If you are a cephalopod enthusiast, then this announcement will be music to your ears. The Octopus News Magazine Online (TONMO) has just announced that they will be partnering with the Washington Area Marine Aquarium Society (WAMAS) to host TONMOCON IV at the Wardman Park Marriott on October 7-9, 2011. This event just so happens to coincide with the International Cephalopod Awareness Days, which celebrates all things cephalopod.
TONMOCON is a conference that is held every two years and it discusses a myriad of subjects relating to these creatures. It’s a great socializing event for people enamoured with cephalopods and want to learn more about their husbandry and lives.
According to the official TONMO post:
Dr. Steve O’Shea will be coming in from New Zealand and will be our keynote speaker, and we’ve lined up several other speakers for the day. Of course we will have the Monty awards, and may other attractions and surprises.
Details are forthcoming for the specifics of the conference. If you’d like to see what’s been discussed at previous conferences, check out their Conferences page.
If you are on Facebook, you can join the event on their TONMOCON IV Event Page for more details.