Attendee Registration Information

Washington, D.C.
October 7-10, 2018

As you start to plan the year ahead, we want to make sure you that you have the Aquarium & Zoo Facility Association’s 25th Annual Conference in Washington DC on your calendar as a must attend. Here are some of the highlights that we would like to share with you about this year’s conference:

Pre-Conference Team Building Event

Sunday October 7

Includes: Transportation, Lunch, 3 Hrs. of Play and Club Rental.

Pre-Conference Ice Breaker Event

Sunday October 7

Tour Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia

Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia is a companion facility to the Museum on the National Mall in Washington, DC. Opened in 2003, its two huge hangars — the Boeing Aviation Hangar and the James S. McDonnell Space Hangar — display thousands of aviation and space artifacts, including a Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird, a Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Discovery Reception & Dining at Clyde’s Willow Creek Farm a family of restaurants born from a sincere belief that great dining begins with fresh ingredients, friendly people, and an unforgettable atmosphere. One of the first in Washington to feature “locally-raised” and “sustainable” foods. In addition to local and farm-grown produce, our legendary hormone-free, farm-raised beef sourced in the area and chicken that is antibiotic-free and hormone-free.


Active AZFA Member – $270
Retired AZFA Members – $135
Commercial Member (Full) – $515
Commercial Member (Limited) – $400

Register to Attend

Vendor (Exhibitor & Conference) – $1170
Vendor (Exhibitor Only) – $800

Register as an Exhibitor

*Additional fees apply for guest registrations and pre-conference team building event (see registration information above for details)

Hotel Reservations


Please contact Marc Muller (202) 633-4410 (Office), (202) 345-9007 (Mobile)

AZFA Annual Conference / Attention: Marc Muller
National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW Washington, D.C. 20008


The AZFA Program & Education Committee has been hard at work putting together our educational sessions for Washington D.C. this fall.  We know one of the main reason your institution sends you to the AZFA conference is for the educational sessions.  Our goal is to offer a variety of educational opportunities that broadens the brim your professional facilities hat.

Agenda, sessions and speakers will be announced soon. Bookmark this page to check for updates. In the mean time, here are a few additional flyers of information that are helpful.

AZFA 2018 Conference Announcement

Vendor Conference Registration Information

Sponsorship Opportunities

Attendee Conference Registration Information

Keynote Address


Info Coming Soon

25th Annual AZFA Conference Agenda at a Glance

Agenda Coming Soon

Education Sessions

Advance Methods for Rockwork Design and Delivery

Monday || 9:30-10:30

Review innovative methods of rockwork design, presentation and review with clients using digital software and media. Review of capacities of innovative software allowing realistically dynamic modeling, rendering, and presentation of the final rockwork product.

Presenter: Mariusz Bleszynski, AIA, LEED, A.P. 

PGAV Destinations,

Mariusz Bleszynski is an architect and industrial designer focusing on zoological exhibit design since 2004. Mariusz praised naval architecture in Finland and architectural design in Canada prior to joining PGAV in 1994, where he initially led design teams working on themed entertainment and aquatic projects at SeaWorld parks. In addition to Themed Environment Association (TEA) awards, Mariusz’s recent projects, Glacier Run at Louisville Zoo and Sea Lion Sound at St. Louis Zoo won AZA Exhibit Design Awards.

OSHA 10-Hour Certification Part 1 & 2