We are excited to announce that Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and the Canadian Museum of Nature will host the 2017 Biodiversity Information Standards (TDWG) conference in Ottawa, Canada, Oct. 1 – Oct. 6. The theme for this year is Data Integration in a Big Data Universe: Associating Occurrences with Genes, Phenotypes, and Environments. For further information see https://tdwg.github.io/conferences/2017/