Coming Events

February 6-9, 2017
6th International Sea Duck Conference
Tiburon, CA
Hosted by Audubon, Ducks Unlimited, USFWS, USGS, and California Department of Fish and Wildlife.
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February 22-25, 2017
Twenty-fifth Annual Conference
International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
Hosted in Atlanta, GA USA
Papers, posters, site visits, and workshops. Topics will include avian behavior, training, husbandry, conservation, education, enrichment, and show presentation/production.
Paper and poster abstract submission deadline October I, 2016.
Paper presenters receive discounted registration fees.
Please mail abstracts to: IAATE Vice President
For detailed Call for Papers and more information about the conference visit

February 24-27, 2017
Elephant Care Workshop
Phoenix, AZ

A Practical Workshop on Elephant Care, Habitat Design that Supports Elephant Health & Welfare & Sustainability.
Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 – Optional trip to Tucson’s Reid Park Zoo
Reid Park Zoo- provides participants opportunity to observe African Elephant Husbandry

Limited to 30 participants- preference given to elephant caregivers
Workshop cost- $350.00, additional $50.00 for optional trip to Reid Park Zoo on Saturday.

To Pre- Register, Contact: Heather Wright
Elephant Manager
The Phoenix Zoo
455 N. Galvin Pkwy
Phoenix, AZ 85008
(602) 273- 1341 ext. 7626

March 11-15, 2017
23rd Annual Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO) Symposium
St. Louis, MO
Hosted by Saint Louis Zoo
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March 26-31, 2017
AZA Mid-Year Meeting
Albuquerque, NM
Hosted by ABQ BioPark
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April 5-7, 2017
Chimpanzee SSP Husbandry Workshop
Keithville, Louisiana
Hosted by Chimp Haven
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April 17-20, 2017
African Painted Dog Conference
Topeka, KS
Hosted by Topeka Zoo
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April 17-22, 2017
AZA Best Practices in Animal Keeping Course
Buffalo, NY
Hosted by Buffalo Zoo
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April 23-28, 2017
ABMA Annual Conference
Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.
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April 26, 2017
New York City AAZK Regional Symposium
Bronx, NY
Hosted by New York City AAZK Chapter and Bronx Zoo.
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May 5 – 7, 2017
ADVANCED Animal Training with HORSES!
Three Day Workshop with Ken McCort & Sharon Madere
Silver Moon Farm, Ocala, FL
Information and Registration

May 16-18, 2017
7th International Hornbill Conference
Kuching (Sarawak), Malaysia
Hosted by SARAWAK FORESTRY Corporation
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June 5-9, 2017
Practical Zoo Nutrition Management
Front Royal, VA
Hosted by the Smithsonian-Mason School of Conservation and the National Zoological Park
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July 12-22, 2017
International Herpetological Symposium
Rodeo, NM
Hosted by Chiricahua Desert Museum
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July 31 – Aug 4, 2017
Elephants 360: Advancing Health and Wellness
Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Registration info coming soon!

August 28-30, 2017
Old World Monkey Husbandry Workshop
Columbus, OH
Hosted by Columbus Zoo
For more information contact Audra Meinelt:

September 5-7, 2017
Canid and Hyenid Husbandry Course
Hosted by the Cincinnati zoo. The course will cover proper husbandry techniques for Mexican wolves, red wolves, painted dogs, spotted hyena and maned wolves. Please contact for more information.

September 9-13, 2017
AZA Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by Indianapolis Zoo
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September 18 – 22, 2017
2017 North America Salamanders Biology, Conservation and Management Training Course
Atlanta, GA
Hosted by Zoo Atlanta
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