I followed Dr Nick Dulvy’s live tweets of the meeting in Abu Dhabi and got a real sense of what was going on, who was there, and what was being discussed. I also learned a lot about cutting edge science on species endangerment, about several online info portals, etc. This is a great example of the power of twitter to help scientists follow a conferences half way around the world without ever leaving home. For one session, I was working out at the gym while Nick sent me the take home points live. Thanks Nick!