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Full Conference Schedule


Meetings and workshops will take place at the Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront 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.
 

Saturday, March 24
7:30 am - 5:30 pm Pre-Conference Tour - Brevard Zoo (additional $65 fee)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Gruiformes TAG
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Executive Leadership Development Program (Invite Only) 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm HAZWOPER (Invite Only)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Workshops and Meetings
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Prosimian TAG Strategic Planning
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for All Attendees
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Galliformes TAG Strategic Planning (Executive Session 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Crane Fertility Workshop (additional $20 fee required)

 

Sunday, March 25
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Workshops and Meetings
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm HAZWOPER (Invite Only)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Small Carnivore TAG
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC)
9:00 am - 10:00 am Anseriformes TAG
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Advancement Committee (Executive Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Diversity Summit
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Prosimian TAG Strategic Planning
10:00 am - 11:00 am PaCCT TAG
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Charadriiformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AZA SAFE: Vaquita
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Raptor TAG
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Coraciiformes TAG
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Human Resources Committee
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm AZA SAFE: African Vulture
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Southern and Northern Ground Hornbill SSPs
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm AZA SAFE: Sharks and Rays
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Penguin TAG & African SSP
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm Guam Kingfisher SSP
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm AZA SAFE: African Penguin
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Struthioniformes TAG

 

Monday, March 26
7:00 am - 8:00 am Committee Chairs Meeting
8:00 am - 9:00 am Asian Small-clawed Otter
8:00 am - 9:00 am New World Primate TAG
8:00 am - 9:00 am Okapi SSP
8:00 am - 10:00 am Business Operations Committee
8:00 am - 10:00 am Government Affairs Committee
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Human Resources Committee
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Public Relations Committee
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Research and Technology Committee
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Green SAG (Executive Session
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Kangaroo SSP Planning Meeting
8:00 am - 5:00 pm North American Songbird Workshop
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Marketing Committee
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Advancement Committee
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Conservation Education Committee (Executive Session 9:00 am - 10:00 am)
9:00 am - 6:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Workshops and Meetings
10:00 am - 12:00 pm AZA SAFE: Gorilla Working Group Meeting (Executive Session)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Bat TAG (Executive Session)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for All Attendees
12:00 pm - 5:30 pm Collection Planning Workshop
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG Reporting
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Animal Health Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Field Conservation Committee (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joint Public Relations and Marketing Committees
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Safety Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Diversity Committee (Executive Session)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Trends Committee
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Aquarium Affairs Committee (Executive Session 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm Honors and Awards Committee (Executive Session)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Rodent Insectivore and Lagomorph TAG
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Icebreaker at Intuition Ale Works

 

Tuesday, March 27
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 - 12:30 pm Kangaroo SSP Planning Meeting
10:00 am - 11:30 am AZA Animal Programs - Updates, Questions & Problem Solving
10:00 am - 12:30 pm SAFE Program and Project Leader Workshop 
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (Executive Session 10:30 am - 12:30 pm)
10:30 am - 11:30 am Langur SSP - Strategies for Forming and Maintaining Successful Single Sex Social Groups of Monkeys or Prosimians
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Creating a Sustainability School
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Diversity and Inclusion - How Can the Diversity Committee Help You?
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Ground Hornbill Animal Care Manual Ideas
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Marketing Trends
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Matching Animal Programs with Education Advisors
11:30 am - 12:30 pm TAG Chairs Meeting
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoo Day at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

 

Wednesday, March 28
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 - 10:00 am AZA SAFE: Western Pond Turtle
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Ambassador Animal SAG (Executive Session 9:30 am - 10:30 am)
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Jaguar SSP
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Nature Play Task Force (Executive Session 9:30 am - 10:30 am)
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Rhino TAG
9:30 am - 5:00 pm Marketing Committee
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Animal Welfare Committee (Executive Session)
9:30 am - 5:30 pm AZA Board of Directors
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Safety Summit
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter Internal Meeting (Executive Session)
10:00 am - 11:00 am AZA SAFE: Radiated Tortoise
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Avian SAG Steering Committee (Executive Session)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Management Committee (Executive Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
10:00 am - 5:30 pm Green Summit
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Caprinae TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm AZA SAFE: Cheetah
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Small Population Management Advisory Group
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Reflecting on Practice: An Introduction to the Community
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm ZAHP Fusion Center/Ungulate TAGs
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Zoo-Park Partnerships for America's Keystone Wildlife (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm Avian SAG General Session
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Serval SSP Planning Meeting

 

Thursday, March 29
8:00 am - 10:00 am AZA SAFE: Giraffe
8:00 am - 11:00 am Aquarium Conservation Partnership
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Bird Transport Workshop
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Enhancing Animal Exhibits Utilizing Behavior Driven Enrichment Workshop (additional $25 registration fee)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Safety Summit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Board of Directors (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Green Summit
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for All Attendees
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Ciconiiformes TAG

 






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