CANCELLED due to Government shutdown affecting a lot of the speakers and planner
You are receiving this email because you have registered to attend or to receive more information regarding the 2013 Reptile & Amphibian Law Conference & Workshop in Washington D.C.
The 2013 National Reptile & Amphibian Law Symposium & Workshop scheduled for November 8-10 in Washington, D.C. has been canceled and will be re-scheduled for early in 2014 if possible.
Even with the resolution of the federal shutdown, the co-hosting organizations have determined it will be impossible to hold the 2013 National Reptile & Amphibian Law Symposium & Workshop as planned.
After many weeks of discussion between the event co-hosts, it has been decided that it would be better to re-schedule than to attempt to put together the event this year, even in a reduced format.
As at last year's event, many of the confirmed speakers and panelists for the 2013 event were to be representatives of federal agencies, all of which have been directly impacted by the shutdown. Whether it was D.C.-based agencies such as the US Fish & Wildlife Service that were unable to submit panelists or coordinate topics, or agencies that would have to travel such as the FDA and CDC that were unable to submit travel requests, the time remaining is just not enough to co-ordinate the myriad details of an event of this size and nature.
Once these agencies and their representatives have returned from the shutdown, we will coordinate with them and the co-hosts of the event, AZA, PIJAC, USARK, ARAV, NRAAC, and George Washington University, to re-schedule the event in D.C. for early 2014
For more information on the re-scheduled National Reptile & Amphibian Law Symposium & Workshop in Washington, D.C., when it becomes available, please visit our website at http://nraac.org