OSME online Summer Meeting – programme & registration

OSME will be holding our first online Summer Meeting using Zoom on the 15th August. We have an exciting line-up of speakers from across the OSME region covering Azerbaijan, Lebanon, Socotra and central Asia. There will also be a ‘meet the Sandgrouse Editor’ discussion session where Dr Paul Donald will invite questions and comments on OSME’s journal to help us develop a strategy for our highly respected publication.

Great Bustard Otis tarda taken in Shymkent © G. Shakula

The meeting will start at 10:30 am British Summer Time (GMT +1) on the 15th August.

The full programme is as follows:

10.30 Introduction & welcome – Rob Sheldon, OSME Chairman

10.40 Socotra: updates from an Arabian Jewel – Richard Porter

11.10 Developing the next generation of birders in Azerbaijan – Zülfü Ferecli

11.30 The birds of Lebanon – Dr Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi

11.50 Steppe by steppe: in search of the Great Bustard in Central Asia – Dr Mimi Kessler

12.10 Meet the Sandgrouse Editor – discussion with Dr Paul Donald

12.40 Closing comments – Rob Sheldon, OSME Chairman

Speakers clockwise from top left; Richard Porter, Zülfü Ferecli, Dr Mimi Kessler, Dr Paul Donald and Dr Ghassan Ramadan-Jaradi

You can download the full programme and speaker information here.

The meeting is open to OSME members and non-members and it is free to attend, but you do need to register.

How to register for OSME’s free virtual summer meeting:

Register for meeting at this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/osme-summer-meeting-2020-tickets-114196330298, making sure you click the ‘Register’ button and follow the instructions.

  • You will receive an immediate confirmation email if your registration has been successful.
  • You will receive a Zoom link to attend a couple of days before the meeting.
  • The meeting will take place via Zoom virtual meetings, which is free to download from their website.
  • We suggest you sign up for Zoom well ahead of the meeting, preferably at least the day before, but the earlier the better!
  • Please join the meeting a few minutes before the start time, as we will be starting at 10:30am sharp.
  • If you have any questions or are having any problems with the registration process please contact OSME Secretary Sajidah Ahmad via email: secretary@osme.org  

We look forward to welcoming you to our first ever online Summer Meeting on the 15th August.

4 Responses

  1. i like to join osme online please
    I have soo many subjects about Middle East species

  2. Hi
    I have subject about Middle East species

  3. Saj says:

    Hi Abdulla, Thank you for your message. You are very welcome to joins us for the summer meeting. Please register to attend using this link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/osme-summer-meeting-2020-tickets-114196330298 which is also in the above web piece.

  4. Jonathan Nasir says:

    Hello – I registered very late as I was only alerted to the event very recently. Is there any chance I could receive details for logging in? I have registered. I am particularly interested in the Birds of Lebanon talk at 11.30am. Thank you!!

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