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2015 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists 15-19 July 2015


Hosted by:

University of Nevada, Reno

Chris Feldman, Ph.D., Chair

Meeting Location:

Grand Sierra Resort and Casino
2500 E. Second Street
Reno, NV 89595

GRADUATE STUDENTS – Save on hotel rooms and Find a Roommate!

ROOMS AS LOW AS $19.75 plus tax per person per night with 4 person occupancy!

Organizing Societies


Thank you to our generous sponsors.
University of Nevada, Reno Graduate School
University of Nevada, Reno College of Science
University of Nevada, Reno Department of Biology
University of Nevada, Reno Graduate Program in Ecology, Evolution, and Conservation Biology
Nevada Department of Wildlife


Hotel Reservation Deadline:

The block of rooms at the group rate is currently over capacity. Please see the Accommodations page for further instructions.

JMIH has reserved rooms at the Grand Sierra Resort and Hotel at the following group rate:
$79 plus tax per night (upgrade to a Luxury Summit room, single/double occupancy, for $109 plus tax per night)

Group Reservation Deadline - June 12, 2015

Reservations must be made and secured by advanced deposit or credit card by the deadline listed above. Reservations received after 5:00 p.m. local time on this cut-off date will be honored at the hotel’s prevailing rate, based on availability.

Abstract Submission Deadline:

31 March 2015

Note: No abstract submission deadline extensions will be granted.

Early Registration Deadline:

15 May 2015

Attention Foreign Travelers

The ESTA application now requires the traveler's country of birth information. This applies to new applications submitted on or after December 22, 2011 and does not apply to applications submitted prior to that date..

For those JMIH 2015 participants traveling from a foreign country, please be advised that the US requires a visa for most international travelers, except travelers from Canada and countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program. To obtain the visa electronically, go to This is the text from the ESTA welcome page:

International travelers who are seeking to travel to the United States under the Visa Waiver Program are now subject to enhanced security requirements. All eligible travelers who wish to travel to the U.S. under the Visa Waiver Program must apply for authorization and pay the fee.

The application process is explained on the ESTA website listed above. Voluntary ESTA applications may be submitted at any time prior to travel to the United States, and Visa Waiver Program travelers are encouraged to apply for authorization as soon as they begin to plan a trip to the United States.

There are currently 38 countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program.

We look forward to seeing you in Renova, Nevada

For questions about the meeting:
Contact Heide Burke, Program Coordinator