Chihuahuan Desert Conference

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The Chihuahuan Desert Conference at the El Paso Zoo on November 6-8, 2019 will celebrate the opening of the new Chihuahuan Desert exhibit while bringing together local, state and federal protected area staff, educators and various stakeholders from across the Chihuahuan Desert region.  The goal of the conference will be to facilitate collaboration in the Chihuahuan Desert and to share what we are learning from ongoing research projects, conservation initiatives and educational programs.   We are planning two opening sessions, two luncheon speakers, one dinner speaker and 66 breakout sessions.

We hope to announce soon how anyone with an interest can submit an abstract to be considered for a speaking spot.   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 to set up a time to talk.

Anyone wishing to be involved in anyway as a presenter, attendee, committee member or sponsor is encouraged to fill out a conference sign up form.   Information on the program schedule, registration etc. will be emailed out to everyone during the summer of 2019.