ZRA 2009 Annual Conference Press ReleaseAugust 14, 2009 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Contact Corinne Roberts, 2009 ZRA Annual Conference Host
Zoo Boise, (208) 3844230, Ext. 101 or firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to take this opportunity to personally invite you to the 2009 Zoological Registrars Annual Conference
The 2009 Annual Conference, “Foundations for the Future”, will be hosted by Zoo Boise in Boise, Idaho October 21 – 25, 2009. The Annual Conference Program will begin with leadership training and Icebreaker on Wednesday, October 21. A special keynote speaker will open the Annual Conference. General Sessions will be held on Thursday, October 22 and Saturday, October 24 and will feature topics from four categories of presentations under Record Keeping, Permits and Wildlife Legislation, Animal Transport and Records and Collection Management. Topics from each of the four categories will include presentations on ZIMS; ARKS; animal transactions; permit applications and issues; legislative updates; policies and procedures; accreditation; collection management; disaster preparedness; archives management; records retention, protection and disposal. There will be a variety of formats for presentations including individual papers, workshops, panel discussions and poster presentations. Zoo Day will be held on Friday, October 23 and will culminate with a special dinner celebrating ZRAs’ 25th Anniversary. Saturday will end with a special evening at Bogus Creek Outfitters featuring a cowboy-style dinner, cowboy poetry, Wild West shoot out, karaoke and a bonfire. The Annual Conference will end on Sunday at with additional sessions on ZIMS and an opportunity to visit the Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey.
You can view the draft Conference Program at http://www.zooregistrars.org/files/public/zra-program.pdf. You do not have to be a member of ZRA to attend the conference. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow Registrars from around the country.
ZRA is a not-for-profit association organized and dedicated to the enhancement of zoos and aquariums through leadership, professional development, training, standardization and service to its members. Registrars provide oversight for the animal record keeping function, records management, animal shipping, wildlife permit procurement and related reporting requirements and legal compliance.