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

Accepted methods of payment are Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, or Check.  If you are paying by check, please register online and you will be emailed an invoice.

Already registered and need to purchase an additional event ticket?  Please visit the Attendee Service Center!

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES
AZA Individual Members An individual’s registration fee is determined by membership status at the time of registration. 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 of AZA, please contact AZA Membership Services
Non-Members Non-member registration is only open to individuals employed by a zoo, aquarium, non-profit organization, or government agency.  Non-member registration is not open to individuals employed by a non-member commercial entity (a company that provides products or services to zoos and aquariums, including consultants). Consultants or individuals representing a commercial entity that is not a current Commercial Member, Conservation Partner, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.
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.
Commercial Members

Commercial Members are eligible to register up to 8 representatives from their company. All Commercial Members must be in good standing and dues paid through 2015 in order to attend the conference. 

If you are interested in becoming an AZA Commercial Member, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, please contact Gina Velosky.

Solicitation of Attendees and Exhibitors by non-exhibitors is prohibited and individuals will be subject to expulsion.

Conservation Partners 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 Conservation Partners must be in good standing and dues paid through 2015 in order to register at the member rate. 

If you are interested in becoming a Conservation Partner, please contact AZA Membership Services.
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 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.

Federal Government Employees Full-time employees of federal government agencies (USDA, NOAA, USFWS, etc.) are eligible for a 50% 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.

 

FULL REGISTRATION
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker, Honors and Awards Lunch, and Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
August 14th
After Friday,
August 14th
Individual or Commercial Member, or Conservation Partner $499 $639
Student Member $229 $329
Guest/Spouse of Registered Individual Member $499 $639
Non-Member  $699 $839

 

DAILY REGISTRATION
Daily Registrations DO NOT include tickets to Icebreaker, Honors & Awards Lunch, or Zoo Day.
  On or Before Friday,
August 14th
After Friday,
August 14th
Individual or Commercial Member, or Conservation Partner
Thursday, September 17 $129 $229
Friday, September 18 $129 $229
Saturday, September 19 $189 $289
Sunday, September 20 $189 $289
Monday, September 21 $129 $229
Student Member
Thursday, September 17 $65 $115
Friday, September 18 $65 $115
Saturday, September 19 $95 $145
Sunday, September 20 $95 $145
Monday, September 21 $65 $115
Non-Member
Thursday, September 17 $229 $329
Friday, September 18 $229 $329
Saturday, September 19 $289 $389
Sunday, September 20 $289 $389
Monday, September 21 $229 $329

 

SOCIAL EVENT TICKETS
Full Registration includes one ticket to each event. Daily Registrations do not include social event tickets.
Icebreaker at the Salt Lake Public Library
Friday, September 18, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75
Honors & Awards Lunch
Sunday, September 20, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
$50
Zoo Day at Utah's Hogle Zoo
Monday, September 21, 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
$75

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
These items are not included with registration, but you must be a registered attendee to purchase.
Bonus Educator Workshop
ROADMAP: Reaching Our Audiences by Developing Mission Aligned Programs
Thursday, September 17, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
$30
Bonus Animal Training Workshop
Honing a Sharper Edge on Training: Clarified Principles, Refined Procedures, and Ethical Criteria
Friday, September 18, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$50
Official Conference T-Shirt
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

$15

 

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 21, 2015. 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.  Event 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.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be registered and accompanied by a registered parent/guardian over the age of 18 at all times. Children under the age of 18 are not allowed in the Exhibit Hall during exhibitor move in or move out.  Children are not permitted to partake in Exhibit Hall food events. Complimentary child registration badges can be requested at the onsite registration desk.
  • 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.


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