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Biotweeps Hosts Online Convo #BTCon17

Poster: #BTCon17

Biotweeps hosts its online #BTCon17 conference June 28-30.

The conference runs three days:
Day 1 features 12 invited presenters;
Day 2 features 40 presenters;
Day 3 features science writers and artists.

Presenters will use the hashtag #BTCon17 which will be used to track all participants throughout the conference. The main @biotweeps Twitter account will be re-tweeting presentations, thanks to the work of  @natbat. Attendees can also simply follow the hashtag on Twitter or in a relevant program. The conference will then be archived.

A pdf of the conference programme can be downloaded here as a PDF.


Biotweeps (@biotweeps) is one of the most rewarding accounts to follow on Twitter as the account features a different biologist every week. The result is a lively discussion and review of important issues and research. The account continues to grow in popularity and has achieved notable successes in spawning collaborations between curators and followers, media outreach, and broad engagement across the Twitterverse.


All times are given in UTC. Click here for a world time converter. Click the highlighted text for more details, including links to speakers and abstracts.

28th June
0800 – 2000: Invited presenters

29th June
0600 – 0800: Session 1
0900 – 1030: Session 2
1130 – 1300: Session 3
1400 – 1530: Session 4
1630 – 1830: Session 5
1930 – 2200: Session 6

30th June
0900 – 1000: Science writers
1300 – 1500: #sciencesentence
1700 – 2100: Science artists


What is  #sciencesentence? It’s a chance for followers of the conference to join the conversation. Can you sum up your science in fewer than 140 characters? Give it a go, and use the #sciencesentence hashtag. Infographics are allowed, links to videos, journals or additional text are not. Let’s get some conversations started!

Key Links


Any recommendations for remote participants? How does one prepare and interact with the conference?

Will there be live and recorded video? Hangouts? Periscope? Other?

Will there be curated Twitter moments?

Focusing on biodiversity conservation, is anyone focusing on travel and tourism? Is anyone focusing on parks and protected areas? Planeta.com is keen on highlighting research on impact (positive and negative) as well creating place-based resource guides.


Artwork / Cue Yourself
#scicomm = Science Communication

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