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Conferences and Meetings

#BOU18TC | BOU 2018 Twitter Conference

 20 - 21 Nov 2018


. . . to #BOU18TC, the BOU’s (and world’s) second general ornithology Twitter Conference!

Twitter conferences are increasingly popular as they are a low carbon and cost-free way for researchers from around the world to come together. Our events have followed in the footsteps of others who we would like to acknowledge, in particular the now annual @Seabirders conferences (#WSTC, #WSTC2, #WSTC3 and #WSTC4) and @Biotweeps’ #BTcon17 and #BTcon18.


#BOU18TC has been and gone, but its online presence still remains. Here are full summaries of all six of our sessions (abstracts can be found by clicking each sessions’ schedule link).

SESSION 1 | view schedule | Compiled by Karen Hotopp @KarenHotopp
SESSION 2 | view schedule | Compiled by Jody Allair @JodyAlllair
SESSION 3 | view schedule | Compiled by Breanna Bennett @ TheTinyBirdGirl
SESSION 4 | view schedule | Compiled by Virginia @sk8sbd
SESSION 5 | view schedule | Compiled by Daniel Johnston @TystieDan
SESSION 6 | view schedule | Compiled by Kate Rogerson @Katiebee1991


Full schedule and links to individual sessions

Following and taking part in #BOU18TC couldn’t be easier – you join in from wherever you want, accessing the event on your PC, laptop, smartphone or tablet via the Twitter website or a Twitter app using our conference tag #BOU18TC. See here.


We have seven great keynote presentations planned for #BOU18TC featuring the work of a diverse group of ornithologists from right around the world. We’ll add each keynote presenter as they are announced on Twitter (from 14 May).

Prof Anusuya Chinsamy-Turan | @palaeo_prof
The biology of the Mesozoic bird Confuciusornis sanctus
20 November, 1200 UTC
Prof Nicky Clayton, FRS | @nickyclayton22
Cognitive behaviour in crows
20 November, 1600 UTC
Paul Sweet | @pablo_dulce
The role of museum collections in modern day ornithology
20 November, 2015 UTC
Prof Darryl Jones | @MagpiejonesD
Implications of anthropogenic foods in urban environments
21 November, 0700 UTC
Farah Ishtiaq | @fishtiaq
Ecology and evolution of vector-borne avian diseases
21 November, 0800 UTC
Dominic McCafferty | @DomMcCafferty
@IBAHCM and @IBIS_journal
Thermal imaging in avian science
21 November, 0900 UTC
Mary Colwell | @curlewcalls
Freelance producer. Author of Curlew Moon
Communicating science: the plight of the Curlew
21 November, 1240 UTC


Presenter guidelines
How to follow/interect guidelines
Session 1 (commences 1200 UTC, 20 November)
Session 2 (commences 1600 UTC, 20 November)
Session 3 (commences 1930 UTC, 20 November)
Session 4 (commences 0700 UTC, 21 November)
Session 5 (commences 0900 UTC, 21 November)
Session 6 (commences 1110 UTC, 21 November)
Frequently asked questions
Presentations from #BOU17TC – our first Twitter Conference


Get in touch with #BOU18TC organisers via Twitter or email:
Steve Dudley @stevedudley_ or email Steve
Nina O’Hanlon @Nina_OHanlon or email Nina

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