#IBC18 Closing Ceremony

Tweets from the closing ceremony of the International Botanical Congress, along with the vote results.

Starting to gather for closing ceremony. So many cameras! #botanicalredcarpet #ibc18 #youdthinkidrememberthehashtagbynow
IBC11
July 29, 2011
I’m accidentally adding #ibc18 to every mail I send now! RT @IBC11: #botanicalredcarpet #ibc18 #youdthinkidrememberthehashtagbynow
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
The congress comes to a close with some final votes and comments.
Judy West welcoming delegates, outlining program. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 my highlight #1 Opening ceremony legend of the flowers and simultaneous sand painting – standing ovation!
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
Now votes -longer results than ones in US now- Can we describe spp in English? Can Australians keep Acacia? Is e-publication valid? #ibc18
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
Time for the Resolutions: Assume more than plants good, humans not so good. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Resolutions Committee intro. Near camera drop. Way too excited. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 1st Resolution a shoutout for goals of Global Strategy for Plant Conservation #gspc Any objections?
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 1: Call for action on plant conservation. Ayes have it. #preachingtothechoir #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 my highlight #2 — the “Andrew Leitch” show in the polyploidy session – he chairs, gives two talks, and provides humorous commentary!
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
Resolution 2: Support ratification of Nagoya Protocol. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 2: Call for ratification of Nagoya Protocol. Ayes. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 my highlight #3 – #Phylogenomics, #Transcriptomics, and #NextGenSequencing goes mainstream – will replace “traditional” DNA barcoding
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
Resolution 3: Call to support botanical research, conservation, training, infrastructure and information. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 3: call for infrastructure & support. Ayes. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Resolution 4: Asking us all to increase our efforts in advocacy, particularly in the media. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 4: call for action in bot community. Ayes. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Now the big one….nomenclature… #dontmentionacacia #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 my highlight #4 — live entertainment at the Gala: dragon dancers, mimes, musicians, tea ceremony, and more! #NotJustExpensiveFood
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
Resolution 5: Accept the Nomenclature Sessions? A comment at last – English (not Latin) will bring confusions. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Resolution 5: Another comment – like e-publication but sad to not have Latin. "We will be like anyone else!" #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 5: the big one, ratifying NS resolutions. Actually an objection on Latin. Gawd. #cuttheairwithaknife #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Resolution 5: Chair appreciates comment regretting loss of Latin, given in English. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Read ‘now’ for ‘not’… #sigh RT @TimEntwisle: Resolution 5: I suspect we are not getting a taste of the Nomenclature Sessions. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
An objection to the PDF/A format. Wants a non-Adobe soln. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
no problem. THE solution WILL be non Adobe! #justyouwait RT @IBC11: An objection to the PDF/A format. Wants a non-Adobe soln. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Don’t remember seeing most of these ppl last week… #ringins #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011

#ibc18 resolutions http://instagr.am/p/I1vg4/
Photo by annasyme on twitter

Karen Wilson, voice of reason and calm. Again, more sampling of Nomenclature Sessions. #whatwemissed #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
"latin… blah blah… don’t lose latin… blah blah… keep latin… blah blah…" "Thank you for you comment, made in English" #ibc18 #lol
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Go Karen! Telling them to actually read the elec publn report. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Chair didn’t expect so much discussion. Confirms my view that this was what it was like last week! #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Chair should have known, that was nothin’. RT @TimEntwisle …Confirms my view that this was what it was like last week! #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Actually getting to vote this time. Exciting! #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 Nomenclature in Latin or English, is there a decision?
Citogenetica
July 29, 2011
Resolution 5: Finally some hands opposing acceptance, but not enough… Approved. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Woot! Res. 5 passes! #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011

RT @TimEntwisle Karen Wilson, voice of reason and calm. Again, more sampling of Nomenclature Sessions. #ibc18 http://yfrog.com/h8zrhjqj
Photo by Gardenboi on twitter

Resolution 6: That Shenzhen, China, host next congress. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Res. 6: to hold next IBC in Shenzen, China. Ayes. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Announced @ #ibc18 — Resolution 6 adopted for #ibc19 to be in Shenzen, China on 23-29 July 2017 #MarkYourCalendar !
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 my highlight #5 — Rise of social media #Twitter – with Pat Heslop-Harrison tweeting his own talk #Ineed2LearnHowToDoThat !
JChrisPires
July 29, 2011
Resolutions over… Now presentation of Engler Gold Medal. #iapt #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Now Vicki Funk presenting Engler Gold Medal to Tod Stuessy. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
After all resolutions passed. Tod Steussy wins the Engler Gold Medal from International Association of Plant Taxonomy at #ibc18
danieljmurf
July 29, 2011
Tod Stuessy accepts Engler Gold Medal & thanks students, post-docs & collagues. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011

RT @IBC11 Now Vicki Funk presenting Engler Gold Medal to Tod Stuessy. #ibc18 http://yfrog.com/h74fiynj
Photo by Gardenboi on twitter

