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:

Check back for the detailed agenda for the course. 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                                                                                                                                            Schwarzman Center                                                                                                                                                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:

Our colleagues at Yale and iDigBio have arranged blocks of rooms at nearby hotel as well as a group of dorm rooms at Yale at special group rates for course and conference participants:

Omni Hotel
155 Temple St                                                                                                                                                      New Haven, CT 06510                                                                                                                                  $199/night
Deadline to reserve room in block – April 9

Courtyard Marriott New Haven
30 Whalley Ave                                                                                                                                                    New Haven, CT 06511                                                                                                                                    $169-$179/night
Deadline to reserve room in block – May 9

To reserve your room at the special rates listed above, please click on the link in the bold hotel names or call the hotel directly. Be sure to reference Digital Data in Biodiversity Research Conference when making your reservations.

Yale Dorm Rooms
Single Bed: $86.10/night + 1 time $30 admin fee                                                                            Shared Room: $73.50/night +1 time $30 admin fee                                                                                     You may reserve and pay for one of these rooms at the time you register

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