Hello IHS Community,
I hope you are all healthy and well.
At this time, the IHS Atlanta meeting will be postponed until June 2021.
This was a difficult decision, but the right thing to do considering the current public health and financial crisis we are all facing. We hope to have an exact date to send you by early next week so you can reschedule travel plans.
We are working on hosting this great conference with hopefully the same lineup of speakers and events in 2021. We are forever grateful for our continued partnership with Zoo Atlanta and the Amphibian Foundation.
If you have registered, please rest assured that your registration will transfer to IHS Atlanta 2021 with your locked in rate. If you request a refund, please email IHS Treasurer, Vicky Poole, at email@example.com.
We are disappointed that we will not be seeing you all this year, but I have no doubt that IHS Atlanta will be even more SPECTACULAR in 2021!
On a positive note, we are still offering IHS conservation and research grants for 2020, please check out our website for more information on how to apply. If anyone is interested in making a donation to our Grants, Junior Herpetologists, or other programs, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Donations are tax deductible and greatly appreciated.
I look forward to seeing you all again, next year.
Stay safe and take care of each other,
The first Symposium of Captive Propagation and Husbandry of Reptiles and Amphibians was held in June 1976. That inaugural meeting at Hood College in Frederick, MD, eventually evolved into what we know today as the International Herpetological Symposium (IHS).
Each year the IHS is held in a different location and hosted by a zoological, herpetological or herpetocultural institution. Its purpose is two-fold:
To provide an annual symposium for the dissemination of information and research pertaining to the natural history, conservation biology, captive management and propagation of amphibians and reptiles
To build a community open to all individuals who are interested in reptiles and amphibians and provide a platform that fosters the exchange of ideas and information
Individuals from all areas of herpetology and herpetoculture are involved in the planning of each event, and all are invited to attend.
Secure your spot for our 2020 symposium in Atlanta, GA.