AZA Virtual Annual Conference 2020 - Package - Animal Management, Health & Welfare, and Aquarium Affairs

During five days of online offerings and interactive events, attendees gathered to learn and find inspiration from colleagues, service providers, and new connections - all online. You can too! Purchase and view general sessions, concurrent sessions, and much more from the 2020 Virtual Annual Conference.

Registration Fee: $99 for AZA individual members; $50 for AZA Student Members; $175 for non-members. Please email AZAMeetings@aza.org to request the student member rate.

Access Expiration: 90 days from start

Access Information: You may exit the course and resume viewing at any time within 90 days from starting the course. Included in this package are all general sessions, including Virtual Zoo Day, and concurrent sessions under the Animal Management, Health & Welfare, Aquarium Affairs, and Trends & More tracks:

General Sessions

  • Opening General Session
  • Keynote: Dr. Mark Plotkin
  • Black Voices in Courageous Conversation on Racial Equity and Achieving our Mission
  • Keynote: Dr. B.N. Horowitz
  • Honors and Awards
  • Wildlife Trafficking and its Impacts on Animal and Human Health: Where Do We Go From Here?
  • Board Transition Ceremonies and Incoming Chair of the Board Address
  • Virtual Zoo Day

Animal Management, Health & Welfare, and Aquarium Affairs Tracks

  • Aquarium and Zoo Energy and Water Conservation Practices in Life Support Systems
  • Aquatic Populations Sustainability in Your Aquariums
  • AZA-FRTRP: Stories and Perspectives from the Front Lines of Coral Rescue
  • Competent Crisis Control: #leadershipmatters #scienceisimportant
  • Coral Propagation and Rearing: The Next Frontier
  • Diving into Conservation - Community Involvement in Aquatic Based Field Conservation
  • Making Lemonade: Getting Creative with Behavior Management During Facility Closures
  • Putting Fish First: Using Simple Metrics and Expectations to Improve Fish Management Practices
  • The SSP at 40: Using Trends and Data to Guide the Way We Re-Imagine Cooperative Population Management
  • Towards Understanding the Welfare of Cetaceans in Zoos and Aquariums
  • We’re All in This Together: Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration to Maximize Animal & Human Health During a Pandemic
  • Wildly Successful: Interdepartmental Collaborations Supporting Ambassador Animals
  • Zoo Veterinarians - Medicine and More

Trends & More Track

  • A Stimulating Experience – Excitement for Some, Anxiety for Others
  • AZA Government Affairs Initiatives in a Post-COVID-19 World
  • Building an Agenda for Social Science Research
  • Increase Visitor Engagement thru Play
  • Movin’ on Up: Exploring DEAI Topics for Mid-Level Leaders
  • Navigating the Leadership Journey
  • On the Boards
  • Reaching Past the Barriers: Accounting for Implicit Biases in Planning and Program Design
  • Shifting Organizational Mindsets about Community Engagement
  • Social Science Research Collaboration: Advance the Field and Your Organization
  • The Buzz I
  • The Buzz II
  • The Call: Is Public Engagement the Solution to Saving Species from Extinction
  • What’s New in Exhibit Design?
  • Women in Leadership: Ideas for Changing Times

Questions? Email AZAMeetings@aza.org.