2018 ISG Meeting

Preparations are underway for the upcoming 2018 Iguana Specialist Group meeting!


The meeting will be held at the Fort Worth Zoo in Texas, USA, from 4–8 November 2018.


Registration is due 1 August 2018.  The Registration Fee is $140 and includes most meals and activities listed below. Late Registration after August 1st will be an additional $25 – download registration form here


Abstracts are due 30 September, Sunday. See Call for Abstracts for guidelines.


Travel award application materials are found here

For hotel reservation information click here



Sunday, 4 November:

Arrival and check-in at Courtyard Marriott.

Ice Breaker 6–9:00 pm, The Woodshed (easy walk from hotel).

Monday, 5 November: Iguana Specialist Group Meeting at Fort Worth Zoo

Tuesday, 6 November: Iguana Specialist Group Meeting at Fort Worth Zoo
Wednesday, 7 November: Iguana Specialist Group Meeting at Fort Worth Zoo

On your own afternoon Zoo Tour, including private tours of the Museum of Living Art (reptile house) and Cyclura facility.

Closing Dinner at Joe T. Garcia’s (TexMex, Stockyard attraction), 6–10:00 pm

Thursday, 8 November:

* Field trip to the Dallas World Aquarium, including tour and lunch

2018 Travel Details

Courtyard by Marriott, Fort Worth University Drive

3150 Riverfront Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76107


Group Rate: Double room with 2 queen beds, including continental breakfast for 2 people is $129 USD (+ taxes). The rate is valid starting 4 November and check-out 9 November.

The Group Rate is available now and must be reserved before 13 October 2018.
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2018 Travel Awards

A limited number of travel awards are available to attend the 2018 ISG meeting in Fort Worth, Texas. This year we will have two tiers of awards: $250 and $500, however, additional funds may be available in special circumstances. Please note that these are NOT just for students. To qualify for an award you must 1) give a presentation (poster or oral) and 2) be in need of financial assistance. Continue reading

2018 Preliminary Attendees

The following people are registered to attend the 2018 ISG Meeting and their presentations are noted.


Susannah French – Utah State University, USA

Tandora Grant – San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research, USA

John Iverson – Earlham College, USA

Melanie Litton – Audubon Nature Institute, USA

Ann-Elizabeth Nash – University of Northern Colorado, USA

“Stability of Personality and Social Networks in the Spiny-tailed Iguana, Ctenosaura similis

Bruce Weissgold – Independent, USA