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General Exhibitor Information

The 2024 AZA Annual Conference will be at the BMO Centre! The premier event for zoo and aquarium professionals, the Annual Conference will be hosted by the Wilder Institute/Calgary Zoo, and will bring together more than 2,000 leaders in the community from a wide variety of disciplines for several days of:

  • Networking with peers & sharing of successful programs
  • Exploration of new ideas and best practices
  • Learning about new technology, products, and services

A Fantastic Location

Attendees will enjoy the excitement and charm of Calgary. AZA is working with the company Cross Connect Customs & Event Logistics ahead of the 2024 Annual Conference. For a fee, Cross Connect will aid in the shipping/customs process for exhibitors traveling internationally. View Cross Connect's introductory document here


Unique Networking Opportunities
AZA is proud to provide unique opportunities to promote products and services, cultivate relationships, and stay informed and engaged with the zoo and aquarium community.

Creative Marketing Avenues
Sponsorship opportunities are specially designed to bring your company to the forefront, generate buzz and create a strong awareness of your brand to decision makers in the zoo and aquarium community. Additional information may be found in the prospectus. (Coming Soon)

NEW for 2024! AZA Expo LIVE is a new exhibit hall theater, allowing your company or organization the opportunity to share programming content in the Annual Conference Exhibit Hall. AZA Expo LIVE provides 30-minute sessions that are focused, high-value LIVE marketing spots for exhibitors, sponsors, and advertisers. The theater is set for approximately 50 attendees and attendance may vary depending on the topic.

AZA Expo LIVE presentations may be used for demonstrating new and existing products, technology, and services that would be of interest to attendees. Time slots for the AZA Expo LIVE may be reserved at the time of booth selection.
 


Schedule
(tentative - subject to change)
 
Monday, September 17
7:00 AM - 5:30 PM Exhibitor Move-in
 
Tuesday, September 18
9:30 AM - 6:30 PM Exhibit Hall Opens
 
Wednesday, September 19
1:30 PM - 7:00 PM Exhibit Hall Open
7:15 PM - 10:00 PM Exhibitor Move-out
 
2024 Booth Pricing

Booth prices: $2,500 each with corner space extra $200

  • Inline Member: $2,500
  • Inline Nonprofit/Government: $3,050
  • Inline Nonmember: $3,600

Additional: $2,100 each (3 or more spaces)

  • Additional Member: $2,100
  • Additional Nonprofit/Government: $2,650
  • Additional Nonmember: $3,200

20 x 20 islands: $9,000 each  – Members Only

Each 10x10 space includes 2 complimentary full registrations

Booth Draw Schedule

  • 40+ Year Exhibitors: Wednesday, May 15th, 11:00 am EST
  • 30+ Year Exhibitors: Thursday, May 16th, 11:00 am EST
  • 20+ Year Exhibitors: Friday, May 17th, 11:00 am EST
  • 10+ Year Exhibitors: Monday, May 20th, 11:00 am EST
  • 5+ Year Exhibitors: Tuesday, May 21st, 11:00 am EST
  • 1+ Year Exhibitors: Thursday, May 23rd, 11:00 am EST
  • New Exhibitors-Members: Monday, May 27th, 11:00 am EST
  • General Public (Non-Members): Friday, May 31st, 11:00 am EST