TONMOCON IV Date Set - Oct 7-9, 2011

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  1. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    TONMOCON IV date set

    TONMOCON IV: A New Hope
    Not really but I just wanted to say that.

    What is TONMOCON?
    Articles here, discussion forum here.

    Location
    Washington, D.C. -- in coordination with the National Zoo and WAMAS -- specific venues and hotels TBD

    Date
    October 9-11, 2011

    Admission
    TBD - likely $15 per person, pre-paid only

    Presentations
    :soapbox:

    Meet & Greet
    :cheers:

    Study
    :squidaut: :grad: :snorkel:

    Ceph Care
    :cuttlehi:

    Fossils
    :ammonite:

    Fun
    :jester:

    Dr. Steve O'Shea?
    :oshea:

    ...and the introduction of the Mark Montague Awards (the Montys)
    :monty:

    ...more details to follow!
     
  2. Thales

    Thales Colossal Squid Staff Member Moderator

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    Yeah!
     
  3. nanoteuthis

    nanoteuthis Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Supporter

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    OMG, this one might even be doable for me! Train trip from NYC, no problem.... or maybe carpool? (I don't drive, but would definitely chip in for gas, tolls, etc.)

    (Melissa? Greg? You in on this one?)
     
  4. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    I am glad there is a date to look forward too. Should be a great time of year for sightseeing as well. I think the train is only 3 hours from Penn Station NYC so I am definitely coming!!!

    11 months to go...

    Greg
     
  5. ckeiser

    ckeiser GPO Supporter

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    I am officially writing this on my calendar as my third and final conference of 2011! Georgia Entomological Society in March, American Malacological Society in July, and TONMOCON IV in October!!!

    ^Easy guess on which will be the most fun ;)

    Cheers!
     
  6. tonmo

    tonmo Titanites Staff Member Webmaster Moderator

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    ^ excellent!!
     
  7. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Where is the AMS conference? I have wanted to go that conference for some time.

    Greg
     
  8. GPO87

    GPO87 Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Well, now that I have a date I can start saving... so much saving!!!! I hope (fingers crossed) that I will be able to make it!
     
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    Be sure to bring your chauffeur!
     
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    skywindsurfer Architeuthis Registered

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    Anyone up for a group :octorun: search at a local pier?:snorkel:

    First one back to shore with a live :octorun: wins!
    :party:
     
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    Double points if you do it free diving in swim trunks :roflmao:.
     
  12. ckeiser

    ckeiser GPO Supporter

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    Greg,

    AMS meeting is in Pittsburgh next year, and Philadelphia the following year. This will be my first. I am double excited because I grew up about an hour from Pittsburgh and I've worked a bit with Tim Pearce (Asst. Curator, Carnegie Museum Natural History, Malacology dept.), who is hosting the conference. Also, I hear there is to be a cephalopod seminar this year. Hope to see you there!
     
  13. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    That is awesome! I love Pittsburgh. It has a great little brewery there that I always go to and I have some family that live in Beaver Falls. Going to be a fun 2011 for conferences!

    Greg
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    I sense a mini-Tonmocon Pittsburgh... might have to go to the cephalopod part of the conference...
     
  15. gjbarord

    gjbarord Sepia elegans Staff Member Moderator

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    Sounds good to me. Ever heard of the Church Brew Works?

    Greg
     
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    cuttlegirl Colossal Squid Supporter Registered

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    Heard of it, haven't been there, don't frequent too many bars/breweries any more.
     
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    Church Brew Works is a heavenly place! I love it. Post AMS drinks at the Brew Works would be a fantastic idea...
     
  18. GPO87

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    But of course! I wouldn't dream of leaving him behind!
     
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    Ain't happenin'. The Potomac is filthy and fresh water.

    Now if a bunch of people wanted to make a side trip to an oceanfront, of which there are several a few hours from DC...
     
  20. neurobadger

    neurobadger Vampyroteuthis Registered

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    I should probably note here that I'm a DC denizen. Feel free to PM me with requests about places to eat and sleep.
     

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