I would like to encourage the GMOD community to consider attending Biocuration 2010, being held October 11-14 in Tokyo, Japan. Biocuration is one of the most directly relevant conferences to research communtities working with biological databases. It is sponsored by the International Society for Biocuration (an organization which I strongly encourage GMOD members to join).
Biocuration 2010 "aims to invite all biocurators and their colleagues, providing them with a platform where all the participants including speakers and chairpersons can have intimate discussion and exchange of information under superb environments."
The ISB would particularly like to encourage students and new curators (with less than 5 years of experience) to attend. The ISB is sponsoring the registration fees for 5 students and 5 curators. To apply, please send a request to the ISB before September 6, including the abstract of your presentation. Note that you must be an ISB member to apply for sponsorship. If you are not already a member, you can sign up here. Early bird registration also closes September 6.