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TONMOCON IV, October 8, 2011

By Shane Graber - Posted Oct 04, 2011 07:55 PM
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!
  • Conference
When Oct 07, 2011 03:00 PM to
Oct 09, 2011 08:00 AM
Where Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW, Washington, DC 20008
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The convention cost will be $15 per person via PayPal. Register now!


Friday Night:

  • ~ 7:00pm - meet & greet at Harry's Pub in hotel


  • 8:30am: doors open
  • 9:00am: Intro / Welcome Tony Morelli (tonmo)
  • 9:20am: Displaying and breeding Cephalopods at the California Academy of Sciences - Richard Ross (Thales)
  • 10:00am: Ethics Roundtable - Moderated by Katherine Dickson (neurobadger), with Greg Barord, and Richard Ross
  • 10:50am: ~10 Minute Break~
  • 11:00am: Nautilus Conservation - Greg Barord (gbarord)
  • 11:40am: Identifying Commonly Kept Octopuses - Denise Whatley (DWhatley)
  • 12:20pm: Break for lunch - will be "on our own"
  • 1:00pm: WAMAS
  • 1:30pm: A Vampire's Blind Mouth - Adam Eli Clem (Clem)
  • 2:10pm: Colossal Investigations - Olaf Blaaw (OB)
  • 2:50pm: Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid - Wendy Williams
  • 3:30pm: ~10 Minute Break~
  • 3:40pm: The Octopus Mind - Peter Godfrey-Smith (pgs)
  • 4:30pm: Thank You and Monty Awards - Tony Morelli (tonmo)
  • 5:00pm: Go our own way (groups will break off)
  • 6:00pm: Meet at the Invertebrate Exhibit at the Nat'l Zoo (exclusive access for people at TONMOCON IV)
  • 9:00pm: meet at some bar.


  • Informal gatherings for breakfast, National Zoo, etc.

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