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Full Conference Schedule

Meetings and workshops will take place at the Renaissance Palm Springs and Palm Springs Convention Center. Schedule is subject to change.

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

*Meetings that are listed as Executive Session are only open to members of that particular Committee or Program. If a meeting is NOT listed as Executive Session, it is open to all registered attendees as an observer only.
 

Saturday, April 4
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Pelican TAG Planning Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Prosimian TAG
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Bear TAG
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Human Resources Committee (Executive Session 8:00 am - 10:00 am*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Animal Population Management (APM) Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Exotic Animal Response and Heavy Rescue Training (RSVP Required)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Facilitating Species Conservation Planning Workshop (additional $150 fee)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Volunteer Management Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Executive Leadership Development Program (Executive Session*)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Curl-crested Aracari SSP Planning Meeting (Executive Session*)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Bat TAG
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Piciformes TAG (Executive Session*)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Professional Development Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Raptor TAG Sustainability Workshop
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Behavior SAG (Executive Session*)

 

Sunday, April 5
8:00 am - 9:00 am SAFE: Gorilla
8:00 am - 10:00 am Galliformes TAG
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Exotic Animal Response and Heavy Rescue Training (RSVP Required)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Population Management Center (PMC) Help Desk
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Animal Population Management (APM) Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Safety Summit
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Canid and Hyenid TAG (Executive Session 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Public Relations Committee Strategic Planning (Executive Session*)
8:30 am - 10:30 am Marsupial & Monotreme TAG
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Guam Kingfisher/Guam Rail SSP
9:00 am - 10:00 am SAFE: Chimpanzee
9:00 am - 10:00 am SAFE: Andean Highlands Flamingo
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Diversity Summit (RSVP Required)
10:00 am - 11:00 am Columbiformes TAG
10:00 am - 11:00 am Penguin TAG
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Animal Welfare Committee
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Small Carnivore TAG
10:00 am - 4:00 pm Advancement Committee
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Coraciiformes TAG
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Charadiiformes TAG
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Koala SSP
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees and TAG Mart
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Ciconiiformes, Phoenicopteriformes, and Pelicaniformes TAG
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Aquarium Affairs Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Ambassador Animal SAG (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm*)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Piciformes TAG Planning Meeting
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Tree Kangaroo SSP
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Old World Monkey TAG
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Avian TAG/SAFE Chats
Unable to make all the Avian TAG meetings? Join Avian TAG Chairs, Steering Committee Members and Avian SAFE Program Leaders to chat about your favorite birds. The TAG Chairs and SAFE Program Leaders will be available to catch you up on what’s happening in the TAG/SAFE and answer questions. Each TAG/SAFE will have a table so you may visit with as many as you like! This is a unique opportunity to meet with multiple TAGs and SAFE programs.
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Small Population Management Committee (SPMAG)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm ZIMS for Studbook Module Training and Transition Overview
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Professional Development Committee

 

Monday, April 6
8:00 am - 9:00 am Rodent Insectivore Lagomorph TAG
8:00 am - 9:00 am SAFE: Andean Bear
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Avian Medical Issues Workshop
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Marine Mammal TAG (Executive Session*)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Somali Wild Ass SSP Planning Meeting
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Advancement Committee
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Volunteer Management Committee
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Joint Public Relations and Marketing Committees
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Population Management Center (PMC) Help Desk
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Accreditation Hearings (Executive Session*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Green SAG (Executive Session*)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Aquatic Collections Sustainability Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Increasing Mate Compatibility for Improving Population Sustainability Workshop (RSVP Required)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Safety Summit
8:30 am - 4:00 pm Conservation Education Committee (CEC) (Executive Session 8:30 am - 10:00 am*)
8:30 am - 5:00 pm Rhino TAG and Rhino Research Council
9:00 am - 10:00 am Animal Health Committee
9:00 am - 4:00 pm Diversity Committee
9:30 am - 10:30 am SAFE: North American Songbird
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Government Affairs Committee
10:30 am - 12:00 pm SAFE: Program Leaders
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for Attendees and TAG Mart
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Committee Chairs Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm SAFE: Black-footed Ferret
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm Sea Otter Holders
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Wildlife Conservation Committee (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Beyond Laws and Regs...AZA Government Affairs Initiatives 
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Red-Flanked Duiker SSP Planning Meeting
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm SAFE: African Penguin (Executive Session*)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Public Relations Committee (Executive Session 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm*)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Business Operations Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Marketing Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Avian SAG/Ungulate TAG Joint Workshop
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Movin' On Up: An Interactive Career Development Exploration for Mid-Level Leaders
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Trends Committee
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm Giraffe SSP: Q&A Session
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Icebreaker at the Palm Springs Air Museum

 

Tuesday, April 7
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 Increasing Mate Compatibility for Improving Population Sustainability Workshop (RSVP Required)
9:30 am - 12:30 pm Population Management Center (PMC) Help Desk
9:30 am - 1:00 pm Rhino TAG and Rhino Research Council
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Program Leaders Meeting
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Sustainability within the Industry: A Needs Assessment (led by the Green SAG)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Research and Technology Committee
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Change Agents to Save Species
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Wildlife Trafficking Public Opinion and Message Testing Survey Results
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Best Practices in Volunteer and Intern Engagement
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Animal Health Committee Networking and Collaboration 
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Professional Development/Aquarium Affairs/Human Resources Committees Work Session
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Ideas for Creating a Culture of Conservation (led by the Human Resources Committee)
10:30 am - 12:30 pm SAFE: Orangutan
10:30 am - 12:30 pm Education Advisors
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 10:00 pm Zoo Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

 

Wednesday, April 8
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
9:30 am - 10:30 am Sustainability Partner Application Workshop
9:30 am - 10:30 am SAFE: Black Rhino
9:30 am - 11:00 am People's Committee (Executive Session*)
9:30 am - 11:30 am Primate TAGs - Ape, New World Monkey, Old World Monkey, and Prosimian
9:30 am - 12:00 pm Andean Condor SSP
9:30 am - 12:30 pm Social Science Research and Evaluation SAG
9:30 am - 12:30 pm SAFE: Giraffe
9:30 am - 4:30 pm SAFE: Sharks and Rays (Executive Session*)
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Population Management Center (PMC) Help Desk
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Green Summit
9:30 am - 5:30 pm AZA Board of Directors
9:30 am - 5:30 pm Workshop: Facilitation Basics for Effective Meetings (additional $150 fee)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm Avian SAG Steering Committee (Executive Session*)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Marketing Committee
10:30 am - 12:00 pm Jaguar SSP/SAFE
10:30 am - 12:30 pm ZIMS for Studbook Module Training & Transition Overview
11:00 am - 12:00 pm SAFE: African Penguin
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm Zoo-Park Partnerships for America's Keystone Wildlife Collaborative
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm New World Primate TAG
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Safety Committee and Open Forum Town Hall (Executive Session 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm*)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Antelope and Giraffe TAG Steering Committee (Executive Session*)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Avian SAG General Session
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Advanced Institutional Collection Planning Workshop
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Human Resources Committee

 

Thursday, April 9
8:00 am - 12:00 pm Anseriformes TAG Workshop
8:00 am - 5:00 pm AZA Board of Directors
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Green Summit
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch Provided for All Attendees


*Meetings that are listed as Executive Session are only open to members of that particular Committee or Program. If a meeting is NOT listed as Executive Session, it is open to all registered attendees as an observer only.




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