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SPNHC Sessions

Guide to our 2021 Joint Virtual Annual Meeting for SPNHC Members

The first joint meeting between the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) and the Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections (SPNHC) will take place May 3 – June 24 via Zoom webinars. While it is unfortunate that we are unable to meet in-person due to Covid-19, the virtual meeting presents an opportunity for those who previously found it difficult to attend.

We have over 30 hours of SPNHC-focused content, including sessions devoted to data management and education in addition to collections care and conservation. All the talks for SPNHC-focused and SPNHC-related sessions were selected by a joint program committee made up of both AIC and SPNHC members. The education opportunities in this virtual meeting – even outside of collections care topics – is similar to an in-person SPNHC meeting, all at a reduced cost of $125 for SPNHC members, if you register by February 28.

View full schedule or use the guide below to view just the natural history collections-focused sessions. 


SPNHC Focused Sessions


SPNHC Related Sessions

  • May 11 – Opening General Session
  • May 12-14 – Concurrent General Sessions
  • June 1-4 – Collection Care Sessions (all Collection Care Sessions with joint AIC/SPNHC sessions)

View in full schedule


Pre-Session Week (May 3-7)

Similar to pre-session offerings at an in-person event, the joint meeting offers both a week of sessions included in the conference base registration and online workshops available for a small additional fee.

View pre-sessions 


SPNHC Business Meetings and Social Sessions

Information coming soon


Don’t lose out on your 2021 Annual Meeting experience!

Register today and receive all of the educational and networking benefits of the joint meeting.