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Why Attend a 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.

Upcoming Conferences

2021 AZADV Conference

It is with regret that the Board has made the decision that this year's conference will have to be cancelled. But all is not lost, in early October 2021 we will be hosting a virtual event to include a business and delegates meeting as well as other activities. Look for the information as the plans are finalized. The information will be posted on the website, in the Facebook Group, and in future issues of Symbiosis. This decision was not made lightly. Given the challenges of the past year, the Louisville Zoo is simply unable to commit to hosting an event of such magnitude at the present time. We are deeply appreciative for the support of the Louisville Zoo, and for all of the time and effort of their staff and volunteers in trying so valiantly to make the conference happen.

2022 AZADV Conference

October 12-17, 2022
Hosted by Toledo Zoo
Registration: TBD