Hey all! Myself and several other Tonmo members attended this conference in Brazil last week, and I thought I would share a reivew of the conference from my point of view (as a first time atendee, and as a student). It was a really great experience for me (and other up and coming ceph researchers) to meet those working in the science field right now! There is some amazing research on a variety of species found all over the world going on right now, as well as studies looking at fisheries, development, and breeding in captivity. There was even a man who looked at how cuttlefish interpretted modern art (which was pretty cool). I think the highlight of my CIAC experience was some video footage presented by Dr. Kubadera showing the length of time flying squid can stay out of the water (while gliding). It was absolutely amazing to watch these squid stay in the air. There were also a series of workshops which met to discuss key issues facing cephalopod research today. I attended a workshop on deep-sea oceanic cephs. It was cool to be in an interactive discussion with current scientists who work on these issues every day, and to hear their point of view on the subject. The goal of each workshop was to go away with some ideas of how to present the discussion in the form of a paper, so I will repost once some publications become available. Of the Tonmo'ers in attendance (and please forgive me if I missed anyone), there were presentations given by myself heather braid and tintenfisch And ceph displayed his wonderful new cephalopod database: cephworld! If you have not checked it out already, do so! It's a great comprehensive list of the hundreds of species in the world.