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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.


Registration Now Open!

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

Exhibit Hall Sales Have Begun

The Exhibit Hall booth draw has begun, based on previous exhibiting tenure.  For more information on the booth draw schedule, booth pricing, or Exhibit Hall hours, click here.

Call for Papers Closed

The Call for Papers deadline was Friday, April 21.  Submitters will be notified of the committee's decision by the end of May. A draft schedule of sessions will be available in early June.

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.

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