Day 1: August 6th, 2020

18th Annual Symposium

on the Conservation and Biology of

Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles

— A Virtual Experience —

sponsored by

See Virtual Poster Session One on August 6th at 9AM EDT by clicking HERE.

Watch the entire live-stream from August 6th, 2020 here on YouTube or individually below!


Keynote Address

- Building the Photo Ark -

Joel Sartore

11:30AM EDT



Each day's session began at 11AM EDT. Click HERE for the full program.




August 13

  • Sessions: Bigger Concepts/Reviews & Status Assessments

August 20

  • Session: Conservation Planning

August 27

  • Sessions: Field Techniques & Turtles on the Move

September 3 

  • Sessions: Field Studies & Population Demographics
  • Virtual Poster Session 2

September 10

  • Sessions: Western Pond Turtles & Invasive Species

September 17

  • Sessions: Field Studies of Conservation Action & More from the Field

September 24

  • Sessions: Human Impacts on Landscapes and Turtles & Wildlife Laws, Legends, and Trafficking Initiatives