The NARBC Returns to Tinley Park This Weekend!

Oct 6, 2017
On the Web
by Editor in Chief

On the Web - Don’t miss out on the final North American Reptile Breeders Conference of the year!

Join us Saturday, October 7th & Sunday, October 8th at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Hundreds of vendors from across the nation will be showcasing their favorite reptiles and help you choose one to call your very own!

Take a break from browsing the trade show and come meet our expert speakers!

Saturday, October 7th

Richard Crowley
Passionate Journey with Short-tailed Pythons
11:30 AM
Get the intriguing facts and see what makes this breed of pythons so different from the rest!

Dan Krull
Double Clutching in Western Hognose and Other Colubrids
1:00 PM
Be sure to stay for the hognose Q&A session to follow.

Ben Quintana
Scorpions: How to Keep and Breed
3:00 PM
Come get an insiders look into the feeding, conditioning and successful breeding of scorpions.

Sunday, October 8th

Taron Langhover
The Polymorphism of Collard Lizards
1:00 PM
Learn the fascinating history of this lizard family’s genetic variation from an expert.

Tickets Now Required
Auction takes place on Saturday at 6:30 PM

Due to the overwhelming success of the annual Tinley Park auction, and to keep the show in compliance with the fire marshal’s request, admission tickets will be for sale for this weekend’s auction. All ticket sale proceeds will go toward USARK. Please see the details below:

1. Tickets will be $10/person and can be purchased at the USARK booth or at the entrance to the auction.

2. Anyone who makes an auction purchase will be offered a refund of their $10 admittance fee. Or, if you wish, you can donate the $10 to USARK.

FREE admittance to the auction will ONLY be allowed for vendors wearing show badges who donated an item, VIP ticket holders with badges, and USARK volunteers.



A pass-the-hat fundraiser will take place at this year’s auction to help raise money for Joe Hupp, one of the most prolific gecko breeders in the country. He recently lost his daughter, Anna, to PKAN disease, and we’d like to do everything we can to help support the family’s medical and funeral expenses.

Click here to make a donation.

For those who are unable to give money, please consider donating an item to the auction, with 100% proceeds going to the Hupp family. Thank you in advance for your support and contributions. Our herp family needs to stick together in times of need!


The North American Reptile Breeders Conference & Trade Show

Tinley Park Convention Center
18451 Convention Center Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday, October 8, 2017
11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Adults: $15 for weekend pass
Kids 6-12: $8 for weekend pass
Kids 5 & Under: FREE
VIP Badge: $50 – includes entry on Friday, October 6th during set up from 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm and early admission to the show Saturday & Sunday

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