Abstract submission - Twitter-only
for Twitter-only presentations as part of #BOU2022

Deadline: 30 September 2021
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Avian reproduction
12 - 14 April 2022
Dual platform conference - in-person at the University of Nottingham, UK and on Twitter

The BOU strives to make all our events inclusive and accessible. To help achieve this we now run all in-person and virtual Zoom conferences as dual platforms events with a Twitter conference running alongside the main in-person/virtual event.

Every presenter at a in-person/virtual event will now be required to tweet a summary of their presentation as part of the parallel Twitter event. We will also include additional Twitter-only presentations during the breaks of the in-person/virtual event.

For our recent two parallel events (Zoom and Twitter) the Twitter event audience was more than 5x that of our ‘in-the-room’ audience 1,500 - 1,600 people and a wider reach of 600,000 - 750,000 – and from right around the world.

Unlike other social media platforms, Twitter is genuinely open access as you don't even need an account to follow the Twitter event content. The BOU knows Twitter inside out having championed its use to promote ornithological research for the last decade and we’ve been running and sponsoring Twitter conferences for some years. Because of this take-up within our community is very high – 75% of BOU2019 delegates were on Twitter!

Presenters will be provided with extensive guidelines on how to tweet your presentation on Twitter, and you will be able to use either your personal or institute account. If neither of these are available, then we the BOU social media team will be on hand to discuss other options for you to present your work on Twitter.

See the BOU's conference webpage for further details.


Submissions open until 30 September 2021.
Name *
Email *
Twitter Handle *
Please provide the Twitter handle you will make your Twitter presentation from (this can be your own personal account or your institute/lab/unit/dept account).
Organisation *
Presentation title *
Maximum 15 words
Presentation abstract *
Maximum 150 words. Abstracts are reviewed blind. Do not include anything that identifies yourself or institute. Abstracts including personal or insitutal identifiers will not be considered.
Presentation time options *
We are initially seeking presentations to be presented live during breaks of the Zoom conference. If we are over-subscribed for these three slots then we'll look at extending Twitter presentations either side of each day's in-person programme (depending on responses).
Alternative presentations times *
In case we are over-subscribed for the above slots, please indicate which alternative slots you could manage should we decide to include Twitter-only presentations before and after each day of in-person presentations.
Your time zone (give as UTC +/-, e.g. UTC +3 hrs) *
Biography *
Maximum 50 words
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