2016 Annual Conference

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2016 Annual

Registration and Housing Now Open!

Registration and housing for the 2016 AZA Annual Conference, hosted by San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego, are now open! Early bird discount ends Friday, August 12.

Please be aware that the discounted AZA rate at the Hilton Bayfront is only available for registered attendees and registered exhibitors of the 2016 Annual Conference. Once you have registered or purchased exhibit space, you will find your unique reservation link in your confirmation email. The hotel will not be accepting call-in reservations. If this policy causes an issue, please contact Cheryl Wallen.

Schedule at a Glance

Check out what’s in store for the Annual Conference! A more detailed schedule of meetings and sessions will be available in early June. Be sure to check back for updates!

Sponsorships and Exhibiting

The Annual Conference Prospectus highlights various sponsorship offerings available for the 2016 AZA Annual Conference in San Diego. Please check back here for updates or contact gvelosky@aza.org for more information.

For exhibiting companies, the booth draw schedule will be as follows:

Monday April 25– 11:00 am EST 40+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Thursday April 28 — 11:00 am EST 30+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Monday, May 2— 11:00 am EST 20+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Thursday, May 5—11:00 am EST 10+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Monday, May 9—11:00 am EST 5+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Monday May 16—11:00 am EST 1+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Monday, May 23 — 11:00 am EST New Exhibitor-Members
Tuesday May 31—11:00 am EST General Open Sale

AZA meetings staff will be sending out email communications in the coming weeks that will explain the process, date and time of your selection and more.

Sign up for the Conference E-Newsletter

If you don’t already receive conference updates, be sure to sign up for the AZA Conferences and Meetings E-Newsletter! Be the first to know about conference announcements, schedule additions, registration deadlines, and more!

Upcoming Annual Conferences

September 7-11, 2016
San Diego, CA
Hosted by San Diego Zoo Global and SeaWorld San Diego  

September 9-13, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by the Indianapolis Zoo

September 23-27, 2018
Seattle, WA
Hosted by the Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo 

If you are interested in hosting an upcoming AZA Meeting, please contact the AZA Meetings Department.