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Schedule At A Glance


All meetings, program sessions, General Sessions, and Exhibit Hall events will take place at the Indiana Convention Center. Schedule is subject to change.  A more detailed schedule of meetings and sessions will be available in June 2017.

 

Friday, September 8
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Executive Leadership Development Program (invite only)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
8:00 am to 6:00 pm Pre-Conference Tour - Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium ($75 per person)

 

Saturday, September 9
7:00 am to 5:30 pm Registration Open
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Committee and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Animal Training Workshop (additional $50 registration fee)

 

Sunday, September 10
7:00 am to 6:15 pm Registration Open
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Committee and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 am to 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm Icebreaker at the Indiana State Museum

 

Monday, September 11
7:00 am to 5:30 pm Registration Open
7:30 am to 8:00 am Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 9:30 am Opening General Session
9:30 am to 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
Grand Opening - 9:30 am-10:30 am
10:30 am to 12:00 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Lunch
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Directors' Meeting
Open to directors of accredited and certified institutions only
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Party-On-The-Floor Exhibit Hall Reception
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm Directors' Dinner
By invitation only

 

Tuesday, September 12
7:00 am to 5:30 pm Registration Open
7:30 am to 8:00 am Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 am to 10:00 am General Session
10:00 am to 11:30 am Concurrent Sessions
11:45 pm to 1:45 pm Honors & Awards Lunch
1:30 pm to 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 pm to 3:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm AZA Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 pm to 4:00 pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Poster Reception in Exhibit Hall
Conclusion of the Silent Auction

 

Wednesday, September 13
7:00 am to 10:30 am Registration Open
8:00 am to 9:30 am Concurrent Sessions
9:30 am to 10:00 am Coffee Break
10:00 am to 11:30 pm Concurrent Sessions
12:00 pm to 9:00 pm Zoo Day at the Indianapolis Zoo

 

Thursday, September 14
7:30 am to 6:00 pm Post-Conference Tour - Louisville Zoo ($55 per person)
9:00 am to 6:30 pm Post-Conference Tour - Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ($45 per person)


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