Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 AZA ORANGUTAN SSP© WORKSHOP: Conservation & Husbandry Innovations for the New Decade

'Conservation & Husbandry Innovations for the New Decade'


Presentations by attendees are always a highlight of the Orangutan SSP Workshops. The next workshop will be held September 27th – 30th, 2010 (with closed SSP meetings and a pre-conference trip to Cheyenne Mountain Zoo on the 26th) in Denver, CO.

We are now seeking submissions for the paper and poster sessions.

Presentation topics can range from husbandry, training and enrichment, to nutrition and medical topics, as well as conservation related subjects.

Regular Submission deadline: June 15, 2010

All authors notified by: July 15, 2010

Submissions must be mailed electronically via e-mail to: orangutanworkshop@denverzoo.org  Faxed copies and snail mail will not be accepted. Abstract submission guidelines can be found on the submission form which is attached to this e-mail. Please keep in mind that not all abstracts will necessarily be accepted for presentation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ronda Schwetz at rschwetz@denverzoo.org


Registration for the workshop will be open very soon. In the meantime, you are able to reserve your hotel room by following the link below. Again, the dates for the entire event are:

Sunday, September 26: SSP Meetings and Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Pre-conference trip

Monday, September 27 – Thursday, September 30: Workshop and Zoo Day

If you want to get your hotel early at the advertised rate of $119/night plus tax –register before August 25, 2010 and follow the link below:

Renaissance Denver Hotel >>

Be sure to ask for a upper level mountain view room – the view is spectacular!!!

***All of this information and more is being added to our zoo website http://www.denverzoo.org/  and will be available soon. I will send out updates when workshop registration is open on our website.

See you in Denver!

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