The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive zoo and aquarium professionals’ event in the country. The Conference offers attendees valuable networking and learning opportunities, and the chance to explore cutting-edge product and service providers.
Attending the AZA Annual Conference provides opportunities to:
For more information, visit www.aza.org/annualconference.
The Rocky Mountain AAZK chapter will be hosting the 2018 National AAZK Conference in Denver, CO! Visit this website for more details: http://www.rmaazk.org/2018-national-aazk-conference
Dates:October 4th - October 8th, 2018
Registration: Weekly registration for members is $260
Location: Denver Marriott Hotel City Center
The Detroit Zoological Society's Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics is offering an immersive five-day workshop October 8-12, 2018 for professionals working with and around captive animals. The workshop is designed to help participants better understand animals' perspectives and experiences, address the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare, and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve overall well-being. Participants will learn to develop and implement animal welfare programs that meet the AZA accreditation standards. The workshop is comprised of lectures, discussions, group projects and hands-on exercises at the Detroit Zoo. For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.czaw.org/events/animal-welfare-workshop-october-2018
The Detroit Zoological Society’s Center for Zoo and Aquarium Animal Welfare and Ethics is offering an immersive five-day workshop October 8-12, 2018 for professionals working with and around captive animals. The workshop is designed to help participants better understand animals’ perspectives and experiences, address the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare, and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve overall well-being. The workshop is comprised of lectures, discussions, group projects and hands-on exercises at the Detroit Zoo.
This course is designed for animal care professionals employed by accredited organizations that promote excellent animal welfare, such as those accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, other regional zoo and aquarium accrediting bodies (e.g., Canadian Association of Zoos and Aquariums, European Association of Zoos and Aquariums) and the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries.
For more information and to apply, please visit www.czaw.org/events or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 6th International Conference on Zookeeping (ICZ) will contribute to the highest standard of professional animal care by:
For more information, visit http://www.temaiken.org.ar/icz2018/en/index.php
October 28-31, 2018
Hosted by Zoo Knoxville in Knoxville, TN
For the first time, the Canid and Hyenid TAG will be offering an opportunity to gain hands-on capture and restraint experience from the leading experts, with critically endangered wolves at their annual health exams. This rare opportunity will be offered to the husbandry course students at an additional fee. Students can choose to participate on November 4 or November 8. The workshop will be limited to six students per day so not all students attending the associated husbandry course will be able to attend – sign up early!
For more information, please visit https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course.
The canid and hyenid husbandry course is a three-day class that covers the husbandry of the four large canids (painted dogs, Mexican wolves, red wolves, maned wolves) and the one hyena species (spotted hyena) managed by the AZA Canid and Hyenid TAG as SSPs. In the future plans are to include the small canids in managed programs under the TAG umbrella.
Course topics include, but not limited to:
For more information, please visit: https://www.stlzoo.org/animals/abouttheanimals/mammals/carnivores/2018-canid-and-hyenid-husbandry-course
The 2nd International Wildlife Reintroduction Conference will bring together top experts in the field to focus on the evolving science of reintroduction and discuss "lessons learned," identify scientific processes that improve effectiveness, and build a culture of innovation of theoretical and applied research on wildlife reintroduction and other conservation translocations. Please visit www.reintro.org to learn more about the conference, including registration information.
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 welfare program, developing assessment tools for all taxa (including those housed in large groups), and improving the interpersonal skills necesssary for a successful program.
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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
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/.
Four days fully dedicated to feline medicine with a special focus on all aspects of reproduction and assisted reproduction. For more information, refer to this flyer.
Save the date for Octopus Conservation at the Seattle Aquarium. Registration available in December 2018.
For more information, please visit http://www.internationalherpetologicalsymposium.com/