Zoological Association of America announces annual conference

The Zoological Association of America, one of the largest non-profit wildlife organisations in the country, has announced the date of its annual conference.

The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) is pleased to announce the first details of its annual conference for 2020. This year’s event will take place from 30 November to 3 December, and will be hosted by Forth Worth Zoo in Texas,

ZAA is inviting people to save the date for its yearly event, which is the leading zoological conference in the USA. Attendees will benefit from a wide range of networking events, professional development sessions and learning opportunities.

ZAA in Forth Worth

Fort Worth Zoo is a popular visitor attraction in Texas. Its mission is to strengthen the bond between humans and the environment. It focuses on the three cornerstones principles of conservation, education and entertainment.

The conference takes place at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Centre, in Denton, Texas. A group rate of $139 per night is available for hotel accommodation if booked by 6 November 2020.

While the keynote speakers are yet to be announced, attendees can expect a packed programme of sessions led by experts in the field. Last year’s keynote speaker was Ramiro Isaza, Professor of Zoological Medicine at the Unversity of Florida.

Schedule at a glance

On Monday 30 November, the Board of Directors meeting will take place, and vendors will be invited into the building to set-up. There will also be an ice-breaker event where attendees can network, catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Following this, the keynote speech will take place on Tuesday 1 December, and there will be two days of presentations, workshops and seminars.

On Thursday 3 December, there will be a Zoo Day and Banquet, held by the conference hosts at the Forth Worth Zoo. An optional extra workshop on Studbook Keeping will be held on 4 – 5 December, for which optional registration is required.

Last year’s conference took place in Montgomery, Alabama, and was hosted by Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Museum.