Maybe I’m the only one enthused by it all, but the 2020 American Arachnology Society Virtual Summer Symposium starts the day after tomorrow. Online admission is only $10 if you want to see it! A quick summary of the schedule:
- Thursday evening is a keynote recognizing the contributions of Norm Platnick.
- Friday is a Discussion: Impacts of Racism on Recruitment and Retention of Black Arachnologists. Every scientific society is finally trying to pay attention to this issue.
- Saturday, we have a workshop on using iNaturalist for science and outreach.
- Sunday is the online poster session.
- Monday looks like wall-to-wall 15 minute presentations.
A jolly time will be held by all. It’s more spread out than the usual in-person scientific meeting, which means, I hope, it will be low-stress and a little less exhausting than the usual affair.