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Schedule At A Glance


All meetings, program sessions, General Sessions, and Exhibit Hall events will take place at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Schedule is subject to change. A more detailed schedule of meetings and sessions will be available in mid-June.
 

Friday, September 6
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm IMATA Board Meeting (closed)

 

Saturday, September 7
7:00 am - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Registration Open
8:00 am - 12:00 pm IMATA Board Meeting (closed)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Committee and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm IMATA Beginner Training Course (separate registration required)
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm IMATA Advanced Training Course (separate registration required)

 

Sunday, September 8
7:00 am - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Registration Open
8:00 am - 10:00 am IMATA Resume Review
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Committee and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Accreditation Hearings (closed)
10:30 am - 5:00 pm IMATA Workshops
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm AZA and IMATA Icebreaker at Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

 

Monday, September 9
7:00 am - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:30 am AZA and IMATA Opening General Session
9:30 am - 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open
Grand Opening - 9:30 am-10:30 am
10:30 am - 12:00 pm AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Lunch
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm IMATA Committee Meetings in Exhibit Hall
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AZA Directors' Meeting
Open to directors of accredited institutions only
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Party-On-The-Floor Exhibit Hall Reception
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm IMATA Workshop - How Training Behavior Benefits Animals in Our Care
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AZA Directors' Dinner (invite only)
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm IMATA Career Fair

 

Tuesday, September 10
7:00 am - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Registration Open
7:30 am - 8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00 am - 10:00 am AZA General Session
8:00 am - 10:00 am IMATA Presentations
10:00 am - 11:30 am AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
11:45 am - 1:00 pm IMATA Business Meeting
11:45 pm - 1:45 pm AZA Honors & Awards Lunch
1:30 pm - 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AZA Board of Directors Meeting
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm AZA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm IMATA Job Fair/Career Development
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm AZA and IMATA Poster Reception in Exhibit Hall
Conclusion of the Silent Auction
Art Contest Display
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm IMATA Informal Night and Dessert Social
8:00 pm - 9:30 pm IMATA Game Show

 

Wednesday, September 11
7:00 am - 11:30 am AZA and IMATA Registration Open
8:00 am - 9:30 am AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 11:30 am AZA and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm AZA and IMATA Zoo Day at Audubon Zoo

 

Thursday, September 12
8:00 am - 9:30 am IMATA Presentations
9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 1:00 pm IMATA Business Meeting, Raffle, and Announcements
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  IMATA Honors & Awards Banquet



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