2022 Mid-Year Meeting

After 2 long years, AZA is excited to finally be returning to in-person meetings! The 2022 Mid-Year Meeting will take place April 19-24 in Long Beach, CA, hosted by Aquarium of the Pacific. It will provide all the networking, programming, and events that you’ve come to expect from the Mid-Year Meeting; workshops, summits, working meetings, general sessions, exhibitors, Aquarium Day, and more!

The safety of our attendees and staff are of top priority. Therefore, we will follow a strict policy requiring proof of full 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.

We are currently shaping an option for limited, virtual attendance to a select portion of the in-person sessions. We anticipate that this will be done as a live stream with some opportunities to engage in conversation with others attending virtually. It WILL NOT include allowing individuals to present or participate virtually in Committee, Animal Program, or other working meetings. Anyone presenting or participating must be in-person. Virtual attendees will not be able to speak or present. This virtual experience would not include all programming, and would be different from the fully virtual conferences we offered in 2020 and 2021. More details regarding the virtual experience will be shared, as they are confirmed.

Registration, housing information, and a draft schedule will be available in mid-February.

Future Mid-Year Meetings

2022 Mid-Year Meeting
April 19-24, 2022
Long Beach, CA
Hosted by Aquarium of the Pacific


2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The 2021 AZA Annual Conference took place as a virtual-only conference, September 20-24. Registered attendees have access to session recordings until December 31, 2021. Recordings are available in the Ballroom of the Virtual Conference Site.

Missed the live conference? Register today to receive access to all session recordings!

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


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 Jessica Heckendorn, Coordinator, Integrated Sales & Marketing

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