Conferences

2020 Annual Conference

Virtual Conference Being Planned

The 95th AZA Annual Conference will take place as a virtual-only Conference, September 14-18. This will be the first time since World War II that an in-person Annual Conference will not be held. The virtual AZA Annual Conference will bring the zoo and aquarium community together during a time when leaning on and learning from each other is more important than ever.

Be a part of the virtual Annual Conference, where thousands in the zoo and aquarium community will meet online to share and exchange knowledge, resources, solutions, and more. During five days of online offerings and interactive events, attendees will gather to learn and find inspiration from colleagues, service-providers and new connections - all online!

Registration is now open! And be sure to check out the Full Conference Schedule and Poster Presentations for a list of presentations being offered!

Unlike the in-person Annual Conference, the virtual Conference will not include Committee, Animal Program (TAG/SSP/SAG), or SAFE Meetings. Instead, these groups will be hosting open, report-out meetings to the membership the week of September 7-11, and registration is not required. Stay tuned for a schedule of meetings!

Future Annual Conferences

2020 Virtual Annual Conference
September 14-18, 2020

2021 Annual Conference
September 19-23, 2021
Baltimore, MD
Hosted by National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo


2020 AZA Mid-Year Meeting

In consultation with the AZA Board of Directors and due to government actions at the national, state and local levels to limit community transmission of COVID-19, both the Joint TAG Chairs Meeting and the AZA Mid-Year Meeting to be held in Palm Springs, California, April 1 – 9, 2020 were cancelled.

All registered attendees were provided full refunds. If you have a question about your refund, please contact AZA Meetings Department.

Future Mid-Year Meetings

2021 Mid-Year Meeting
March 27-April 1, 2021
Long Beach, CA
Hosted by Aquarium of the Pacific


Conference Proceedings

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 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 Gina Velosky, Director of Business Development & Marketing

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