For those who haven't discovered the glory that is TONMO.com, it is The Octopus News Magazine Online, and a wonderful resource for everything octopus (and squid, and nautilus, and cuttlefish).
For the third year in a row, TONMO is hosting TONMOCON, a cephalopod convention bringing together cephalophiles form around the world! Here are the details for this year's event:
PLANNING TO GO? It's FREE -- but please let us know you're planing to go!
CAN'T MAKE IT? No worries -- we plan to broadcast at least some of it live!
Monterey Bay, CA. Conference room and group rates for overnight stay at Monterey Bay Travelodge. Area visits are still being planned (e.g., Monterey Bay Aquarium).
Cost of Event:
Lodging (Group Rate):
Call and mention TONMO.com, get room for $99 per night -- specify single bed or double bed, and smoking preference
June 20th (Sat) in banquet room (seats up to 105) - room opens 10:45am, presentations begin at 11am
Friday, June 19:
Arrival / evening meet & greet (location TBD)
Saturday, June 20:
11am: Tony Morelli (tonmo) - Introduction
11:20am: Greg Barord (gjbarord) - new research (past two years) on cephalopod husbandry
11:40am: Richard Ross (Thales) -- O. chierchiae husbandry
12:00pm: Kevin Bylund (architeuthoceras) - Cephalopod Fossils
12:20pm: LUNCH / CUTTLE RACES
1:00pm Jim Cosgrove -- "No Mother Could Give More"
1:45pm: Stephanie Bush -- Deep sea squid defensive behaviors
2:15pm: Erich Orser -- topic TBD
2:45pm: Richard Ross, Mark Montague, others, plus Live Chat room -- Ethics round-table
3:15pm: Olaf Blaaw (OB) and his colossal squid experience
3:45pm: Kat Bolstad (Tintenfisch) -- topic TBD
4:15pm Lou Zeidberg -- Dosidicus gigas
Closing remarks (Tony Morelli)
...meet out for dinner / drinks
Sunday, June 21:
Aquarium visits - Monterey Bay and/or Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco.