07 August 2012

Tweeting the 9th biennial International Carnivorous Plant Society conference

ICPS conference participants
Participants browsing the sales area at the 8th ICPS conference (2010) in Leiden, Netherlands. Photo by kitkor.
At the end of the week I'll be on my way to my second International Carnivorous Plant Society conference, the last being held two years ago in Leiden, Netherlands. (When they said International, they meant it.) It's a relatively convenient trip from Ohio to Seekonk, Massachusetts where the New England Carnivorous Plant Society will host the international conference, the first time it's been back in North America since 2006.

Unless there are unforeseen technical difficulties, I plan to tweet along with the presentations, just like I did for several of the Botany 2012 sessions I attended. If you're so inclined, you can follow me on Twitter where I'll be using the hashtag #ICPS12 if anyone else wants to join in (#ICPS2012 was already taken by a few recent tweets on a physics conference). I've also made a resolution to do a better job at updating the blog during the conference, but of course this may prove to be difficult.

It will be great to see so many colleagues and friends, especially those I've known only through our weekly Board meeting chats via Skype for the North American Sarracenia Conservancy. I'll finally be able to meet many of you in person!

Get ready for some awesome carnivorous plant content fed into your social media.