Zoological Association of America Annual Conference heading to Alabama

The Zoological Association of America, one of the largest non-profit wildlife organisations in the country, is gearing up for its annual conference and has announced details of an overflow hotel due to demand.

The Zoological Association of America (ZAA) is looking forward to hosting its 14th annual conference. This year’s event takes place in Montgomery, Alabama from 15-18 November 2019. The ZAA Annual Conference hotel has now sold out of ZAA group rate rooms and an overflow hotel has been announced.

ZAA 14th Annual Conference

This event is the leading zoological conference in the USA and provides attendees with a wide range of networking events, professional development sessions and learning opportunities.

Ahead of the conference, delegates have the opportunity to join a tour of Alabama Safari Park on 15 November, for which a separate fee is required.  This popular visitor destination is home to over 800 exotic animals including zebra, giraffe, camels, bison, watusi and sable. It also boasts a new 350-acre safari park, where visitors can drive through 4 miles of safari roads in their own vehicles.

During the safari, they are able to feed and view the animals in a natural setting. A guided tour will also be available for attendees.

Professional development

This year’s ZAA Annual Conference programme features a huge range of presentations and workshops that explore relevant topics within the industry. This year’s keynote speaker will be Ramiro Isaza, Professor of Zoological Medicine at the Unversity of Florida.

Educational sessions include:

  • Marketing on a Dime Budget
  • Rehabilitation and Management of a Giraffe Leg Injury
  • How to Design an Education Outreach Program
  • Flesh-Eating Beetle Workshop
  • Stingray Touch Tank Workshop
  • Elephant Foot-Care Workshop

More information and registration can be found here.

Accommodation

The overflow hotel is located within easy walking distance, just two blocks away from the conference. Details are as follows:

Hampton Inn & Suites Downtown Montgomery
100 Commerce Street, Montgomery, AL
334-265-1010

$129/night for 15-19 November. Bookings must be made by 24 October 2019 and rooms are limited.

Reservations can be made here or by calling 334-265-1010. Use the group code: ZAA

The 14th ZAA Annual Conference 2019 is presented by Mazuri and hosted by Montgomery Zoo & Mann Wildlife Museum.