Hello IHS Community,


IHS Atlanta meeting will be postponed until June 9-12, 2021


This was a difficult decision, but the right thing to do considering the current public health and financial crisis we are all facing.


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 vpoole@fortworthzoo.org.

If you have already made hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly to rebook.


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! 


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 jens@fieldprojects.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, 


Jennifer Stabile

IHS Presiden


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:

  1. 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

  2. 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.

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Secure your spot for our 2021 symposium in Atlanta, GA.


Since 1983 we have been compiling the information shared at each IHS symposium. These reports have been scanned, digitized and archived for your reference and perusal.

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