Classic Stuessy short speech. Now Judy giving acknowledgements. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Judy West thanking Scientific Program Committee and all the others that helped pull together program, and then presenters… #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Twitter traffic given special mention. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
"And I’d like to thank Twitter…" #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
And thanks to Kirsten Cowley – fantastic job! Thanks Kirsten. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Emotion running a bit high here as KarenW thanked for all her work. Also special mention of Kirsten Cowley. Word! #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
ICMSA, convention centre…all good. Thanks! #ibc18.
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Now Tod Stuessy giving vote of thanks from delegates. #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Another short and pithy but clear thanks to organizers from Tod Stuessy on behalf of delegates. #ibc18
Pathh1
July 29, 2011
Judy West thanking all involved all in organizing #ibc18. #heapsofpeople Tod Stuessy thanking organizers on behalf of the delegates.
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
In his shortest speech yet. But too the point and entirely correct. RT @IBC11: Now Tod Stuessy giving vote of thanks from delegates. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Intro of Chinese delegation and video. Chariots of Fire? #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Video on botanical China, and the venue for the next International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen. #ibc18 Carex mentioned! #horror #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Suitably inspiring and amazing visuals in presentation for next ibc in China 2017. No wonder they won bid! #ibc18, #ibc19
danieljmurf
July 29, 2011
Basically "China: come see our cool plants". #ibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
at #ibc18, an amazing botanical geomorphological video pesentation for #ibc19, China. #fantasticplants #awesomebiota #bethere! #2017
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
China has more than 200 botanical gardens (of the 3000+) reported earlier by @Jim_Croft #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Shenzhen: 10 million residents. #wow #ibc18 #ibc19
IBC11
July 29, 2011
#ibc18 Congress finishing in Australia and the sunrise becoming in England and waiting for China 2017!
Citogenetica
July 29, 2011
Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden – site for next IBC. http://j.mp/roLolO. Very close to Hong Kong. #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
This is like being present at my own funeral. #ibc18 is dead, long live #ibc19.
IBC11
July 29, 2011
The Chinese bid for #ibc19 in Shenzen, shows real understanding of the importance of botany…and how cool it is.#ibc18
danieljmurf
July 29, 2011
Judy closing speech. Eulogy for #ibc18?
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Judy West: 20k wifi logins during the congress. this would have to be a first and a turning point for IBCs. #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
Seems like there won’t be a big thank you to Judy West – please put your tweets together for her magnificent leadership!! #ibc18 still lives
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
#ibc18, #ibc19. A BIG thank-you to Judy West for all her efforts organising the ibc in Melbourne.
danieljmurf
July 29, 2011
here here! Rt @danieljmurf: #ibc18, #ibc19. A BIG thank-you to Judy West for all her efforts organising the ibc in Melbourne.
peterneish
July 29, 2011
And thanks for all the great tweets – you know who you are. #ibc18
peterneish
July 29, 2011
Judy West, closing remarks, outlining accomplishments of the week. incl. unprecented press exposure for nomenclature #w00t! #ibc18
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
@Jim_Croft Thanks for keeping us up-to-date with your #ibc18 tweet stream. Brought back fond memories of #ibc13.
adavid
July 29, 2011
Thanks to @Jim_Croft @TimEntwisle for keeping us all informed. Great job guys. #ibc18
arthur_chapman
July 29, 2011
A big thank you to all the #ibc18 twitterati, I very much appreciated your efforts.
piers_higgs
July 29, 2011
Vote of thanks from the floor, Tim? #ibc18 #thecongressformerlyknownasibc18
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Judy West: "It’s been a bit busy" #understatement #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Too late… #ibc18 time to leave the bldg.
IBC11
July 29, 2011
aaand, that’s a wrap for #ibc18. see you in 6 years for #ibc19. … …
Jim_Croft
July 29, 2011
At the airport. Suitcase stuffed with nomenclature papers, free satchels and USB drives weighed in at 22.4kg. 0.6kg #win! #ibc18 #notreally
IBC11
July 29, 2011
Back to life: haircut, coffee (of course), browse music shop, dinner with #NevilleWalsh, tomorrow to London. No #ibc18 #weaningoffhashtag
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Cellulose: from paper planes to jet planes…30% of US transport fueled by plants by 2030 (last day’s #ibc18 media) http://bit.ly/oX9Rao
IBC11media
July 29, 2011
Australia”s #wheat crop looks to have been saved from a devastating infestation of rust–for now. #ibc18, http://bit.ly/pbiUu9
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
50 million seeds a kilometre — can we win the war on willow? #csiro say – find the top producers and we can…#ibc18 http://bit.ly/oyKNGM
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011
Snap a leaf on your iPhone – #Leafsnap, an app that ids trees from a leaf photo (NE USA only so far. #ibc18 http://bit.ly/n5OTtJ
scienceinpublic
July 29, 2011
Thanks to everyone at #ibc18 who talked with media – over 50 interviews. We’ll issue a final release on Monday and a list of clips. Niall
scienceinpublic
July 29, 2011
Planeful of botanists landed safely in home town and they scurried off without making eye contact. Life returning to normal then. #ibc18
IBC11
July 30, 2011
Over and out #ibc18
TimEntwisle
July 29, 2011

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