The 5th World Seabird Twitter Conference
Some background on the #ORNITHOLODAY on 6 February
(0700 – 2300 UTC).
Kirsty Franklin and Agnes Olin
The World Seabird Twitter Conference (WSTC) is returning for its 5th year in a row from 9-11 April as #WSTC5. With abstract submission open (until 15 February), we thought it would be a great opportunity to look back at our four previous and very successful Twitter conferences, and show you the benefits of submitting an abstract and getting your research or conservation work out to a global audience from the comfort of your own chair!
During our #ORNITHOLODAY, we will highlight previous presentations and their stories from those participating in WSTCs, show you the geographical reach and diversity of speakers from previous conferences, as well as providing you with some tips and tricks on how to make the most of your tweets, plus much more! It will also allow us to highlight our amazing sponsors, previous keynote speakers, and not forgetting all the early career researchers who make this whole thing possible.
Each World Seabird Twitter Conference is run totally by volunteers as a global event to benefit seabird research and conservation by promoting the work undertaken by our seabird community which forms part of the wider ornithological community.
Click for more information and to submit your abstract (until 15 February)
Kirsty, Agnes and other members of the WSTC team will be tweeting between 0700 – 2300 UTC on Wednesday, 6 February. More details on this #ORNITHOLODAY
About the authors
Follow Kirsty on Twitter @kirstyyfranklin
Agnes Olin (WST5 Chair) is a PhD student at the University of Glasgow working on prey-mediated effects of climate change on seabirds.
Follow Agnes on Twitter @agnesbirgitta
The BOU is a #WSTC5 sponsor.
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