• June 29, 2022
 Chihuahuan Desert Conference set for November, Organizers seeking participants

Courtesy Chihuahuan Desert Conference webpage

Chihuahuan Desert Conference set for November, Organizers seeking participants

While the Chihuahuan Desert Conference is just a few months away, officials are looking for presenters, abstracts and interested residents who want to help preserve the region’s complex ecosystem.

Via a news release, officials shared their hopes that the Chihuahuan Desert Conference ‘[will] bring together scientists, students, academics, land managers, and the public to build relationships and protect the Chihuahuan Desert and treasured public lands for future generations.”

“Conference presentations will be grouped around various topics relating to ongoing research projects, conservation initiatives and educational programs,” officials added.

The conference, scheduled for November 6-8, 2019, will be held at the El Paso Zoo.

The first Chihuahuan Desert Conferences (or symposiums) were first held back in the 1970s.  This will be the second conference held in El Paso and the first at the Zoo.

On the group’s website, organizers say the goal of the conference will be to facilitate collaboration in the Chihuahuan Desert and to share what we are learning from current and recent research projects, conservation initiatives and educational programs.

Officials are planning two opening sessions, two luncheon speakers, one dinner speaker and 66 breakout sessions.

To learn more about how to be a presenter and attend visit this website.

The deadline for Abstracts is September 1, the deadline for Registration is October 30.  You can receive a registration discount if you register by October 1.

Officials are blogging about the conference online and residents can stay informed by entering their email address using the “follow” link.

For any and all questions, please contact Rick LoBello, Education Curator at the El Paso Zoo at 915-217-4233.   Please text first to help prevent spam calls or send an email to lobellorl@elpasotexas.gov to set up a time to talk.

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