Mark your calendars for the 42nd Annual and 1st ever Virtual Meeting of the Gopher Tortoise Council on November 13, 2020.

Abstract Submissions

The deadline for submitting abstracts for virtual presentations is October 15th. Talks will include three virtual presentation types:

1) regular 15-minute talks with 5 minutes for questions

2) 5-minute speed talks

3) poster presentations

Click HERE for guidelines for submitting abstracts. 

GTC Student Presentation Awards

Awards are given for the top three student oral presentations at the annual meeting. This year there will be separate competitions for regular full-length and speed talks. Please indicate if you are an undergraduate or graduate student to be considered for an award. Contact Betsie Rothermel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. 


This year, the only registration fee will be membership dues. Please see our Support Us page for more information. 

Annual Meeting T-shirt Fundraiser

This year's theme is "safer in your burrow." GTC is working with the online vendor "Custom Ink" for this year's t-shirt fundraiser. Custom Ink will ship directly to purchasers prior to the meeting; all proceeds will be donated to GTC.  

Click HERE to order t-shirts. T-shirts will be available for purchase through October 22.