AZA offers many conferences and professional development courses. Or search for offerings throughout the greater zoo and aquarium community, such as animal program events and workshops.
AZA members, including accredited, certified related, commercial, and conservation partner members, are eligible to submit relevant events to be added to the calendar using this form.
The AZA Tree Kangaroo SSP and the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo are eagerly looking forward to hosting the 2018 workshop. There will be presentations, discussions, sharing of information, working sessions, and time for some fun!
Join us in Denver for an interactive workshop that will cover meeting the AZA Accreditation Standards, building an interdisciplinary animal wellness program, developing assessment tools for all taxa (including those housed in large groups), and improving the interpersonal skills necessary for program success. The workshop will include lectures, group discussions, and interactive activities both in the classroom and out in the zoo.
There are a few spots remaining in this workshop, and Early Bird registration ends on December 1! Please see this flyer for workshop information and instructions on registering. Note: if workshop response warrants, Denver Zoo will offer a second session later in 2019.
The Houston Zoo will be holding two Artificial Incubation Workshops. Registration and hotel information coming soon! Please note that this workshop has two sessions to choose from:
January 20-24, 2019 or
January 29-February 1, 2019
See this flyer for details.
Please see this flyer for details.
The International Rhino Keeper Association invites you to join us at our 2019 Rhino Keeper Workshop (RKW) at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. As the leading international network connecting rhino keepers, the goal of this meeting is to promote professional expertise to develop and share the best practices for managed rhino care and contribute to conservation. For more information, please visit https://www.rhinokeeperassociation.org/.
Early Registration: September 22nd
Scholarships: October 1st
Call for Papers: December 1st
The course, led by Instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker, is split between presentation and practical components. Presentation topics include animal welfare and comprehensive enrichment overview, and practical components include behavioral problem solving activities, rope splicing workshop, and working in groups to brainstorm, design, build, and implement enrichment ideas for the animals at Moody Gardens.
During this two and a half day workshop, hear from a panel of industry experts as they discuss innovative training techniques and showcase live training demonstrations. For more information, visit: http://sazoo.org/trainingworkshop/.
Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader. A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management. Early Bird Registration is available until November 19, 2018. Please visit the course page for more information.