7:30 - 8:00 a.m. CONFERENCE CHECK-IN for preregistered participants and LATE REGISTRATION. COFFEE AVAILABLE.

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. WELCOME: Mary Klein, Director of the Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University; Board Chair, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.cnhp.colostate.edu

8:15 - 8:45 a.m. KEYNOTE: Mark Schaefer, President/CEO, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.abi.org

8:45 - 9:45 a.m. CONSERVATION SCIENCE TUTORIAL: John Busby, Director, Heritage, Science and Core Data, ERIN, Environment Australia; http://kaos.erin.gov.au/index.html

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:15 - 11:15 a.m. INFORMATION SCIENCE TUTORIAL: Pradip Srimani, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Colorado State University; http://www.cs.colostate.edu

11:15 - 12:00 a.m. INFORMING CONSERVATION: EXPANDING THE REACH OF BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION: Bruce Stein, Director of External Affairs, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.abi.org

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH on own

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. NATIONAL BIOLOGICAL INFORMATION INFRASTRUCTURE (NBII): Anne Frondorf, Program Manager, National Biological Information Infrastructure, U.S. Geological Survey; http://www.nbii.gov/index.html

2:15- 3:00 p.m. NORTH AMERICAN BIODIVERSITY INFORMATION NETWORK (NABIN): Marcos Silva, Program Manager, the North American Biodiversity Information Network; http://www.cec.org

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. MULTISTATE AQUATIC RESOURCES INFORMATION SYSTEM (MARIS): Doug Beard, Treaty Fisheries Specialist, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources; Wisconsin Representative to the MARIS Project; http://www.gis.illinois.edu/

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION ONLINE SYSTEM (ECOS): Tim Hall, Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Program Manager for the ECOS, US Fish and Wildlife Service; http://ecos.fws.gov

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. COFFEE

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. OPENING REMARKS: Barry Baker, Systems Ecologist/Bioinformatics Team Leader, Colorado Natural Heritage Program, Colorado State University; http://www.cnhp.colostate.edu

8:15 - 09:30 a.m. IDENTIFICATION OF USERS AND NEEDS

09:30 - 10:00 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. GROUP REPORTS: Users and needs

11:00 - 12:00 a.m. IDENTIFICATION OF CONSTRAINTS

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH on own

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. GROUP REPORTS: Constraints

2:30 - 3:00 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

3:00 - 4:00 p.m. CONSTRAINT RESOLUTION

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. GROUP REPORTS: Constraint Resolution

7:45 - 8:00 a.m. COFFEE

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. OPENING REMARKS: Barry Baker

8:15 - 8:35 a.m. BIOLOGICAL AND CONSERVATION DATA SYSTEM (BCD): Margaret Beer, Information Manager, Montana Natural Heritage Program, Montana State Library; http://nris.state.mt.us/mtnhp

8:35 - 8:55 a.m. MS ACCESS APPROACH TO BCD: Robert Leitch, Systems Administrator, New Mexico Natural Heritage Program, University of New Mexico; http://nmnhp.unm.edu

8:55 - 9:15 a.m. DBASE APPROACH TO BCD: Sabra Schwartz, Coordinator, Arizona Heritage Data Management System, Arizona Game and Fish Department; http://www.gf.state.az.us

9:15 - 9:35 a.m. GIS USE OF BCD DATA: Patrick Gaul, GIS Applications Specialist, California Natural Heritage, California Department of Fish and Game; http://www.dfg.ca.gov/whdab/cnddb.htm

9:35 - 10:00 a.m. BIOTICS GIS INTERFACE WITH BCD: Nicholas Conrad, Information Manager, New York Natural Heritage Program, Department of Environmental Conservation; http://ocelot.tnc.org/nhp/us/ny/

10:00 - 10:30 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. CENTRAL DATABASE FOR BCD: Shara Howie, Executive Management, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.abi.org

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. NATURESERVE: Leslie Honey, Biological Science Representative NatureServe Project Team, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.abi.org

11:30 - 12:00 a.m. HERITAGE DATA MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, THE FUTURE OF BCD: Ben Goodkind, Project Manager, Association for Biodiversity Information; http://www.abi.org

12:00 - 1:30 p.m. LUNCH on own

1:30 - 2:15 p.m. DATA MANAGEMENT ISSUES: Doug Johnston, Associate Professor, Senior Research Scientist National Center for Supercomputing Applications; Director, University of Illinois Geographic Modeling Systems Lab; http://www.gis.uiuc.edu

2:15 - 3:00 p.m. NABIN/SPECIES ANALYST: David Vieglais, Development Director for Species Analyst, Natural History Museum & Biodiversity Research Center, University of Kansas; http://naturalhistory.ku.edu/informatics/people/dave-vieglais

3:00 - 3:30 p.m. COFFEE BREAK

3:30 - 4:15 p.m. USING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES IN BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION: THE INBio EXPERIENCE: Erick Mata, Coordinator Manejo de Información, INBio, Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad; http://www.inbio.ac.cr

4:15 - 5:00 p.m. INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS


7:45 - 8:00 a.m. COFFEE

8:00 - 8:15 a.m. OPENING REMARKS: Barry Baker

8:15 - 9:00 a.m. GIS ON THE WORLD WIDE WEB: Peter Bottenberg, Leader, Environmental Group and Boykin Witherspoon III, Project Manager, Environmental Group, Environmental Systems Research Institute (ESRI); http://www.esri.com

9:00 - 9:45 a.m. ENTERPRISE INFORMATION PORTALS: James Wakefield, Senior Technical Account Manager, Oracle Corporation; http://www.oracle.com

9:45 - 10:15 a.m. COFFEE BREAK

10:15 - 11:00 a.m. MICROSOFT WINDOWS DISTRIBUTED INTERNETWORKING ARCHITECTURE: Mike Graber, Systems Engineer, Microsoft Business Solutions Group; http://www.microsoft.com

11:00 - 12:00 a.m. TECHNICAL SOULUTIONS PANEL DISCUSSION

12:00 - 12:15 p.m. CLOSING REMARKS: Mary Klein


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