AZA Virtual Annual Conference 2020 - Package - Conservation

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 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 Conservation 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

Conservation Track

  • Adapting and Evolving During COVID-19: Reigniting Collaboration Among AZA Institutions, NGO’s and Conservation Commerce Programs
  • Aquarium and Zoo Energy and Water Conservation Practices in Life Support Systems
  • AZA Retail Operators - Leading the Way to Single-Use Plastic Waste Reduction
  • Beginning With the End in Mind: How to Design Outcome-Driven Conservation and Engagement Planning Processes
  • Beyond Palm Oil Boycott: A New Approach to Consumer Awareness
  • Building A Culture of Conservation in Your Organization, Regardless of Size & Resources
  • Building an Agenda for Social Science Research
  • Combating Wildlife Trafficking in a COVID-19 World
  • Combating Wildlife Trafficking through Effective Communication in the Zoo World
  • Conservation is Not Closed: Continuing Field Conservation and Research During COVID-19
  • Diving into Conservation - Community Involvement in Aquatic Based Field Conservation
  • Making Conservation Behavior Change Possible: Stories & Advice to Keep Moving Forward
  • Social Science Research to the Rescue! Advancing Conservation and Education through Applications of Social Science

Trends & More Track

  • A Stimulating Experience – Excitement for Some, Anxiety for Others
  • AZA Government Affairs Initiatives in a Post-COVID-19 World
  • 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

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