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ABA Co-Sponsored Changing the Face of American Birding Conference to Be Streamed Live!

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Back in early September, Dave Magpiong did an open mic post here on the Focus on Diversity: Changing the Face of American Birding Conference he's organized for this weekend in Philadelphia. I was proud to have the ABA sign on as a co-sponsor of the event as I believe that broadening the appeal of birding to include populations we haven't traditionally reached is a key to securing the future not only of birding, but even our environment.

I'm typing from just outside of Philadelphia right now, getting psyched for tonight's opening reception before the conference tomorrow.

This morning, Dave shared the exciting news that the conference will be streamed online. In other words, you can attend without leaving home. I applaud this use of technology, it's something I'm working to apply to certain ABA events, too.

You can find the live stream here. Coverage is slated to start at 8:30 AM Eastern Time tomorrow, October 22. If you can't be here in Philly with us, watch and listen from right where you are.

Congratulations, Dave. And thanks for all your dedication and hard work putting this all together!