CIAC 2022 was held April 4-8th in Sesimbra, Portugal, with two days of workshops prior to the main conference. The theme this year was “Cephalopods in the Anthropocene: multiple challenges in a changing ocean”. The workshops and conference were arranged as hybrid events, so we had our largest participation to date for a CIAC conference – over 160 people attended in person and 110 people joined remotely! Thirty-three countries were represented throughout the week in excellent talks and poster presentations. Conference coordinator Rui Rosa and his team did an amazing job of keeping things on track as we moved through this dynamic week!
NOTE: The abstract submission deadline for CIAC 2022 – “Cephalopods in the Anthropocene: Multiple Challenges in a Changing Ocean” – was extended until October 31, 2021. More info can be found at https://ciac2022.com
The CIAC triennial meeting scheduled for October 2021 has been moved to April of 2022 in hopes that we can have an in-person conference where colleagues meet face-to-face. Rui Rosa (conference coordinator) has also agreed to hold a virtual conference during that time in case an in-person event is not possible due to the pandemic.
Rui has worked hard and already has dates set up for this this change. Here are the new dates for our Portugal CIAC Conference! Workshops: April 2-3, 2022 and conference April 4-8th, 2022.
The paper titled “Bathyal feasting: post-spawning squid as a source of carbon for deep-sea benthic communities” by Henk-Jan Hoving S. L. Bush, S. H. D. Haddock and B. H. Robison. 2017, has been awarded the CIAC 2018 Best Paper Award! Congratulations to Henk-Jan and his team for an insightful manuscript.
Full citation: Hoving HJT, Bush SL, Haddock SHD, Robison BH. 2017 Bathyal feasting: post-spawning squid as a source of carbon for deep-sea benthic communities. Proc. R. Soc. B 284: 20172096. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2017.2096
The Book of Abstracts for 2018 Cephalopod International Advisory Council Conference is now available. Click here to download it and check out the photos and other information from the conference at the 2018 conference page!
A reminder of a couple of important dates as you plan for the conference in November!
Friday, July 6: Earl bird registration deadline
Saturday, September 1: Final registration deadline
Pre-Conference workshop registration: Wednesday, August 1
Visit the CIAC conference website to register for workshops, conference, and field trips! Also, under the “travel” tab is where you can find the link to book your stay at one of the two conference hotels, the Bayfront Hilton and the Hampton Inn and Suites (student housing). https://www.ciac2018.com/
Looking forward to seeing everyone in November!
-Heather and the CIAC conference planning team
Bret Grasse (MBL) has been part of organizing a cephalopod conference to be held at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole on April 6-8th 2018. TONMOcon is held every two years and attracts a diverse assemblage of scientists, aquarists, hobbyists, and general cephalopod enthusiasts. It is derived from the TONMO (the octopus news magazine online) website, which is the most comprehensive cephalopod public forum that currently exists in the U.S. It’s a very informal and fun conference, presentations scheduled to last anywhere between 20-45 minutes. There may be a few presentation spots left, but your attendance is highly encouraged in any case, as there are lot of great talks. If you’re interested in attending and/or sharing your expertise by presenting at this conference, please contact Bret (email@example.com) and the creator/conference organizer of TONMO Tony Morelli (firstname.lastname@example.org). Hope to see you there!