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Be sure to read the information below for an explanation of
registration categories, rates, and policies.

Currently, accepted methods of payment online are Visa, MasterCard, or American Express. If you need to pay by check, please bring payment with you and register at the Full Service Registration desk in Kansas City.

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES
AZA Individual Members An individual’s registration fee is determined by membership status at the time of registration. AZA membership must be in good standing and the full year's dues paid through 2013. Employees at an AZA-accredited zoo or aquarium or related facility must be an individual member of AZA in order to receive the member rate.

If you are interested in becoming an Individual Member, please contact AZA Membership Services.
AZA Commercial Members Non-exhibiting, AZA Commercial Members are eligible to register up to 8 representatives from their company. All AZA Commercial Members must be in good standing and dues paid through 2013 in order to attend the conference.  Exhibiting companies should register booth staff using the Booth Staff Registration form in the Exhibitor Service Center.

If you are interested in becoming a Commercial Member, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, please contact Muri Dueppen.

Solicitation of Attendees and Exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.
AZA Conservation Partner Members AZA Conservation Partners are eligible to register up to 3 representatives from their organization, at the member rate.  Additional representatives beyond 3 should register at the Non-Member rate. All AZA Conservation Partners must be in good standing and dues paid through 2013 in order to register at the member rate. 

If you are interested in becoming a Conservation Partner, please contact AZA Membership Services.
Guest/Spouse
Spouses or guests of individual member registered attendees who are not members of AZA may attend the full conference at the member rate, but MUST NOT be employed by a zoo or aquarium, or work within the industry in any capacity.
Non-Members Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by or representing a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity. Individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current AZA Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.
International Colleagues Individuals who are NOT members of AZA, but represent a zoo, aquarium, or non-profit organization outside the U.S. and Canada.
AZA Student Members Only open to AZA Student Members who are not currently employed full-time. A Non-Member Student discount is not available.

For more information about the NEW Student membership category, contact AZA Membership Services.

NOTE: No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register and attend the conference sessions, meetings, or social events, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire conference. That parent or guardian must be a registered attendee and over the age of 18.
Keepers and Aquarists Keepers and aquarists at AZA-accredited institutions are eligible for a 25% discount off posted registration rates. Not open to managers, curators, or senior staff. Verification is required. Enter the discount code "AZA4591" in the discount code box on the review screen, at the end of the registration process.  Discount does not apply to event tickets, tours, or carbon offsetting.
Non-Member Government Employees Full-time employees of government agencies (USDA, NOAA, USFWS, etc.) that are not individual members of AZA are eligible for a 25% discount off published registration rates.  Discount is not available to employees of government-run zoos and aquariums. Please contact AZA to receive a discount code to use when registering.  Discount does not apply to event tickets, tours, or carbon offsetting.


REGISTRATION RATES

FULL REGISTRATION
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker
Honors & Awards Lunch, and Zoo Day.
                                                                            On or Before Friday,
August 16th
After Friday,
August 16th
AZA Individual Member, Commercial Member,
Conservation Partner, or International Colleague  
$499 $639
AZA Student Member $229 $329
Guest/Spouse of Registered AZA Individual Member $499 $639
Non-Member  $699 $839

 

DAILY REGISTRATION
Daily Registrations DO NOT include tickets to Icebreaker, Honors & Awards Lunch, or Zoo Day. Event tickets can be purchased separately.
  On or Before Friday,
August 16th
After Friday,
August 16th
AZA Individual Member
Sunday, September 8                                                         $129 $229
Monday, September 9 $129 $229
Tuesday, September 10 $189 $289
Wednesday, September 11
(includes a ticket to the Poster Reception)
$189 $289
Thursday, September 12 $129 $229
Non-Member
Sunday, September 8 $229 $329
Monday, September 9 $229 $329
Tuesday, September 10 $289 $389
Wednesday, September 11
(includes a ticket to the Poster Reception)
$289 $389
Thursday, September 12 $229 $329

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
One ticket to the Icebreaker, Honors and Awards Lunch, and Zoo Day is included with a full registration.  All other tickets must be purchased separately. 

SOCIAL EVENT TICKETS
Full Registration includes one ticket to each event. Daily Registrations do not include social event tickets.
Icebreaker at the Kansas City Power & Light District
Monday, September 9, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$60
Honors & Awards Lunch
Wednesday, September 11, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
$50
Zoo Day at the Kansas City Zoo
Thursday, September 12, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$60

 

PRE- AND POST-CONFERENCE TOURS
All tours are an additional charge for registered attendees.  Tours are not included with any conference registration.
Pre-Conference Tour of Topeka Zoological Park and The Sunset Zoo
Topeka and Manhattan, KS
Saturday, September 7, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

$75 per person

Pre-Conference Tour of the Blank Park Zoo
Des Moines, IA
Sunday, September 8, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

$75 per person

Post-Conference Tour of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Omaha, NE
Friday, September 13, 7:30 am - 6:30 pm

$50 per person

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
These items are not included with registration.
Bonus Pre-Conference Workshop - Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter
Sunday, September 8, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50
Official Conference T-Shirt
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL
$25

AZA REGISTRATION POLICIES

  • All payments must be made in U.S. funds, drawn on by a U.S. bank, and payable to AZA. Credit card payments will be processed in U.S. funds, in accordance with effective exchange rates. Statement to show charge by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums. 
  • REFUND POLICY: All refund requests must be received in writing by Friday, August 23, 2013. Refunds will not be issued for cancellations made after this date or for no shows. Refunds will be issued within 30 business days and a $50 processing fee will be deducted. Substitutions from the same institution or company will be accepted, in writing, without penalty.  Icebreaker, Honors & Awards Lunch, and Zoo Day tickets are nonrefundable. Please send cancellation or substitution requests to: AZA, ATTN: Cheryl Wallen, 8403 Colesville Road, Suite 710, Silver Spring, MD 20910, (e) cwallen@aza.org, (f) 301-562-0888.
  • No one under the age of 18 is permitted to register and attend the conference sessions, meetings, or social events, unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian throughout the entire conference. That parent or guardian must be a registered attendee and over the age of 18.
  • Photographers will be taking pictures at the conference, which may be used for promotional and educational purposes. Registration or participation in the meeting and other activities constitutes an agreement to allow AZA to use and distribute attendees image or voice in photographs and recordings of the meeting — now and in the future.
  • Solicitation of attendees and exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.