Skip to main content

18th Annual International Biocuration Conference

Organized by Sofia Robb, Chris Seidel, and Sue Bello
Hosted by the Stowers Institute for Medical Research

Picture of the exterior of The Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, MO siting behind the Kauffman Memorial Foundation pond.

Apr 05-092025

Kansas City, MO

The 18th Annual International Biocuration Conference provides a forum for curators, developers, and users of clinical and life sciences data, knowledge, and models to discuss their work, promote collaboration, and foster the community around this active and growing area of research. Participants from academia, government, and industry interested in the tools, methodology, and philosophy of curation in the clinical and life sciences are encouraged to attend and submit an abstract for consideration for an oral or poster presentation. This conference is organized in part with the International Society of Biocuration (ISB).

Registration is opening September 1, 2024

Check back for updates including conference program and speaker line-up soon!

We are now accepting applications for pre-meeting workshops. These can vary in length from 1-2 hours, a half day, a whole day, or other time lengths. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2024.

Please contact with any queries relating to proposals or the application process.

Submit your workshop application

Key dates:

Workshops: April 5-6, 2025
Conference: April 7-9, 2025


Registration opens: September 1, 2024
Early Bird Registration: September 1 - December 21, 2024
Registration closes: February 28, 2025 (or when attendee cap is met)


Submission: September 1 - October 31, 2024
Talk and poster decision notification: December 1-5, 2024

Conference Venue

Stowers Institute

Our 10-acre campus is situated in the heart of Kansas City. Located next to the University of Missouri-Kansas City and The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, our members are part of an academic neighborhood. You can immerse yourself in the arts, visit landmarks such as the Linda Hall Scientific Research Library, and find inspiration to fuel creative thinking.

At the Stowers Institute you are also within walking distance to Loose Park, the Trolley Trail, the Brookside Neighborhood, and the Country Club Plaza. You have convenient access to some of the best coffee shops, restaurants, and shopping the city has to offer.

Our Research Campus

Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City may be located in the heart of the country, but it’s certainly not flyover country. Known fondly as the “City of Fountains” and “The Paris of the Plains,” you’ll fall in love with Kansas City’s unique architecture, stunning beauty, and dynamic culture. Thanks to explosive growth in the past decade and a strong sense of Midwest pride, more than 2 million people call Greater Kansas City home, making it one of the top 30 most populated metros in the U.S., situated conveniently between both coasts.


Please check back for lodging information and special conference pricing for hotel stays.

Stowers Institute

Campus map

Learn more about the Stowers Institute

Exploring the fundamental processes of biology is essential in our quest to understand the secrets of life. Stowers Institute research focuses on foundational research in organisms, tissues, and cells to understand the many mechanisms underlying human health and disease.

Research at Stowers

Join us in Kansas City April, 2025!


1000 E 50th, Kansas City, MO 64110

Newsletter & Alerts