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About the Schedule

As we finalize the AZA Mid-Year Meeting schedule, take some time to learn more about what is soon to come!

General Sessions
Also known as plenary sessions, large-format gatherings bring attendees together for general interest topics. The format of the general sessions can vary, from a single keynote presentation to a moderated discussion with multiple panelists. Many general sessions will feature a segment for audience questions.

The Mid-Year Meeting has three General Sessions:

  • Opening General Session - Monday, April 5
  • General Session - Wednesday, April 7
  • Closing General Session - Friday, April 9

Panel Discussions
Attendees will be given the opportunity to learn about the latest topic and trends in these formal presentations.

Groups leading panel discussions include:

  • Animal Population Management Committee
  • Aquatic Collections Sustainability Committee
  • Avian SAG
  • Reduce the Risk
  • SAFE: Saving Animals From Extinction
  • Wildlife Conservation Committee
  • Wildlife Trafficking Alliance
  • Zoo Biology Editorial Board

These roundtables will give attendees the opportunity to have an informal discussion on a pre-defined topic or interest. Plan to explore the roundtables that might interest you.

Groups leading roundtable discussions include:

  • Ambassador Animal SAG
  • Animal Population Management Committee
  • Animal Health Committee
  • Animal Welfare Committee
  • Business Operations Committee
  • Conservation Education Committee
  • Green SAG
  • Professional Development Committee
  • Reproduction & Endocrinology SAG
  • Social Science Research & Evaluation SAG
  • Welfare Task Force

Diversity Summit
Join us for a half day of guest speakers and rich conversation as we learn about and discuss unconscious bias, privilege, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion benchmarks and creating a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Safety Summit
The Safety Summit is not just for "safety people", safety is everyone’s job. Over the course of three days, the summit will cover a variety of safety and security-related topics pertinent to the zoo and aquarium industry. Make sure you look at the line-up and plan to attend any of the sessions that interest you!

Coffee Talks
Grab your favorite tea or coffee and join us each morning! Check-in with colleagues, make new connections, share insights from the previous day’s programming. Coffee Talk rooms will be facilitated, but topics will be organic and decided by you! You never know who you will run into.

Exhibitor Visits
Make time to visit your favorite AZA organizations and product and service providers! Explore the Mid-Year Meeting Virtual Exhibit Hall where you’ll be able to learn more about product offerings, download company resource documents, and even chat one-on-one with exhibitors.

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