iDigBio GWG Train-the-Trainers II Application
iDigBio is pleased to host the second Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop in Gainesville, Florida on August 12 - 16, 2013.

Application submission deadline Thursday May 9th, 2013.

This is a "train-the-trainers" workshop so participants are expected to have some georeferencing background. Within one year of completion of this event (by September 2014) participants are expected to organize and facilitate at least one multi-day georeferencing workshop or multiple single or half day workshops targeted at the Thematic Collection Networks (TCNs) and other digitization projects of which the participants are representative. August 11 and 17 are travel days.

Here's a link to the Agenda for the first Train-the-Trainers Georeferencing Workshop for an idea about the anticipated course content.

The workshop leaders and trainers have extensive experience in workshops on this subject and have trained professionals around the world. Participants are expected to arrive having already reviewed prerequisite readings and videos (TBA) and with a clear idea of how they intend to apply the skills they gain to benefit the activities of their TCN or other natural history digitization projects. Participants must bring their own laptops to this workshop.

The number of participants is limited to 20 for this intensive five-day workshop. If you are interested in attending, please complete and submit the questions below describing:
1. the reason(s) for your interest in the workshop,
2. the current and future projects that will benefit from your attendance, and
3. any previous experience you have with georeferencing.

Application submission deadline Thursday May 9th, 2013.
The Georeferencing Working Group (GWG) anticipates notifying applicants of decisions in late May 2013.
What: Train-the-Trainers II Georeferencing Workshop
Where: University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
Who: Interested members of current TCNs and others in the biodiversity natural history collections community.
When: August 12-16, 2013 (Aug 11 / 17 are travel days).
Contact: For further information and questions, contact Deborah Paul:, Cathy Bester:, or David Bloom:

David Bloom: VertNet Coordinator, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Nelson Rios: Manager of Collections and Bioinformatics, Tulane University Museum of Natural History, Tulane University
Carol Spencer: Staff Curator of Herpetology, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, University of California, Berkeley
Una Farrell: Collection Manager, Invertebrate Paleontology, Biodiversity Institute, University of Kansas, Lawrence
iDigBio Staff: Gil Nelson and Deborah Paul

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Workplace Affiliation (Univsersity and / or Museum for example) *
TCN or PEN affiliation
If you work for or with one or more Thematic Collection Networks or PEN projects, please list them here.
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Please describe the reason(s) for your interest in this workshop. *
Please describe any current and / or future projects that will benefit from your attendance. *
Please describe your knowledge of and experience with georeferencing. *
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