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Terry
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List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences, etc?

Post by Terry » August 5th, 2013, 7:59 am

It has recently come to my knowledge I've narrowly missed some worthwhile herpetological gatherings;

I was a mere 100 miles from the Biology of the Pitvipers Symposium stewing about how I've read all the herp literature I own and wished there was something else to read.

I learned about the International Herpetological Symposium from my friend's Facebook page after it had already started.

And not that I would have gone to it but the World Congress of Herpetology was hosted in Vancouver last year, the first time its been in North America during the last 25 years. I would have at least liked the option.

Is there a comprehensive list of such events or links to them? And/or is there anything coming up in the future I shouldn't miss?

Thanks!

Terry

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Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Post by Robert Hansen » August 5th, 2013, 9:50 pm

To my knowledge, there is not a single location for this information. However, Herp Review publishes a list in each issue, and I've copied that information below.

22–27 August 2013—SEH 17th European Congress of Herpetology, Veszprém, Hungary. Information: http://seh2013.org/

13–15 September 2013—6th Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of Diamondback Terrapins, Seabrook Island, South Carolina, USA. Information: http://www.bio.davidson.edu/terrapin2013/Welcome.html

17–20 September 2013— XIV Congreso Argentino de Herpetologia, Centro Nacional Patagonico (CENPAT-CONICET) and Universidad Nacional de la Patagonia San Juan Bosco, Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina.
Information: [email protected] or [email protected]/[email protected]

25–29 September 2013—Annual Meeting of the German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture (DGHT), Bonn, Germany. Information: http://www.dght.de

3–6 October 2013—4th Biology of Vipers Conference, Struga, FYR Macedonia. Information: http://www.shdmr.org/vipers

11–13 October 2013—35th Annual Gopher Tortoise Council meeting, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, USA. Information: https://sites.google.com/site/gophertor ... al-meeting

2–3 November 2013—52nd Annual Meeting of the Herpetological Society of Japan, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Information: http://zoo.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp/herp/meet ... index.html

9–10 January 2014—California / Nevada Amphibian Population Task Force Annual Meeting, Beatty, Nevada, USA. Information: http://www.canvamphibs.com/

4–7 June 2014—Biology of the Pitvipers 2, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Information: http://www.biologyofthepitvipers.com

30 July–3 August 2014—Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (SSAR, HL, ASIH), Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. Information: http://www.dce.k-state.edu/conf/jointmeeting/

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Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Post by Terry » August 6th, 2013, 1:42 pm

Thank you Robert!

I've marked my calendar for next year's Biology of Pitvipers Symposium. The German Herpetoculture meeting would be great. I like to see how European interests manifest themselves in our industry. I especially like the emphasis on natural vivaria that seems popular there. Maybe next year!

Terry

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Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Post by indianajim » August 6th, 2013, 1:48 pm

The Midwest Herpetological Symposium is August 31-Sept. 3 in Peoria, Illinois
This is a great weekend of herp education with an auction, live animal sale, banquet, and field herping. This event has been going for decades and is one of the longest running events of its kind.
It is hosted this year by the Central Illinois Herp Society. Here's their website: http://centralillinoisherp.com/

Next year it will be held in Indianapolis in October.

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Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Post by KecheMukwa » August 7th, 2013, 10:07 am

Definitely going to the DGHT meeting next month. I'm so glad I caught wind of it before it went down. Thanks so much Robert!

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Re: List of Herpetological events: symposiums, conferences,

Post by justinm » August 8th, 2013, 11:59 am

The MidWest Herp Symposium is at the end of month. I'll see if I can dig up the information on it.

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