Meeting and Workshop Schedule




All meetings are open and will take place at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.  Have changes or questions? Contact Cheryl Wallen

Download the schedule in PDF (updated March 7)

Friday, March 21

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee - Executive Session 1pm-5pm

Saturday, March 22

8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Accreditation Hearings - Executive Session
•Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee - Executive Session 8am-12pm

Sunday, March 23

7:45 am - 8:45 am
•Breakfast for all attendees
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Accreditation Hearings - Executive Session
•Population Management Center Help Desk
Ungulate TAG Meetings (in PDF)
8:30 am – 9:30 am
•Raptor TAG
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
•Palm Oil Task Force - Executive Session
9:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Professional Development Committee
9:30 am – 10:30 am
•Kori Bustard SSP Working Session
10:30 am – 11:00 am

•Ratite TAG
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Anseriformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch for all attendees
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
•PACCT TAG
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Animal Welfare Committee - Executive Session
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
•Charadiiformes TAG
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
•Coraciiformes TAG
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Penguin TAG

Monday, March 24

7:00 am – 8:00 am
•Committee Chairs Meeting
7:30 am - 8:30 am
•Breakfast for all attendees
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Professional Development Committee
•Diversity Committee
Measuring Impact: Evaluating for Learning Outcomes at Zoos and Aquariums - additional $35 fee required
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
•Avian Welfare Workshop
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Accreditation Hearings - Executive Session
Ungulate TAG Meetings (in PDF)
•Small Carnivore TAG
•Population Management Center Help Desk
9:00 am – 10:30 am
•Government Affairs Committee
9:00 am – 11:00 am
•Aquarium Affairs Committee
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Animal Health Committee
•Trends Committee
10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Monotreme and Marsupial TAG  - Cancelled
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Coastal America Learning Center Network Strategic Planning Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
•Lunch for all attendees
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
•Business Operations Committee
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
•Advancement Committee
•Field Conservation Committee
Trends Committee: The Future of Animal Exhibits 
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Safety Committee
•Research and Technology Committee
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Green Summit Opening Session
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
•Marketing Committee
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Green Summit - Smart Building Trends
3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Enterprise Committee
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
•Avian Steering Committee/TAG Chairs - Executive Session
•Nature Clubs Advisory Group - Executive Session  

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Icebreaker at Stax Museum of American Soul Music

Tuesday, March 25

7:30 am
•Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 am – 9:30 am
•General Session
9:30 am – 10:30 am
•Break with Exhibitors
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Body Condition Scoring of Ungulates Workshop (in PDF)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
•Executive Leadership Development Program - By Invitation Only
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
•Collaborative Thinking Sessions (CTS)
         ºSpecies Survival Statistics and Talking About Death Effectively
         ºIn the Spotlight: Theater Programming, What Does it Take?
         ºPractical Approaches to Inclusion of Audiences on the Autism Spectrum
         ºFocus on Safety and Sustainability
         ºMarketing Shark Tank
         ºHow to Keep Your Liquid Gold! 
•AZA Animal Programs – Updates, Questions & Problem Solving: Interactive session for TAG Chairs, SSP Coordinators, Studbooks Keepers, Institutional Representatives and everyone else working with Animal Programs.
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
•ASAG Steering Committee - Executive Session
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
•Population Management Center Help Desk
12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
•Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm
•Continuation of Exhibitor Visits
•Collaborative Thinking Sessions
         ºBuilding Awareness Among Education, Government Affairs, and Public Relations Professionals  
         ºPacific Bird Conservation: Mariana Avifauna Conservation Program
         ºNot Just Lipstick on a Pig: 7 Ways to Make Your Meetings Productive AND Enjoyable
         ºMarketing Shark Tank
2:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Zoo Day at the Memphis Zoo

Wednesday, March 26

7:30 am
•Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 am – 9:00 am
•General Session with Keynote Speaker Joel Sartore
9:00 am – 9:30 am
•Break with Exhibitors
9:00 am – 10:00 am
•Gruiformes TAG
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
•Green Woodhoopoe SSP Breeding and Transfer Plan
9:00 am - 5:30 am
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Infertility Workshop: Day 1 - additional $50 fee required 
9:30 am - 10:45 am
Safety Summit - Timely Safety Topics
9:30 am - 11:30 am
•Joint PR/Marketing Committees
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Green Summit Collaborative Thinking Session - Energy, Waster, Water, and Planning
9:30 am – 5:00 pm 
•Advancement Committee
•Association of Dive Program Administrators (ADPA) Board Meeting
•Population Management Center Help Desk
•AZA Board of Directors
Elephant TAG/SSP Meetings/Workshops (in PDF)
10:00 am – 11:00 am
•Parrot TAG
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Wild Pig, Peccary and Hippo TAG - Executive Session
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Biomaterials Banking SAG  - Cancelled
10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Safety Summit - What is ICS and Why Does it Matter?
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Turaco/Cuckoo TAG
11:30 am - 4:00 pm 
•Public Relations Committee
12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
•Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
•Program Animal SAG
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
•FrogWatch USA Workshop: Online Data Navigation and Regional Coordinator Training 
1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
Safety Summit - Introduction to the Incident Command System: ICS 100
1:15 pm – 5:30 pm
•ASAG General Session
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
•Small Population Management Advisory Group
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Conservation Education Committee
2:45 pm - 4:00 pm
Safety Summit - ICS for Single Resource and Initial Action Incidents:  ICS 200
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Safety Summit - ICS: Where Do We Go From Here?
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
•Pigeon TAG - Executive Session 6-6:30pm

Thursday, March 27

7:30 am - 8:30 am
Breakfast for all attendees
8:00 am - 9:30 am
Safety Summit - Best Practices in Aquarium Safety
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Galliformes Workshop
Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Infertility Workshop: Day 2 - additional $50 fee required
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•AZA Board of Directors
•Population Management Center Help Desk
Elephant TAG/SSP Meetings/Workshops (in PDF)
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Conservation Education Committee
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) - Executive Session
9:30 am - 11:00 am
Safety Summit - Best Practices in Zoological Safety
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Win the Internet with Search Engine Optimization and Social Media Integration
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Safety Summit - Animal Escape and Unintended Contacts:  Best Practices and Roundtable Discussion
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Lunch for all attendees
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
•Pole to Pole Task Force
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Hornbill Workshop

Friday, March 28

8:00 am – 11:00 am
•PACCT TAG ACM Working Session
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
•Parrot RCP Working Session
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
•Population Management Center Help Desk
11:00 am – 12:30 pm
•Pelican TAG ACM Working Session
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
•Turaco/Cuckoo RCP Working Session

7:00 am – 8:00 pm
Post-Conference Tour of the Nashville Zoo - not included with registration