By Chuck Miller, TDWG Chair

Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans

Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel, New Orleans, located in the famous French Quarter.Photo courtesy: Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel.

The Taxonomic Databases Working Group (TDWG) Executive Committee is pleased to announce that the 2011 TDWG Annual Conference will be held on October 16 – 21, 2011 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America — located at the gateway to the famous Bourbon Street district.

Hank Bart, Director of Tulane Museum of Natural History, will be the local sponsor.

Information on accommodation, registration, program, abstract submission and other meeting details will soon be made available at

We hope to have an informative and productive meeting
and lots of fun in “The Big Easy”!