The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/Phoenix Zoo invites you to the 2018 AZADV Conference to be held April 10-15, 2018. AZADV Conferences are a time to learn and network with others who share a passion for the natural world—all while having loads of fun. The host hotel is the Sheraton Mesa at Wrigleyville West, conveniently located eight miles from Sky Harbor International Airport and eight miles from the Phoenix Zoo. The 2018 AZADV Conference will feature 1½ days of presentations, social events, Zoo Day and a variety of optional trips for enjoying the sights and wonders of Arizona. For more information use the following link http://www.phoenixzoo.org/2018-azadv-conference/ or paste it in your browser.
Registration for the 2017 AZADV Regional Conference at the Greensboro Science Center opens May 1 (and ends July 31). When you visit the registration website, please read through the information carefully. Our hosts have tried to provide enough details so that most questions will be answered just by reviewing the information provided. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Conference Chair Linda K at email@example.com. Greensboro’s staff and volunteers are looking forward to seeing all of us in October!! To register, please go to http://greensboroscience.org/get-involved/azadv-regional-conference/
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AZADV 2017 REGIONAL CONFERENCE
One of the greatest benefits of conference attendance is the opportunity to interact with and learn from our fellow docents and volunteers from all over the country.
Share your ideas, challenges, and successes by presenting a program to other zoo and aquarium volunteers at the 2017 AZADV Regional Conference in Greensboro, N.C. Topics may address any aspect of the modern zoo or aquarium. Papers that inspire, educate, and advance docent and volunteer knowledge and skills will receive priority. Send a proposal for your paper presentation with the following information:
- Your name, address, complete phone number and e-mail address
- Zoo/aquarium affiliation and AZADV membership category
- Title of your paper
- Abstract description of presentation
- Audio-visual equipment requirements. The deadline for AV changes is September 1, 2017. If you need to make a change after that date, you will be required to cover the cost.
Abstracts should be in Microsoft Word format, typed, double-spaced and only one page in length.
Oral presentations should be 45 minutes in length. This includes 10 minutes for questions and answers.
Please email abstracts/papers to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “Paper for AZADV.”
Accepted presenters will have their registration fees reimbursed provided for one volunteer per paper, provided they are volunteers (not employed by a zoo or aquarium), AZADV members , meet all the host’s guidelines, and sign a release form.
- For submitted Paper Abstract: April 15, 2017
- Notification of Acceptance: May 15, 2017
- Completed Papers Due: July 15, 2017
The papers and delegate meeting minutes from El Paso can now be found in the conference section. Here’s a direct link.