2019 Symposium

17th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

August 4 - August 8, 2019

The 17th Annual Symposium will be hosted in

Tucson, Arizona

(Make Your Hotel Reservations HERE)

A breathtaking desert sanctuary located in a lush 100-acre desert garden at the foothills of the magnificent Santa Catalina Mountains, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort captures the spirit, beauty and culture of the Southwest’s Sonoran Desert. Guestrooms offer private terraces, breathtaking views of the area and every creature comfort. Resort facilities include two signature 18-hole golf courses, two pools, tennis courts, hiking trails, and par course. A variety of dining options include the innovative Flying V Bar and Grill. Group facilities feature 37,000 square feet for up to 1,500.

Note, the technology used for online reservations may show “unavailable” if guests try to book rooms outside of the actual conference dates, or if the block fills.  It is best to have individuals that are interested in staying pre/post conference dates to call (800-234-5117) if they wish if arriving early or staying later than the contracted dates.

 The meeting, co-hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and the IUCN Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (TFTSG), will once again be sponsored by Zoo Med Laboratories. Events will commence with an ice-breaker held at the conference hotel Sunday August 4th, and conclude with a banquet Wednesday, August 7th. August 8th will have single session talks in the morning. Stay tuned for more conference announcements.

**Conference quick links will become active as they become available.**

The Annual TSA/IUCN-TFTSG Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles is THE chelonian event of the year! We look forward to seeing you in Tucson!

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Photo: Curtis Ippolito