lights, camera... take action!
the 2020 national aazk conference will focus on the modern keeper's growing set of skills. keepers are no longer just expected to clean and feed their animals- they have to know how to train their animals for non-invasive medical procedures, be a scientist and researcher, hand-raise delicate endangered species, and be the voice for their zoo. In a world where animal activism, global warming and habitat destruction are at an all-time high, keepers need to feel empowered to step up and
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Any questions should be directed to PDC@aazk.org with ATTN: Topical Workshop as part of the email subject.
The 46th Annual AAZK National Conference
Los Angeles, California
August 30 – September 3, 2020
Conference Theme: “Lights, Camera… Take Action!”
The AAZK Professional Development Committee is pleased to announce the call for Topical Workshops for the 2020 AAZK National Conference hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of AAZK.
Deadline for Submission of Abstracts for Workshops: January 15, 2020
Authors will be notified regarding acceptance no later than February 15, 2020.
Workshop subjects should be in-depth explorations of animal health, animal management, taxa-specific husbandry, conservation, and keeper professional development. Workshops should be two hours in length. Subjects that require more than two hours should be submitted as “Part One” and “Part Two”. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should focus on the main theme of the Workshop.
Open Topical Workshops
The Open Workshop format will offer unlimited attendance (based on the capacity of the ballroom) and will be best suited for lecture-based workshops with a Q & A session at the end.
Limited Topical Workshops
Held in limited capacity breakout rooms, this format is best suited for small group interactive workshops and will have a cap on the number of participants.