The Fourth International Barcode of Life Conference will include:

  • Monday and Tuesday, 28 to 29 November: Short courses and special presentations on barcoding informatics and lab procedures, and
  • Wednesday to Saturday, 30 November to 3 December: Main Conference

The organizers have planned a half-day of free time on Thursday afternoon, 1 December, so participants can select from a menu of planned activities or just relax and explore Adelaide.

The Program Committee has designed the conference agenda as a mixture of:

  • Three plenary sessions with presentations of general interest;
  • One session with four parallel meetings on barcoding plants, vertebrates, invertebrates, and fungi/microbes;
  • One session for viewing poster presentations and exhibit booths. Coffee/tea breaks and lunch service will be in the poster display/exhibit booth area throughout the conference;
  • Two sessions with many parallel meetings on taxon-specific discussions; and
  • One session with parallel meetings devoted to multi-taxon themes such as endangered species, pests and invasive species, biodiversity inventories and monitoring, and disease vectors.

A preliminary schedule is available now.



All display booths have been claimed: the conference organizers are no longer accepting exhibitor applications.


Sponsorship Opportunities

Your company or organization can have a prominent place at the conference by becoming a sponsor. There are many benefits of sponsorship, including complimentary registration, acknowledgement in the conference program, session chairmanship, inclusion of material in the conference packet, logo placement on signage and on the conference website (hyperlinked to your website), and preferential placement of your exhibit booth. For information about promotional opportunities, please review our Partnership Opportunities brochure, or contact Sally Brown Conference Connections, PO Box 108, Kenmore Qld 4069, Ph 07 3201 2808 Fax 07 3201 2809



The conference will be held at the University of Adelaide, set in the cultural heart of the city. The University offers state-of-the-art facilities including auditoriums for presentations, areas for poster display and a fully integrated exhibition space. More details including maps and floorplans of conference buildings will be provided soon.