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AZADV Members in a photo booth at a recent conference

AZADV Conferences offer opportunities for members to network, share ideas, visit the host facility, and learn from educational presentations led by AZADV members and industry leaders with years of experience in zoo and aquariums. Annual activities include the delegate's meeting, a photo contest, silent auction, and behind-the-scenes access on Zoo Day. Side trips are also planned for conference attendees to experience nearby zoos, aquariums, or attractions. An international conference has been hosted each year since 1986.

Conference Archives

Delegate Meeting Minutes from past conferences are available to members upon login to the Members Area.

Host a Conference

Hosting a conference is a great way to showcase your facility while providing volunteers and staff the chance to network, build relationships, and develop new skills.

Upcoming Conferences

2020 AZADV Conference

September 22-26, 2020
Hosted by Louisville Zoo
Registration Deadline: TBD