June 2019 Course

Co-located with the 3rd Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference:

We are pleased to announce that our Spring SBI course will be co-located with the 3rd Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference, “Methods, Protocols, and Analytical Tools for Specimen-based Research in the Biological Sciences.” The conference will be held June 10-12, 2019 at Yale University, New Haven, CT. The SBI Course will be held June 12-14, 2019 following the conference. 

Registration Information:

Registration is now open! All registration will happen through the Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference Eventbrite page.

Please note that you may choose to attend just the SBI Course, Digital Data Conference, or both through the registration form. There’s a special rate if you attend both events.

The $849 fee includes all course materials, plus lunches and refreshments during the three course days. The course fee does not include accommodation and other meals, or travel to and from the course. We are also offering our popular colleague discount: bring a colleague from the same project or program and save $200. To access this discount, please contact Emily at emily@esa.org.

While the registration deadline is May 17, 2019, we highly encourage attendees to apply early, space is limited!

Preparing for the SBI Course:

We are asking all participants to complete several small tasks prior to the SBI course to ensure you can “hit the ground running.”  Be sure to check out the Advance Preparation page!

Agenda & Location:

A sample agenda can be seen here.

Our June 2019 Strategies for Success course will be held on June 12-14 in New Haven, CT, co-located with the Third Annual Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference at Yale University.

Yale University                                                                                                                                                    Sage Hall Room 24                                                                                                                                              205 Prospect St. New Haven, CT 06511

Please plan to arrive by 8:00am on June 12th so that you can check in for the course.

Accommodation and Meals:

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Courtyard Marriott at Yale. This hotel is located approximately 0.7 miles from Sage Hall.

Courtyard by Marriott New Haven at Yale 
30 Whalley Ave, New Haven CT, 06511

Participants who would like to access our rate of $169-179 should book their rooms using this link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1554242105787&key=GRP&app=resvlink The last day to book to access this rate is Thursday, May 9th.

Yale Dorm Rooms
Single Bed: $86.10/night + 1 time $30 admin fee                                                                            Shared Room: $73.50/night +1 time $30 admin fee                                                                          There is also an option for guests to purchase a linen pack (sheets/towels) for an additional $28

Yale is offering discounted Dormitory Lodging at the Benjamin Franklin College, located at 90 Prospect St, New Haven. This is approximately 0.25 miles from Sage Hall. While a limited number of single rooms exist, most dormitories are suite-style and consists of common room combinations ranging from two, three, or four single or double bedrooms. Each suite common room is furnished with a sofa, chairs, and coffee table and each bedroom is furnished with a twin extra-long bed, desk, desk chair, and dresser or armoire per person. Each suite shares a bathroom, which is in the hallway, with 2-4 neighboring suites. Unless otherwise arranged, individual suites are not cleaned while occupied, but each shared bathroom receives thorough cleaning daily. Please note that, to support Yale’s commitment to being environmentally friendly, paper towels are not provided in shared suite bathrooms; Guests are asked to use the hand towels provided in their linen packs.

Click here to book

Please do not wait until you have a final itinerary to book a room. Room reservations can always be modified, but you will not be eligible for the special rates if you fail to book before the deadline.

Your course fee includes lunches and refreshments on all course days. It does not include travel costs or breakfasts/dinners, so please plan accordingly! There are many restaurant options nearby, and we will likely organize at least 1-2 group dinners – stay tuned.

Getting There:

Airports:                                                                                                                                                             Tweed New Haven Airport                                                                                                                       Bradley International Airport

Train: Amtrak directly serves New Haven, CT