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Be sure to read the information below for an explanation of registration categories, rates, and policies. 

Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Check.  If you are paying by check, please register online and you will be emailed an invoice.

Exhibiting?  Please do not register.  Instead, contact Gina Velosky for more information on the booth sales process.

Already registered and need to purchase an additional event ticket?  Please visit the Attendee Service Center!

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES
AZA Individual Members An individual’s registration fee is determined by membership status at the time of registration. Employees at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium or related facility must be an individual member of AZA in order to receive the member rate.

If you are interested in becoming an Individual Member of AZA, please contact AZA Membership Services
Non-Members Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity (a company that provides products or services to zoos and aquariums, including consultants). Consultants or individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, or Exhibitor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.
Guest/Spouse Spouses or guests of individual member registered attendees who are not members of AZA may attend the full conference at the member rate, but MUST NOT be employed by a zoo or aquarium, or work within the industry in any capacity.
Commercial Members Commercial Members are eligible to register up to 8 representatives from their company, at the member rate. All Commercial Members must be in good standing and dues paid through 2017 in order to attend the conference. 

If you are interested in becoming an AZA Commercial Member, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, please contact Gina Velosky.

Solicitation of Attendees and Exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.
Conservation Partners Conservation Partners are eligible to register up to 3 representatives from their organization, at the member rate.  Additional representatives beyond 3 should register at the Non-Member rate. All Conservation Partners must be in good standing and dues paid through 2017 in order to register at the member rate. 

If you are interested in becoming a Conservation Partner, please contact AZA Membership Services.
Student Members Only open to AZA Student Members who are not currently employed full-time. A Non-Member Student discount is not available.

For more information about the Student membership category, contact AZA Membership Services.

NOTE: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register and attend the conference sessions, meetings, or social events, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire conference. That parent or guardian must be a registered attendee and over the age of 18.
Federal Government Employees Full-time employees of federal government agencies (USDA, NOAA, USFWS, etc.) are eligible for a 50% discount off published registration rates.  Discount is not available to employees of government-run zoos and aquariums. Please contact AZA to receive a discount code to use when registering.  Discount does not apply to event tickets, tours, or carbon offsetting.

 

FULL REGISTRATION
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker, Honors and Awards Lunch, and Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
August 11th
After Friday,
August 11th
Individual Member, Commercial Member, or Conservation Partner $525 $650
Student Member $250 $350
Guest/Spouse of Registered Individual Member $525 $650
Non-Member  $725 $850

 

DAILY REGISTRATION
Daily Registrations DO NOT include tickets to Icebreaker, Honors & Awards Lunch, or Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
August 11th
After Friday,
August 11th
Individual Member, Commercial Member, or Conservation Partner
Saturday, September 9 $130 $230
Sunday, September 10 $130 $230
Monday, September 11 $190 $290
Tuesday, September 12 $190 $290
Wednesday, September 13 $130 $230
Student Member
Saturday, September 9 $65 $115
Sunday, September 10 $65 $115
Monday, September 11 $95 $145
Tuesday, September 12 $95 $145
Wednesday, September 13 $65 $115
Non-Member
Saturday, September 9 $230 $330
Sunday, September 10 $230 $330
Monday, September 11 $290 $390
Tuesday, September 12 $290 $390
Wednesday, September 13 $230 $330

 

SOCIAL EVENT TICKETS
Full Registration includes one ticket to each event. Daily Registrations do not include social event tickets.
Icebreaker at the Indiana State Museum
Sunday, September 10, 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$40
($10 discount for children ages 3-11)
Honors & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, September 12, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
$75
Zoo Day at the Indianapolis Zoo
Wednesday, September 13, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50
($10 discount for children ages 3-11)

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
These items are not included with registration, but you must be a registered attendee to purchase.
Pre-Conference Animal Training Workshop
Saturday, September 9, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50
Pre-Conference Workshop - Growing Leaders that Rock! Learn the Building Blocks of Successful Leadership
Saturday, September 9, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$50
Pre-Conference Workshop - Animal Care at End of Life
Saturday, September 9, 1:00 am - 5:00 pm
$25
Pre-Conference Tour - Cincinnati Zoo and Newport Aquarium
Friday, September 8, 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
$75
Post-Conference Tour - Louisville Zoo
Thursday, September 14, 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
$55
Post-Conference Tour - Fort Wayne Children's Zoo
Thursday, September 14, 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
$45
Official Conference T-Shirt
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
$15

 

CONFERENCE POLICIES

Harassment
AZA is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, age, religion, or political affiliation.  AZA has a zero tolerance policy for harassment in any form.  Violations by any registered attendee or participant at this AZA Conference may result in expulsion and possible ban from future AZA events.

Payments
All payments must be made in U.S. funds, drawn on by a U.S. bank, and payable to AZA. Credit card payments will be processed in U.S. funds, in accordance with effective exchange rates. Statement to show charge by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Refunds
All refund requests must be received in writing by Friday, August 18, 2017. Refund requests received after this date will be reviewed on a case by case basis.  No refund consideration will be given for requests received after Monday, September 18, 2017.  Approved refunds will be issued within 30 business days and a $75 processing fee will be deducted. Substitutions from the same institution or company will be accepted, in writing, without penalty.  Event tickets are nonrefundable. Please send cancellation or substitution requests to: AZA, ATTN: Cheryl Wallen, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (e) cwallen@aza.org, (f) 301-562-0888.

Membership Requirement
Commercial Membership is required for any individual representing a commercial entity (a company that provides products and services, including consultants).  Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity. Consultants or individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, or Exhibitor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.

Attendees representing a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency are NOT required to be individual members of AZA or work for an AZA-accredited institution in order to register for the Conference. 

Hotel Reservations
The discounted AZA rate is only available for registered attendees and registered exhibitors of the 2017 Annual Conference. Once you have registered or purchased exhibit space, you will find your unique reservation link in your confirmation email. The hotel will not be accepting call-in reservations.  If this policy causes an issue, please contact Cheryl Wallen.

Vendor Solicitations
Solicitation of attendees and exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.

Age Requirements
No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register and attend the conference sessions, meetings, or social events, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire conference. That parent or guardian must be a registered attendee and over the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by a registered parent/guardian over the age of 18 at all times.

Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Exhibit Hall during exhibitor move in or move out.  Children are not permitted to partake in Exhibit Hall food events. Complimentary child registration badges can be requested at the onsite registration desk.

Media
Photographers will be taking pictures at the conference, which may be used for promotional and educational purposes. Registration or participation in the meeting and other activities constitutes an agreement to allow AZA to use and distribute attendees image or voice in photographs and recordings of the meeting - now and in the future.


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