NARBC Dallas = OVER 440 tables!
You read that correctly. NARBC Dallas is going to be over 100 tables bigger than it was in Arlington (see show map below). Tons of vendors and tons of fun. This is truly a Texas-sized show and you do not want to miss it.
Do not forget about the USARK benefit auction on Saturday night following the show. The auction has both live and silent portions so there are opportunities for everyone. Show attendees can come and hang out with the vendors while enjoying the always amusing antics performed by Brian Potter. Thank you to all of the donors who make these fundraisers possible! See an auction flyer below. USARK appreciates the continued support from Bob, Brian, and the NARBC crew.

USARK always needs volunteers at reptile shows we attend and we cannot thank those who help us enough. You are HUGE contributors to making our mission possible. We can use 6-8 volunteers on Saturday (throughout the afternoon and evening for auction purposes) and 2-4 people on Sunday (for 1-2 hours). If you can help, email Please note that volunteers must represent USARK and the herp community professionally and maturely.
Show Schedule: April 13-14
Friday: Setup and VIP only
Saturday: 10:00-5:00 (VIP at 7:30 AM)
Auction: 6:00 PM Saturday at the Renaissance Hotel next door to the show (Landmark Ballroom)
Sunday: 11:00-4:00 (VIP at 10:00 AM)
Dallas Market Hall
2200 N. Stemmons Fwy
Dallas, Texas 75207
More information at
AUCTION NOTES: There will be adult-oriented language and shenanigans at the auction. While everyone is welcome, parents should be advised if bringing children. There will be appetizers and a cash bar.
The Reptile Talks: 1st Symposium!
Have you heard about The Reptile Talks happening in Anaheim in May? Speakers from all over the country are coming to this not-for-profit event to share their knowledge with attendees. The Reptile Talks seeks to promote inclusion and provide content that benefits the entire hobby; not just one segment or another. The goal is to run the gamut of interests in the community.

On Saturday night, there will be a celebration of the life and impact of Bob Mailloux. This observance is open to everyone.

The Reptile Talks will donate all proceeds after operating expenses to USARK. There will also be an auction for USARK that is open to the public on Saturday night and donations from anyone are appreciated.

See two promo/informational images below.

Get more details and follow on social media at:

Register and book hotel room(s) at:
Instagram: @thereptiletalks or


May 17: Ice Breaker/Meet & Greet
May 18: 9:00-5:00 Talks, 6:00 USARK Benefit Auction (open to Public), 7:00 Celebration of Bob Mailloux (open to Public)
May 19: 9:00-5:00 Talks

Hilton Anaheim, 777 W Convention Way, Anaheim, CA 92802
Avalon Room (located on the first floor, east side of the Hilton lobby)
Internation Herpetological Symposium
Registration is open! The first Symposium of Captive Propagation and Husbandry of Reptiles and Amphibians was held in June 1976. That evolved into what we know today as the International Herpetological Symposium (IHS). The 46th meeting of the IHS will be in Knoxville, Tennessee. The city is also home to Zoo Knoxville (IHS tour/banquet on June 21) and nearby herping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Each year the IHS is held in a different location. Its purpose is to disseminate information and research pertaining to the natural history, conservation biology, captive management, and propagation of amphibians and reptiles. IHS also seeks to build a community open to all individuals interested in reptiles and amphibians.

See the IHS promo image below.

Register and hotel info:
New USARK shirt design from Adeline Robinson!
We have two colors available (see below) of our new design featuring an axolotl! One color is an online exclusive with a very limited supply.

This screen-printed, cotton/polyester blend shirt is extremely soft and wrinkle-resistant with a slightly modern fit. Each shirt includes free shipping and one USARK sticker! Get yours now!

Link 1 (heather indigo):
Link 2 (heather berry) online exclusive:
Find A Vet
Need a good herp veterinarian? The Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians (ARAV) can help. ARAV provides a free Find-A-Vet service at
USARK Shirts and Hats are Available Online
Our shop is open at just click the "Shop" link in the menu on our website). We currently have two shirts and three hats available for sale.

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