Important Dates

May 15, 2019
Registration opens

August 15, 2019
Student Travel Award Deadline

August 15, 2019
Abstract Deadline

August 15, 2019
Early Registration CLOSED

September 23, 2019
Late Registration CLOSED

The Diamondback Terrapin Working Group is pleased to announce that the 8th Symposium on the Ecology, Status, and Conservation of the Diamondback Terrapin will be hosted in  Wilmington, North Carolina, October 11-13, 2019. 

This national symposium is held every three years to discuss and present research, conservation, management strategies, and education programs focused on diamondback terrapins.  Join us to present your latest research, catch up with colleagues, and make new friends. 

Meeting News


Friday, October 11

3:30 pm -     DTWG Business Meeting (Palate Bottle Shop & Reserve)
6:00 pm -     Welcome Social (Front Street Brewery, The Beam Room)

Saturday, October 12
All events at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center

8:00 am -       Registration, Breakfast, and Welcome
9:00 am -       Plenary Talk
                        Joe Facendola, North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries
10:00 am  -    Morning Presentation Sessions
                        (Population Status, Research I)
12:30 pm -     Lunch 
1:30 pm -       Afternoon Presentation Sessions
                        (Research II, Conservation I)
3:30 pm -       Poster Session
6:00 pm -       Awards Reception and Dinner 
                        2019 Terrapin Conservation Award
                        Best Student Oral & Poster Presentation Awards
                        Silent Auction to Support DTWG Grants Program

Sunday, October 13
All events at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center

8:00 am -        Breakfast
8:30 am -        Morning Presentation Session (Conservation II)
10:15 am -      Discussion Groups
                         (Bycatch; GOMA Project; Education & Outreach; Surveys)
11:15 am -      Presentation of Discussion Group Findings
12:00 pm -      Depart

Questions regarding the Symposium may be directed to Amanda Williard (williarda@uncw.edu)