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Not able to attend this year’s Annual Conference in person? Register to access the Annual Conference REWIND from your computer or mobile device! View content presented during the in-person Conference, Tuesday, September 12-Thursday, September 14. In-person attendees will also have access to Annual Conference REWIND at no additional charge.

If you've already registered for the Conference, you can access session recordings in the Attendee Service Center.

Thank you to Gateway Ticketing Systems Inc, Platinum Sponsor of the Annual Conference Rewind.

 Animal Management, Health & Welfare  Development & Membership Volunteer & Intern Engagement
 Aquarium Affairs  Education Workplace Culture, Engagement, & Professional Development
 Business Operations  Public Relations/Marketing Trends & More
Tuesday, September 12
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Opening General Session
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM EDT  
Aquarium Institutional Collection Planning - Let's Talk About It 
Collaborate, Activate and Empower: Overcoming Barriers to Bringing Advocacy Opportunities to Zoo and Aquarium Guests
(Re) Defining Conservation Learning: Developing Core Competencies for AZA Education Professionals
When Good Friday Turns Bad: Lessons Learned from a Falsely Reported Active Shooter Event

Navigating Conflict - How to Effectively Manage Everyday Conflict to Positively Achieve Team Results 

Animal Transport Post-COVID Restrictions: Is Your Shipping Team on the Same Page?  
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Beastly Balls, Feasts, and Galas...Oh My!
Be a Resource: Reimagine What Conservation Education Can Be In Your Community

What Can a Social Scientist Do for You? Integrating Communities and Exploring Collaborations Between Natural and Social Scientists

Highlighting What’s Possible: Creative Solutions for Animal Care

DIY Leadership Development: The Good, The Bad, and The What Were We Thinking!
Finding Elegant Solutions to Sticky Conversations and Situations 
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Challenges and Solutions to Collaborative Conservation Efforts: An Interdisciplinary Perspective

Brand Matters to Your Mission

Sparking the Conversation: Hot Topics in Education

After Dark: Promoting 24/7 Animal Welfare

Unlock Your Zoo or Aquarium’s Potential: Exploring Alternative Revenue Generating Sources Beyond Philanthropy and Planned Giving Through Public/Private Partnerships 
Wednesday, September 13
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT
General Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Looking to the Future: Living with Avian Influenza

Value of Guest Feedback
Embracing Diversity, Equity, Access and Inclusion (DEAI) in Public-Facing Physical Spaces: Best Practices for Aquariums and Zoos
Hand Off or Hands On? A Look Into the Changing Practices of Volunteer Animal Handling Programs Since COVID

Movin' On Up: Growing Perspective and Communicating the "Why"

Ins and Outs of Accreditation
11:45 AM - 1:45 PM EDT
Honors & Awards Lunch
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT
Herpetofauna Welfare: It's Ribbeting!
Diving into Sharks

People Power! Mobilizing our Community to Increase our Conservation Impact through SAFE

On the Boards

Exploring the Role of Intersectionality in Advancing DEAI

Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – Resilient Planning, Resources, and Guidance for All AZA Facilities
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM EDT  
We are ALL Party Animals - Planning and Executing Consumer Events

How Collaborative Conservation Amplifies Impact

Feed Sustainable: Increasing our Impact and Taking Collective Action to Source Sustainable Aquatic Animal Feed

Topics that Roar: Hot Animal Management Conversations
From Invitation to Inclusion: Moving Our Aquariums and Zoos Towards Access and Inclusion for Autistic Staff, Interns, Volunteers, and Visitors

60 x 60: 60 Earned Revenue Ideas in 60 Minutes
Thursday, September 14
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
Wildlife Storytelling for Kids: Inspiring a New Generation to Care

Elevate Your Programs: Taking Your Volunteer Opportunities to the Next Level

The Power of Guest Experience Design: Creating Connections and Inspiring Conservation Action

Keeping up with the AZA Animal Wellbeing Strategy

Research Initiatives Understanding Barriers and Opportunities for Women and People of Color in Zoos, Aquariums, and Related Fields
In Your Own Backyard: How to Use Flagship Species, Out-of-the-Box Partnerships, Research, and Habitat Restoration to Recover Threatened Species and Preserve Local Biodiversity
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM EDT
Operationalizing Your Culture: The Tools and Systems You Need To Create the Organizational Culture You Want

Regs, Permits, and Licenses: Federal Agencies and You
Road Map to Equitable and Inclusive Internships

 What's New in Exhibit Design 

It Takes a Village: How Every Department Can Enhance Animal Wellbeing Through Facilitating Greater Animal Agency
From Climate Change to Policy Change: Can AZA Institutions Influence Public Support for Climate Policy?