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Schedule At A Glance

Schedule is subject to change. Conference registrants are welcome to attend any sessions and meetings, provided they are not marked "executive session". A more detailed schedule will be available in June.

All meetings, program sessions, General Session events, and Exhibit Hall events will take place at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park. Accreditation Hearings and Executive Leadership Development Program will take place at the Calgary Marriott Downtown.

Important! There are two Convention Centers located in Calgary. The AZA Annual Conference will take place at the BMO Centre on Stampede Park, not the Calgary TELUS Convention Centre. The BMO Centre on Stampede Park is located about a mile from the downtown hotels. 

Saturday, September 14
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Executive Leadership Development Program (invite only)
All Day Pre-Conference Tours (additional fee)

 

Sunday, September 15
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)
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference Workshop: Human Wellbeing Workshop: Learn How to Establish and Promote a Workplace Culture of Compassion and Develop Leadership Practices to Support Your People (additional $150 fee)
All Day Pre-Conference Tours (additional fee)

 

Monday, September 16
7:00 AM - 6:00 PM Registration Open
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Committee, SAFE, and Animal Program Meetings
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Accreditation Hearings (closed)
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Icebreaker at Heritage Park

 

Tuesday, September 17
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, September 18
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration Open
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Light Continental Breakfast
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM General Session
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions
11:45 PM - 1:30 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

 

Thursday, September 19
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 - 10:00 PM Zoo Day at Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo

 

Friday, September 20
All Day Post-Conference Tours (additional fee)

 

Saturday, September 21
All Day Post-Conference Tours (additional fee)