Webinar Series: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World

Recognizing the rapid changes happening within museum communities and the efforts being made throughout the community to adapt to these changes, iDigBio is organizing a new webinar series, entitled, Adapting to COVID-19: Resources for Natural History Collections in a New Virtual World.  The webinar series aims to help provide insight into how different groups and institutions are adapting to life in a quickly evolving world.  The NSC Alliance, the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC), and the American Institute of Biological Sciences contributed to the planning of these programs.

The first two webinars address lessons learned from planning the Digital Data and SPNHC conferences:

July 28: Planning for Virtual Events: Lessons learned from Digital Data & SPNHC Conference Planners

Topics to include: Registration, Planning the Schedule, Recruiting and Training for Presenters and Moderators, Planning for Posters and Oral Presenters (Storage, Communication, Accessibility – time zones, etc), Vendors, Website and Organization, Benefits of a Virtual Mtg

August 25: Executing Virtual Events: Lessons learned from Digital Data & SPNHC Conference Planners

Topics to include: Zoom, Social Media, Audience Engagement/Managing Expectations, Surveys, Day of Roles and Responsibilities, Future Considerations

Webinars will be held from 2:00 – 3:30 ET. All webinars will be recorded and held in Zoom.

Follow this Zoom link to join the webinars: https://ufl.zoom.us/j/99571640979?pwd=V0VwbDBySEtBYUptNUZ2L0RQNGh0UT09 Visit the webinar series page for information on the additional webinars that will be featured in this series: https://www.idigbio.org/content/webinar-series-adapting-covid-resources-natural-history-collections-new-virtual-world