Art Bio Matters 2021 is a small-scale virtual conference whose unique format requires active discussion and participation among all attendees.

  • Every participant should feel comfortable expressing their interests and asking questions without prejudice, while listening and being respectful of disparate viewpoints.

  • To ensure a successful virtual conference, participants must be willing to personally enter into active discussions and promote future work investigating these research directions.

The meeting consists of six sessions interspersed over three half days (September 22, 23, 24, 2021).

  • Complete presentations and posters will be pre-recorded and must be viewed by participants prior to the virtual meeting, reserving the live meeting for in-depth discussion.

  • One session will feature a Business Meeting, which will be critical in forming the framework for the future of the ABM community, website, and online forum.

  • The sessions will be interspersed with moderated conversations among small breakout groups in order to foster discussion, networking, close inquiry, and brainstorming.

  • Submitted abstracts for oral team presentations must be given by 2 or 3 presenters, one from science and the other(s) from conservation, cultural history or curatorial.

  • Submitted abstracts for virtual posters will be presented by one author/representative