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Interested in Exhibiting? DO NOT register. Contact Gina Velosky for information on purchasing exhibit space. Early bird registration deadline does not apply to exhibit space.
 
Registration Categories
Registration categories are determined by membership status at the time of the Conference. All AZA members must renew their 2020 membership dues prior to registering.  Need to renew your membership? Contact AZA Membership Services.
AZA Individual Member  Commercial Member
Conservation Partner
Registration fees are determined by membership status at the time of the Conference. AZA members must be in good standing and dues paid through 2020. Employees at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium or related facility or Society Partner must be an individual member of AZA in order to receive the member rate.

Please note that individuals in the Advocate membership category do not receive a discount on Conference registration and therefore will receive Non-member registration rates.
Society Partner Employees of organizations that are Society Partners must be individual members in order to receive the member rate.
Non-Members Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity (a company that provides products or services to zoos and aquariums, including consultants). Consultants or individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, Exhibitor, or Conference Sponsor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.
Student Members Only open to AZA Student Members who are not currently employed full-time. A copy of valid student identification is required. A Non-Member Student discount is not available.

For more information about the Student membership category, contact AZA Membership Services.
Federal Government Agency Employees Full-time employees of federal government agencies (USDA, NOAA, USFWS, etc.) are eligible for a 50% discount off published registration rates.  Discount is not available to employees of government-run zoos and aquariums. Please contact AZA to receive a discount code to use when registering.  Discount does not apply to event tickets, tours, or carbon offsetting.

 

Registration Rates
Full Registration
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker and Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
March 6
After Friday,
March 6
AZA Individual Member
Commercial Member
Conservation Partner
$289 $389
Non-Member $429 $529
AZA Student Member $200 $279
Three Day Registration
Days do not need to be consecutive.  Three Day Registrations include social event tickets if Monday (Icebreaker) or Tuesday (Zoo Day) registration is selected. Additional event tickets can be purchased separately.
  On or Before Friday,
March 6
After Friday,
March 6
AZA Individual Member
Commercial Member
Conservation Partner
$239 $339
Non-Member $369 $469
Daily Registration
One Day Registrations do not include social event tickets. Tickets can be purchased separately.
  On or Before Friday,
March 6
After Friday, March 6
AZA Individual Member
Commercial Member
Conservation Partner
$129/day $179/day
Non-Member $199/day $249/day

 

Additional Items
Event Tickets
Full Registration includes a ticket to Icebreaker and Zoo Day; Three Day Registrations include social event tickets if Monday (Icebreaker) or Tuesday (Zoo Day) registration is selected. One Day Registrations do not include social event tickets.
Icebreaker at the Palm Springs Air Museum
Monday, April 6, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$50
Zoo Day at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens
Tuesday, April 7, 1:30 pm - 10:00 pm
$65

 


Registration Policies

Payments
All payments must be made in U.S. funds, drawn on by a U.S. bank, and payable to AZA. Credit card payments will be processed in U.S. funds, in accordance with effective exchange rates. Statement to show charge by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.

Refunds
All refund requests must be received in writing by Monday, March 16, 2020. Refund requests received after this date will be reviewed on a case by case basis. No refund consideration will be given for requests received after Monday, April 13, 2020.  Approved refunds will be issued within 30 business days and a $50 processing fee will be deducted. Substitutions from the same institution or company will be accepted, in writing, without penalty.  Event tickets are nonrefundable. Please send cancellation or substitution requests to: AZA, ATTN: Cheryl Wallen, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (e) cwallen@aza.org, (f) 301-562-0888.

Membership Requirement
Commercial Membership is required for any individual representing a commercial entity (a company that provides products and services, including consultants).  Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity. Consultants or individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.

Attendees representing a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency are NOT required to be individual members of AZA or work for an AZA-accredited institution in order to register for the Conference. 

Vendor Solicitations
Solicitation of attendees and exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.

Age Requirements
No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register and attend the conference sessions, meetings, or social events, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire conference. That parent or guardian must be a registered attendee and over the age of 18. Children under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by a registered parent/guardian over the age of 18 at all times.



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