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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.

View the more detailed Full Conference Schedule.
 

Friday, September 6
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Animal Population Management (APM) Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm IMATA Board Meeting (closed)
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
OR
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Pre-Conference Tour: Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center and the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (additional $60 fee)

 

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 - 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Creating Your Individual Development Plan: Your Unique Roadmap for Professional Development (additional $75 fee)
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 Animal Population Management (APM) Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Improving Animal Welfare Through Contemporary Skills (additional $150 fee)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Addressing the Human Dimensions of Conservation: Community-Based Conservation Engagement (additional $150 fee)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Conservation Engagement and Advocacy Skills Boot Camp (additional $150 fee)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Animal Training (additional $75 fee)
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm Pre-Conference Workshop: Secrets of Husbandry Training (additional $75 fee)

 

Sunday, September 8
7:00 am - 5:30 pm AZA and IMATA Registration Open
8:00 am - 10:00 am IMATA Resume Review and Interview Skills
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
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm First Time Attendee Meeting
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Student Social
6:00 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 - 8:30 pm The Evening Buzz
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm AZA Directors' Dinner (invite only)

 

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 Presentations
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 and IMATA Concurrent Sessions and Presentations
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 - 8:30 pm IMATA Job Fair
8:30 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 - 10:00 pm AZA and IMATA Zoo Day at Audubon Zoo

 

Thursday, September 12
8:00 am - 9:30 am IMATA Presentations
8:30 am - 1:00 pm SOLD OUT
OR
11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Post-Conference Tour: Freeport-McMoRan Audubon Species Survival Center and the Alliance for Sustainable Wildlife (additional $60 fee)
9:30 am - 10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00 am - 1:00 pm IMATA Informal Presentations, Business Meeting, Raffle, and Announcements
6:30 pm - 11:00 pm  IMATA Honors & Awards Banquet

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