Announcing the 45th Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium
February 20-23, 2020, Las Vegas, Nevada
We are encouraging our members to make their reservations at the Excalibur (where the Symposium is being held). In order for the DTC to receive a special event rate for the conference room, we need to fulfill our sleeping room contractual obligations. To reserve your room at the Excalibur.
Room rates are $50.00/Thursday, $70/Friday, $90/Saturday. All rooms are subject to a room tax plus a daily resort fee ($35) per room. The cut off date for reservations is January 21, 2020. If you are self-parking a car, let the front desk know and they will give you a key to park at a rate of $10/day.
Please note, the hotel does not provide an airport shuttle.
The symposium registration form will be available soon! Please check back here take advantage of early-bird registration rates. If your registration is postmarked, or processed online, after January 21, 2020 rates are higher.
The registration fee includes:
- 2 continental breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday);
- 2 refreshment breaks (Friday and Saturday);
- Friday evening mixer with carving stations, dessert bar and no-host bar; and
- Saturday night dinner buffet and no-host bar banquet with guest speaker
There is also a Meal Plan available for purchase for those that do not attend the General Session (spouses, vendors, etc.).
Please join us as a member or remember to renew your membership dues at this time to be eligible to receive the member registration rate.
Please consider sponsoring the annual Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. This one-time donation will go directly to defraying the costs of the 45th Annual Symposium. For additional information on sponsorship levels and to download the sponsorship form, please click the button below.
Thank you for your support!
Raffle & Auction Donations
A raffle/auction is held at the Annual Symposium as a fundraiser so the Council can continue to expand its conservation efforts for the tortoise. All donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. The DTC would like to encourage the donation of appropriate items in support of our fundraising efforts.
Please download/complete the donation form below and send or email it using the contact information provided.
Please check back in the coming months for more registration details and other information about the 2020 symposium. Meanwhile, we have some documents available below, and feel free to browse this section for general information and details from this year’s event.