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 1980 OctoberTulsa Zoological ParkTulsa, OK 
 2 1981 Sept 25−26 San Diego Zoo and Wild Animal ParkSan Diego and Escondido, CA 
 3 1982 OctoberDickerson Park Zoo Springfield, MO 
 4 1983 Oct 14−16 Kansas City ZooKansas City, MO 
 5 1984 Nov 29−Dec 1 Audubon ZooNew Orleans, LA 
 6 1985 Oct 6−8 Fort Worth ZooFort Worth, TX 
 7 1986 Sept 25−27 Calgary ZooCalgary, AB, Canada 
 8 1987 Nov 11−14 North Carolina Zoological ParkGreensboro, NC 
 9 1988 Dec 7−10 Jacksonville Zoological ParkJacksonville, FL 
 10 1989 Nov 1−4 Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsa, OK 
 11 1990Sept 25−27Milwaukee County Zoo Milwaukee, WI 
 12 1991 Oct 16−19 Burnet Park ZooSyracuse, NY 
 13 1992 Nov 4−7 Zoo AtlantaAtlanta, GA 
 14 1993 Oct 16−19 Marine World Africa USAVallejo, CA 
 15 1994 Sept 29−Oct 1 Toronto ZooToronto, ON, Canada 
 16 1995 Oct 10−14 Point Defiance Zoo & AquariumTacoma, WA 
 17 1997 Jan 24−26 Jacksonville Zoological GardensJacksonville, FL 
 18 1997 Nov 1-4 Fort Worth ZooFort Worth, TX 
 19 1998 Sept 26−30 Indianapolis Zoo (in conjunction with AAZK and AZH)Indianapolis, IN 
 20 1999 Jun 17−22 Zoo Atlanta (in conjunction with IEF)Atlanta, GA 
 21 2000 Oct 6−9 Rosamond Gifford ZooSyracuse, NY 
 22 2001 Nov 8−11 Disney's Animal KingdomLake Buena Vista, FL 
 23 2002 Sept 30−Oct 2 Cleveland Metroparks ZooCleveland, OH 
 24 2003 Oct 2−6 Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxville, TN 
 25 2004 Oct 14−17 Tulsa Zoo and Living MuseumTulsa, OK 
 26 2005 Oct 5−9 Oregon ZooPortland, OR 
 27 2006 Oct 15−18Rio Grande ZooAlbuquerque, NM 
 28 2007 Oct 13−16 Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical GardenCincinnati, OH 
 29 2008 Oct 3−6 Ringling Bros. Center for Elephant ConservationOrlando, FL 
 30 2009 Oct 15−18 Houston ZooHouston, TX 
 31 2010 Sept 30−Oct 3 Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG AquariumPittsburgh, PA 
 32 2011 Oct 6−9 Monroe County's Seneca Park ZooRochester, NY 
 33 2012 Nov 5−8Santa Barbara Zoo Santa Barbara, CA 
 34 2013 Oct 6−9 Dallas ZooDallas, TX 
 35 2014 Oct 5−9 Toledo ZooToledo, OH 
 36 2015 Oct 11−14 Nashville ZooNashville, TN 
 37 2016 Oct 3−6 Oklahoma City ZooOklahoma City, OK 
 38 2017 Oct 7−10 Columbus Zoo and AquariumColumbus, OH 
 39 2018 Oct 9−12 Zoo MiamiMiami, FL 
 40 2019 Oct 6−10 Denver ZooDenver, CO 
 41 2021 TBA Milwaukee County ZooMilwaukee, WI 



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