• banner3
  • banner3
  • banner3

AZA Annual Conference

The Association of Zoos & Aquariums (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 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 2,800 dedicated colleagues at AZA-accredited aquariums and zoos who share a common vision to protect and save species.


Full Conference Agenda Now Available

A full list of Committee and Animal Program Meetings and Concurrent Sessions is now available!  Search the schedule by category or track.  Remember to looks at all sessions, even those not in your specific track of expertise.

New Bonus Pre-Conference Workshops

Three Pre-Conference Workshops have been added to the schedule! These workshops require an additional registration fee, which you can pay when you register for the conference.  If you have already registered and would like to attend one fo these workshops, you can do so in the Attendee Service Center (login information can be found in your registration confirmation email).

  • Animal Training Workshop
  • Growing Leaders that Rock! Learn the Building Blocks of Successful Leadership
  • Animal Care at the End of Life

Registration Now Open!

Registration and housing information is now available! Early Bird deadline is Friday, August 11.  Don't delay! Register today!


Exhibit Booths Still Available

Exhibit Hall booths are now for sale to the general public.  Don't miss your opportunity to promote your product, service, or organization to more than 2,800 zoo and aquarium leaders.  Book your space today!


Future Annual Conferences

2017 Annual Conference
September 9-13, 2017
Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by the Indianapolis Zoo

2018 Annual Conference
September 23-27, 2018
Seattle, WA
Hosted by the Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo

2019 Annual Conference
September 7-11, 2019
New Orleans, LA
Hosted by Audubon Zoo and Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

2020 Annual Conference
September 13-17, 2020
Columbus, OH
Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Interested in hosting an AZA Conference? Please contact Cheryl Wallen, Director, Conferences.

Back to Top