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Don't miss the 12th Annual ZAA conference presented by HMS Diets in San Antonio, Texas! November 4-8, 2017

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12th Annual ZAA Conference

Presented by HMS Diets

November 4-8, 2017  -  San Antonio, Texas


 

Call for Papers

First Call for Papers

 

ZAA invites you to submit abstracts for the Annual Conference.  Deadline: August 1st


Papers
Papers should discuss techniques, achievements, or innovative approaches to animal care and husbandry, welfare, conservation, training, education or research.  Topics may also include zoo operations, management, marketing, volunteer programs, emergency preparedness, etc.

 

Guidelines for Abstracts

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words and submitted via email to Jamie Szosozek, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Be sure to include the following information:

  • Title of paper
  • full name of presenter and authors
  • Institution/Affiliation
  • Position/Title
  • Short bio of yourself for introduction
  • A/V needs
  • Contact information

 

For more information, contact Conference Committee Member, Jaime Szoszorek at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Conference Hotel

San Antonio Airport Hilton

611 NW Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas

(210) 340-6060

 

ZAA Rate is $115/night, includes wifi, parking and roundtrip airport shuttle

 

Reservation information coming soon

 

 

 

Conference Schedule Outline

Conference Schedule

 

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Workshops
Accreditation Inspector Training (invitation only)
ZAA accredited facilities meeting (open only to accredited facilities)
AMP meeting (AMP participants only)
Registration opens at _____ pm

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Keynote Speaker
Presentations
Welcome Reception

Monday, November 6, 2017

Presentations & Sessions
Zoo Day at San Antonio Zoo

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Presentations & Sessions
Peer Panel Lunch
Vendor Blender

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Presentations & Sessions
ZAA Business Meeting
Auction & Awards Banquet
 

Post Conference Tour (optional) - November 9, 2017

Optional - Post conference tour to Austin Savanna.  See the Post-conference Tour link below for more information.  (Not included in the registration fee.)

 

Post Conference Tour

Post Conference Tour

 

Thursday - November 9, 2017

Tour of Austin Savanna

Austin Savanna is a private facility located in the Austin, Texas area which raises over 115 species of animals for the purposes of breeding and conservation.  Austin Savanna works to build sustainable herds of many rare and endangered species, as well as working to build herds to be reintroduced to their native countries.

 

Tour participants will board buses leaving the Hilton at 9:00 am.  The first stop is a tour of Texas Disposal Systems to view the impressive 2,000-acre multi-platform facility including the compost center, recycling operation, and garden center.  Boxed lunches will be provided.  The afternoon tour will consist of Austin Savanna and the Exotic Game Ranch.  Tour participants will board buses in the late afternoon and returned to the Hilton approximately 5:00 pm
 

*There is a separate fee for the post-conference tour.

San Antonio Zoo


San Antonio Zoo is home to a wide variety of animals representing 750 species on 56 acres. The Zoo's newest three-phase exhibit, Africa Live!, showcases Nile hippo, crocodile, African cichlids, colobus monkey, okapi and giraffe.

 

 

Exhibitors

Presenting Partner

 

 

Partners

                

 

Patrons

 

 

Exhibitors

Animal Equipment by Stoney

Reliable Protein Products

Safari Ltd.

Smith-Southwestern

Spalding Labs

Tomahawk Live Trap


 

Supporters

Longhorn Organics

Visit San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas
 

Click here for a San Antonio Visitor's Guide

 

 

Exhibitor Information

Exhibitor Information

 

Please contact Gavin Livingston at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (816) 813-0696 for exhibitor and sponsorship information.

 

Download Exhibitor flyer here

 

Click here for online payment