Annual Conference 2022


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ZAA Members: Log into your membership to receive the ZAA member discounted rate.

  Use the presenter's code for the presenter's registration.

Register for one person at a time.  If you are registering two people, complete the registration for one and then begin the process to register the second person.

Register by September 15, 2022, for the early bird discount.

Conference Hotel

200 N Centennial Way
Mesa, Arizona

ZAA Conference rate: $115/night.  Must book by November 7, 2022, to receive the conference rate.

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Schedule AT A GLANCE

Diamond Sponsor

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Ice Breaker
Board of Directors meeting
Vendor set-up

Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Keynote Speaker

General Sessions

Vendor Blender

Thursday, December 1, 2022

General Sessions

Friday, December 2, 2022

General Sessions
Zoo Day and Banquet at the Wildlife World Zoo

Hosted by


Dr. Grey Stafford began his career at SeaWorld of Ohio as a marine mammal trainer working with orcas, dolphins, walrus and sea lions. Following his graduate study at Kent State University examining energy use in Callitrichid primates, he returned to zoological work as Curator of Education at Wildlife World Zoo. After serving as Director of Animal Management at Dolphin Quest Oahu, he later returned to what would soon become Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park as Director of Conservation. He has been an active member in trade groups serving on the AZA PR and Animal Welfare committees, as well as, president of IMATA. In addition to thousands of live media interviews featuring wild and endangered species, Grey has publicly defended modern zoos and aquariums nationally and internationally in print, radio and television.
     He is active as a consultant for zoos and aquariums, an assessor for American Humane, a member of the Grand Canyon University faculty, and host of the zoo-focused weekly podcast, Zoo Logic. He also consults with KONG Company founder, Joe Markham, on his new venture, KONG Zoo and KONG Equine to help meet the enrichment, welfare and training needs of underserved exotic and large animal species. Grey is author of the training book, ZOOmility: keeper tales of training with positive reinforcement and he’s an editor for the Aquatic Mammals Journal.

Wildlife World Zoo

December 2, 2022
Included with full registration

Refund Policy

If ZAA cancels the conference, there is a full refund.

If the attendee cancels their registration:

  • Before 9/15: 75% refund
  • Between 9/16-10/30: 50% refund
  • 10/31 and after: no refund


Representatives from USDA and USFWS will be holding "office hours" by appointment for conference attendees.  Don't miss this great opportunity for a private face-to-face meeting.






Altitude Rides & Attractions

Apple Photobooth

Animal Care Software

Bionic Bait


Cold River Mining

DanInject USA


Mini Melts Ice Cream

Nebraska Brand

NexGen Pharmaceuticals

Reliable Protein Products

Taylors Pharmacy

Tomahawk LiveTrap

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