ZRA Annual Conference : Program

2015 ZRA Annual Conference DRAFT Program


For the full Conference schedule and details please see the attached document: 2015 ZRA Annual Conference Draft Program 3July2015.pdf


Monday, September 28

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  Certified Records Manager (CRM) Examination Preparation Workshop

6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.  ZRA Board Meeting

Tuesday, September 29

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Pre-Conference Trip to Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

9:00 a.m. Buses depart for Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Conservation talks

12:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Free time in Zoo

4:30 p.m. Buses depart for hotel

Wednesday, September 30

7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ZRA Leadership Development Program (lunch included)

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ZIMS Workshop

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Tracks Workshop

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Icebreaker: Acme Bowling & Billiards

Thursday, October 1

7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Registration

8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. State of the Association  - Barbara Outerbridge, ZRA Acting President & Registrar - Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Keynote: AZA Standards & Animal Records - Bruce Bohmke, Acting President & CEO - Woodland Park Zoo

9:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Break

10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Data Security Panel Discussion - Led by Tony Niemann, President - ZierNiemann

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. USFWS Migratory Bird Permits - Leslie Henry, Possession Permit Specialist – USFWS Region 1

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 p.m. Records Management is a Team Event at the Saint Louis Zoo: A Way to Incorporate Zoo Keepers as Primary Record Keepers - Lily Moore, Assistant Registrar - Saint Louis Zoo

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Concurrent Workshops: Permits & “Registrar Duties”

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Federal Agency Regulatory Update - Steve Olson, Vice-President Federal Affairs - AZA

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. So You Want to Move an Elephant? - Martin Ramirez, Curator & Nancy Hawkes, General Curator - Woodland Park Zoo

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Surviving a Flood of Biblical Proportions - Deanna Snell, Registrar - Calgary Zoo

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ZRA Leadership Roles Panel Discussion - Led by Jeff Randolph, Vice President of Marketing - Camp Fire

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Recognition Ceremony

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Poster Exhibition and Q&A

5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Annual Conference Committee Training

Friday, October 2

8:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Committee Meetings

10:45 a.m. Buses depart for Zoo Day: Woodland Park Zoo

11:30 a.m. Group photos

12:00 noon –1:00 p.m. Welcome, Lunch and Conservation Talks - Jenny Pramuk, Curator & Erin Sullivan, Collection Manager –
Woodland Park Zoo

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Free time and Keeper Talks

5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Silent Auction, cocktails, appetizers

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Woodland Park Zoo’s Field Conservation Programs - Fred Koontz, VP of Field Conservation - Woodland Park Zoo

7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner

8:30 p.m. Buses depart for the hotel

Saturday, October 3

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting Check-In

8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Annual Business Meeting

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. ZIMS Update - Adrienne Miller - ISIS

11:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. An Introduction to the FedEx Live Animal Desk (tentative) - Dan Englund, Live Animal Desk – FedEx

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Fundamentals of an Effective Records Management Program - Alex Acevedo - Symetra Financial

1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Beyond Registrar Essentials - Sue Greer - Dallas Zoo

2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Legal and Logistical Issues of Public Record Requests - Tyrene Bada, City of Beaverton, OR, and Matthew Rice, JD

2:45 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Legislative Affairs Update

3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Break

3:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. IDMAG Update - Nancy Butler, IDMAG Chairman & Registrar - Detroit Zoo

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Managing Biomaterials - Kelly Ann Brown, Registrar - Buffalo Zoo

4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registrar Rivalry - ZRA Training Committee

5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Preview of 2016 ZRA Annual Conference & Closing Remarks

Sunday, October 4

10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Post-Conference Trip: Downtown Seattle Walking Tour

10:30 a.m. Bus departs from hotel

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Free time at the Seattle Aquarium

1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Lunch, shopping, and sight-seeing at Pike Place Market

5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. Underground Tour

7:30 p.m. Bus departs to return to the hotel

If you have questions about the 2015 Annual Conference Program, please contact the 2015 ZRA Annual Conference Program Chairman:
Stephanie Eller at (215) 243-5216 or eller.stephanie@phillyzoo.org