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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
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
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC)
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
   HAZWOPER Training (Invite Only)
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC)
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
   AZA SAFE: Vaquita
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Anseriformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for Attendees
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
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)
   AZA SAFE: Cheetah
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for All Attendees
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Joint Public Relations & Government Affairs Committees
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Collection Planning Workshop
   Cetacean Task Force (Executive Session)
   Research and Technology Committee
   Human Resources Committee
   Animal Health Committee
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Ethics Board (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)
   Diversity and Inclusion Collaborative Thinking Session
   Earned Revenue Survey Roundtable Discussion
   Kickstarter Campaign for African Penguin
   Let’s “Lean” Our Zoos and Aquariums - Improve Customer Satisfaction, Reduce Waste and Save Space, Time, and Money
   Human Resources Hot Topics
   Nature Clubs Advisory Group
   Population Management Center
   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 - 12:30 pm  Animal Program Conservation Workshop: Enhancement and Communications
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 - 4:30 pm  Marketing Committee
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
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
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  AZA SAFE: Western Pond Turtle
5:30 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
   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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