Tuesday, July 22, 2008

2008 IRCF Show Schedule

We're steadily working on appearing at the following reptile shows to help bring awareness to endangered reptile conservation. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the faces behind IRCF and learn about how you can make a difference!

Highlights from 2007 shows: http://www.ircf.org/news122507.php
More photos can be seen in the IRCF on the Move section in the IGUANA journal.

Due to logistical constraints, IRCF has been primarily able to attend only West Coast venues. If you wish to help represent IRCF at shows in your area, please contact Sandy Binns at sb [at] ircf.org

To date, these are our planned shows to attend:
August 9-10
San Jose Reptile Show
San Jose, CA
IRCF attendees: John & Sandy Binns, Mike Kern

November 8-9
Michigan Society of Herpetologists
Annual Reptile and Amphibian Super Expo 2008/
24th Annual Midwest Herpetological Symposium
Radisson Hotel Detroit-Livonia
Livonia, MI
IRCF attendees: Desiree Wong

Planning still in the works:

September 6-7
North American Reptile Breeders Conference
Anaheim Convention Center
Anaheim, CA

September 13-14
Sacramento Reptile Show
Sacramento Convention Center
Sacramento, CA

October 4
Wildlife Conservation Expo Day
Mission Bay Convention Center
San Francisco Bay Area, CA

October 11-12
North American Reptile Breeders Conference
Tinley Park Holiday Inn Select & Convention Center
Tinley Park, IL
November 15-16
North American Reptile Breeders Conference
Chantilly, VA

Attended Shows:
February 23-24
North American Reptile Breeders Conference
Arlington Convention Center
Arlington, TX
IRCF attendees: Desiree Wong, Jen Periat, Jane Billette, Bob MacCarger, Joel and Courtney Ebarb, Susan MuleThank you to our members Jen, Jane and Bob for travelling out to TX, as well as local members Joel, Courtney and Susan to assist with the show! Our show animal will be Kismet, a female cyclura hybrid. Very appreciative "Thank yous!" to the show promoters Bob Ashley and Brian Potter for our donated exhibit space; we appreciate your support! Look for us next to fellow IRCF member Nigel Marven!!!
April 12-13
University of IllinoisChicago, IL
IRCF attendees: Desiree Wong