The Virtual Meetings of Systematics, Biogeography, and Evolution (SBE)
About the SBE meeting
The main goals of the Virtual Meetings of Systematics, Biogeography, and Evolution are:
First, provide a high-quality international scientific meeting on systematics, biogeography, and evolution.
Second, make the event accessible to people that could have difficulty attending other international scientific events due to financial constraints or the COVID-19 pandemic.
Third, promote diversity and gender equality in science, technology, agronomy, mathematics, and medicine (STEAMM).
For those reasons, all editions of the SBE meeting were 100% online and 100% free for all attendees. The I Meeting of Systematics, Biogeography, and Evolution (SBE) occurred from July 28 to July 30, 2020. The theme of the first meeting was "A Joint Effort in the Coronavirtual Era". The II Meeting of Systematics, Biogeography, and Evolution (SBE) occurred from June 19 to 23, 2021, promoting the theme of "The Research of Biodiversity and the Diversity of Researchers". The event was attended by over a thousand guests and had over a hundred abstract submissions from Africa, South and North America and Europe!
About the organizers
The SBE meeting is organized by 17 scientists (11 female, 6 male) of 4 nationalities (Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, and USA) and 7 instituitions across South America and North America. The organizing committee supported and promoted the active and equitable participation of all genders in this meeting. Meet below the organizers!