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2023 Mid-Year Meeting

The 2023 Mid-Year Meeting will take place in Oklahoma City, March 25-30, hosted by the Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden. This working meeting features 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.

Register Today

Registration is now open! Early bird deadline is Friday, February 24. Be sure to register early and save!

Schedule Now Available

The full Mid-Year Meeting schedule is now available! If you're interested in holding a meeting in Oklahoma City or have questions about the schedule, please contact Cheryl Andrews, AZA Director of Conferences.

Future Mid-Year Meetings

2023 Mid-Year Meeting
March 25-30, 2023
Oklahoma City, OK
Hosted by Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden

2024 Mid-Year Meeting
March 16-21, 2024
Memphis, TN
Hosted by Memphis Zoo

2025 Mid-Year Meeting
March 24-29, 2025
Palm Springs, CA
Hosted by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

2023 Annual Conference

The 2023 Annual Conference will take place September 9-14 in Columbus, OH. The Annual Conference is the largest, most comprehensive zoo and aquarium professionals’ event in the country. Attending the AZA Annual Conference provides opportunities to:

  • Explore ideas and best practices with more than 150 education program sessions, poster presentations, and round-table topic discussions;
  • Discover successes and lessons learned from a community of veterans and young professionals – large and small facilities alike;
  • Experience new technology and services in a diverse Exhibit Hall featuring more than 150 companies and organizations showcasing their latest products;
  • Connect with more than 2,500 dedicated colleagues at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos who share a common vision to protect and save species.

Call for Papers

Interested in speaking at the Annual Conference? The Annual Conference Program Committee is now accepting submissions for the Call for Papers. The deadline is Friday, April 7. Read more about the requirements and submit your proposal today!

Registration and Housing

Registration and housing information will be available in April 2023.

Future Annual Conferences

2023 Annual Conference
September 9-14, 2023
Columbus, OH

2024 Annual Conference
September 14-19, 2024
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Hosted by Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

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

Exhibiting or sponsorship questions - Contact Amanda Johnston, Director, Integrated Marketing & Development

General updates - Sign up for our Conferences and Meetings e-newsletter to stay informed

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