Dear diatomists,

For the first time we are organizing a virtual get-together, to meet and enjoy each other’s company. The ideas is to bridge the distances between us and have fun together now that we are all used to online meetings and webinars.

When? Monday 21st of December (winter solstice!)

How?  via Zoom (you do not need to have it, you will be able to join via web browser)

At what time? To make the event time-zone friendly, we are organizing 5 MEETINGS (1-3h each) and you can drop in to as many as you like! For sure each will have a different flavour and taste, reflecting the different people attending and organizing.

What you have to do? Decide which meeting(s) you want to attend, and complete the form added under this, write your name and  write your email in the meeting(s). Please register by the end of Friday 18th of December. You can attend more than one meeting, if you like. It’s is very important for us, the organizers, to know how many people to expect so that we can organize the meetings accordingly. The zoom link will be sent to you before Monday by the organizers.

Looking forward to seeing you on the 21st. Please do come along and don’t miss the chance to meet the diatom family this Christmas!!

Rosa Trobajo on behalf of ISDR Council Future group (Andrea Burfeid-Castellanos, Paul Hamilton, Hannah Hartung, Regine Jahn, Shinya Sato and Rosa Trobajo) and the other volunteer organizers (Chunlian Li, Karthick Balasubramanian, Rex Lowe and Maxim Kulikovskiy)