2022 Conference


November 16th, 17th and 18th.

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Hotel Information

Delta Hotels Phoenix Mesa

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The TTPG Conference on Captive Care and Breeding of Turtles and Tortoises

The TTPG Conference is held each November in Mesa, Arizona. The TTPG Conference’s amazing lineup of speakers includes turtle and tortoise experts from around the world. The conference attracts attendees from all over the United States, Europe, Asia, Canada, and South America. Topics include captive care, nutrition, medical care, captive breeding, incubation tips, raising healthy offspring, enclosure design, and much more. Field trips include visits to private breeding facilities, local zoological institutions, and other interesting experiences, and there are often special evening events addressing conservation concerns, updates on legal issues and the “under 4” regulation”, presentations from USARK, Q & A sessions, and of course, lots of fun social time is enjoyed by attendees.

We hope to see you this year!

Picture History and Habitats by Chuck Schaffer

Galapagos Islands and Galapagos Tortoises by Jerry Fife

Michael Skibsted presentation on Madagascar and his adventures there. The future of turtle conservation is in the hands of the next generation.

That Stuff, Before and After by Will Espenshade

The Big Turtle Year by George L. Heinrich

Christine Light speaking about her work with the endemic species of Sulawesi

2018 TTPG Conference Field Trip at the Arizona Tortoise Compound