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  Schedule At A Glance

All meetings, program sessions, General Sessions, and Exhibit Hall events will be located in the Kansas City Convention Center. Accreditation Hearings will be held at the Kansas City Marriott Downtown.

Schedule is subject to change.  Please check back for updates. 

Click here to view a full list of meetings and sessions.

Saturday, September 7
8:00am to 5:00pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00am to 5:00pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (closed)
8:00am to 8:00pm Pre-Conference Tour of Topeka Zoological Park and The Sunset Zoo
Topeka and Manhattan, KS
$75 per person (not included with registration)

Sunday, September 8
7:00am to 5:30pm Registration Open
8:00am to 5:00pm Committee and Conservation Program Meetings
8:00am to 5:00pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
8:00am to 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop - Why Zoos and Aquariums Matter
$50 per person (not included with registration)
8:00am to 5:00pm Wildlife Conservation and Management Committee (closed)
9:00am to 5:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop - National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation
(separate registration required - register here)
9:00am to 9:00pm Pre-Conference Tour of Blank Park Zoo
Des Monies, IA
$75 per person (not included with registration)

Monday, September 9
7:00am to 5:30pm Registration Open
8:00am to 5:00pm Committee and Conservation Program Meetings
8:00am to 5:00pm Accreditation Hearings (closed)
4:00pm to 5:30pm WCMC/Program Leaders Meeting
6:00pm to 9:00pm Icebreaker at the Kansas City Power & Light District
Included with a full registration.  $60 for all others.

Tuesday, September 10
7:00am to 5:30pm Registration Open
7:00am to 7:45am Committee and Conservation Program Meetings
7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am to 9:30am Opening General Session
9:30am to 4:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
Grand Opening - 9:30am-10:30am
10:30am to 12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
12:15pm to 1:45pm Exhibit Hall Lunch
2:00pm to 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm to 4:00pm Directors' Meeting
Open to directors of accredited institutions only
3:30pm to 4:00pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00pm to 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions
6:00pm to 8:30pm Directors' Dinner
By invitation only

Wednesday, September 11
7:00am to 5:30pm Registration Open
7:00am to 7:45am Committee and Conservation Program Meetings
7:30am to 8:00am Continental Breakfast
8:00am to 10:00am General Session
10:00am to 11:30pm Concurrent Sessions
11:45pm to 1:45pm Honors & Awards Lunch
1:30pm to 7:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
2:00pm to 3:30pm Concurrent Sessions
2:00pm to 4:00pm AZA Board of Directors Meeting
3:30pm to 4:00pm Break in the Exhibit Hall
4:00pm to 5:30pm Concurrent Sessions
5:30pm to 7:00pm Poster Reception in Exhibit Hall
Conclusion of the CEF Silent Auction

Thursday, September 12
7:00am to 11:00am Registration Open
7:00am to 7:45am Committee and Conservation Program Meetings
8:00am to 9:30am Concurrent Sessions
9:30am to 11:30am Exhibit Hall Open
9:30am to 11:00am Refreshment Break/Closing Activities in the Exhibit Hall
11:15am to 12:45pm Concurrent Sessions
1:00pm to 9:00pm Zoo Day at the Kansas City Zoo
Included with a full registration.  $60 for all others.

Friday, September 13
8:00am to 8:00pm Post-Conference Tour of Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium
Omaha, NE
$50 person (not included with registration)