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Peggy Sloan, Shedd Aquarium Executive, Sworn-In as New Chair of the Board at Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Silver Spring, Maryland   – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is announcing the swearing-in of Peggy Sloan, Chief Animal Operations Officer at John G. Shedd Aquarium, as the new Chair of the AZA Board of Directors. “Peggy is an insightful, capable leader with a clear passion for protecting wildlife and wild places. Her experience in aquarium affairs and dedication to serving the AZA community makes her well-suited for this important position,” said Dan... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Monday, October 15, 2018

Association of Zoos & Aquariums Announces Annual Honors and Awards Recipients

Silver Spring, MD  – The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) recognized the achievements of over 25 member facilities in the fields of conservation, education, research, exhibit design, marketing, sustainability, and volunteer engagement during the annual AZA conference this September in Indianapolis.  AZA also honored two individuals who have demonstrated their passion for wildlife conservation and made significant, ground-breaking contributions to the zoo and aquarium... Read More
Posted by Ashley Jones at Thursday, September 28, 2017

AZA and IMATA Co-Locate Their 2014 Annual Conferences in Orlando

Silver Spring, MD-  The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA) are co-locating their Annual Conference from September 12-18, 2014 in Orlando, Florida. The event is expected to draw more than 3,000 participants and attract hundreds of product and service providers, making it the most well attended zoo and aquarium event in both organizations’ history. “Both AZA and IMATA help to protect... Read More
at Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Oregon Zoo Hosts 85th Annual AZA Conference

PORTLAND, Ore. - The Association of Zoos and Aquariums and the Oregon Zoo kick off the 85th annual AZA Conference next week at the Oregon Convention Center. The conference runs Sept. 14-17. "The Oregon Zoo is rolling out the red carpet for nearly 2,000 zoo and aquarium professionals from around the globe," said Jim Maddy, AZA president and CEO. "The leadership and staff of the Oregon Zoo not only run a first-class zoo but are truly leaders in conservation." ... Read More
at Friday, September 11, 2009

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