The fourth annual Parrots International Symposium 2008

Celebrating - "Parrots of the Caribbean"

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This year join us on the HMS Queen Mary for the fourth annual Parrots International Symposium 2008!

Saturday and Sunday May 31-June 1, 2008
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Queen Mary, Los Angeles (Long Beach).
The Queen's Salon - Promenade Deck

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Focus on parrot conservation and field research
Presentations on wild and companion parrots

The Parrots International Symposium creates a forum for parrot conservation, in situ field research, and companion parrots. We gather renown experts and upcoming, dedicated, parrot researchers from around the globe, as well as students, donors and supporters, and conservation organizations. This year we will have presenters from South America, Puerto Rico, The UK, The Bahamas, Bonaire, Belgium, the US and more. All proceeds from the Symposium go directly to the field to support parrot related conservation projects.

You will want to join us on May 30th for the Friday evening "Speakers' Reception" to kick off the start of the Symposium. The Speakers' Reception will be held on the fantail of the Queen Mary for a truly beautiful evening of fun.

The Symposium hosts two days of Lecture Presentations, and a formal Poster Session and cocktail reception in the art deco Queen Mary, the most elegant ocean liner ever built, now permanently berthed in the Port of Long Beach (Los Angeles, California) as a destination hotel and convention center.

Don't miss the annual Symposium Banquet and Show on Saturday evening in the Queen's Salon where you will spend the evening with the experts and speakers, renew old friendships and meet new friends.

Each year the Annual Silent Auction and Raffle makes winners. This year is no exception. Auction items include tropical vacations (with roundtrip airfare), original artwork, dining certificates, stainless steel cages and stands, certificates for tropical tours, autographed books, "parrot-phernalia," and scores of desirable prizes.

The Symposium 2008 offers 14 hours of Continuing Education Credit to veterinarians.

Register online or fax in your registration form for the Parrots International Symposium now!


All Symposium rooms are the original updated First-Class staterooms — truly sumptuous Art Deco accommodations.

Reserve your room at the special $149 rate
(normally $169-$199 staterooms)

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To access the Hotel Symposium dates, please use the Group Code — parot.
(We know that's not how to spell parrot)
Call (800) 437-2934 and ask for the Parrots International Symposium special rate

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Nearby Attractions Include:  

  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 23 miles
  • The Queen Mary are there!
  • Catalina Ferry - 1/4  miles
  • The Aquarium of the Pacific - 1 mile
  • Shoreline Village - 2 miles
  • Old Town Long Beach/Pine Avenue - 2 miles
  • Long Beach Water Taxi
  • Disneyland - 27 miles

Our 2008 Speakers List Includes (partial list)

  • Dr. Mark Stafford, President, Parrots International — Parrots International projects
  • Dr. Steve Beissinger, Ph.D. UC Berkeley — Parrotlets
  • Dr. Don Brightsmith, Ph.D., Peru — The Tambopata Research Project
  • Dr. Paul Butler, Ph.D. — RARE
  • Dr. Nigel Collar PhD., UK — BirdLife International
  • Dr. Susan Friedman PhD., Utah State University — Parrot behaviorist
  • Bennett Hennessey, Bolivia — Update on the Status of the Blue-throated Macaw
  • Jordan Karubian, UCLA Center for Tropical Research — Conservation and Ecology of Macaws, Parrots, and other at-risk birds of the Ecuadorian Rain Forests
  • Susan Koenig, DEFS, Jamaica — Risks of Introduced non-native Parrots to Island Populations
  • Alan Lieberman, CRES, San Diego, CA — Translocation of the Kuhl's Lory
  • Rosemary Low, UK — Parrot expert and author
  • Julie Weis Murad — The Gabriel Foundation
  • Bernadette L. Plair — Center for Conservation & Research for Endangered Wildlife, Cincinnati Zoo
  • Dr. Paul Salaman PhD., Washington DC — American Bird Conservancy, ABC
  • Caroline Stahala, M.S. Florida — The Cuban Amazon & Bahama Parrot project
  • Dr. Darrel Styles, DVM, PhD., Washington DC — US Department of Agriculture - Avian Flu Task Force
  • Ryan Watson, (Al Wabra Wildlife Preservation - AWWP, Qatar — The State of the Spix's - Aviculture for Reintroduction
  • Dr. Thomas White, Ph.D., Puerto Rico — The Puerto Rican Parrot USFWS project
  • Sam Williams, Bonaire — The Yellow-shouldered Amazon Project, A. barbadensis)
  • and others

This page last updated on May 1, 2008.