ZRA Annual Conference : Overview
The 2013 ZRA Annual Conference is proudly hosted by the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo 23-29 September 2013.
The Annual Conference hotel is the Hilton Ft. Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 1020 S. Calhoun Street, Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46802. (260) 420-1100. See the Hotel Conference Page to book your rooms.
To Register, click on the Register link from the Main Conference page. For a Summary of registration and pricing, click here http://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/F/FWAFHHF-ZOO-20130922/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG
Monday, 23 September 2013 - 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- ZRA's 6th Annual Certified Records Manager (CRM) Examination Preparation Workshop (includes a.m. break and lunch)
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Pre-Conference Tour to Potter Park Zoo (includes admission, lunch and transportation)
Wednesday, 25 September 2013
- ZRA Leadership Development Program (8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.) - includes lunch
- ZRA Board of Directors Meeting (1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
- ZRA Annual Conference Training (3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
- Icebreaker in Hilton Atrium (6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Thursday, 26 September 2013
A full day of educational sessions begins with a very special welcome from Fort Wayne Children's Zoo and the 2013 Annual Conference Leadership Team.
Friday, 27 September 2013
The most anticipated event of the ZRA Annual Conference, Zoo Day, will be held on Friday, 27 September 2013, and will begin in the morning with conservation talks and a day of touring Fort Wayne Children's Zoo ending with drinks, dinner and Silent Auction at the Ft. Wayne Botanical Center.
Saturday, 28 September 2013
The day begins with the Annual Business Meeting and Installatin of the newly elected Board of Directors followed by a final day of educational sessions.
Sunday, 29 September 2013
Post-Conference Tour to Toledo Zoo (includes admission, lunch and transportation)
Call for Presentations Opens 1 April 2013
ZRA general sessions feature topics from four categories of presentations under Record Keeping, Permits and Wildlife Legislation, Animal Transport and Records and Collection Management. Possible topics from each of the four categories will include presentations on ZIMS; ARKS; animal transactions; permit applications; roundtables on permit issues; legislative updates; policies and procedures; accreditation; collection management; disaster preparedness; archives management; records retention, protection and disposal. ZRA offers a variety of formats for presentations including individual papers, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations.