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For two to three days in spring each year people converge in Gainesville, Florida, to participate in The Herpetology Conference, the longest running regional herp symposium in the country.

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s Division of Herpetology convened the first conference in 1976 and has hosted every conference held since then.

The gathering brings together amateur and professional herpetologists for talks, workshops, sharing of information, and exhibits of books, art, paraphernalia, and information. The conference also gives students and literature collectors the opportunity to bid on herp reprints and books.

Next Conference

The Annual Herpetology Conference is generally held in March. Dates for the 2020 conference have not been announced yet.

Florida Museum of Natural History Bulletin

Contributions from the Herpetology Conference have been published the the Bulletin in PDF format for free download.



For additional information, please contact:

Mailing Address:

University of Florida
Florida Museum of Natural History
238A Dickinson Hall
Gainesville, FL 32611-7800

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