2018 HERP SYMPOSIUM
October 31 - November 1, 2018 | USDA APHIS Conference Center | Riverdale, MD
Issues in Reptile & Amphibian Conservation & Culture
Hear from issue experts and government officials on legal, regulatory, conservation & other issues impacting herps
Are you a herpetologist, agency staff, public health official, hobbyist, veterinarian, or otherwise seriously interested in the responsible regulation and management of herps in the wild and as pets? Then you need to be at the 2018 Herp Symposium.
The 2018 Herp Symposium is a two-day program built through the collaboration of a 9-person steering committee to inform attendees and foster discussion from all viewpoints on today's most important legal, regulatory, health, and conservation issues impacting the management of reptiles and amphibians in the wild, as pets, and their role as a complement to our natural resources here in the United States.
SHUTTLE FOR SYMPOSIUM ATTENDEES STAYING OR PARKING AT THE HOTEL AT UMD
Limited shuttle service will be available on both days between The Hotel at UMD and USDA APHIS Facility.
Morning Shuttles from The Hotel to Symposium at USDA APHIS:
* Each bus to do 2 loops between The Hotel at UMD and USDA APHIS
Shuttle starts at 8:30am from The Hotel on 10/31 & 11/01
NOTE: NO SHUTTLE SERVICE AT LUNCH BREAK for either day of the Symposium. Plan accordingly.
Lunch options are limited , and several fast-casual options are a 15-minute walk.
Lunch may be provided however those options have not been finalized at this point.
Afternoon Shuttles from USDA APHIS to The Hotel & Reception:
* Each bus to do 2 loops between USDA APHIS and The Hotel at UMD
Shuttle starts at end of final session for the day.
$7 DISCOUNTED PARKING RATE AVAILABLE AT THE HOTEL AT UMD PARKING GARAGE/LOT
For your convenience, parking at a discounted rate of $7 is available at The Hotel at the University of Maryland. Just present your Symposium ticket upon exit to receive the reduced rate.
The Hotel at the University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Ave
College Park, MD 20740
While parking is available at the USDA APHIS facility in the main parking lot, it is not necessarily convenient. When you arrive, press the button at the gate and let them know you are here for the Symposium if asked. Space may be limited and far away from the building.
Limited shuttle service will take attendees parking or staying at The Hotel to the Symposium and return to The Hotel at the end of the day's sessions.