Past Conferences

Each year, EMA's conference is generously hosted by an elephant-holding facility, listed below. Proceedings from some of these conferences are available online to members in EMA's digital library through the Members Only portal.

 YearDates  Host Location
1 1980OctoberTulsa Zoological ParkTulsa, OK 
2 1981Sept 25−26 San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal ParkSan Diego and Escondido, CA 
3 1982OctoberDickerson Park Zoo Springfield, MO 
4 1983Oct 14−16 Kansas City ZooKansas City, MO 
5 1984Nov 29−Dec 1 Audubon ZooNew Orleans, LA 
61985Oct 6−8 Fort Worth ZooFort Worth, TX 
71986Sept 25−27 Calgary ZooCalgary, AB, Canada 
81987Nov 11−14 North Carolina Zoological ParkGreensboro, NC 
91988Dec 7−10 Jacksonville Zoological ParkJacksonville, FL 
101989Nov 1−4 Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsa, OK 
111990Sept 25−27Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee, WI 
121991Oct 16−19 Burnet Park ZooSyracuse, NY 
131992Nov 4−7 Zoo AtlantaAtlanta, GA 
141993Oct 16−19 Marine World Africa USAVallejo, CA 
151994Sept 29−Oct 1 Toronto ZooToronto, ON, Canada 
161995Oct 10−14 Point Defiance Zoo & AquariumTacoma, WA 
171997Jan 24−26 Jacksonville Zoological GardensJacksonville, FL 
181997Nov 1-4 Fort Worth ZooFort Worth, TX 
191998Sept 26−30 Indianapolis Zoo (in conjunction with AAZK and AZH)Indianapolis, IN 
201999Jun 17−22 Zoo Atlanta (in conjunction with IEF)Atlanta, GA 
212000Oct 6−9 Rosamond Gifford ZooSyracuse, NY 
222001Nov 8−11 Disney's Animal KingdomLake Buena Vista, FL 
232002Sept 30−Oct 2 Cleveland Metroparks ZooCleveland, OH 
242003Oct 2−6 Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxville, TN 
252004Oct 14−17 Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsa, OK 
262005Oct 5−9 Oregon ZooPortland, OR 
272006Oct 15−18Rio Grande ZooAlbuquerque, NM 
282007Oct 13−16 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenCincinnati, OH 
292008Oct 3−6 Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant ConservationOrlando, FL 
302009Oct 15−18 Houston ZooHouston, TX 
312010Sept 30−Oct 3 Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG AquariumPittsburgh, PA 
322011Oct 6−9 Monroe County's Seneca Park ZooRochester, NY 
332012Nov 5−8Santa Barbara Zoo Santa Barbara, CA 
342013 Oct 6−9 Dallas ZooDallas, TX 
352014Oct 5−9 Toledo ZooToledo, OH 
362015 Oct 11−14 Nashville ZooNashville, TN 
372016Oct 3−6 Oklahoma City ZooOklahoma City, OK 
382017Oct 7−10 Columbus Zoo and AquariumColumbus, OH 
392018Oct 9−12 Zoo MiamiMiami, FL 
402019Oct 6−10 Denver ZooDenver, CO 
412020Oct 12−16VirtualVirtual
422021Oct 11−15VirtualVirtual
432022Oct 10−14Milwaukee County ZooMilwaukee, WI
442023Oct 2−5Fort Worth Zoo and Dallas ZooFort Worth, TX, and Dallas, TX
452024TBA Columbus Zoo and AquariumColumbus, OH

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