2015 Annual Conference

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Call for Papers Now Open!

Interested in speaking at the Annual Conference? Have a great idea to share?  The Call for Papers is now open.  The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 17th.

See You in Salt Lake City!

Be sure to mark your calendar for the 2015 AZA Annual Conference in Salt Lake City, September 17-21, hosted by Utah's Hogle Zoo.  Registration and housing will open in mid-April. 

Please be aware, these dates are not the typical pattern of an AZA Annual Conference.  Tentative schedule is:

  • Wednesday, September 16 - Accreditation Hearings
  • Thursday, September 17 - Accreditation Hearings; Committee and Animal Program Meetings
  • Friday, September 18 - Accreditation Hearings; Committee and Animal Program Meetings; Icebreaker
  • Saturday, September 19 - Opening General Session; Exhibit Hall Open; Concurrent Sessions
  • Sunday, September 20 - General Session; Concurrent Sessions; Honors & Awards Lunch; Exhibit Hall Open; Poster Reception
  • Monday, September 21 - Concurrent Sessions; Zoo Day at Utah's Hogle Zoo

Have questions about the Annual Conference? Contact Cheryl Wallen, Meeting Planner.

Sponsorship and Exhibiting

Exhibit sales will open in mid April for tenured exhibitors, then progress to new exhibitors in May 2015. Pricing and more information will be available closer at the beginning of April. To view last year's 2014 Annual Conference prospectus, please click here.

Have questions on exhibiting or sponsoring? Contact Gina Velosky, Manager of Business Development & Marketing.

Booth Draw Schedule

Monday April 27th– 11:00 am EST 40+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Thursday April  30th — 11:00 am EST 30+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Tuesday, May 5th— 11:00 am EST 20+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Monday,  May 11th—11:00 am EST 10+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Friday, May 15th—11:00 am EST 5+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Thursday May 21st—11:00 am EST 1+ Year Exhibitor-Members
Wednesday, May 27th — 11:00 am EST New Exhibitor-Members
Monday June 1st—11:00 am EST General Open Sale

Upcoming Annual Conferences

September 17-21, 2015
Salt Lake City, UT
Hosted by Utah's Hogle Zoo

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.