TONMO IV Agenda (July 05, 2011)


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TONMOCON IV (the biennial convention for cephalopod enthusiasts) will be held October 8th, 2011 in Washington, D.C. at the Wardman Park Marriott, and the National Zoo. Special thanks to WAMAS for event support. Book your room and register today!

Event Access: $15 via PayPal [link removed; event is complete]

Room booking: Marriott Event Page - $149 per night + tax [link removed; event is complete]

Please note the agenda is DRAFT and is subject to change.

Friday Night: ~7pm - meet & greet at Harry's Pub in hotel


8:30am: doors open :hugs:
9am: Intro / Welcome Tony Morelli (tonmo) :soapbox:

9:20am: Displaying and breeding Cephalopods at the California Academy of Sciences - Richard Ross (Thales) :grad:

10:00am: Ethics Roundtable - Moderated by Katherine Dickson (neurobadger), with Greg Barord, and Richard Ross :yelling:

10:50am: ~10 Minute Break~

11:00am: Nautilus Conservation - Greg Barord (gjbarord) :nautilus:

11:40am: Identifying Commonly Kept Octopuses - Denise Whatley (dwhatley) :octorun:
12:20pm: Break for lunch - will be "on our own" :popcorn:

1pm: WAMAS :notworth:

1:30pm: Extreme Makeover; Cuttlefish Edition - Tamie DeWitt :cuttle:

2:10pm: Colossal Investigations - Olaf Blaaw (OB) :meso:

2:50pm: Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid - Wendy Williams :squid:

3:30pm: ~10 Minute Break~

3:40pm: The Octopus Mind - Peter Godfrey-Smith (pgs) :octopus2:

4:30pm: Thank You and Monty Awards - Tony Morelli (tonmo) :monty:

5pm: Go our own way (groups will break off) :boat:

6:00pm: Meet at the Invertebrate Exhibit at the Nat'l Zoo (exclusive access for people at TONMOCON IV) :cool2:

9pm: meet at some bar. :beer:

Sunday: Informal gatherings for breakfast, and FREE passes to the National Aquarium in D.C.!

Again, for details on room bookings and the event access fee (just $15!), read my previous blog post.

Want to discuss this with the community, and check out pics and stories from past TONMOCONs? Check out our TONMOCON Forum.

Thanks and hope to see you there!

-- Tony Morelli, Founder and Webmaster
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