The use of social media during all oral and poster sessions, tutorials, keynotes, town halls, and social event is welcome, including live tweeting, with the following in mind: Are you sure you wish to continue?

Scope of Use

  • If a presenter has requested “no tweeting” of their presentation, that request is to be honored by all attendees.
  • Photography, video and audio recording of oral sessions and posters and lectures and keynotes is not allowed.
  • Photography, video and audio recording by individuals for personal use only is allowed at social events, in the Exhibit Hall and in public spaces throughout the meeting. Please be respectful and considerate of others.
  • AGU, ASLO and TOS encourages participants to include the meeting hashtag (such as #OSM18 for the 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting) in all tweets to increase engagement, and to employ other commonly used hashtags.

AGU, ASLO and TOS staff and OSM-sponsored photographers, videographers and science writers capture content from selected sessions, keynotes and town halls, and much of that content will be shared on social media. All keynote sessions will be captured for on-demand viewing that is will be free of charge and open to everyone.

Social Media Best Practices

The Ocean Sciences Meeting Code of Conduct provides excellent overall guidance for all meeting attendees and participants in the scientific endeavor. In particular, we ask social media users to:

  • Treat all participants, attendees, AGU, ASLO and TOS staff, and vendors with respect and consideration, valuing a diversity of views and opinions.
  • Be respectful and collaborative.
  • Communicate openly with respect for others, critiquing ideas rather than individuals.
  • Avoid personal attacks directed toward other attendees, participants, AGU, ASLO and TOS staff, and suppliers/vendors.