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Join us on the new AZA Learn site for bonus content and new discussions, October 16-18!

There are two ways to join:
  • Attended the Annual Conference in Columbus? You are already registered! No need to register again - you may access recordings and the live events by logging in here using your My AZA credentials. Please note the recordings have moved from the conference website to a new location on the AZA Learn site. 
  • Did not attend the Annual Conference in Columbus? Register here to receive access to 50 recorded sessions and the live event on October 16-18 - for the member rate of $275, or non-member rate of $375.
Monday, October 16
12:00 pm ET Challenging the Status Quo
Join speakers from some of the  Annual Conference’s most popular sessions around diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and justice for a brief opportunity to hear more from them and ask questions about their work and experiences in this important aspect of culture at our organizations. 

Related recorded sessions to check out:
  • Exploring the Role of Intersectionality in Advancing DEAI
2:00 pm ET Volunteer Management: Communication Strategies and Acknowledgment & Recognition
Join the ongoing conversations that stem from this year's annual conference, centering on two key themes: Communication Strategies and Acknowledgment and Recognition. In this session, after a brief introduction to each topic, you’ll be able to join a breakout room around the topic that most interests you in order to learn from others, share your expertise, and collectively improve how we support our volunteers and our mission. 

Related recorded session to check out:
  • Finding Elegant Solutions to Sticky Conversations and Situations
Tuesday, October 17
11:00 am ET Moving Your Mission Forward: Big Ideas, Capital Campaigns, Memberships & More
Looking for more insight into how to move your mission forward through your development and membership work? Join speakers from this year’s Annual Conference to hear more about their experiences and ask them questions as we dig deeper into these topics. 
12:30 pm ET Maximizing Resources for the Mission: Utilizing Innovative Strategies, Ideas, and Data
Meet us at the intersection between mission and business as we continue the conversations from Conference around maximizing resources. Join the Business Operations Committee and speakers from this year’s annual conference for an opportunity to continue this conversation, ask questions, and share your expertise. 

Related recorded sessions to check out:
  • We are ALL Party Animals- Planning and Executing Consumer Events
  • Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)- Resilient Planning, Resources, and Guidance for All AZA Facilities
  • 60 x 60 x 60 - Earned Revenue Ideas in 60 Minutes
  • Value of Guest Feedback
Wednesday, October 18
11:00 am ET Meaningful Community Engagement
Communities can play a huge role in conservation efforts, especially with effective education and community engagement approaches. Join several speakers from this year’s annual conference as we keep the conversation going around the benefits of interdisciplinary efforts and community engagement on conservation. 

Related recorded sessions to check out:
  • Be a Resource: Reimagine What Conservation Education Can Be In Your Community
  • Challenges and Solutions to Collaborative Conservation Efforts
  • An Interdisciplinary Perspective; People Power! Mobilizing our Community to Increase our Conservation Impact through SAFE 
1:00 pm ET Beyond the Buzz
Did you miss the Evening Buzz at the Conference? Or want an opportunity to hear from these speakers again and ask more questions? Join a selection of our Evening Buzz panelists as they reprise their talks and answer your questions!
2:00 pm ET Nuts & Bolts of Culture and Leadership
Looking to learn more about developing and fostering your culture and future leaders? We’re continuing the conversation with speakers from this year’s Annual Conference and providing more opportunities for you to ask questions and share your experiences as we learn together to create a strong future for our organizations.

Related recorded sessions to check out:
  • DIY Leadership Development: The Good, The Bad, and The What Were We Thinking!
  • Operationalizing Your Culture: The Tools and Systems You Need To Create the Organizational Culture You Want