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2022 Annual Conference

After 2 years, AZA is excited to finally be returning to in-person meetings! The 2022 Annual Meeting will take place August 27-September 1 in Baltimore, MD, hosted by National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo.

The safety of our attendees and staff are of top priority. Therefore, we will follow a strict policy requiring proof of full and up to date COVID-19 vaccination (and booster, if eligible) in order to attend all meetings, conferences, and professional development courses in 2022. We will follow all state and local public health requirements applicable at the time of the meeting regarding masks for indoor gatherings.

Registration and Housing

Registration is still available for the AZA Annual Conference. Register here to save time onsite

The hotel block discounts have passed, but there still may be rooms available at these hotels. Once registered, please check your registration confirmation email for more details.

Conference Schedule

The full schedule is available. Be sure to review all sessions, not just those in your professional area of interest.

Future Annual Conferences

2022 Annual Conference
August 27-September 1, 2022
Baltimore, MD
Hosted by National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo

2023 Annual Conference
September 9-14, 2023
Columbus, OH


Mid-Year Meeting

Thank you to those that attended the 2022 Mid-Year Meeting in Long Beach!

Future Mid-Year Meetings

2023 Mid-Year Meeting
March 25-30, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK
Hosted by Oklahoma City Zoo


Conference Proceedings

Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference Proceedings, dating back to 2019, are available for download to AZA members. If you're looking for older proceedings, contact the AZA Meetings Department.


Questions about Conferences and Meetings?

General questions - Contact the AZA Meetings Department

General updates - Sign up for our Conferences and Meetings e-newsletter to stay informed.

Exhibiting or sponsorship questions - Contact Elissa Amador, Coordinator, Integrated Marketing & Development

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