Presentation and poster uploads are due by 23:59, Monday, May 15, 2023

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SPNHC 2023 will be a hybrid conference with both in-person and virtual options. Register now through the conference app, Oxford Abstracts. Early Bird rates expired April 15 but space is still available. Visit the registration page for additional information.

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SPNHC 2023 will be held at the Hilton Union Square in downtown San Francisco.

We've reserved a block of rooms for SPNHC attendees at a special discounted rate. Enjoy the panoramic views and network with other SPNHC members in the city’s highest skybar or at the year-round outdoor pool. Explore San Francisco for a few days before or after the conference for the same great room rate.

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Hosted by the California Academy of Sciences, the next meeting of the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) will be held in San Francisco, California, US, from May 28 to June 2, 2023.

Though the future seems exceptionally uncertain these days, the conference theme “Taking the Long View” encourages all of us to envision the future for our field, our collections, and ourselves. What lessons can we take from the past to better shape our future? What are our goals as a society and as individual organizations?

We intend to provide a world-class hybrid conference in 2023 by working to maximize in-person safety, developing a comprehensive virtual program for members who cannot attend in-person, promoting the inclusivity of the conference, and expanding sponsorship to reduce cost for members that could be aided with financial support.

We invite you all to attend SPNHC 2023 in San Francisco!