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Full Conference Schedule


Meetings and workshops will take place at the Albuquerque Convention Center and are open to all registered attendees, unless otherwise noted. Schedule is subject to change.

If you have questions about the schedule or would like to reserve meeting space, please contact Cheryl Wallen, AZA Meeting Planner.
 

Sunday, March 26
7:00 am - 5:00 pm  Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops (PDF)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session) - Hyatt Hotel
   Ciconiiformes TAG Strategic Planning Session
   Executive Leadership Development Program (Invite Only) - Hyatt Hotel
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC) (Executive Session 1pm-5pm)
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  Green SAG (Executive Session)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Diversity Summit (RSVP required)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for All Attendees

 

Monday, March 27
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Coraciiformes TAG
8:00 am - 9:30 am  AZA SAFE: Sea Turtle
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session) - Hyatt Hotel
   Animal Training Workshop - Honing a Sharper Edge on Training: Clarified Principles, Refined Procedures, and Ethical Criteria (additional $50 fee)
   Population Management Center
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops (PDF)
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC) (Executive Session 8am-12pm; 4-5pm)
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  Green Summit
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Piciformes TAG
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  STEM Matters Leadership Team Meeting (Invite Only)
9:30 am - 10:30 am  AZA SAFE: Whooping Crane
10:00 am - 11:00 am  PACCT TAG
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Small Carnivore TAG
   Safety Committee
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Advancement Committee
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  AZA SAFE: African Penguin
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Anseriformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for Attendees
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  AZA SAFE: Vaquita
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Turaco and Cuckoo TAG
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Raptor TAG (Executive Session)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Diversity Committee
   Professional Development Committee
   SAFE Implementation Task Force (Executive Session)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Galliformes TAG
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Felid and Great Ape Escape Problem Solving (Open to Members of Safety Committee, Felid and Great Ape TAGs)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Penguin TAG
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Aquarium Conservation Partnership (Executive Session)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Pelicans TAG
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Charadiiformes TAG
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm  AZA SAFE: Project Coordinators
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm  Gruiformes TAG

 

Tuesday, March 28
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Committee Chairs Meeting
8:00 am - 10:30 am  Behavior SAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Public Relations Committee
8:00 am - 1:00 pm  Trends Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session) - Hyatt Hotel
   Avian SAG - Hand Rearing Workshop
   Meerkat Husbandry and Management Workshop
   Population Management Center
   Professional Development Committee
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops (PDF)
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  Green Summit
9:00 am - 11:00 am  Aquarium Affairs Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Jaguar SSP
   Business Operations Committee
   Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG) (Executive Session 10 am-12 pm)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm  Marketing Committee
9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Conservation Education Committee (Executive Session 9-10 am)
10:00 am - 11:00 am  Prosimian TAG
10:30 am - 3:30 pm  Advancement Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Marine Mammal TAG
11:00 am - 12:30 pm  Government Affairs Committee (Executive Session 11-11:30 am)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for All Attendees
   AZA SAFE: Cheetah
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Joint Public Relations & Government Affairs Committees
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Collection Planning Workshop
   Research and Technology Committee
   Human Resources Committee
   Animal Health Committee
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Ethics Board (Executive Session) - Cancelled
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Cetacean Task Force (Executive Session)
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Icebreaker at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium and Botanic Garden

 

Wednesday, March 29
7:30 am - 8:00 am  Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 am - 9:30 am  General Session
9:30 am - 10:30 am  Break with Exhibitors
9:30 am - 11:00 am  AZA SAFE: Asian Elephant
10:00 am - 11:00 am  AZA Animal Programs - Updates, Questions & Problem Solving
10:30 am - 12:00 pm  AZA SAFE: Shark and Ray
   Rhino TAG
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Avian SAG Steering Committee (Executive Session)
   Earned Revenue Survey Roundtable Discussion
   Words Matter: Redefining Language and Context for a Common, Modern Zoological Vocabulary (Invite Only)
   Let’s “Lean” Our Zoos and Aquariums - Improve Customer Satisfaction, Reduce Waste and Save Space, Time, and Money
   Nature Clubs Advisory Group
   Population Management Center
   Professional Development Workshop Planning Session with Green SAG, Safety and Conservation Education Committees (Executive Session)
   Strategies and Resources for Staff to be Successful Working with Volunteers
   Working Together to Address Wildlife Trafficking
11:00 am - 12:30 pm  The SMART Approach to TAG Strategic Planning
   Elephant TAG (Executive Session)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Zoo Day at the ABQ BioPark Zoo

 

Thursday, March 30
7:30 am - 8:00 am  Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:00 am - 9:00 am  General Session
9:00 am - 9:30 am  Break with Exhibitors
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Nature Play Begins: Emerging Leaders (Invite Only)
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Animal Program Conservation Workshop: Enhancement and Communications
9:30 am - 10:30 am  Kickstarter for SAFE: African Penguins
9:30 am - 11:30 am  Small Population Management Advisory Group
   AZA Reproductive Management Center
9:30 am - 12:00 pm  Ambassador Animal SAG (Executive Session 9:30-10:30 am)
9:30 am - 5:00 pm  AZA Board of Directors
   Population Management Center
   Pigeon and Dove SSP Strategic Plan Workshop (Executive Session)
10:00 am - 11:30 am  Caprinae TAG (Executive Session)
10:00 am - 5:30 pm  Safety Summit
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Office Hours: Q&A Regarding the New SAFE Member-Sponsored Species
11:00 am - 4:30 pm  Marketing Committee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Creative Ways to Maximize Your Mission's Impact with Volunteers
   Rodent TAG
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Field Conservation Committee (Executive Session 1-2 pm)
   Animal Welfare Committee
   Reflecting on Practice Leadership Team Meeting (Invite Only)
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Avian SAG General Session
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Office Hours: Q&A Regarding the New SAFE Member-Sponsored Species
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  AZA SAFE: Western Pond Turtle
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  AZA SAFE: Gorilla

 

Friday, March 31
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Avian SAG Workshop - Success and the Failures that Helped Create Them
   Ciconiiformes TAG Strategic Planning Session
   Safety Summit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  AZA Board of Directors (Executive Session)
   Population Management Center
   Pigeon and Dove SSP Strategic Plan Workshop (Executive Session)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for All Attendees

 




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