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Atlanta

Georgia

Atlanta

Georgia

IHS 2020
SCHEDULE

June 17
WEDNESDAY

9:00am-4:00pm

New! Species Specific Symposium: Boelens Python, hosted by Ari Flagle of the Fort Worth Zoo 

7:00pm-10:00pm

Evening ice-breaker at the hotel.

June 18
THURSDAY

Keynote & Speaker Presentations at the hotel

June 19
FRIDAY

Speaker Presentations at the hotel and Field Trip: ZOO ATLANTA

Transport and dinner provided by IHS.

June 20
SATURDAY

Speaker Presentations and Banquet Ceremony at the hotel. Plus live auction!

(FULL SCHEDULE TBD)
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Special Thanks To

Robert Hill 

LOCAL HOST 

Mark Mandica 

LOCAL HOST 

Erin Jackson 

LOGO DESIGN 

IHS 2020
SPEAKERS

Keynote Speaker

Joseph Mendelson III, PhD
DIRECTOR OF HERPETOLOGICAL RESEARCH,

ZOO ATLANTA

Banquet Speaker

Whit Gibbons, PhD

PROFESSOR EMERITUS, 

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA 

 

General Symposium Speakers

Andrew Durso, PhD

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIVERSITY 

Cindy Steinle

BOARD MEMBER, CHICAGO HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY; FOUNDER, SMALL SCALE REPTILE RESCUE 

Justyne Lobello

GEORGIA REPTILE SOCIETY

Bruce Means, PhD

PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS,

COASTAL PLAINS INSTITUTE AND LAND CONSERVANCY 

John Tashjian

BIOLOGIST, PHOTOGRAPHER, AND WWII VET!

Mark Mandica

DIRECTOR, AMPHIBIAN FOUNDATION

Kent Vliet, PhD

COORDINATOR OF LABORATORIES, UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Bruce Shwedick

DIRECTOR, CROCODILE CONSERVATION CENTER OF FLORIDA 

Bryan Waterloo

DIRECTOR, VARANUS CONSERVATION CENTER 

Clint Guadiana

CURATOR OF HERPETOLOGY,  

GLADYS PORTER ZOO 

Heather Barrett

DEPUTY DIRECTOR,  

BELIZE FOUNDATION FOR RESEARCH AND ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION (BFREE)

Dustin Smith

CURATOR OF HERPETOLOGY,  

NORTH CAROLINA ZOO

Sarah Brabec

1 MILLION LETTERS OFFICER,  

RESERVA

Robert Hill

ASSISTANT CURATOR OF HERPETOLOGY,  

ZOO ATLANTA 

Roger Carter

TREASURER,

HOOSIER HERPETOLOGICAL SOCIETY

Stephen Spear, PhD

DIRECTOR OF WILDLIFE ECOLOGY,

THE WILDS

Kristen Wiley 

CURATOR,

KENTUCKY REPTILE ZOO

Brian Hudson

PHD STUDENT, WILDLIFE AND FISHERIES 

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY 

 

Boelen's Python Symposium Speakers

 

Hosted By:

Ari Flagle 

PROJECT BLACK PYTHON 

Keith McPeek 

 

Merryelli Rodriguez

 

Tom Weidner 

  

Quetzal Dwyer 

PARQUE REPTILANDIA  

Nicolas Hussard 

  

Warren Booth 

Lawrence Ketchington 

 

 

Collegiate Speed Session Speakers

 

TBA

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