13-16 March, 2017 (Paris Zoo, France)


13-16 March, 2017 (Paris Zoo, France)

EZE2017 nobleedParis, the city of Light and Love welcomes the EZE Conference 2017!

Paris Zoola Commission Française pour la Pédagogie Zoologique (CFPZ), the Education Commission of l'Association Française des Parcs Zoologiques (AFdPZ), and the EAZA Education Committee are looking forward to working together to celebrate the power of creative conservation education diversity in EAZA zoos and aquariums!

The theme is 'Diverse tools to engage audiences with nature: How creative design sparks conservation education diversity in EAZA zoos and aquariums'. This theme was chosen to provide all participants with unforgettable experiences that inspire lifelong learning and conservation involvement. Please join the conference and share your great ideas!

You are invited to present and share your research or experience. Submit your abstracts, posters or plan a workshop based on the conference themes (Scroll down for more information!).

View a compilation of the EZE Conference in 2015 hosted by Lisbon Zoo here: 

EZE Conference 2017

Zoos and aquariums reach hundreds of millions of people all over the world. The great majority of the people live in urban areas and have little to no contact with nature. Zoo and Aquarium education - explaining the irreplaceable value of the entire biological system of our planet and all of its constituent components - is a most powerful tool in raising the level of general awareness. The EAZA European Zoo Educators (EZE) Conference is a biennial event hosted at a different institution each time. It brings together educators from across Europe and beyond for three days of presentations, workshops, and activities focused on sharing good practice and highlighting future trends.

The EZE Conference 2017 aims for EAZA Educators to celebrate the diversity of conservation education activities that are delivered in EAZA zoos and aquariums. Through presentations, posters, workshops and informal discussion groups, this conference welcomes abstract submissions on the following eclectic topics: Arts and culture EAZA in zoos and aquariums, Taking conservation education out of the zoo and aquarium, New digital technologies for conservation education, Promoting biological literacy, Conservation storytelling, Local Biodiversity, Special education needs and disabilities (SEND), Long term conservation education projects and other conservation education approaches.

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The EZE Conference programme is available here. Please note that the programme is still under revision. 

The conference location is at the L’Aquarium tropical du Palais de la Porte Dorée 

Since 1931, the Tropical Aquarium presents more than 500 different species of freshwater and sea water fishes, corals, marine organisms, turtles and alligators, presented in fish tanks and vivariums that recreate many different environments. A unique experience of aquatic biodiversity, set inside an exceptional art-deco building in Paris. 


Academy course (FULL!)

The conference will be preceded by a one day EAZA Academy seminar on the theme of Conservation Storytelling. The applied course 'Conservation Storytelling for Zoo Educators' will explore why storytelling is such a powerful communication tool, how storytelling can be applied to the strategic development of education initiatives, and how to use storytelling techniques to increase visitor engagement across varied audiences. Storytelling is an incredibly powerful communication tool, and this course will give participants a chance to develop the skills they need to use it effectively in their conservation education work.


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Course tutors: 

During the course you will:

  • Explore and understand the strategic elements of storytelling
  • Learn how to design your own stories
  • Practice telling your own story
  • Understand how to apply storytelling techniques in your own institution
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Registration (SOLD OUT!)

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  • Monday 13 March: EAZA Academy course 'Conservation Storytelling for Zoo Educators', Icebreaker at Paris Zoo
  • Tuesday 14 March: Conference day plus social event
  • Wednesday 15 March: Conference day plus Paris Zoo visit 
  • Thursday 16 March: Conference day plus farewell dinner at le Viaduc
 Full Conference fee*


Daily Conference fee*


1-day Academy course EAZA members


1-day Academy course non-EAZA members


* Early bird has closed 16 December 2016 

For questions about the conference and/or registration please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net


Call for abstracts

You are invited to give an oral presentation (15 minutes), a PechaKucha presentation (10 minutes: 15 slides, each for 40 seconds) or to display a poster at the EZE Conference in Paris, following one of the described conference themes.

Please download the abstract submission form, fill in all the required information and send the form to laura.myers@eaza.net

The deadline for submitting an abstract is 16 December 2016

PechaKucha presentation

PechaKucha is a simple presentation format where you show 15 slides, each for 40 seconds. The slides advance automatically and you talk along to the slides.  Guidance on how to set your PowerPoint slides to change automatically after 40 seconds can be found here.

Call for posters

EZE Conference delegates are invited to display relevant posters. If you would like to display a poster at the conference you can send a poster abstract to laura.myers@eaza.net using the abstract poster submission form that you can download here. You can also, if already available, submit the actual poster (as a PDF). All submissions will be reviewed and, if accepted, you will be contacted to confirm this. After the conference the posters will be made available to the member community through the proceedings library on the EAZA website.

Posters that are accepted for display should be brought in person to Paris, or alternatively sent with a delegate that is attending. Posters should be designed to A2 - portrait (420mm wide by 594mm high); or A1 - portrait (594mm wide by 840mm high) materials for hanging the posters will be available on site.



All the recommended hotels are near the Aquarium de la Porte Dorée and the PZP and easily accessible by walk or public transports (direct trip by tram or metro).

IBIS DAUMESNIL 111 Boulevard Poniatowski
75012 PARIS
(+)33 1 43 43 30 38
Metro - ligne 8
Tram - T3
Bus - 46
125€ single room B&B
Price available mentioning the partnership with PZP
HÔTEL DE LA PORTE DOREE 273 avenue Daumesnil
75012 PARIS
(+)33 1 43 07 56 97
Metro - ligne 8
Tram - T3
Bus - 46
HÔTEL L'INTERLUDE 258 avenue Daumesnil
75012 PARIS
(+)33 1 43 43 61 36
Metro - ligne 8
Tram - T3
Bus - 46
62€ single room
72/90€ double room
110€ triple room
120€ quadruple room
Breakfast 11€
6 Avenue Maurice Ravel, 75012 PARIS (+)33 1 43 58 96 00 15min walk from Porte Dorée 59,40€  single room
38,90€  twin room
37€ triple room
33€ room with 4 or 5 beds
17 rue Baron Leroy
75012 PARIS
(+)33 1 44 67 75 75
Tram - T3
Metro - ligne 14
Medium price
2 pers: 42€ - 65€/pers
3 pers: 43€ - 55€/pers
Breakfast 9 €
75013 PARIS
Emmanuelle MINARD
(+)33 1 79 97 52 00
Tram at 5min walk - T3
Metro - ligne 14
Medium price
1 to 2pers: 110€ = 55€/pers
1 to 4pers: 170€ = 42,50€/pers
Breakfast 10€
Only one brekfast included per room in the price
15 rue de Tolbiac
75013 PARIS
(+)33 1 53 61 62 00
Tram at 5min walk- T3 125€ single or double room
155€ triple room
185€ quadruple room

Conference locations

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