TONMOCON II: Sarasota, FL 2007

Location: Mote, Sarasota, Florida
Date: June 23rd (informal) and 24th (presentations)

Hey everybody! Here is our agenda for TONMOCON II in Sarasota, Florida, at Mote on June 23rd and 24th. Dr. Steve O'Shea will be joining us and will be our "headline" speaker, addressing the topic of 'Giant Squids, Whales, Sex and Conservation'.

Other plans are outlined below. Don't miss out!


Saturday, June 23rd

All parties arrive in Sarasota, Florida.

It is recommended that you visit the Mote aquarium on Saturday during the day!

5:30pm: Dinner and drinks and revelry at The Old Salty Dog.

Sunday, June 24th

Breakfast -- on your own!

8:15am: Sign-in at Mote, Socialize. (New Pass Room)

9:00am: Introduction / update (Tony Morelli)

9:30am: Treatments and care of Cuttlefish, Nautilus, Octopus (Greg Barord)

10:10am: From bandensis to wunderpus (Richard Ross)

10:50am: Break

11:00am: Mote Presentation (Debi Ingrao et. al.)

11:40am: "Ceph Races" (Erich Orser moderates)

12:10pm: LUNCH (on your own!)

1:30pm: Ceph Care/Industry Ethics Roundtable (Tony Morelli moderates)

2:15pm: Cephs in Culture (Erich Orser)

2:50pm: Break

3:00pm: Giant Squids, Whales, Sex and Conservation (Dr. Steve O'Shea)

4:00pm: Wrap-up / "other fun" / socialize and goodbyes

4:45pm: Everybody out!

Pics from the event here.

-- Tony Morelli, Founder, Webmaster,

About the Author
Tony converted into an octopus and cephalopod interest site in May 2000. (Find out more about how TONMO started by reading this blog entry.) He began his career in the online services industry in 1992, working for companies such as Prodigy,, Reuters and Comcast. Tony and his wife Tania are the owners of Deep Intuition, LLC, which is an entity they created to support their entrepreneurial hobbies and pursuits. He graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and lives in Pennsylvania.

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