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AAZK Professional Development Committee
First Call for Topical Workshops
2018 AAZK National Conference 
The 45th Annual AAZK National Conference Denver, CO
October 4-8, 2018  
Conference Theme: “Adjust Your Altitude” 
Workshops Format:  
Workshop subjects should be in-depth explorations of animal health, animal management, taxa-specific husbandry, 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”.   

Open Topical Workshops 
This new 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.

ited 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.

anel Discussions
Panel Discussions must have a minimum of three instructors and are designed to offer multiple points of view, and include a Q&A component.  Can be Open Attendance or Limited Attendance Format. 
Go to Conference Website

There is a NEW PROCEDURE for submissions this year. 

How to Submit Your Abstract for Consideration:

  • Go to the 2018 conference website 

  • Download the Application for Topical Workshops

  • Fill out completely and submit to no later than January 15th

NOTE: If you do not use the new application, your abstract will not be reviewed

Guidelines for Abstracts:

  • Abstracts should be no more than 250 words and should focus on the main theme of the Workshop

  • Abstracts and Applications should be submitted as a Microsoft Word® document via e-mail to:   

  • File should be named WorkshopAbstractAuthorlastname2018

Any questions should be directed to with ATTN: Topical Workshop as part of the email subject.


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