We had a great time at the 11th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles! In the midst of what felt like a whirlwind four days, we managed to fit in:
More than 100 presentations, covering more than 70 species of turtles and tortoises (click here for the full program and abstracts),
Four fun-filled evening events (including one at the incredible St. Louis Zoo) that allowed some time for networking, celebrating accomplishments and relaxing, AND
Getting to know (or get reacquainted with) 225 of the world's most talented and passionate "turtle folks."
We would like to thank everyone that attended, as well as our sponsors and vendors that made the meeting possible. We hope that you ALL can join us next year in Orlando, Florida, August 4-7, 2014.
2013 Sponsors: Zoo Med Laboratories, Inc. (title sponsor), Brett and Nancy Stearns, Brian Bolton, Capital of Texas Zoo, Chelonian Research Foundation, Conservation International, David Shapiro, Herpetological Resource and Management, IUCN-TFTSG, John Iverson, Kristin Berry, Nancy Reinert, Sonotronics, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Turtle Conservancy and Wendy Crofut
2013 Vendors: Advanced Telemetry Systems, Mazuri, Wildlife Materials, Inc. and Allen Press
Event partners: St. Louis Zoo