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World Seabird Twitter Conference 2018

17 - 19 April, 2018

We are excited to announce the 4th annual World Seabird Twitter Conference #WSTC4 This is an opportunity to participate in science and seabird research around the world from the comfort of your home, office, or field station

Registration is now open!


What is a twitter conference?

A Twitter conference is a social media event that occurs from the comfort of your living room!! (or wherever you might be currently seated). This event is meant to bring together seabird scientists from around the world in an online setting to encourage communication and collaboration, particularly when costs of travel are currently high.

How do I participate?

Start by getting a twitter account if you don't already have one - you can get one easily at If you are interested in being a spectator only, you only need to search for the twitter hashtag #WSTC4 to see all posts related to the conference. If you want to present, please register and submit an abstract before the deadline.

How much time am I expected to spend on this if I participate?

After the signup closes, everyone will be allocated a 15 minute time slot for you to present your 6 tweets. It is vital that you are available during your presentation time slot to present and then answer potential questions you might receive, indeed just like at any conference. After signup closes, we will circulate a list of abstracts and time slots so that you can pinpoint which presentations you might want to catch. You are encouraged to participate is much or as little as you would like.

What if I am unable to present during my time slot?

If you are unable to present during your allocated time slot, you can schedule your tweets (using services such as Tweetdeck, Hootsuite, or Buffer) so that they get posted automatically without you having to be online.

What if I don't know how to use twitter?

The key is experience - no better way to learn about twitter than on the site. There are also many guides on how to use Twitter online, including by: British Ornithology Union: Twitter: