The 2nd Global Biodiversity Information Conference will be held in Copenhagen, from 23‐27 July 2018. GBIC2 will convene a broad group of invited stakeholders to discuss how an international coordination mechanism for biodiversity informatics could operate and how it could accelerate delivery of the linked and open global biodiversity data infrastructure to the benefit of science and society. While attendance will necessarily be limited, GBIC2 represents just the opening stage of a broader consultation process. Following the workshop, the recommendations and outcomes from its discussions will be translated into multiple languages and shared widely, after which all stakeholders interested in the future of biodiversity informatics will be encouraged to critique and improve the proposals. More info here.