Register to Attend the 9th Hellbender Symposium

Hellbender_Symposium_2019_V6.1_crop image only

Registration is limited to 110 participants and closed at midnight on Friday, April 1, 2019. All sales are final and non-refundable.

Registration for the 2019 Hellbender Symposium is administered through Virginia Tech’s Commerce Manager solution for online information and payment collection.

Once registration is complete, you will receive a confirmation of payment via email. If you intend to present a platform talk or poster at the symposium, you must register for the symposium first, and then provide the title and abstract information on the Presentation and Abstract Submission page.

If you are a government agency employee and are concerned about meeting the registration deadline due to approval processes, please contact us.

Registration Fee: $100.00
Student Registration Fee: $75.00
Partner/Spouse Fee (includes dinner/socials only): $60.00

Registration Cost Includes:

  • 2 days of presentations and updates from peers and colleagues contributing to hellbender conservation and biology
  • 2 exhibitions:
    • Hellbender nest box construction and implementation
    • Outreach and education materials
  • Social and dinner each evening of the program and live music
  • Free drink ticket at Monday and Wednesday’s socials, and drinks included for Tuesday night’s social
  • Commemorative event t-shirt:

T-shirts are Bella + Canvas Jersey, 100% pre-shrunk combed ringspun cotton jersey, which runs small for sizing.

T-shirt design will feature the Hellbender Symposium art created by Mark Mandica, founder and director of The Amphibian Foundation in Atlanta, GA:










Not included in Registration Fee:

  • Hotel room (breakfast is included in your lodging rate) – Lodging and meeting venue at the Hyatt Place Blacksburg. Reservations should be made under the Hellbender Symposium group (rate code VTHS), available online or by calling1-540-552-7500.
  • Lunch each day – more than a dozen dining options within walking distance from the meeting venue!

Questions about the 2019 symposium? Please contact the Global Change Center coordinator at