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2012 International Herp Symposium in Maryland July 25-28
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While not 100% frog or Amphibian related...this is a great time and an AWESOME small Zoo venue. I HOPE I can attend this.

The Catocin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo and the International Herpetological Symposium Inc. invite you to attend the 35th Annual Meeting of the International Herpetological Symposium. The meeting will be held at the Ramada BWI Airport Hotel in Hanover, Maryland.

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Schedule of Events:

Three days of presentations on Herpetology, Herpetoculture, and Reptile Veterinary Medicine. Reception and Icebreaker sponsored by REPTILES Magazine, Banquet and Auction. The IHS Vendor tables will be open to the public and IHS registrants at no charge during the entire conference with an incredibly diverse selection of herpetocultural supplies, artwork, books, and other items.

Reception & Icebreaker Sponsor


Wednesday - July 25, 2012.


8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Tour of the National Zoo Reptile Exhibit The cost will be $35.00 per person and will include lunch and transportation.

7:00 P.M. IHS Registration Table opens in the IHS VIP Suite. Please check in to receive your registration and information packet. The registration table will also be open from 8:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. on Thursday and Friday at lecture hall.

7:00 P.M. Casual Reception/Icebreaker begins in IHS VIP Suite at the hotel. Free refreshments, beer and lots of fun and casual conversation.


Thursday - July 26, 2012

8:30 A.M. Opening remarks and welcome.

8:45 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Speaker Presentations


Friday - July 27, 2012

8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Speaker Presentations

5:30 P.M. 10:00 P.M. Picnic at the Catocin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo. Transportation to and from Catocin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo provided by IHS.

Saturday - July 28, 2012

8:30 A.M. until 4:30 P.M. Speaker Presentations

4:30 P.M. Closing remarks and announcements.

6:30 P.M. until 12:00 P.M. IHS Banquet at the hotel. Banquet speaker presentation. Presentation of the Joseph Laszlo Memorial award. Herp Photo Contest winners announced. Annual IHS auction.

REGISTRATION

Registration fee of $135, spouse $65 are due on or before July 1, 2012; after July 1, - $175, spouse $75. We accept VISA and MasterCard. CHECKS MUST BE IN USD FUNDS.

The prices above DO NOT INCLUDE the Saturday Banquet which is an additional charge of $40.00

which includes beer and wine.

Daily Pricing Also Available

Thurs. 7/26/12 $40 on or before July 1, 2012; $55 after July 1, 2012 --- Lectures Only

Friday 7/27/12 $55 on or before July 1, 2012; $65 after July 1, 2012 --- Lectures, Evening Zoo Trip and Picnic

Sat. 7/28/12 $40 on or before July 1, 2012; $55 after July 1, 2012 --- Lectures and Auction

Sat. 7/38/12 $80 on or before July 1, 2012; $95 after July 1, 2012 ---Lectures, banquet and Auction.

IHS Hotel room rates if booked by June 30, 2012: $89/day Single/Double. Hotel Reservations must be made directly with the Ramada BWI Airport Hotel, 7253 Parkway Drive, Hanover, MD 21076. Call the hotel at: (410) 712-4300 or Fax: (410) 712-0921 or Reservations: 1-888-288-4982 US Toll Free Reservations. The hotel website can be found here http://www.bwiramada.com/

When making your hotel reservations mention the International Herpetological Symposium to secure special group rate.
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