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In-Person Registration



Helpful Information

  • Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Check. If you are paying by check, you will still register online. On the payment screen, select "send invoice" and you will be emailed an invoice that should be submitted with your payment.
  • Exhibiting? Do not register. Contact Jessica Heckendorn for more information on the booth sales process.
  • Already registered and need to purchase an additional event ticket or update your registration? Please visit the Attendee Service Center.


FULL REGISTRATION
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker and Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
July 29
After Friday,
July 29
Individual Member (Professional Associate, Affiliate or Fellow)
Commercial Member
Conservation Partner
$595 $695
Student Member $350 $375
Non-Member  $795 $895

 

DAILY REGISTRATION
Daily Registrations DO NOT include tickets to Icebreaker or Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
July 29
After Friday,
July 29
Individual Member, Commercial Member, or Conservation Partner
Sunday, August 28 $130 $230
Monday, August 29 $130 $230
Tuesday, August 30 $190 $290
Wednesday, August 31 $190 $290
Thursday, September 1 $130 $230
Student Member
Sunday, August 28 $75 $120
Monday, August 29 $75 $120
Tuesday, August 30 $95 $145
Wednesday, August 31 $95 $145
Thursday, September 1 $75 $120
Non-Member
Sunday, August 28 $230 $330
Monday, August 29 $230 $330
Tuesday, August 30 $290 $390
Wednesday, August 31 $290 $390
Thursday, September 1 $230 $330


REGISTRATION CATEGORIES
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, related facility, or Society Partner 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 register for the conference.
Commercial Members Commercial Members are eligible to register up to 8 representatives from their company, at the member rate. If you are interested in becoming an AZA Commercial Member, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, please contact Jessica Heckendorn.

Solicitation of Attendees and Exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.
Society Partners Employees of organizations that are Society Partners must be individual members in order to receive the member rate.
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. If you are interested in becoming an AZA 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 AZA Student membership, contact AZA Membership Services.



By registering, you agree to the following policies:

Vaccination Policy
All registrants, instructors, speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and staff attending AZA meetings, courses and events will be required to provide proof of full and up to date COVID-19 vaccination before entering the meeting venue. Full vaccination is considered achieved two weeks after a complete-series dose of an authorized vaccine by either the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or the World Health Organization. If eligible, a booster shot is also required. A booster shot is required for anyone who received the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, 6 months after completing full vaccination series, or the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, 2 months after completing full vaccination. If a participant does not meet these requirements, they are not considered fully vaccinated/boosted and will not be permitted to enter the meeting.

AZA will also require registrants to agree to the Attendee Liability Waiver and Assumption of Risk Policy upon registering, agreeing to comply with any state or local mask mandates in place for indoor events until further notice. If no mask mandate is in place, attendees are encouraged to wear masks, but not required.

AZA will offer a technology solution that will enable registrants to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination and booster after the online registration process.

AZA’s proof of vaccination policy is designed to create safe, in-person experiences for attendees and participants at our meetings, courses and events.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Code of Conduct
AZA is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and AZA staff. Each and every participant, including attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors, Association staff, and service providers, is expected to understand and follow policies in all in-person and virtual spaces. These expectations apply to all AZA meeting-related events, including those held in conjunction with AZA conferences.

Personal Safety and Security
AZA works with online technicians, speakers, and vendors to provide a safe and secure environment for all meeting participants. We ask that all attendees report any questionable activity to AZA for immediate action. No concern is too small – if you see or hear something, say something. Click on the help button at the top right of the website and reach out to the AZA staff person listed. 

Unacceptable Conduct

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Any abuse, including physical, verbal or non-verbal abuse, of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AZA staff member, service provider, or any other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of any presentation, during session presentations, in the exhibit hall, or at any events organized by AZA during the meeting or other AZA-contracted online platform.
  • Harassing photography.
  • Recording of presentations and other sessions without permission from the presenter and intent to distribute. Photographing slides of oral presentations, taking screenshots of chat room/Q&A activity and taking photos of posters without permission from the presenter – with intent to distribute.
  • Violating the rules and regulations of the virtual event.
  • Examples of unacceptable behavior include comments (verbal or written) related to gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation; inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations; or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, exhibitor, AZA staff member, service provider, or other meeting guests.
Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment is unacceptable conduct of a sexual nature which makes a person feel uncomfortable, offended, humiliated and/or intimidated. Examples of conduct or behavior which constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:
Physical conduct
  • Physical violence, including sexual assault
  • Unwelcome physical contact or inappropriate touching
  • The use of threats or rewards to solicit sexual favors
Verbal/Written conduct
  • Comments or insults based on appearance, age, private life, etc.
  • Sexual comments, stories, or jokes
  • Sexual advances
  • Repeated and unwanted social invitations for dates or physical intimacy
  • Condescending or sexist remarks
  • Sending sexually explicit messages (by phone or electronically)
Non-verbal conduct
  • Display of sexually explicit or suggestive material or images
  • Sexually suggestive gestures
  • Whistling or “cat calling”
Reporting Unacceptable Conduct
If you or anyone else is the subject of unacceptable conduct either in person or online, please contact any of the AZA staff below.

AZA has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment. If you experience or observe harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behavior, AZA asks that you please inform any of the following so that we can take action:
Melissa Howerton
(301) 244-3337
Candice Dorsey
 (301) 244-3339
Craig Hoover
 (301) 244-3345

All reports will be treated seriously and promptly. Incidents will be handled with respect for the privacy of the victim and will be confidential to the extent practical, given the circumstances. Reports may also be made anonymously.
 
The AZA staff receiving the report will respect any and all requests of the victim to remain anonymous. Unacceptable conduct may be part of a larger pattern of repeated harassment. Please alert AZA to all such conduct regardless of the offender’s identity or job title, even if you prefer your report to remain anonymous.

Upon receiving a complaint, the matter may be further investigated by additional AZA Staff. Actions to be taken will be discussed beforehand with the victim of the harassing behavior, where possible.

If the complaint is of a criminal nature, legal authorities will be notified.

If the offense is not of a criminal nature, the AZA staff receiving the report will gather information from the victim and discuss next steps.

If a person has been found to have harassed another person, any of the following may take place:
  • Issue a verbal or written warning
  • Suspend attendance at AZA-sponsored events
  • Prohibit attendance at any future meeting
Reports of unacceptable conduct by an individual may also be reported by AZA to an individual’s employer.

AZA has zero-tolerance for retaliation on-site, online or at a member facility against individuals for reporting unacceptable conduct at AZA-related 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 a charge by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Check payments must be received by AZA within 30 days of submitting your registration. In order to receive the Early Bird Rate, payment must be postmarked by Friday, July 29. If payment is not postmarked by this date, registrant will be re-invoiced at the Regular Rate. For registrations submitted after July 29, payment must be received onsite, if not before.

Refund Policy
Refund requests must be received by Friday, August 5, 2022. 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 5, 2022. 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 Meetings Department.

Membership Requirement
AZA 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 AZA Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, or Exhibitor, are not eligible to register for 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. 

Vendor Solicitations
Solicitation of attendees and exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited. Individuals found soliciting may be subject to expulsion and prohibited from attending future AZA meetings.

Digital Recording, Photography and Video
By registering, you grant AZA authorization to film, photograph, or otherwise document your participation in the event. You further agree that such images, photographs, and recordings may be used by AZA without prior approval to promote AZA and its events. Such use will not entitle you to any credit or compensation. You release AZA, its officers, employees, and vendors from any liability connected with the use of any image, photograph, or recording.




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