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  • Zoo Design Conference

    May 22nd, 2019
    All-day Event
    Wroclaw Zoo, Poland
    ZOO Wrocław is pleased to invite you to attend the International Zoo Design Conference which will take place on
    21-25 May 2019 in Wrocław, Poland. Our organizing partners are Jake Veasey of the Care for the Rare and Koen
    Brouwer of Maguari-One Zoo and Wildlife Consultants.
    Zoo Design Conference 2019 topics:
    1. Designing for conservation.
    2. Are we creating habitats or exhibits?
    3. Repurposing and recycling zoo and aquarium enclosures.
    4. Cheap doesn't need to be bad – the economy in zoo design.
    5. Zoo design and climate change.
    6. Zero waste approach in zoo design.
    7. Safety in zoos.
    8. The future of bird exhibits.
    9. The future of terrariums and aquariums; sustainability and welfare.
    10. Mixed exhibits design ideas.
    11. Rescue/rehab and zoos – similarities and differences in design?
    These topics will be explored and broadly discussed during three days of moderated sessions with presentations of
    best practices in large and small facilities. It is anticipated that 40 to 50 speakers will cover these topics. This is also
    a call for presentations - we very much hope that you will join us as one of the presenters. We would be absolutely
    delighted if you would agree to participate and share your expertise on one of the topics above. Please contact
    Anna Mękarska ( or Lidia Przybylska ( with your presentation
    We hope that the Second International Zoo Design Conference will be a significant event for zoo and aquarium
    design professionals and we very much look forward to seeing you in Wrocław!
    For more information please visit our website:
    Register now!
    Best regards,
    The Zoo Design Conference Team
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