Keynotes

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KO Keynote Pass

 

This pass allows you to attend all three keynotes at a reduced rate:

Fee: $25

Nathan Pieplow

 K1 The Language of Birds [New] 

Thursday, Feb. 13, 7:15 - 8:30 pm, OIT College Union Auditorium

All around us, all the time, the birds are telling us who they are and what they are doing. In this talk for any audience, Nathan Pieplow unlocks the secrets of their language. You’ll listen in on the pillow talk of a pair of Red-winged Blackbirds, and learn the secret signals that Cliff Swallows use when they have found food. You’ll learn how one bird sound can have many meanings, and how one meaning can have many sounds—and how, sometimes, the meaning isn’t in the sounds at all. This talk from the author of the Peterson Field Guide to Bird Sounds is an accessible, entertaining introduction to a fascinating topic.

Fee: $10 or purchase keynote pass

Gerrit Vyn

K2 Conservation Media Expeditions: Capturing the Lives of the World’s Most Threatened Birds  [New]

Friday, Feb. 14, 7:15 - 8:45 pm, OIT College Union Auditorium

Ever wonder what it would be like to watch a Spoon-billed Sandpiper hatch on the Siberian tundra or wake up in a blind surrounded by the sights and sounds of displaying Greater Sage-Grouse? Gerrit Vyn does that and more as a cinematographer, photographer, and sound recordist for the conservation media program at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. From long distance migrant shorebirds and seabirds in Alaska, to the endangered Greater Adjutant stork in India, to the sagebrush steppe of the American West, Gerrit will share breathtaking media and his experiences capturing intimate moments in the lives of birds.

Fee: $10 or purchase keynote pass

Rosemary Mosco

K3 Comics for the Birds: Blending Bird Art, Humor, and Conservation [New]

Saturday, Feb. 15, 7:15 - 8:30 pm, OIT College Union Auditorium

Rosemary Mosco makes the nature comic Bird and Moon and writes science books for kids. She'll talk about her unusual career path, share her cartoons and the hilarious creatures that inspired them, and discuss how comics and other unique media can help us protect the birds we love.

Fee:$10 or purchase keynote pass