Friday, September 4, 2015

Conference addendum - Thank you, volunteers!

At the end of the 6th International Barcode of Life conference organizers and participants thanked everyone involved but there is never enough time to full show how much this help is appreciated. Here a re-post from our conference site that is BIO's shoutout to all the volunteers:

Now that the conference is over, we here at BIO have had some time to reflect on the events of that busy week. And one thing became extremely clear – we could not have done any of this without the support and dedication of our crew of volunteers and staff.

Putting together a conference as large as this one is no easy feat, and could not have been accomplished without the help of our tireless crew of volunteers. The staff of BIO offered their time, put on a blue shirt, and took on tasks far outside the norm to help make this conference happen. But the magic behind the scenes was not limited to those wearing blue – all the staff in collections, the lab, BIO admin, and BOLD deserve recognition for their efforts to support the 6th International Barcode of Life Conference.

Lead Volunteers

Vanessa BretonVanessa Breton
Lead Volunteer Coordinator
Viktor GazoViktor Gazo
Technical Support Lead

Volunteer Team

Emily BerzitisEmily Berzitis
Volunteer Coordinator
Vanessa BouwerVanessa Bouwer
Administrative Support
Liza FritzscheLiza Fritzsche
Prize Coordinator
Chris HoChris Ho
Volunteer Guide
Susana Miranda RomoSusana Miranda Romo
Volunteer Coordinator
Claudia SteinkeClaudia Steinke
Volunteer Guide


Graham AnsellMaryam FatahiJaclyn McKeownJesse Sills-Gilligan

Tour Coordinators

Thanushi EagalleKellyn HawleyRenee LabbeeCarole Ann Lacroix
Suresh NaikKate PerezCrystal Sobel Jayme Sones

Additional Volunteers

Tim BartleyNick JefferyKevin MoreyRachel Smith
Danielle BourqueJessica JohannsonDerek MorningstarAlexandra Stoneham
Gina CaprettaTony KessLuke NoletMichaela StrĂ¼der-Kypke
Michelle D’SouzaOlga KiseliovaMatthew PalominoAisha Tahir
Forest DussaultLisa LedgerJinal PandyaAbinah Thevanayagam
Shannon EagleTzitziki LoezaKate PareAttilio Tonin
Tyler ElliottEddie MaOla PierossiNervana Wadie
Nicole FahnerKatie McGeeAdriana RaduloviciCatherine Wei
Becky FernandesTroy McMullinShahrokh ShekarrizMichael Wright
Kathryn HotkyeFatima MitterboeckAnjali SilvaRobert Young

1 comment:

  1. A BIG thanks and congrats to All indeed, it was a great conference and a most enjoyable time!
    Kudos to All!