2021 Virtual Annual Conference

The 2021 AZA Annual Conference will take place as a virtual-only conference, September 20-24.

Help us shape this year's program! The Annual Conference Program Committee is now accepting submissions to the Call for Papers. Learn more and submit your proposal today! The deadline for submissions is Friday, May 21, 11:59 pm Pacific.

Register for our upcoming Call for Papers webinars to learn more about what makes a good submission, topic ideas, program tracks, and how to participate.

Registration information will be available in late May. Schedule information will be available in early July.

Future Annual Conferences

2021 Virtual Annual Conference
September 20-24, 2021

2022 Annual Conference
August 29-September 1, 2022
Baltimore, MD
Hosted by National Aquarium and Maryland Zoo

2023 Annual Conference
September 9-14, 2023
Columbus, OH
Hosted by Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

2021 Virtual Mid-Year Meeting

The 2021 Association of Zoos and Aquariums Mid-Year Meeting took place virtually. Registered attendees will have access to session recordings until July 9.
Similar to the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference, there are two parts to the virtual experience this year:

  • Meeting Week took place March 22-26. Committees, Animal Programs, SAGs, and SAFE Programs held working meetings open for the full AZA community to attend and observe. Recording links are now available.
  • The Mid-Year Meeting took place April 5-9. The Mid-Year Meeting included a variety of engaging programming anchored with general sessions and a virtual Exhibit Hall. The program includes summits, workshops, and opportunities for facilitated discussions and networking led by many Committees, Animal Programs, SAGs, SAFE Programs, and other groups. Registered attendees will have access to recordings until July 9.

Future Mid-Year Meetings

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

Conference Proceedings

Mid-Year Meeting and Annual Conference Proceedings, dating back to 2017, 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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