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Whether you are an AZA or IMATA attendee, you will receive access to all programming.  Attendees are encouraged to take advantage of this unique opportunity to learn from each other!

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, 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 and IMATA Individual Members An individual’s registration fee is determined by either AZA or IMATA 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.  For information about becoming a member of IMATA, visit www.imata.org/imata_membership.
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, Friend of IMATA, AZA Conservation Partner, Exhibitor, or Sponsor, are NOT eligible to attend the conference.
AZA 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.
AZA Commercial Members and Friends of IMATA

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 2014 in order to attend the conference. 

Friends of IMATA are eligible to register 1 representative from their company.  All Friends of IMATA organizations must be a current member at the time of registration.

AZA Commercial Members and Friends of IMATA wishing to register additional staff must do so at the non-member rate.

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

For information about becoming a Friend of IMATA, visit www.imata.org/imata_membership.

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 2014 in order to register at the member rate. 

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

Only open to AZA and IMATA 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 or visit IMATA's website.

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.

AAZK Conference Attendee Discount
AAZK conference attendees are eligible to receive discounted registration rates. To take advantage of this discount, AAZK members must first register for the AAZK conference and then request the discount code to be used when registering for the Annual Conference.

For more information and to receive the discount code, contact AZA Meetings Staff.
Non-Member Government Employees Full-time employees of government agencies (USDA, NOAA, USFWS, etc.) that are not individual members of AZA or IMATA 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.

 

FULL REGISTRATION
Full Registrations include a ticket to the Icebreaker and Zoo Day. AZA Full Registrations also include a ticket to the AZA Honors & Awards Luncheon. IMATA Full registrations include a ticket to the IMATA Awards Banquet.
On or Before Friday,
August 15th
After Friday,
August 15th
AZA or IMATA Member
$499 $639
AZA or IMATA 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, AZA Honors & Awards Lunch, Zoo Day, or IMATA Awards Banquet. Event tickets can be purchased separately.
  On or Before Friday,
August 15th
After Friday,
August 15th
AZA or IMATA Member
Saturday, September 13 $129 $229
Sunday, September 14 $129 $229
Monday, September 15 $189 $289
Tuesday, September 16 $189 $289
Wednesday, September 17 $129 $229
Thursday, September 18 $129 $229
AZA or IMATA Student Member
Saturday, September 13 $65 $115
Sunday, September 14 $65 $115
Monday, September 15 $95 $145
Tuesday, September 16 $95 $145
Wednesday, September 17 $65 $115
Thursday, September 18 $65 $115
Non-Member
Saturday, September 13 $229 $329
Sunday, September 14 $229 $329
Monday, September 15 $289 $389
Tuesday, September 16 $289 $389
Wednesday, September 17 $229 $329
Thursday, September 18 $229 $329

 

SOCIAL EVENT TICKETS
Full Registration includes one ticket to each event (AZA Full Registrations include AZA Honors & Awards Lunch ticket and IMATA Full Registrations include IMATA Awards Banquet ticket). Daily Registrations do not include social event tickets.
Icebreaker at SeaWorld Orlando
Sunday, September 14, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
A ticket is required for all children over the age of 2.  There is no discounted ticket price for children.
$70
AZA Honors & Awards Lunch
Tuesday, September 16, 11:45 am - 1:45 pm
$50
Zoo Day at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Wednesday, September 17, 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A ticket is required for all children over the age of 2.  There is no discounted ticket price for children.
$70
IMATA Awards Banquet
Thursday, September 18, 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
$50

 

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 to Jacksonville Zoo, Santa Fe Teaching Zoo, and Lubee Bat Conservancy
Thursday, September 11, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

$75 per person

Pre-Conference Tour to Florida Aquarium, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, and Busch Gardens Tampa
Friday, September 12, 8:00 am - 6:30 pm

$75 per person

Post-Conference Tour to Naples Zoo
Thursday, September 18, 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

$60 per person

Post-Conference Tour to the Tropical Aquaculture Laboratory (TAL) for Rising Tide Conservation
Thursday, September 18, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm
$40 per person
Post-Conference Tour to Brevard Zoo and Central Florida Zoo
Friday, September 19, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

$40 per person

 

ADDITIONAL ITEMS
These items are not included with registration, but you must be a registered attendee to purchase.

Bonus Pre-Conference Workshop: Introduction to Animal Training – A Primer
Friday, September 12, 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

$75 per person

Bonus Pre-Conference Workshop: Non-Food Reinforcers: Maximizing Effectiveness (Advanced Training Seminar)
Saturday, September 13, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
$75 per person
Official AZA & IMATA Conference T-Shirt
Sizes: S, M, L, XL, XXL

$15

Official IMATA 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 22, 2014. 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 as a complimentary guest and accompanied by a parent/guardian over the age of 18 at all times within the Coronado Springs Resort and Convention Center. 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/IMATA 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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