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
422021 TBA Milwaukee County ZooMilwaukee, WI 



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