Conference Info
(Aug 25*) Aug 26 - Aug 29 (Aug 30**)



*August 25th:
     AM - AVZMT Exam (at hotel)
     PM - Ex Committee Mtg (at hotel)

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Hotel/Travel/Stuff "To-Do"

Crown Plaza Columbus - Downtown
Rate (single & double): $145/night


The public bus system (COTA), has a dedicated bus going to and from the airport and downtown, called AirConnect. There is a stop adjacent to the hotel. The bus runs every 30 minutes, 7 days/week for $2.75 per ride.


Pre & Post** Trips

Kick off this year's conference the right way at Zoombezi Bay, the Columbus Zoo & Aquarium's amazing waterpark! Included is entry to both the Zoo and Zoombezi Bay, transportation to and from the hotel, Zoomband fast passes, and access to private cabanas for the day. Catch some sun at the Wild Tides Wave Pool, sip on a refreshing beverage while floating around Croctail Creek, or seek some thrills on one of the many waterslides.

The Wilds is situated on nearly 10,000 acres of reclaimed surface-mined land in southeastern Ohio. The facility is home to rare and endangered species from around the globe living in open range habitats. The Post Conference trip will consist of an open-air tour bus through pasture, veterinary hospital tour, rhino barn tour, and carnivore area tour. Lunch will be held at the outpost, with a giraffe feeding and rhino training demonstration. The tour will conclude with a trip to the gift shop.
   8AM - depart hotel
   9:30AM - arrive The Wilds
   10AM-3:50PM - tour, lunch, gift shop
   4PM - depart
   5:30PM - arrive hotel

Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

    • 26 Aug 2018
    • 29 Aug 2018
    • Columbus, OH
    Registration is closed

    Aug 25th:
       Pre Conference Trip to Zoombezi Bay

    Aug 26th:

       Wet labs [am&pm]
       Ice Breaker @ Gordon Biersch [evening]

    Aug 27
       All Day Presentations [at hotel]
    Aug 28th:
       Zoo Day! Presentations and Business Meeting [am]

    Aug 29th:
       All Day presentations [at hotel]
       Banquet & Silent Auction [evening, at hotel]
    Aug 30
       Post Conference Trip to The Wilds

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