The 2018 AZA Annual Conference, hosted by the Woodland Park Zoo and the Seattle Aquarium, took place September 23-27. Thanks to the tremendous staff and volunteers from the Zoo and Aquarium that put in countless hours to make the conference a success! Save the date for the 2019 AZA Annual Conference, September 7-11, in New Orleans, Louisiana hosted by the Audubon Zoo and the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas. The 2019 Annual Conference will also be co-located with the International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association (IMATA).
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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:
2019 Annual Conference
September 7-11, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas
2020 Annual Conference
September 13-17, 2020
Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Mid-Year Meeting is a working meeting featuring education, networking, and social events with more than 1000 zoo and aquarium professionals from across the country. Peer-developed program meetings, roundtables, and workshops in an interactive format challenge attendees to collaborate with one another and promise ample opportunity to learn and discuss issues critical to your institutions.
Registration and housing information for the 2019 Mid-Year Meeting will be avialable in late November.
2019 Mid-Year Meeting
April 13-18, 2019
Hosted by the Phoenix Zoo
2020 Mid-Year Meeting
April 4-9, 2020
Palm Springs, CA
Hosted by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference Proceedings, dating back to 2004, are available for download to AZA members. If you're looking for older proceedings, contact Cheryl Wallen.
General questions - Contact Cheryl Wallen, Director of Conferences
Exhibiting or sponsorship questions - Contact Gina Velosky, Director of Business Development & Marketing