At the Biodiversity Synthesis Center (BioSynC), we host and fund synthesis meetings on a wide range of topics in biodiversity, evolution and conservation.
We host several meetings annually and encourage groups with a variety of professional perspectives (student to faculty), to foster gender and ethnic diversity, and to involve international participants.
The synthesis of biodiversity information holds great promise as a source of scientific progress in many areas of biology and related disciplines. Synthesis Meetings are held on a wide range of topics in biodiversity, evolution, and conservation. Synthesis Meetings may be held in Chicago at BioSynC or at other national or international venues. Synthesis meetings are focused on topics which can include biodiversity informatics, involve the formulation of novel scientific ideas, build new bridges among disciplines, and/or deal with a timely issue in biodiversity or conservation. We support graduate student and postdoctoral researcher involvement in Synthesis Meetings and hope that they will gain valuable training and insight from participation. We strongly support diverse, international participation in hopes of fostering novel collaborations.
Meeting proposal requests are currently suspended pending future funding. Please check back soon for more details.