Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
For more than 80 years, the AZA Annual Conference is where business solutions, new trends and science-based know-how converge. The Annual Conference attracts long-time zoo and aquarium veterans and rising, future leaders. Attendees come together to network, share ideas, and learn from one another, uniting opportunities and experts to make great ideas stick and new ones come to life.
What is AZA's Annual Conference?
The premier event for zoo and aquarium professionals, AZA's Annual Conference brings together leaders in our community for 5-full days of:
Networking with peers
Exploration of new ideas and best practices
Sharing of successful programs
Learning about new technology, products, and services
Attendees are guaranteed to be challenged with vibrant speakers from inside and outside the community, expert-led educational programming, face-to-face meetings with colleagues, more than 200 service providers in the Exhibit Hall, exciting networking and social events, including the Icebreaker and Zoo Day!
More than 200 exhibitors will share products, services, programs, and solutions with the zoo and aquarium community in the Exhibit Hall.
The premier event for zoo and aquarium professionals, the Annual Conference will be hosted by the Seattle Aquarium and Woodland Park Zoo and will bring together approximately 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
Founded in 1924, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. Look for the AZA logo whenever you visit a zoo or aquarium as your assurance that you are supporting an institution dedicated to providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for you, and a better future for all living things.