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  1. tonmo

    TONMOCON VIII Registration Now Open

    What: TONMOCON VIII, the biennial cephalopod conference When: October 16-18, 2020 Where: Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA EDIT 5/8/2020: Registration Removed; event postponed More details regarding agenda and attractions will be forthcoming. For now, you can expect that...
  2. tonmo

    TONMOCON VIII (#tcon8) Official Hoopla Thread

    TONMOCON VIII planning is coming together! Here's what you need to know, because it is all that's available to be known at the moment: 1) We are targeting the weekend of October 16-18, 2020 (Fri-Sun) 2) We are planning to return to Marine Biological Laboratory; I am currently working the...
  3. TONMOCON II: Sarasota, FL 2007

    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...
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    TONMOCON 1 art display
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    Gift shop at Monterrey Bay Aquarium
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    bigred.wmv

    Bronze octopus sculpture by John (pipsquek)
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    Bagpipes at TONMOCON I
  8. About TONMOCON:  The Biennial Cephalopod Conference

    About TONMOCON: The Biennial Cephalopod Conference

    Since 2005, every two years TONMO.com members and staff get together in a chosen city (usually near an aquarium or research center) for a day or two of intense cephalopod discussion and socializing. It's open to everyone: students, hobbyists, professional biologists, and land-lubbers like me...
  9. Presentations - Danna Staaf

    Presentations - Danna Staaf

    Cephalopods Are The New Dinosaurs
  10. Candid Group Photos

    Candid Group Photos

    Lunch
  11. tonmo

    The Official "Hey, I'm at TONMOCON VII" Thread

    :smile: I always enjoy posting this one a few days before the event! Feel free to reply to this thread (or start a new one in this forum) to let us know when you arrive, share your experiences, etc. This is going to be a great event, for sure! Side note for the drivers: Parking: Bar Neck &...
  12. tonmo

    Look what "D" did!

    Nice work @DWhatley!
  13. tonmo

    TONMOCON VII Announced

    EDIT: latest & greatest info now available here: TONMOCON VII at MBL, April 6-8, 2018 General discussion about the announcement welcome here!
  14. tonmo

    TONMOCON VII agenda item?

    I hope so! How Curious is That Octopus? MBL Project Documents Lives, Behaviors of Cephalopods
  15. anothersquid

    Dun dun dun.... TONMOCon VII

    Yeah, I'm thinking about it :) In 2017 there is a solar eclipse that crosses the USA in August, and I'll be travelling around SW USA for that. When the stars are right, Cthulhu, in his tentacly awesomeness may rise... ... but I digress. Planning for any October travel will soon begin :) Is...
  16. TONMOCON VI, biennial cephalopod conference sessions (#tcon6) - YouTube

    TONMOCON VI, biennial cephalopod conference sessions (#tcon6) - YouTube

    Celebrate Cephalopod Awareness Days with TONMO.com - Octopus, cuttlefish, squid, nautilus and more! Saturday, October 10, 2015: Presentations at the Keating Center at Mote -- Saturday, October 10, 2015: Presentations at the Keating Marine Education Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium. 8:45a
  17. tonmo

    TONMOCON VI this weekend - Official "hey I'm here!" thread!

    Hi TONMOers, Very exited as our final details are pretty buttoned up. We've got roughly 45 attendees, including presenters, but not including some additional Mote employees who may be stopping in. This is a good crowd. The content is incredible, and the speakers are amazing. I'm real...
  18. I

    Hi Everyone / Convention

    I remain a big fan of these great creatures. It seems that there is a strong possibility of my attending the convention in October. Any opportunity I have to get up close and personal with one of them (ala you tube video's) would be a most appreciated experience. My two favorites are the Giant...
  19. DWhatley

    TONMOcon V - Presentations

    Tony Morelli (TONMO) Thanks over and over to Tony for creating TONMO and this event. My lasting impression at the end is always that there is not enough time with all the attending cephheads, a renewed interest in the projects outside my hobbyist world and an internal smile that I am a part of...
  20. tonmo

    Pics, Presentations, Videos, and Stories from TONMOCON II

    This is the thread where we can discuss what happened at TONMOCON II, and post our pics and materials and share our stories. My take: I had a ball. It was great to finally meet people I've known for years online. And it was equally great to again see the folks who attended TONMOCON I after...
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