The International Biogeography Society hosts its’ main conference every other year, in changing locations around the world. With a community of biogeographers that spans more than 60 countries, participants visit locations of biogeographic interest, while making and maintaining connections with new and established biogeographers from all corners of the globe. The format is split between 3-4 broad topic symposia that all participants attend together, 3 half-days of concurrent talk sessions, and 2 fantastic poster sessions. Fieldtrips and workshops round out attendees abilities to learn new techniques and info, and make connections – a 5 day event in total. The result? A more shared conference experience for attendees, while catching up on new and exciting developments from a wide array of biogeography related topics.