Annual Conference 2022


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Conference Hotel

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Delta by Marriott
200 N Centennial Way

Mesa, Arizona
Limited availability as of 10/14/22

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.

ZOO DAY: Wildlife World Zoo

Zoo Day | Honors & Awards Banquet
Friday, 12/2

Don’t miss a very special Zoo Day at Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium & Safari Park.
Explore the park, tour new exhibits, ride the rides and join in on exclusive behind-the-scenes and animal encounters. Cocktail hour begins at 4:30, Honors & Awards Banquet will begin at 6:00pm.

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


USDA/USFWS Office Hours
Wednesday, 11/30 & Thursday, 12/1

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

Feline Conservation Foundation
Tour to Out Of Africa
Saturday, 12/3
Feline Conservation Foundation welcomes you to join us on a fun filled day of adventure to Out of Africa Wildlife Park! All FCF members receive a $25 discount.

Conference APP

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Altitude Rides & Attractions

Apple Photobooth

Animal Care Software

Australian Outback Plantation

Bionic Bait


Cold River Mining

DanInject USA

Desert Sunglass

HMS Zoo Diets

Little Ray's Exhibitions


Mini Melts Ice Cream

Kids Saving the Rainforest

Nebraska Brand

NexGen Pharmaceuticals

Premier Animal Logistics

Premier Worldwide Marketing

Reliable Protein Products


Sandy Creek Mining

State Fair Mini Donuts

Taylors Pharmacy

Tomahawk LiveTrap

Totally Bananas

WDD We Do Digital

USI Insurance


Voss Signs

Zoonique Publications

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