General Information

Rochester, NY 

Meeting Venues

Meetings will be held in the

Joseph A. Floreano Rochester Riverside Convention Center

123 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
PH: 585-232-7200

and the Rochester Riverside Hotel

120 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
PH:  585-546-6400



All sleeping rooms will be held at the Rochester Riverside Hotel, 120 East Main Street Rochester, NY, for the 2018 Joint Meeting of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.

The hotel has a video tour.  Check it out here!

Greening the Meeting

At the 1997 meetings in Seattle, it was decided that the Environmental Quality Committee (now the Conservation Committee) would develop recommendations to minimize the environmental impact of the Society’s activities. The committee has developed a list of possible actions relating to the annual meeting that can be implemented with minimal inconvenience to the organizing committee and to the membership at large. Many of these suggested actions are dependent on a decision by the Society as to whether and how much members are willing to trade off convenience for cost in the process of reducing environmental impacts (fortunately, many proposed actions are actually money-savers). Our objective in these “greening” efforts is to fulfill the general mission of the annual meeting in the most efficient, environmentally sound, and economic manner possible. For additional information about the ASIH Conservation Committee, contact Frank McCormick.

Conference Attire

Casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting. For comfort in the air-conditioned meeting rooms, a light jacket or sweater is suggested. Some suggested items that will be helpful in making your stay pleasant include an umbrella, comfortable walking shoes, and several extra changes of clothing.

Internet Access

Complimentary Internet access will be provided to all JMIH attendees in the guest and meeting rooms of the Rochester Riverside Hotel.

Attractions and Dining Experiences

Click here to take a look at just a few of the hundreds of activities you can explore and engage in while visiting Rochester. You can also view the variety of dining options that Rochester provides.

Child Care

Dear Colleagues,

All of the JMIH societies participating in the meeting this summer at Rochester agree that child care is an important issue and they have stepped up to make it possible for parents to participate in the meeting at a very low cost. Sitting will be arranged on site by Preferred Sitters, a national company that has been handling this for SICB for many years. They will come to the meeting venue and set up a ‘camp’ with toys, games, and reading materials appropriate to teh ages they are watching. The cost to parents will be $5 per hour and sitting will be available from 7am to 10pm. Parents will need to get in touch with Christine Burk ( about their childcare needs. This is key for planning purposes. Though drop in child care may be available it is not guaranteed. Get in touch early and work out the details of your particular child care situation.


Adam P. Summers
Professor – Biology – SAFS

Friday Harbor Laboratories
University of Washington
620 University Dr.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

cell (310) 864-1491

Adam’s lab website :

Kansas State University (KSU) is not providing or supervising the provision of day care services; and (2) the parent/guardian releases KSU for any claims related to or arising out of the day care services, including claims because of negligence.

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