EMA Conference 2019

40th Annual Elephant Managers Association Conference

Hosted by Denver Zoo

Dates: October 7-10th


Denver, Colorado (October 2018) – The Elephant Managers Association (EMA) announced Denver Zoo as their 40th Annual Conference Host during the 2018 EMA Conference closing ceremonies earlier this month. Since then, staff from Denver Zoo, EMA Board of Directors, and EMA Executive Committee have begun preliminary planning to produce a premier gathering of leaders among the elephant management community to be held October 7-10th.

EMA partners with leaders in the elephant community to host the annual conference, which allows the cooperative exchange of knowledge, communication, and networking throughout the elephant management industry. Host facilities are chosen based on their commitment to elephants, their conservation and research efforts, skills and experience, hospitality, and willingness to foster growth and development in other programs.

We are finalizing conference details. Please check back here for registration, hotel details, call for papers submissions and more.


Help support the 2019 EMA Conference

Join the herd! Purchase a shirt during this fundraising campaign to help our host cover expenses endured while hosting the Elephant Managers Association Conference in 2019.  EMA believes that this t-shirt is a great symbol of the dedication and commitment the Denver Zoo has for its resident bull elephants.

“Amazebullz” was created by a couple of Denver Zoo keepers after chatting about all the amazing accomplishments in their elephant program. Successful bull introductions, innovative blood draw techniques, and musth research data are just a few of things that make this program “Amazebullz!”.

You can follow their program’s journey at #Amazebullz to view many pictures, stories, and successes on social media.

To purchase this shirt please click here.









For More Information

 Please direct any general conference questions to Maura Davis at: mdavis@denverzoo.org and/or Jessica Scallan at: jscallan@tulsazoo.org