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Full Schedule


Meetings and workshops will take place at the CenturyLink Convention Center and are open to all registered attendees, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday, March 19**
**Please note that all meetings on Saturday, March 19 will take place at the Hilton Omaha, not the CenturyLink Convention Center.
3:30 am - 2:30 pm  Pre-Conference Birding Tour - Sandhill Crane Annual Spring Migration (additional $40 registration fee)
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Small Carnivore TAG
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (closed)
   Bali Mynah International Advisory Board (invite only)
   Executive Leadership Development Program (invite only) - Courtyard Hotel
   Global Canid and Hyaenid Planning Meeting (invite only)
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC) (closed 1 pm-5 pm)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Prosimian TAG
9:30 am - 5:30 pm  Pre-Conference Tour - Blank Park Zoo (additional $55 registration fee)
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Bat TAG

 

Sunday, March 20
8:00 am - 9:00 am  Charadiiformes TAG
8:00 am - 10:00 am  Marsupial and Monotreme TAG - cancelled
8:00 am - 4:00 pm  Bear TAG (closed 8-8:30 am)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (closed)
   Global Canid and Hyaenid Planning Meeting (invite only)
   Old World Monkey TAG
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
   Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (WCMC) (closed 8 am-12 pm)
9:00 am - 10:00 am  Ratite TAG
   Piciformes TAG
9:00 am - 4:30 pm  Diversity Summit
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Scarlet Ibis SSP Planning Meeting
10:00 am - 11:00 am  PACCT TAG
10:00 am - 11:30 am  Pangolin, Aardvark and Xenarthra TAG
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  Action Indonesia: Banteng, Anoa and Babirusa GSMPs Update
   Penguin TAG (closed 10 am-11 am)
11:00 am - 12:00 pm  Coraciiformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Galliformes TAG
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm  Raptor TAG
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Marine Mammal TAG (closed 1-2)
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Professional Development Committee
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Gruiformes TAG
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Anseriformes TAG
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Columbiformes TAG
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Whooping Crane SSP

 

Monday, March 21
7:00 am - 8:00 am  Committee Chairs Meeting
8:00 am - 10:00 am  Green SAG (closed)
   Terrestrial Invertebrate TAG
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Caprinae TAG
   Human Resources Committee
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Accreditation Hearings (closed)
   Old World Monkey TAG Masterplanning
   Professional Development Committee
   Ungulate TAGs Meetings and Workshops
8:00 am - 5:30 pm  Avian SAG - Parrot TAG Workshop
8:30 am - 2:30 pm  Marketing Committee
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Zoo Conservation Outreach Group (ZCOG)
9:00 am - 5:00 pm  Roseate Spoonbill SSP Planning Meeting
9:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Conservation Education Committee (closed 9:30 am-10:30 am)
10:00 am - 12:00 pm  New World Primate TAG
   Government Affairs Committee (closed 10:00 am-10:30 am)
10:00 am - 5:00 pm  Diversity Committee
   Green Summit (PDF)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm  Rodent Insectivore Lagomorph TAG
   Public Relations Committee (closed)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  Trends Committee
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Rhino TAG
   Business Operations Committee
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm  Safety Committee
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Animal Health Committee
   Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center (CELC) Network
   Small Population Management Advisory Group (SPMAG)
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Joint Public Relations & Marketing Committees (closed 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm)
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm  Icebreaker at the Durham Museum

 

Tuesday, March 22
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
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  ASAG Steering Committee (closed)
   AZA Animal Programs - Updates, Questions & Problem Solving
   Cetacean Task Force (closed)
   Green SAG and Conservation Education Committee - Joint Initiative Planning
   Ethics Board (closed)
   Life Support Systems for Aquatic Exhibits - cancelled
   Marketing & Public Relations Together: Sharing Messages, Sharing Strategies
   Population Management Center
   Risk-based Management of Shipment Testing and Quarantine
   Trends in Earned Revenue
   Volunteer Engagement within Organizational Culture
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors
1:30 pm - 8:30 pm  Zoo Day at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

 

Wednesday, March 23
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 - 5:00 pm  Association of Dive Program Administrators (closed)
9:30 am - 11:30 am  PMC "Preparing to Plan" Workshop
9:30 am - 12:00 pm  Behavior Advisory Group (closed)
   Marketing Best Practices
   Volunteer Management Committee
9:30 am - 12:30 pm  Field Conservation Committee (closed 9:30 am-10:30 am)
   Creating Empathy in Zoos and Aquariums (separate registration fee required)
9:30 am - 5:00 pm  Green Summit (PDF)
9:30 am - 5:30 pm  Animal Training Workshop: Honing a Sharper Edge on Training: Clarified Principles, Refined Procedures, and Ethical Criteria (separate registration fee required)
   AZA Board of Directors (closed 9:30-10:30 am)
10:00 am - 5:30 pm  Safety Summit
10:30 am - 12:30 pm  Felid TAG
10:45 am - 12:00 pm  Ciconiiformes TAG
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch with Exhibitors
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Grant’s Gazelle SSP Planning Meeting
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm  Palm Oil Advisory Council - cancelled
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Link with the Largest Global Network of Conservation Experts: Collaborating with IUCN SSC Specialist Groups
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm  Avian SAG General Session
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Marketing Shark Tank
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm  Research and Technology Committee
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm  Nature Clubs Advisory Group
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Gibbon/Siamang SSP (closed)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm  Visitor Studies Zoo & Aquarium Focused Interest Group

 

Thursday, March 24
8:00 am - 12:00 pm  Avian SAG Hand-Rearing Workshop
   Population Management Center
   Safety Summit
8:00 am - 3:00 pm  AZA Board of Directors (closed 12-3 pm)
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Animal Welfare Committee
9:00 am - 10:30 am  PMC "Preparing to Plan" Workshop
9:00 am - 12:00 pm  Ambassador Animal SAG (closed 9 am-10 am)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Lunch Provided for Attendees
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Screaming (Hairy) Armadillo Planning Meeting
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Aquarium Affairs Committee - cancelled

 

Friday, March 25
8:30 am - 5:00 pm  Post-Conference Tour - Lee G. Simmons Wildlife Safari Park & Lincoln Children’s Zoo (additional $75 registration fee)

 




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