2016 Annual Conference

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See you in San Diego!

Be sure to save the date for the 2016 AZA Annual Conference, hosted by San Diego Zoo, San Diego Zoo Safari Park, and SeaWorld San Diego, September 7-11.  Registration and housing will be available by late April.

Schedule At A Glance - subject to change

  • Tuesday, September 6 - Accreditation Hearings; Optional Pre-Conference Tours
  • Wednesday, September 7 - Accreditation Hearings; Committee and Animal Program Meetings
  • Thursday, September 8 - Accreditation Hearings; Committee and Animal Program Meetings; Icebreaker at SeaWorld San Diego
  • Friday, September 9 - Opening General Session; Exhibit Hall Open; Concurrent Sessions
  • Saturday, September 10 - General Session; Honors & Awards Lunch; Exhibit Hall Open; Concurrent Sessions; Poster Reception
  • Sunday, September 11 - Concurrent Session; Zoo Day at San Diego Zoo
  • Monday, September 12 - Optional Post-Conference Tours

Call for Papers Now Open

Interested in presenting at the Annual Conference?  The Call for Papers is now open!  The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 15.

2015 Annual Conference Presentations

Authorized PowerPoint and Poster presentations are now available for download!  You must be a member of AZA to access this resource.  If you're not a member, learn how to join today!

Also, view the following videos from presentations on the general session stage:

Opening General Session
Dr. M. Sanjayan
Executive Vice President and Senior Scientist, Conservation International

Sunday General Session
Chris Fischer
Founder, Ocearch

New AZA Chair of the Board Address, Honors & Awards Lunch
Steve Burns
Director, Zoo Boise

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.