WAZA 72nd Annual Conference

Date: 2017/06/26


Join us in Berlin, Germany on 15-19th October


Registration Open for 72nd WAZA Conference in Berlin

Registration is now open for the 72nd World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) Annual Conference, which will examine issues such as animal welfare, conservation, and the social, cultural and physical benefits of zoos and aquariums from 15-19 October in Berlin.

WAZA has chosen the theme, “Our Time Is Now,” to emphasize the pivotal role zoos and aquariums play in the global fight to protect wildlife and wild spaces.

“WAZA and its members are uniquely poised to influence major issues going forward,” said Doug Cress, chief executive officer of WAZA. “We receive 700 million visitors each year, we’re the third-largest funder of global conservation, and our captive breeding programmes have saved dozens of species from extinction. We’re already addressing issues such as marine litter and climate change on a daily basis, and it’s time for zoos and aquariums to move to the forefront on these and other environmental concerns.”

The 72nd WAZA Annual Conference will take place at the Sofitel Berlin Kurfürstendamm Hotel and is hosted by the three facilities that comprise the Zoologischer Garten AG: Zoo Berlin, Aquarium Berlin, and Tierpark Berlin.

On-line registration links for the 72nd WAZA Annual Conference can be found at:  www.waza2017.org

Early bird registration will be open until 15 July, with regular registration open until 31 August.

Delegates will have the option to purchase full packages for all four days of the conference – which include evening events and dinners – or single-day passes at a reduced rate that permit attendance to only the WAZA Technical Congress and the WAZA Conference sessions.

WAZA represents over 350 regional associations, national organizations and zoo and aquariums in 50 countries. For more information, please visit www.waza.org or contact secretariat@waza.org.



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