Recent activity

Abstract submission deadline approaching! - The 5th World Seabird Twitter Conference

Sjúrður Hammer, February 11, 2019

WSTC5 - The 5th World Seabird Twitter Conference abstract submission deadline is 15 February GMT 23:59

The amazing low-cost and low-carbon global seabird conference will happen again this year. Following last years success, we have scheduled the Fifth World Seabird Twitter Conference #WSTC5 to be from 9-11 April 2019. The abstract submission is open until Friday 15. February - just four more days!!!.

We have learned from past participants is that twitter conferences can be both academically rewarding and fun. For early career scientists it can be a gentle introduction to "real" conference presentation, and even if you're in the early stages of a project, you can present your proposed study design and perhaps invite some feedback on this. It can be confidence building and safe to present from the comfort of your own desktop.

For more established researchers it can be a great place to present new and perhaps a bit more creative and even untested ideas than you would at other conferences.

For NGOs and research group, the twitter conference is certainly a fantastic place to showcase your work.

A key finding in our feedback from last years conference, is that much like a "real" conference, the more you put in, the more you get out. So please be bold in asking questions, interact with each other, don't be embarrassed to give your input to the many discussion threads that will pop up. It's guaranteed to give you a more rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Like last year, we will also run a translation service like, so people if they wish, can present in English, French or Spanish. So please let colleagues around the world know, that the language barrier should hopefully not keep them back!

We strongly encourage you to submit an abstract asap, as the submission deadline (15. February) is rapidly approaching.

Sign up here and you can find more detailed guidelines and rules info there.

If you have questions or are unable to submit before the deadline, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us on: or contact the twitter conference chair Agnes Olin on Twitter or

Sjúrður Hammer Twitter Communications co-chair