2nd World Seabird Twitter Conference
By Jude Lane on Friday, May 6th, 2016
Last month I took part in the 2nd World Seabird Twitter Conference #WSTC2
If you’ve never heard of a twitter conference they are a fantastic medium, not only for enabling scientists to communicate and exchange information but also for providing a unique opportunity for the general public to find out about and engage with the work of scientists around the world.
It’s a really simple format: this year 71 scientists from 11 countries took part on the 13th and 14th April. Each presentation took the form of 6 tweets over a 15 minute period. It was a big success reaching over 2 million people on 6 continents – how many science communication events can boast those kind of numbers?
If you’re interested in checking out the presentations then a Storify has been created meaning you don’t even need to be a Twitter user to check them out. Click here to go to all presentations. To see my contribution use this link.