Registration is now open! Become a member or renew your membership for discounts on the symposium.
Call For Papers and Posters
Please read the instructions and return the form with abstract by November 15, 2021.
If necessary, abstracts can be submitted as late as December 23, 2021, however the form must be submitted by November 15, 2021 to ensure your participation.
Experts will be available for those needing assistance with their virtual presentations or posters and we have guidelines for each.
Multi-day, Virtual Symposium, February 2022
The Desert Tortoise Council has teamed up with the Turtle Survival Alliance to organize and implement the virtual 47th Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium in February 2022. We are very fortunate to have teamed with the Turtle Survival Alliance and their experts for the event.
The 47th Annual Symposium will have several plenary speakers, multiple sessions on focused topics, student paper awards, and a poster session managed separately on our web site with opportunities to question poster presenters.
In addition to the sessions, the Symposium will include the annual photo contest and raffles following each break.
Annual Business Meeting
The Annual Business Meeting of the Desert Tortoise Council will be held prior to the Annual Symposium. The Annual Business Meeting will include a report from the Chair of the Board of Directors, reports from committee chairs, and officer elections.
Please consider sponsoring the annual Symposium of the Desert Tortoise Council. This one-time donation will go directly to defraying the costs of the 46th Annual Symposium. For additional information on sponsorship levels and to download the sponsorship form, please click the button below.
Thank you for your support!
The Desert Tortoise Council is pleased to announce the 2022 Photo Contest to be held as part of our virtual symposium. Each year we encourage our membership to submit their best wildlife and nature photographs for a chance to win cash prizes, as well as to aid the Desert Tortoise Council in educating the public and advocating desert conservation through photography. There will be prizes and all registered attendee will be able to vote online for their favorites, see Photo Contest page for details.
The 2022 Symposium will include a set of raffles that serves as a fundraiser so the Council can continue to expand its conservation efforts for the tortoise. The raffle is only open to those who register for the Symposium and raffle tickets can be purchased during the Symposium registration process. Raffle prizes will include E-Gift Cards for field equipment and other items and raffle winners will be drawn multiple times during each day of the virtual symposium.
Past Proceedings & Abstracts
The 46th Annual Desert Tortoise Council Symposium took place as our first virtual effort during February of 2021 and was a great success. Click below to download the symposium abstracts.