June 22-26, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation
The mission of the ZACC conference is to encourage and promote increased involvement of zoos and aquariums in support of field conservation – locally, nationally and internationally. Held on a biennial basis since 1995, the conference brings field researchers and zoo colleagues together to network, forge relationships and work together to mutually benefit and protect wildlife species and wild places.
A Quick Look:
Owl Awareness Day
August 4 (annually)
August 10-15, 2020, San Juan, Puerto Rico
North American Ornithological Conference 2020
The NAOC Steering Committee has made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person North American Ornithological Conference planned for San Juan this August.
However, NOAC host societies will host a virtual meeting the week of August 10. We hope that most people who submitted abstracts for the in-person NAOC will opt to keep their abstracts under consideration for the virtual meeting. Details are still being finalized, but we anticipate a registration cost in the range of $75 or less.
2021 meetings will go forward as planned. Postponing NAOC to 2021 was not an option, as many NAOC host societies already have plans in place with other venues for their 2021 meetings. Next year’s meetings are scheduled as follows:
American Ornithological Society & Society of Canadian Ornithologists: London, Ontario, 22–29 August 2021
Association of Field Ornithologists: South America (specific location to be determined), early August 2021
Birds Caribbean: Trinidad, late July 2021
British Ornithologists’ Union: University of Nottingham, 31 March–1 April 2021
CIPAMEX: Pachuca, Mexico, October or November 2021 (tentative)
Neotropical Ornithological Society: No 2021 meeting (next NOS Congress will be 2023)
Waterbird Society: South Florida, late October/early November 2021 (tentative; a 2020 meeting is also planned for 10–14 November in Clear Lake, Texas)
Wilson Ornithological Society: Albany, New York, April 2021
AOS will host its annual meeting in Puerto Rico in 2022 at the Puerto Rico Convention Center in San Juan from June 27 to July 1, to convene ornithologists from throughout the world in the Caribbean. More details will be forthcoming over the next year as plans develop.
August 30-September 3, 2020, Los Angeles, CA
2020 AAZK conference
"Lights, Camera...Take Action!" "A better future for wildlife through excellence in behavior management"
Hosted by Los Angeles AAZK Chapter and Los Angeles Zoo
AAZK has rescheduled the National Conference to August 29 – September 2, 2021 at the Hilton Los Angeles North Glendale. Those who have registered for the 2020 AAZK Conference and those who have been scheduled as Instructors, Presenters, Exhibitors and Sponsors will be contacted in the very near future by AAZK and our Conference Host regarding cancellation or rescheduling options necessitated by the postponement.
Threatened Species Day
September 27-October 1, 2020, Louisville, KY
The Wildlife Society Annual Conference
The Wildlife Society travels to Louisville, KY, in the fall of 2020 for its 27th annual conference. The Wildlife Society (TWS) conference is where wildlife students and professionals meet with their colleagues, present groundbreaking science and enhance their interdisciplinary skills. This conference is your opportunity to LEARN, NETWORK and ENGAGE live with other members from across North America and beyond.
2-8 October, 2020, Boise, ID
Visit a Zoo Day
Save the Eagle Day
January 14-16, 2020, San Antonio Zoo, TX
Animal Training Workshop
San Antonio Zoo will be hosting its fifth annual Animal Training Workshop.
Hear from industry experts as they discuss innovative training techniques.
February 10-15, 2020, Wheeling, WV
Avian Management, Biology, & Conservation
Avian Management, Biology and Conservation will enhance your effectiveness as a bird keeper and avian program leader. A major goal of the class is to teach critical thinking techniques that lead to informed decisions regarding the future of avian collections. Students will be given a variety of tools, techniques and best practices to provide a foundation for understanding and meeting current challenges in avian management.
Registration Deadline January 13th, 2020
April 4-9, 2020, Palm Springs, CA
AZA Mid-Year Conference
Mid-Year meeting of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. Hosted by The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens.
International Migratory Bird Day
May 15, 2020
June 8-12, 2020, West Palm Beach, FL
Level Up: Zoo Animal Behavior Workshop
Perfect for Animal Care professionals from zoos, aquariums, nature centers, museums, animal shelters including supervisors, managers, curators and interns, part-time staff and volunteers at all levels of experience!
American Eagle Day
June 20 (annually)