Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens is proud to host the Zoos and Aquariums Committing to Conservation (ZACC) conference from January 22-26, 2018. This conference brings together zoo professionals from all departments and field conservationists from around the world for a 5-day event filled with animal and plant conservation, collaboration, motivation and fun.

ZACC Mission Statement
To encourage and promote increased involvement of zoos and aquariums in support of field conservation - locally, nationally and internationally.

Conference Details
Dates: January, 22-26, 2018
Host: Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Registration Fee: $235
Conference Hotel: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront
Hotel Cost: $125
Book your hotel

Registration for the ZACC Conference will be a two-part process. First, you'll need to register for the conference. Next, you'll need to reserve a room at the host hotel, Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront.
If you're looking for a roommate to share room costs, email meersl@jacksonvillezoo.org.

Getting to Jacksonville
The zoo is located 1 mile off I-95, just a few miles north of I-10 and a 10-minute drive from the Jacksonville International Airport (JAX).

The Hyatt Regency Jacksonville Riverfront is located in the heart of downtown Jacksonville on the St. Johns riverfront providing beautiful views of the skyline during the day and night, and just a 10 minute drive to the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens.

Call for Papers/Posters
Stay tuned for our call for papers and posters

Schedule of Events
Monday, January 22 - Workshops, evening icebreaker
Tuesday, January 23 - Conference presentations
Wednesday, January 24 - Conference presentations
Thursday, January 25 - Conference presentations, Zoo day
Friday, January 26 - Conference presentations, 
Saturday, January 27 - Post Conference trips

Keynote Speakers

Dan Ashe, President and CEO, Association of Zoos and Aquariums  

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors!
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
National AAZK
Houston Zoo
Tracy Aviary

About Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Situated at the crossroads of the St. Johns River, Intracoastal Waterway and the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville lays amidst abundant waterways and boasts the largest urban park system in the country, making it a perfect city to host the conference. Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens (JZG) has quickly become a nationally recognized zoo and botanical garden and is consistently ranked among the top facilities in the country. JZG has become a leader in the region for conservation initiatives to save animals and plants in their native habitats both locally and around the globe.