Previous AZFA
Conferences

Hundreds of professionals from across the country and from a diverse group of zoos, aquariums and vendors come together each year for AZFA conferences. Below you’ll find information about a couple previous conferences, and some key presentations from the events.

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PREVIOUS CONFERENCES

2016 AZFA CONFERENCE – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium, Omaha, NE
Professionals from 45 zoos and aquariums and 31 vendors traveled to Omaha for four days of exploration, learning and fun.

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Africa to Omaha: Logistics of Elephant Transfer

PRESENTED BY:
Doug Armstrong DVM and Brian Timm, Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium

Moving elephants that weigh thousands of pounds across the world is no small task.

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Capital Planning & Risk Management. Using Data to Bridge the Gap

PRESENTED BY:
Forrest Cooper, Dude Solutions

Using technology to collect data and build the business case for preventative maintenance.

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2015 AZFA CONFERENCE

Brookfield Zoo, Brookfield, IL

Over 150 professionals gathered just outside of Chicago at the famous Brookfield Zoo. Featuring training sessions, workshops and even a trip to historic Soldier Field, Brookfield Illinois was a fitting host for the 2015 AZFA Conference.

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Tigers of the Realm -
Light on the Land

PRESENTED BY:
Allmon Forrester, John Ball Zoo

The Tiger Realm project and our approach in setting up our tiger exhibit at John Ball Zoo.

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Renewable Energy Infrastructure Opportunities

PRESENTED BY:
Thomas G. Sonnleitner

UW Oshkosh developed renewable energy assets, rather than paying others to invest.

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2017 AZFA CONFERENCE
John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids, MI

Professionals from 50 zoos and aquariums from the United States and Canada and 30 vendors gathered in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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