2021 Virtual Zoo & Wildlife Nutrition Conference


Image of lion paws typing on a laptop that is "zoom meeting" with other wildlifeConference Dates & Times

We are excited to announce the 2021 ZWNF/NAG Conference will be held virtually on

October 4 – 8th, 2021

Although we are disappointed not to be able to meet in-person this year and enjoy Toronto, we are looking forward to the new opportunities this presents for the zoo community.  Conference sessions are scheduled 1 – 5 pm EDT each day.

After the conference each day, join us for additional social and networking opportunities during happy hour including topical discussions, games, meeting new people, and the SCARF fundraiser auction.


Registration will be:

  • $50 – for everyone (both members and nonmembers)
  • $20 – discounted rate for students & keepers (with proof of status)
Register now – general rate ($50) Register now – student/keeper rate ($20)

Registering now will secure your spot.  Zoom links and proceedings will be emailed shortly before the conference.


Expect engaging and informative discussions, fantastic invited speakers, and great networking opportunities.

Special topics this year include:

  • Practical applications & integration of animal-based evidence
  • Communication and data management
  • Use of technology in nutritional management
  • Exercise and training for zoo animals
  • Crisis management
  • …and more!

Submit Abstracts

We encourage you to submit abstracts pertinent to the field of comparative nutrition. Abstracts are due May 28, 2021 

Submit abstract

Students and keepers can register for the Roy McClements paper contest.

This is a great venue to share your knowledge and learn about the work of your colleagues.  Don’t miss it!