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Conferences and Meetings

#ISTC20 – the first International Shorebird Twitter Conference

 7 - 8 Oct 2020

International Shorebird Twitter Conference 2020

7 – 8 October 2020



We’re thrilled to be teaming up with the International Wader Study Group (IWSG) to jointly host the first ever International Shorebird Twitter Conference 2020, an online global event as part of the IWSG’s 50th anniversary and ahead of our anniversary conference in Germany 9 – 12 October 2020.

Twitter conferences are proving increasingly popular as a low carbon, cost-free and inclusive way for researchers from around the world to come together to share their research. Anyone can take part! From wherever you are in the world!

Taking part in #ISTC20 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 #ISTC20.

Whether you wish to present or simply follow #ISTC20, then please read our guidelines and information.


#ISTC20 runs across a 24-hour period giving those in different regions around the world a change to follow and participate. For this global event we will use Coordinated Universal Time, or UTC – see here.

It will all begin at 1200 UTC on 7 October in Europe/Africa/Middle East (+3 to -1 UTC) before rolling westwards taking in eastern North America/South America (UTC -2 to -5), western North America (-6 to -10 UTC), east Asia/Pacific/Australasia (+12 to +8 UTC), west Asia (UTC +7 to +4) before rolling back into Europe/Africa/Middle East (+3 to -1 UTC) and ending at 1400 on 8 October.

What if I miss a presentation?
The beauty of hashtags on Twitter is they collate all tweets in a single place. So all you have to do is visit #ISTC20 whenever you want to catch up on all the presentations. We’ll also use collation services to capture each session and host here.


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#ISTC20 Tweeting guidelines and information
UTC clock and time zones


Get in touch with #BOU17TC organisers via Twitter or email:
BOU | Steve Dudley @stevedudley_ or email Steve
BOU | Nina O’Hanlon @Nina_OHanlon or email Nina
IWSG | Triin Kaasiku @TriinKaasiku or email Triin
IWSG | Elwyn Sharps @ElwynSHarps or email Elwyn
Image credits
Top of page: Ingrid Tayler / Shorebird Nation CC BY 2.0 Wikimedia Commmons

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