are available as open access documents and a link is provided in the conference program.