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Schedule At A Glance

Schedule is subject to change. A more detailed schedule will be available in mid-June.

Saturday, August 27
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Executive Leadership Development Program (invite only)
10:30 AM - 4:30 PM Pre-Conference Tour to Philadelphia Zoo and Adventure Aquarium ($75 fee)

 

Sunday, August 28
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Committee, SAFE, and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Accreditation Hearings (closed)

 

Monday, August 29
7:00 AM - 6:15 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Committee, SAFE, and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Accreditation Hearings (closed)
6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Icebreaker at the National Aquarium

 

Tuesday, August 30
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM 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 Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Exhibit Hall Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Directors' Meeting
Open to directors of accredited and certified institutions only
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Refreshment Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
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 Directors' Dinner
By invitation only

 

Wednesday, August 31
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM General Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:45 PM - 1:45 PM Honors & Awards Lunch
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Concurrent Sessions
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 Concurrent Sessions
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Reception in Exhibit Hall
Conclusion of the Silent Auction

 

Thursday, September 1
7:00 AM - 10:30 AM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Refreshment Break
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Zoo Day at the Maryland Zoo


 

Friday, September 2
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Post-Conference Tour: National Aquarium Animal Care & Rescue Center Tour (additional $20 fee)


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