Coming Events

July 31 – Aug 4, 2017
Elephants 360: Advancing Health and Wellness
Cleveland, OH
Hosted by Cleveland Metroparks Zoo

August 6-9, 2017
15th Annual Symposium on the Conservation and Biology of Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles
Charleston, SC
Hosted by the Turtle Survival Alliance and IUCN
For more information go to:

August 7-11, 2017
International Rhino Keeper Workshop
Denver, CO
Hosted by Denver Zoo
For more information go to:

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
Cincinnati, OH
Hosted by Cincinnati Zoo
For more information go to:

September 9-13, 2017
AZA Annual Conference
Indianapolis, IN
Hosted by Indianapolis Zoo
For more information go to:

September 18 – 22, 2017

2017 North America Salamanders Biology, Conservation and Management Training Course
Atlanta, GA
Hosted by Zoo Atlanta
For more information go to:
September 26-30, 2017
New World Primate Husbandry Workshop
Colorado Springs, CO
Hosted by Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
To register go to:
October 1-4, 2017
Orangutan SSP Husbandry Workshop
New Orleans, Louisiana
Hosted by Audubon Zoo
For more information go to:

October 2-6, 2017
38th Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference
Columbus Zoo, OH
Hosted by the Columbus Zoo
For more information go to:

October 2-6, 2017
From Good Care to Great Welfare: A Workshop Designed for Animal Care Professionals
The Detroit Zoological Society’s Center for Zoo Animal Welfare is offering an immersive five-day workshop October 2-6, 2017 for professionals working with and around captive animals. The workshop is designed to help participants better understand animals’ perspectives and experiences, address the challenges captivity imposes on animal welfare, and develop the skills necessary to assess and improve overall well-being.  The workshop is comprised of lectures, discussions, group projects and hands-on exercises in the zoo.  The early registration fee of $250 includes all lunches, snacks and two dinners.  Early registration ends August 11, 2017, at which time the fee will increase to $300. There are also limited registration scholarships available.  For more information, please visit or email us at

October 4-5, 2017
Coraciiformes Husbandry Workshop
Nashville, TN
Hosted by Nashville Zoo at Grassmere
Facebook and Registration Page coming soon!
October 26-28, 2017
Regional Conference of the Association of Zoo and Aquarium Docents and Volunteers
Greensboro, NC
Hosted by Greensboro Science Center
For more information go to:
November 4-8, 2017
ZAA 12th Annual Conference
San Antonio, TX
November 8-9, 2017
Fruit Bat Husbandry Course
Gainesville, FL
Hosted by Lubee Bat Conservancy
For more information go to:
April 10 or 11, 2018
(*same workshop held each day)
Ape Cardio Health Workshop
Waco, TX
Hosted by Cameron Park Zoo
For more information contact: