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Full Conference Schedule


Meetings and workshops will take place at the Arizona Grand Resort and are open to all registered attendees, unless noted as Executive Session or Invite Only. Schedule is subject to change.

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

Saturday, April 13
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Green SAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Executive Leadership Development Program (Invite Only)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Professional Development Committee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm SAFE: African Vultures (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)

 

Sunday, April 14
7:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 3:00 pm Animal Welfare Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Diversity Summit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Becoming True Agents for Change: Mobilizing our Audiences to Take Meaningful Action for Conservation (Additional $150 Fee)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Workshop (Additional Registration Required)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Green Summit
9:00 am - 10:00 am PaCCT TAG
10:00 am - 11:00 am Galliformes TAG
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Whooping Crane SSP (Executive Session)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Raptor TAG
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Animal Health Committee
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Gruiformes TAG (Executive Session)
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm ZIMS for Studbooks Module Training
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CEC Regional Community of Practice Regional Liaison Meeting

 

Monday, April 15
8:00 am - 10:00 am Marsupial & Monotreme TAG
8:00 am - 10:00 am Rodent Insectivore and Lagomorph TAG
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Public Relations Committee (Executive Session 8:00 am - 10:00 am)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm The Moor-hens the Merrier: Mixed-species Aviary Husbandry Workshop
8:00 am - 2:00 pm SAFE: African Penguin (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Human Resources Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session)
8:30 am - 4:30 pm Green Summit
9:00 am - 10:00 am SAFE Program Leaders
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Marketing Committee (Executive Session)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Advancement Committee (Executive Session 9:00 am - 12:00 pm)
9:00 am - 4:30 pm Conservation Education Committee (Executive Session 9:00 am - 10:30 am)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Business Operations Committee
10:00 am - 12:00 pm SAFE: Vaquita
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Government Affairs Committee
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Committee Chairs Meeting
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Collection Planning Workshop
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Field Conservation Committee (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Aquarium Affairs Committee (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Joint Public Relations and Marketing Committee
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Trends Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Diversity Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Avian Welfare Workshop
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm ZAHP Fusion Center
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SAFE: African Penguin
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SAFE: Atlantic Acropora Coral
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SAFE: Cheetah (Executive Session 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Annual Conference Program Committee (Executive Session)
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm SAFE: Orangutan (Executive Session)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm Icebreaker at OdySea Aquarium

 

Tuesday, April 16
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 - 10:30 am SAFE: African Lion
10:00 am - 10:30 am SAFE: Black Rhino
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Program Leaders Meeting
10:00 am -12:30 pm Human Resources Committee
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Advancement Committee
10:30 am - 11:30 am SAFE: Giraffe
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Safety Committee (Executive Session)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Sustainability as an Industry Imperative
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Marketing Committee
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Generating Revenue through Special Events
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Critical Thinking: Moving Beyond Our Own Biases
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Annual Conference Call for Papers - Tips from the Program Committee
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Rhino TAG
11:30 am - 12:30 pm Ambassador Animal SAG (Executive Session)
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 8:30 pm Zoo Day at Phoenix Zoo

 

Wednesday, April 17
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 Black Mangabey SSP Planning
9:30 am - 10:30 am Anseriformes TAG
9:30 am - 11:00 am Avian SAG Steering Committee (Executive Session)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Ambassador Animal SAG
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Nature Play Leaders (Executive Session)
9:30 am - 4:30 pm Elephant TAG/SSP
9:30 am - 5:00 pm AZA Board of Directors
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Safety Summit
9:30 am - 6:00 pm Addressing the Human Dimensions of Conservation in AZA Conservation Programs Using Community Based Conservation Engagement (Additional $150 Fee)
10:00 am - 11:00 am SAFE: Shark and Ray
10:00 am - 11:00 am SAFE: Eastern Indigo Snake
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Research and Technology Committee
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Mid-Level Leader Development
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Management Committee (Executive Session 10:00 am - 12:00 pm)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Marketing Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Bird TAG Chairs (Executive Session)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SAFE: Gorillas
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SAFE: Western Pond Turtle
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided with Exhibitors
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SAFE: Sea Turtle
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Zoo Conservation Outreach Group
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm Primate TAGs (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Red River Hog Planning
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Avian SAG General Session
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Cervid TAG RCP
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm SAFE: Black-footed Ferret
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm SAFE: Whopping Crane (Executive Session)
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm SAFE: American Red Wolf
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm SAFE: Asian Elephant

 

Thursday, April 18
8:00 am - 9:00 am New World Primate TAG
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Penguin TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Parrot TAG RCP Working Meeting (Executive Session 8:00 am - 11:00 am)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Elephant TAG/SSP
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Ciconiiformes/Phoenicopteriformes/Pelecaniformes TAG (Executive Session)
8:00 am - 4:00 pm Safety Summit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Board of Directors
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Jaguar SSP
9:00 am - 11:00 am ZIMS for Studbooks Module Training
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for All Attendees
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm SAFE: African Penguin (Executive Session)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Elephant TAG/SSP (Executive Session)

 

Friday, April 19
7:00 am - 7:00 pm Post-Conference Tour - Reid Park Zoo & Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (Additional $75 Fee)



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