East Texas Herpetological Society

East Texas Herpetological Society


ethsnews@hotmail.com

ETHS is dedicated to the education of its members and the general public about the natural history, ecology, husbandry, conservation, proper care and treatment of reptiles and amphibians.

The ETHS is a nonprofit corporation operating under charter in the State of Texas subject to the rules and regulations of IRS 501(c)(3).

27th Annual Expo and Conference

Brookhollow Crowne Plaza

12801 Northwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77040

Reptiles and amphibians available for sale on Sunday only

Expo Information

Vendor List

Vendor Information

 

Friday, September 15th

Welcome Party – 7PM Vendor and Conference attendee welcome party with refreshments, drinks, margaritas, and finger foods

Saturday, September 16th

Donuts, coffee, juice @ 8AM

Conference – 9 AM to 5 PM

Banquet – 7-9PM
Keynote Presentation – 7-9 PM
Auction – 9 to 11 PM

Sunday, September 17th

Sunday, September 17th, from 11 AM to 5PM.
Expo Information

 

Registration

expo flyer information

MEMBERS

Before 9/8/17

Conference and Banquet $55
Conference without Banquet $35
Conference only for children under 12 FREE

After 9/28/17

Conference and Banquet $60
Conference without Banquet $35
Conference only for children under 12 FREE

NON-MEMBERS

Before 9/8/17

Conference and Banquet $60
Conference without Banquet $40
Conference only for children under 12 FREE

After 9/8/17

Conference and Banquet $70
Conference without Banquet $40
Conference only for children under 12 FREE

 

Did you know you can now use PayPal to pay for your conference admission? See “PayPal” below for more information!
Register early and save! Complete your registration form and send it to:

ETHS Conference and Expo
c/o David Doherty
25206 Grogan’s Mill Road
The Woodlands, Texas 77380

 

PayPal

For your convenience, we are now accepting payment for vendor tables and conference registration through PayPal. Please add an additional 3% of your total to cover the cost of this service. Use the PayPal link below to submit your payment. Even if you use PayPal, you still need to fill out the appropriate forms and send them in.




At this time, we are not accepting PayPal payments for tickets to the Breeders Expo on Sunday, September, 29th.

 

Guest Speakers

Saturday, September 15
Conference – 9 AM to 5 PM

  •  After a while Crocodile – Status and Conflict Management of the American Crocodile in Costa Rica – Dr. Mahmood Sasa
  •  Serpientes, Lagaritas, Tortugas, Oh mi… – Herpetological Diversity of the Sierra Madre Oriental – Michael Price
  •  Reptiles and Exotic Pets – Perspectives from a Veterinary Surgeon – Dr. Michael McFadden
  •  Reptiles as a Teaching Aid – Walter Palmisano 
  • Using Mitochrondial DNA to determine the locality of Lampropeltis alterna – Dr. Larry Nordyke
  • The Dry-forest Reptiles and Amphibians of Middle America – Synopsis of an amazing FaunalAssemblage – Dr. Mahmood Sasa
  • Venomous Snakes and Snakebites in the American Tropics – Ray Morgan

Banquet and Keynote Presentation – 7 to 9 PM 

      •  Herping in the Peruvian Amazon Region – Matt Cage

9:00 PM – Auction to benefit Herpotological studies in the state of Texas

 

Every now and then we may run a little ahead or behind. We make every effort to get back on schedule as quickly as possible. If there is someone you are particularly interested in seeing, please plan to show up several minutes before their appointed time.

 

Auction Donations

Our yearly banquet night auction is one of our few chances to raise funds for the ETHS. We would greatly appreciate any donations you would like to make whether in the form of herp products or live animals. If you let us know about your generosity by September 8, 2017 we will acknowledge you in our program and on our website. Please contact Gina Disteldorf at (713)329-9304 or gdisteldorf@comcast.net.

Thank you to the following folks who have donated early for our auction this year:

Hotel Reservations

The Crowne Plaza is making available a special room rate of $82 per night for single or double occupancy for attendees of our conference. To receive these rates you must make your reservations by August 29th, 2016  and let them know you will be attending the conference. After this date, these rates may go up. Call 1(800)2CROWNE for reservations

 

Contacts

David Doherty
(281)367-4963
Ddohertydvm@comcast.net

Buzz Jehle
(713)725-5914
buzz@logi.us

Mike Rapley
(281)224-0790
mrapley@comcast.net

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Live Reptile & Amphibian Expo!
Sunday, September 17th 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Note that live animals are only for sale on Sunday, Sept. 17