The 6th International Barcode of Life Conference featured an exciting mixture of invited plenary presentations, contributed sessions, discussion panels, and social events. The Program at a Glance provides an overview of the program and schedule.

The conference began with a full day of pre-conference workshops on August 17,  with BOLD and next-generation sequencing workshops held in the morning. The afternoon was devoted to presentations and discussions for forming the International Society for the Barcode of Life. The day ended with a welcoming reception.

Each day of the main conference (August 18-21) started with plenary presentations in the mornings, ensuring that a component of the conference experience was shared by all delegates. Afternoons were comprised of parallel sessions, and a dedicated poster session was held on the afternoon of August 19. Opportunities for dialogue and refreshment were provided through shared breakfasts, lunches, and coffee breaks each day.

The conference program was augmented by special plenary presentations and a discussion on the State of Biodiversity on the evening of August 19, held at the River Run Centre in downtown Guelph. The Gala Reception was August 20 at the historic and scenic Cambridge Mill. Delegates were also invited to continue networking and to enjoy the natural and cultural riches of Canada through post-conference excursions or self-organized touristic activities.

We hope you enjoyed your experience at the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference!

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