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Call for Papers

Submit Your Proposal Today!

AZA and the Annual Conference Program Committee are accepting abstracts/proposals for the 2020 Annual Conference. The deadline for submitting your abstract/proposal is Friday, May 15, 11:59 pm Pacific Time. Abstracts/proposals submitted after this date will only be considered after all others have been reviewed.

The Annual Conference Program Committee will meet in early June to review abstracts/proposals. Submitters should be notified of the Committee's decision by the end of June. A draft program will be available online early July.

Even if you are unsure if you'll be able to attend the Conference in person, please still submit your abstract. AZA is looking into virtual options for speakers and attendees.

Helpful Information

Call for Papers Service Center

Moderators/submitters have the ability to save their abstract/proposal in the system and come back at a later date. Just click the "Save and Edit Later" button on the review screen. You will be emailed your Call for Papers Service Center login information immediately. Be sure to log into the Call for Papers Service Center to submit your abstract/proposal by Friday, May 15, 11:59 pm Pacific Time, otherwise your proposal will not be reviewed.

Questions About the Content of Your Submission?

Contact the Annual Conference Program Committee Member in the track you are submitting:

Animal Management, Health & Welfare: Joe Barkowski, Gary Lunsford, Regina Mossotti

Aquarium Affairs: Deidre Murphy, Greg Whittaker

Business Operations: Rich Block, Doug Rickenbach, Adrienne Rowland

Conservation: Rich BerglRenee Bumpus, Tara Harris

Development/Fundraising & Membership: Chris Panek

Education: Amanda Lindell, Kelly Matis

Public Relations/Marketing: Tina Tison, Duane McGregor, Andy Wood

Volunteer & Intern Engagement: Lace Garland

Trends & More: Scott Barton, Craig Jacbos, Melissa Ruminot
(sessions that do not fall into one of the above tracks, including Exhibit Design, Diversity, Government Affairs, etc.)

Questions About the Online Submission Process?

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