Join the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) and the Canadian Botanical Association (CBA/ABC) for their joint annual conference to be held May 31 to June 5, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada.

With 2010 declared “The International Year of Biodiversity” by the United Nations, this gathering of natural history collection professionals and botany specialists will offer many exciting opportunities for “cross-fertilization” of ideas and transfer of knowledge between participants.

Fully synchronized programs will allow participants from both organizations to attend any of the concurrent sessions and participate in many joint conference activities.

‘Early-bird’ registration is available through March 31, 2010.  For more information, please visit http://www.spnhc-cba2010.org/home.html.

Abstracts for presentations and posters are also being solicited.  The deadline to apply is March 31, 2010.  Please visit http://www.spnhc-cba2010.org/abstract.html for more information.