April 5-6th, 2013
The University of Florida is proud to host the 36th annual Herpetology Conference to be held at the Paramount Plaza Hotel and Suites in Gainesville, Florida.
For two days in spring each year people converge in Gainesville, Florida to participate in The Herpetology Conference, the longest running regional herp symposium in the country. The Florida Museum of Natural History's Division of Herpetology convened the first conference in 1976 and has hosted every conference held since then. The gathering brings together amateur and professional herpetologists for talks, workshops, sharing of information, and exhibits of books, art, paraphernalia, and information. The conference also gives students and literature collectors the opportunity to bid on herp reprints and books.
WE ARE CURRENTLY ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS FOR POSTERS AND PRESENTATIONS
We are accepting presentation abstracts through February 22nd and poster abstracts through April 1st. This is a great opportunity for anyone, including undergraduate students, who would like to present at a smaller, more relaxed conference. We are open to abstracts from all aspects of herpetology, including original research, in the topics of conservation, natural history, ecology, evolution, phylogeny, education, citizen science, husbandry, physiology, and veterinary medicine. There will be monetary awards for best presentation in three categories: general, student, and poster.
VENDORS: We are still accepting contracts for a limited number of vendor tables. Please contact us for more information.
NOTE: We are collecting old cell phones at the conference. So please sift through a few draws or old appliance bins, and bring some phones to donate. Thanks.