About the conference:

The Flamingo Symposium begins October 5th with an evening icebreaker and features three days of talks from October 6-8, 2014. The talks will be held at the Bahia Resort Hotel at 998 W. Mission Bay Drive, San Diego CA, 92109.

The venue is located near SeaWorld; surrounding motels are convenient to the international airport, fifteen museums, beaches and recreation areas.

The San Diego Zoo and San Diego Zoo Safari Park are located nearby and accessible by car or public transportation. There are only 30 spots each for the pre and post symposium trips!

San Diego Zoo Safari Park trip registration will be open at the registration table on October 5th.

Online Registration is now closed

Conference registration will be available at the Bahia beginning at 4:00 PM October 5th. - $250

The Registration fee includes: Sunday Icebreaker, all talks on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, plus 1 Thursday SeaWorld tour and 1 Thursday evening Banquet.

Hotel reservations will be the responsibility of the individuals and will require a credit card to hold the room.

The merchandise page has been updated. T-shirts and other merchandise now available!!

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Onnie Byers

IUCN SSC’s Chair – Conservation Breeding Specialist Group

Onnie earned her Ph.D. in reproductive physiology from the University of Minnesota and completed a post doctoral fellowship at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoo in Washington D.C. Onnie joined the IUCN SSC’s Conservation Breeding Specialist Group in 1991 as a Program Officer and was promoted to the position of Executive Director in 2005, and appointed Chair in 2011. In addition to leading the organization, Onnie oversees its global climate change initiative and shares with CBSG’s Program Officers responsibility for design and facilitation of a wide range of Species Conservation Planning and other CBSG workshops. Onnie is dedicated to the transfer of these tools and processes to conservationists around the world. Onnie was integral in the establishment of the Amphibian Ark and continues to serve on its executive committee. She also serves on the SSC Steering Committee, the International Species Information System (ISIS) Board, the Conservation and Sustainability Committee of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums, and the Board of the Emerging Wildlife Conservation Leaders (EWCL).