KHS Meetings
The KHS holds an annual meeting in the fall of each year. The meeting is, minimally, a two day event with lectures and presentations by herpetologists. All interested individuals are invited to make presentations. The annual meeting is also the time of the Saturday night social and fund-raising auction. All are invited to bid on herpetologically oriented items (except for live animals or parts thereof) donated by a variety of sources including members.

KHS 2016 Annual Meeting Information

Latest Announcements:
  • FRIDAY NIGHT KHS SOCIAL SET:
  • Join other herpetological enthusiasts Friday evening for a social at Fuel Bar and Grill (information below) starting at 6pm. We'll have an area cordoned off specially for KHS, just ask for the area at the door. There are many other venues close by where you may migrate to afterwards, including a dance club.
  • Fuel Bar and Grill
  • 7300 W 119th St
  • Overland Park, KS 66213
  • (913) 451-0444
  • Auction (Saturday evening) will be held at the Leawood City Hall @ 4800 Town Center Dr, Leawood, KS 66211.

We are pleased to announce that The Kansas Herpetological Society will be hosting its 43nd Annual Meeting 5-6 November 2016 at Rockhurst University, 1100 Rockhurst Road, Kansas City, Missouri 64110. Scientific paper sessions and general meeting activities will be held at Rockhurst Univeristy while the annual KHS Auction and associated festivities will be held at Leawood City Hall - 4800 Town Center Drive -- Leawood, KS 66211. Herpetologists at all levels of expertise are encouraged and urged to give scientific paper presentations. An award and stipend (The George Toland Award for Ecological Research on North American Herpetofauna) will be presented for an outstanding student presentation at the end of the meeting, so students are strongly encouraged to participate. Additionally, all presentations concerning Kansas herpetofauna are eligible for the The Suzanne L. & Joseph T. Collins Award for Excellence in Kansas Herpetology.
The KHS annual meeting provides an opportunity for herpetologists and other like-minded individuals interested in amphibians, reptiles and turtles to come together for scientific lectures and friendly intellectual discussion. There is ample opportunity for socializing in a collegial and supportive atmosphere. Meeting registration is only $15.00. Refreshments throughout the meeting as well as beer at the Saturday evening KHS Auction will be, as always, free.

KHS members atending the meeting will receive a copy of Amphibians, Reptiles, and Turtles in Kansas by Josepht T. Collins, Suzanne L. Collins, and Travis W. Taggart. The hardback copy is provided gratis by the Center for North American Herpetology.

During the KHS Business Meeting (Saturday Afternoon) and KHS Auction (Saturday evening).... the following awards will be presented:

  • The Suzanne L. and Joseph T. Collins Award for excellence in Kansas herpetology. Bestowed upon a member of the KHS who, in the preceding two calendar years, accomplished the following: Had published a paper of academic excellence on the systematics, ecology, or conservation of a native species of Kansas amphibian, turtle, and/or reptile in the Journal of Kansas Herpetology, Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, Herpetological Review, or the Journal of Herpetology, and/or presented a lecture of excellence on the systematics, ecology, or conservation of a native species of Kansas amphibian(s) and/or reptile(s).
  • Howard Kay Gloyd/Edward Harrison Tayleor Scholarships. The KHS annually grants a scholarships named for Howard K. Gloyd and Edward H. Taylor, two distinguished Kansas herpetologists.
  • Alan H. Kamb Grant for research on Kansas snakes. The KHS annually awards a grant ($300.00) in honor and memory of Alan H. Kamb, longtime supporter and member of the Kansas Herpetological Society.
  • George Toland Award for Ecological Research on North American Herpetofauna. CNAH and the KHS annually makes an award ($200.00) in honor and memory of George Toland, a longtime supporter and member of the Kansas Herpetological Society.
  • Henry S. Fitch-Dwight R. Platt Award for Excellence in Field Herpetology. The KHS annually makes an award ($200.00) to a KHS member that, in the recent past, made a significant herpetological discovery in the field or conducted significant herpetological field work that contributed to our knowledge of these creatures.
  • Meshaka Award. Is given to the best poster presented at the KHS Annual Meeting.

KHS 2016 Annual Meeting Auction

The annual KHS Auction and associated festivities will be held at Leawood City Hall - 4800 Town Center Drive -- Leawood, KS 66211. Auctioneer Dan Fogell, will provide the entertainment and the KHS will supply snacks and beverages. Bring herpetological items to donate (the more scandalous the better) and join us for a relaxing and fun-filled evening.

KHS 2016 Annual Meeting Lodging Options

The following lodging options are available for the 43rd KHS Meeting in Kansas City, Missouri.

Preferred choice: (close to auction)
Book your group rate for Kansas Herpetological Society Room Block
Courtyard by Marriott
11301 Metcalf Avenue
Overland Park, KS
66210
• We have reserved 20 King room @84.00 USD and 10 Double Queen rooms @104.00 USD per night. Reservations have to be made by Friday, October 14.
• Guest may use this Book your group rate for Kansas Herpetological Society Room Block link or they can call Marriott Reservations at 1-800-321-2211 or 913-339-9900 making sure to identify themselves as part of the Kansas Herpetological Society Room Block

Ask for Rockhurst rates at these fine hotels.
Country Club Plaza
4600 JC Nichols Parkway
Kansas City, MO 64112
816-285-9755

Hampton Inn & Suites
Country Club Plaza
4600 Summit
Kansas City, MO 64112
816-448-4600

KHS 2016 Annual Meeting Submitted Titles



Past KHS Annual Meeting Programs
1974
Topeka,
Kansas
1975
Topeka,
Kansas
1976
Lawrence,
Kansas
1977
Emporia,
Kansas
1978
Caldwell,
Kansas
1979
Topeka,
Kansas
1980
Lawrence,
Kansas
1981
Wichita,
Kansas
1982
Lawrence,
Kansas
1983
Lawrence,
Kansas
1984
Fredonia,
Kansas
1985
Topeka,
Kansas
1986
Lawrence,
Kansas
1987
Emporia,
Kansas
1988
Lawrence,
Kansas
1989
Wichita,
Kansas
1990
Lawrence,
Kansas
1991
Pratt,
Kansas
1992
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Pending
1993
Emporia,
Kansas
1994
Wichita,
Kansas
1995
Lawrence,
Kansas
1996
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Pending
1997
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Pending
1998
Lawrence,
Kansas
1999
Pratt,
Kansas
2000
Kansas City,
Missouri
2001
Topeka,
Kansas
2002
Lawrence,
Kansas
2003
Emporia,
Kansas
2004
Manhattan,
Kansas
2005
Pittsburg,
Kansas
2006
Hays,
Kansas
2007
Topeka,
Kansas
2008
Wichita,
Kansas
2009
Olathe,
Kansas
2010
Topeka,
Kansas
2011
Wichita,
Kansas
2012
Hays,
Kansas
2013
Wichita,
Kansas
2014
Manhattan,
Kansas
2015
Hays,
Kansas
2016
Kansas City,
Missouri