CHS Annual Conference

Annual conferences are usually held on a Friday evening to Monday in early to mid-September. Each year, conferences are held at a different location across Canada.

Members are encouraged to give presentations or submit posters on all aspects of herpetological conservation (e.g. stewardship projects, population management, education) and research (e.g. population dynamics, genetics, disease). Some annual general conferences will have symposia or workshops that address specific issues relevant to amphibian and reptile research and conservation.

Conferences are accompanied with a field trip, usually on the Monday. The Field trip provides members with an exciting opportunity to see and learn about local species and their habitat.

If you would like more information on the annual conferences and are not on the CHS mailing list, please send your questions, as well as your e-mail and telephone number to the .



This Conference is Carbon Neutral

Beginning in 2018, the CHS conference will be a carbon neutral event. The 2018 conference received carbon neutral status from Offsetters, Canada’s leading carbon management company. We achieved this status by measuring and offsetting all greenhouse gas emissions from participants’ travel to the workshop, hotel stays, as well as all the energy and paper used during the workshop. For more information about carbon offsetting, please visit



2020 CHS Conference

The 2020 Canadian Herpetological Society Conference (Part 2) will take place virtually on Sunday, December 6, 2020 (1-4pm EST).

There is no registration fee but to participate in the virtual meeting you must be a CHS member. You will need a Zoom account ( to view the talks and a YoTribe account ( to participate in the social gatherings.

We will send an email to all members with detailed scheduled information two weeks prior to the meeting. The Zoom and YoTribe links will be shared with members one week before the meeting.

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We plan to have the 2021 CHS conference and annual general meeting at Laurentian University in Sudbury in September 2021.