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 for the 2020 Mid-Year in Palm Springs, CA is now open! Be sure to check out the full schedule of meetings and workshops being offered.
2020 Mid-Year Meeting
April 4-9, 2020
Palm Springs, CA
Hosted by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
2021 Mid-Year Meeting
March 27-April 1, 2021
Long Beach, CA
Hosted by Aquarium of the Pacific
Save the Date for the 2020 Annual Conference, September 13-17, in Columbus, Ohio, hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
Interested in speaker at the Annual Conference? The Call for Papers will open in February and the submission deadline will be mid-April. More information coming soon!
Registration and housing information will be available in May.
The 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 Annual Conference provides opportunities to:
2020 Annual Conference
September 13-17, 2020
Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
2021 Annual Conference
September 19-23, 2021
Hosted by National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo
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