One World, One Plan, One Hope

The 68th WAZA Annual Conference and Technical Congress will take place at Disney's Animal Kingdom, USA, 13–17 October 2013.


Click on the following link to register: REGISTRATION




The overall theme is ONE World, ONE Plan, ONE Hope. Contributions are especially sought on the following topics:


  • Linking ex situ and in situ approaches to species management
  • Global conservation planning – linking intensively managed and less intensively managed populations
  • Zoo and aquarium roles in in situ conservation, including in situ conservation education
  • Collection sustainability
  • Telling the story of "One World, One Plan, One Hope": innovative interpretation
  • Interdisciplinary approaches to animal care, management and welfare


Here is the agenda of the Technical Congress: click on the image below to read the agenda online and/or click here to download it.



Accommodation can be booked directly at Disney's Yacht and Beach Club: Book your accommodation here. A special room rate of US$ 225 has been negotiated; please mention "WAZA Conference" when booking. Rooms will only be held until 13 September, so please book before then, as rooms may be unavailable afterwards.



The registration website will include additional information and FAQs. Specific information about theme parks, dining, nightlife, golf, recreation and guest programmes can be obtained on


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Interested in a post-conference tour?

Join us after the WAZA conference for a post- conference tour.

2 tours are now available:


  • a day at Brevard Zoo and The National Elephant Center. Click HERE to get all the needed information.


  • a day at Lowry Park in Tampa, Florida. Click HERE to get all the needed information.


  • a birding trip around Orlando. Click HERE toget all the needed infromation.