2015 Annual Conference

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Thank You

The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) thanks the staff and volunteers of Utah's Hogle Zoo for their time and dedication to ensuring a successful AZA Annual Conference!

Conference in Review

Conference Attendees = 2,194
Total Utah’s Hogle Zoo and Tracy Aviary Volunteers = 198, volunteering 1678 hours
Sponsoring Companies and Organizations = 17
Exhibiting Companies and Organizations = 155
Poster Presentations = 67
Concurrent Program Sessions = 80
Committee and Animal Program Meetings = 122
Speakers = 361
First Time Attendees = 429
Dollars Raised in the CGF Silent Auction = $12,000
Opportunities to network and share best practices from peers = Countless!

Conference PowerPoints, Posters, and Videos Now Available

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

Drawing Winners

Booth Decorating Contest

Washed Ashore

Second Place
Fresh Water Fish TAG-Moody Gardens

Third Place
Billings Productions

AZA Central Drawing Winners

  • Professional Development Course Winner - Joyce Kaplan, Portland Community College-Biology & Management of Zoo Animals
  • 2016 Complimentary Conference Registration Winner - Rachael Robinson, Zoo Atlanta 

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.