2020 Symposium

18th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

3-7 August 2020 – Charleston, South Carolina

Joint Annual meeting of the Turtle Survival Alliance and IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, sponsored by

August 2 – Workshop – Build your own GPS Datalogger at Embassy Suites

August 3

  • Field Trip – Buses depart for the Turtle Survival Center at 8:00 am, return by 2:00 pm.
  • Turtle Conservation Fund Annual Meeting (2:00 pm, closed to public) at Embassy Suites
  • Workshop – How to Write a Scientific Paper, hosted by Jeff Seminoff (editor for Chelonian Conservation & Biology) and others. (2:00 pm) at Embassy Suites
  • Icebreaker – At the South Carolina Aquarium (6:30 pm)

August 4 – Opening sessions, plenary/keynote.

  • Drink Beer. Save Turtles.® Event at Rusty Bull Brewing Co.

August 5 – Concurrent Sessions

August 6 – Concurrent Sessions.

  • Evening Banquet with Awards Ceremony

August 7 – Half day of single session longer talks.