Annual Conference

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November 30-December 3, 2020
Denton, Texas


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Monday, November 30, 2020

Ice Breaker

Board of Directors meeting
Vendor set-up

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Keynote Speaker

General Session

Vendor Blender

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

General Session

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Zoo Day and Banquet at the Fort Worth Zoo

Optional (additional registration required)
December 4, 2020
Post conference tour - Frank Buck Zoo

December 4-5, 2020

Studbook Keeper Workshop


Selected papers should focus on techniques, achievements, or innovative approach to animal care, husbandry, welfare, conservation, training, education, or research. Topics may also include business operations, including management, marketing, volunteer programming, emergency preparedness, etc.

Abstracts should be no longer than 300 words.  Deadline for submissions is August 8Click here to submit an abstract.

Conference Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Denton Convention Center
(940) 243-3799

3100 Town Center Trail, Denton, Texas 76201

Reservations:  Call 1-940-243-3799
Group code: Zoological Association of America

Group Rate:  $139/night for King or Double rooms.    Book by November 6, 2020 to receive the group rate.




Brad Andrews
Global Director, Humane Conservation
American Humane

"Navigating the Future"

A timely discussion regarding the future of animals in human care and the power of teamwork

Brad Andrews is Global Director of American Humane's Humane Conservation program. An internationally recognized figure in the zoological field, Andrews is also Emeritus Chief Zoological Officer for SeaWorld Parks and Entertainment, where is was responsible for all Sea World/Busch Gardens parks' animal programs, including husbandry, breeding, training, beach animal rescue programs, education and transportation and acquisition procedures.

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He holds a biology/chemistry degree from St. Mary's College in Moraga, California. Andrews is a board member of Hubbs-Sea World Research Institute, SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, Wildlife Alliance, International Elephant Foundation, International Rhino Foundation, Cheetah Conservation Fund, African Carnivore Research Association, Global Conservation Network, and United States Rugby Foundation. Andrews serves as past chair of the Associate of Zoos and Aquariums, past president of the Alliance of Marine Mammal Parks and Aquariums. He also serves as a Steering Committee Member of the Conservation Breeding Specialist Groups, a member of the International marine Animal Trainers Association, the International Wild Waterfowl Association, the Society of Marine Mammalogists, and the European Association for Aquatic Mammals.


December 3, 2020

FWZ highlights


December 4, 2020

Tour information

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