Join Us in San Diego October 11-15!

San Diego is renowned for its idyllic climate, 70 miles of pristine beaches, and an amazing array of unspoiled natural habitats and world-class attractions. From arts and culture to food and year-round outdoor activities, there are an amazing variety of things to see and do. And don't forget that Mexico is just minutes away.

Welcome to the 75th Annual WAZA Conference with IZE

Paul A. Baribault
President and CEO
San Diego
Zoo Global


Theo Pagel
World Association of
Zoos and Aquariums


Debra Erickson
International Zoo
Educators Association


Held on beautiful Mission Bay at the Hyatt Regency, join your colleagues in a discussion on our profession's future.


This meeting brings together over 300 leaders in the professional zoological community. Come and share your products and services with these decision makers.


Sponsorship opportunities are specially designed to bring your organization to the forefront, generate buzz, and create a strong awareness of your brand.


We need your help in crafting the future of our profession. Please submit your proposal in one of twelve different conference tracks.

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2020 Keynote Speakers
  • David Epstein
    New York Times Best Selling Author

    Range: Why Generalists
    Triumph in a Specialized World

  • Elizabeth Kolbert
    Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

    The Sixth Extinction

2020 Conference Host
  • Kathi Diamant
    Writer and Television Interviewer
    Adjunct Professor, SDSU

Hotel & Travel
Located four miles from San Diego International Airport, Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina represents what San Diego is all about. Located right along the waterfront, you will enjoy 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach, and the downtown San Diego skyline. The resort offers waterfront dining, pools and waterslides, a gym, and an eco-friendly spa. Click here for main website.
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

1441 Quivira Road,
San Diego, California 92109 USA

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