11th Annual ZAA Conference
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 7-10, 2015
Registration information coming soon!
More details coming soon
Saturday, November 7, 2015
Registration opens at 3:00 pm
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Excursion to Lion Habitat Ranch
Monday, November 9, 2015
Presentations & Sessions
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Presentations & Sessions
ZAA Open Forum Meeting
Auction & Awards Banquet
Post Confererence Tour
November 11-12, 2015 to Bearizona Wildlife Park and Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium. See the Post-conference Tour link below for more information. (Not included in the registration fee.)
Golden Nugget Hotel
129 East Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
ZAA rate: $75/night (includes wifi, parking, fitness center).
Group code: GSAZOO.
You must book by October 16, 2015 to receive the ZAA conference rate. This rate is only available for stays on November 6-10, 2015. Breakfast is provided by ZAA on November 8-10, 2015.
Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Bearizona Wildlife Park tour and lunch
Overnight in Phoenix, Arizona
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium tour and lunch
Return to conference hotel.
*There is a separate fee for the post-conference tour.
First Call for Papers
Experts say that the average number of texts sent in a week contain 720 words. You only need 300 words to submit an ABSTRACT for a conference paper or poster for the upcoming ZAA Conference!
First Call for Abstracts:
The ZAA invites you to submit abstracts for the 11th Annual Conference held November 9-12, 2015. This year's conference will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada. We are excited to hear about your latest projects, ideas, accomplishments and research! Abstracts may be entered for one of the two categories: papers or posters.
While all topics are welcome, we are specifically looking for topics regarding education, husbandry, training, business management, conservation, construction, design, and facility achievements.
Example of Topics:
In situ Conservation Programs
Successful conservation efforts at your facility (species or fundraising)
Animal Husbandry Topics
Incubation for Aviculturists
Exhibit Design Ideas
Aquatic Life Support Systems for Dummies
Keeping it Clean: Maintaining crystal clear water in active exhibits
Beyond Birthday Parties: Creating/ Delivering Animal Education Programs
Death at the Zoo: talking to visitors about issues and circumstances involving animal deaths
Revenue Generating Add-on Activities: weddings, bunk with the beasts and behind-the-scenes
Applying Green Concepts
Begged, Borrowed and Up-cycled: Incorporating Cheap or Free Materials into Exhibit Design
Enhancing the Guest Experience
Using Invertebrates for Education
Posters should cover techniques, achievements, or innovative approaches to animal care and husbandry, welfare, conservation, training, education or research. Topics may also include zoo operations including management, marketing, volunteer programs or emergency preparedness. Posters will be on display throughout the conference and presenters must be available for discussion with other conference delegates during the designated poster presentation session.
An abstract is not your completed work, rather it is a brief overview, limited to 300 words, of what you plan to talk about.
Guidelines for Paper and Poster Abstracts:
Include the following information:
•Title of paper or poster (specify which type of presentation)
• Full name of presenter and authors
• Short bio of yourself for introduction
• A/V needs
• Contact information, including email address
Deadline for abstracts is April 15th, 2015.Presenters will be notified regarding acceptance by May 15th 2015. All final and complete papers must be received by the 15th of June 2015 in order to be included in the program. ZAA reserves the right to publish papers in the quarterly newsletter.
|2005||Montgomery Zoo||Montgomery, Alabama|
|2006||Zoological Society of San Diego||San Diego, California|
|2007||Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo||Tampa, Flordida|
|2008||Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo||Omaha, Nebraska|
|2009||Tanganyika Wildlife Park||Wichita, Kansas|
|2010||Zoo of Acadiana||Lafayette, Louisiana|
|2012||Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo||Pigeon Forge, Tennessee|
Wildlife World Zoo and Aquarium/
|2014||Gulf Breeze Zoo||Pensacola Beach, Florida|
|2015||Las Vegas, Nevada|