HErpeton 2019 Schedule, June 6-9


Marriott Courtyard

595 Hotel Circle South,  San Diego, California 92108

Website: www.Herpeton.org

CONFERENCE VIDEOGRAPHER: Brian Kusko, Triple B Reptiles


Icebreaker 5pm -8 pm

  • [6:00-7:00 pm] Reptiles and Amphibians of San Diego County: Jeff Lemm


9 am -5 pm with hour lunch break

  • [8:45-9:15 am]  Opening talk: Allen Repashy and Philippe de Vosjoli
  • [9:15-10:00 am]  The Status of Phyllomedusine treefrogs in the Amphibian Hobby: Mike Ready
  • [10:00-10:30 am]  Ficus Species for Vivariums: Jim Sherman 
  • [10:30-10:40 am]  Break
  • [10:40-11:20 am]  Overview of New Caledonian Chahoua Geckos: Andrew Gilpin
  • [11:20-11:50 am]  Ethopian Vipers: Brett Baldwin
  • [11:50-12:30 pm]  Turtles and Tortoises: Their Future in Herpetoculture: Russ Gurley
  • [12:30-1:30 pm]  Lunch
  • [1:30-1:50 pm]  BION Terrarium Center as a business and breeding operation: Dmitri Tkachev (BION, Ukraine)
  • [1:50-2:15 am] BION as a Center for Creating Reserve Populations of Rare Species, with a Focus on Parson’s Chameleon: Petr Necas (author, chameleon expert, BION, Ukraine)
  • [2:15-2:55 pm]  Carpet and Centralian Pythons: Nick Mutton (Inland Reptile)
  • [2:55-3:35 pm]  Infectious Disease, Metabolic Bone Disease, and other topics in Reptiles and Amphibians. Q&A: Scott Stahl

  • [3:35-3:45 pm]  Break
  • [3:45-4:15 pm]  The value of private hobbyists in the conservation of species diversity in amphibians: Evgenie Ryboltovsky (Zoocom, Russia)
  • [4:15-4:45 pm]  Husbandry and Propagation of Egernia: Allen Repashy
  • [4:45-5:15 pm]  Lizard Conundrum: Keeping and breeding Blue Tegu's: Russ Gurley
  • [4:55-5:00  pm]  End of Day Talk: Allen Repashy and Philippe de Vosjoli


9 am -5 pm with hour lunch break

  • [8:45-9:00 am]  Intro
  • [9:00-9:20 am]  Proactive Herpetoculture: Jordan Russell
  • [9:20-9:50 am]  Herping with Legends: Mentorship in the Field: Matthias Lemm
  • [9:50 -10:10 am]  Principles and Formulations of Bioactive Substrates: Taylor Roush
  • [10:10-10:20 am]  Break
  • [10:20-11:00 am]   The dwarf pythons of the genus Antaresia : Justin Julander 
  • [11:00-11:40 am]  Herpetoculture Costa Rica Style: Quetzal Dwyer (Reptilandia, Costa Rica)
  • [11:40-12:20]  Newts and Salamanders in Herpetoculture: Jay Sommers
  • [12:20-1:20 pm]  Lunch
  • [1:20-2:20 pm]  Does it matter if you're dull? The Emerging Role of Carotenoids in Amphibian Nutrition, Health, and Reproduction: Dr Andrea Fidgett
  • [2:20-2:50 pm]  Husbandry and of Propagation of the Borneo Earless Monitor: Rob Nixon
  • [2:50-3:00 pm]  Break
  • [3:00-3:40 pm]  Tortoises at Kapidolo Farms: Self-supported Secondary Research: Will Espenshade
  • [3:40-4:00 pm]  Western Miniatures - Keeping small Western Desert Snakes in Captivity. John Tashjian
  • [4:00-5:00 pm]  Reptile Theriogenology: New Techniques in Reproductive Management: Scott Stahl 


Banquet + Presentations. 6 pm-9 pm

  • [6:00-7:15 pm]  Meal Time
  • [7:00-8:00 pm]  Biogeography of Day Geckos in the Western Indian Ocean: Emmanuel van Heygen (Exo Terra)
  • [8:00-8:30 pm]  ‘Legends’ Awards Presentations
  • [8:30-9:00 pm]  Auction to Benefit USARK


9am -1pm

  • [9:15-9:20 am]  Intro
  • [9:20-10:00 am]   Social responsibility and the herpetoculture trade; considerations from Fijian iguanas and albino kingsnakes in the Canary Islands : Robert Fisher 
  • [10:00-10:40 am]  Mixed Species Vivariums: Philippe de Vosjoli
  • [10:40-10:50 am]  Break
  • [10:50-11:20 am]  USARK Present and Upcoming Legal and Regulatory Challenges in t: Phil Goss
  • [11:20-11:40 am]  Why Herpetoculture should be an Integral Part of our Educational System: Philippe de Vosjoli
  • [11:40-12:20 am]  The Future of Herpetoculture: Round table
  • [12:20-12:30 pm]  Closing Remarks: The Future of Herpeton: Allen Repashy/Philippe de Vosjoli