From the WeDigBio Website:
Worldwide Engagement for Digitizing Biocollections, or WeDigBio, is a global data campaign, virtual science festival, and local outreach opportunity, all rolled into one.
The annual, 4-day WeDigBio event [October 18-21, 2018] mobilizes participants to create digital data about biodiversity specimens, including fish in jars, plants on sheets, insects on pins, and fossils in drawers.
Some participants are at onsite events hosted by museum, field stations, universities, science classrooms, or other organizations. Those onsite events provide opportunities for research talks or other interactions with those using the newly created data to benefit science and society. Other participants are distributed individually around the world. For those, we offer the virtual meeting space Sococo, which contains live feeds from some of the onsite events and provides another way to interact with scientists and others.
Roundup of WeDigBio Events and Media Coverage
Video Report from NBC Chicago