Hosted by Liberec Zoo, Czech Republic, 26-29 January 2017

The 9th European Zoo Nutrition Conference will be hosted by ZOO Liberec in Czech Republic, January 26-29, 2017. This biennial conference is attended by 100-200 delegates from about 20 countries, representing zoo nutritionists, veterinarians, curators, animal keepers, staff and students from higher education institutes and private individuals. The conference is a major event for information exchange between individuals involved in zoo animal nutrition in Europe. It will be preceded by an optional one-day EAZA Academy workshop on the feeding and formulation of preformulated diets. 

The conference is jointly organised by the EAZA Nutrition Group and our host, ZOO Liberec.

Please click here to see the final programme

Conference Schedule

Date Time Programme
Thu 26 Jan 09:00-17:00 Optional EAZA Academy Workshop: Preformulated diets: feeding and formulation
  18:00-20:00 Conference Icebreaker
Fri 27 Jan 09:00-17:00 Scientific and poster sessions
Sat 28 Jan 09:00-17:00 Zoo visit and practical demonstrations, scientific sessions
  18:00-22:00 Conference Dinner
Sun 29 Jan 09:00-13:00 Scientific sessions
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Registration (SOLD OUT!)

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Register online by clicking the button below. Payment can be made by credit card or bank transfer.

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Please be aware of our cancellation policy for the EAZA Academy Workshop and the Nutrition Conference:

  • If you cancel less than four weeks before the Workshop/Conference starts you will be charged 25% of the fees. If you cancel less than two weeks before the workshop/Conference starts you will be charged 50% of the fees. Cancellations one week prior to the workshop/Conference will not be refunded.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure that your cancellation for the workshop and/or Conference is confirmed by the EAZA Academy and/or the EAZA Executive Office respectively.
  • Please note that photographs may be taken during the workshop/Conference for promotional or educational purposes.

The full conference fee is €285. The Academy course fee for non-EAZA participants is €125. 



Registration Included Fee
Full Conference Registration - Conference attendance from 26-29 January 
- Access to all conference sessions, delegate pack of conference materials 
- Conference lunches and refreshment breaks 
- Attendance at the official social programmes (zoo visit and farewell dinner on Saturday 28 January)
- Not included: Icebreaker on evening of Thursday 26 January (Cost is €10)
Daily Conference Registration - Access to all conference sessions on the chosen day
- Delegate pack of conference materials
- Conference lunches and refreshment breaks on the chosen day
€100 (Full day), €150 (Sunday half day)
EAZA Academy Workshop Registration - Workshop attendance on 26 January
- Access to all workshop sessions and printed materials 
- Workshop lunches and refreshment breaks
- Certificate of attendance

€100 (for EAZA members)
€125 (for non-EAZA members)


 For questions about registration please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net

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We have made conference reservations in three hotels in Liberec. All are located in the city centre and the zoo can be easily reached by public transport; registration includes a travel pass for the duration of the conference. 

When making a reservation please mention the Reservation code (subject): ZOO Liberec

Pytloun Grand Hotel ****Imperial

Superior Double (twin beds possible):1699,- CZK/night = 68,- EUR (single use 1499,- CZK/night = 60,- EUR)

Superior Double Deluxe (twin beds possible):1899,- CZK/night =76,- EUR (single use 1699,- CZK/ night =68,-EUR)
Breakfast buffet 199,- CZK/ night =8,-EUR


1. máje 757/29, Liberec

+420 608 822 822



Pytloun City Boutique Hotel ****

Superior Double 1799,- CZK/night =72,-EUR (single use1599,-CZK /night = 64,- EUR)

Superior Double Deluxe 1999,- CZK/night = 80,- EUR (single use 1699,- CZK/night = 68 ,- EUR)

Breakfast buffet 199,- CZK/night = 8,- EUR


Rumunská 655/9, Liberec 4

+420 608 000 351 



Pytloun Hotel *** Liberec

Standard Double 989,-CZK/night = 40,- EUR (single use 719,-CZK/night = 29,- EUR)

Breakfast buffet 149,- CZK/night = 6,- EUR


Hodkovická 206, Liberec 6

+420 774 484 001



Pytloun Travel Hotel ***

Standard Double 899,-CZK/night = 36,- EUR (single use 629,- CZK/night = 25,- EUR

Breakfast buffet 149,- CZK/night = 6,- EUR


Volgogradská 70, Liberec 9

+420 774 484 002 




Pre-conference EAZA Academy course

Preformulated Diets: Feeding and Formulation (Thursday 26 January: 0900-1700)

The EAZA Academy course 'Preformulated Diets: Feeding and Formulation' is aimed at zoo staff with responsibility for nutrition and animal diets, academics working in the field of zoo animal nutrition, anyone with an interest in the field. 

The aim of the course is to provide a practical and theoretical explanation of the use of preformulated diets for zoo animal species. The course will enable participants to make informed choices about their use of preformulated diets, and to understand how to work with manufacturers to create appropriate diet options. 

The tutors are:

  • Prof. Dr. Annette Liesegang, Institute of Animal Nutrition, Universität Zürich;
  • Prof. dr. ir. Geert Janssens, Department of Nutrition, Genetics and Ethology, Universiteit Gent;
  • Prof. Dr. Marcus Clauss, Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife, Universität Zürich;
  • Other experienced members of the Nutrition Working Group

The fee for attending the course is for EAZA members €100. Non-EAZA members pay €125. 

More information about the course can be found here. Registration for this Academy course as well as for the Nutrition conference can be completed by following this link. If you want to attend the Academy course please indicate as such in your registration.

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How to get to Liberec

Liberec is located in the north, 100 km far from capital city Prague. You can travel to to Liberec, by shuttle, car or bus. Getting to Liberec from Prague by public transport is simple and easy, see below for more information. 

The location of the conference venue is:

ZOO Liberec
Lidové sady 425/1
460 01 Liberec 1
Czech Republic

How to get from Prague Airport to Černý Most to Liberec?

It is advised to take the bus to Liberec (65 min,  €3.80). Buses go from Černý Most (From Prague Airport take Metro line B  to Černý Most , click on the image below). Ticket automats are placed at the bus stops or inside the metro stations (look for the yellow machines). A bus ticket can also be used in the metro. You should buy a ticket for 32 Kč (€1,20 , only Czech coins are accepted), a ticket is valid for 90 min.

Cerny Most Prague Map

 More information about the public transport system from Prague Airport can be found here

At Cerny Most take bus line Regiojet number 6From: Prague Černý Most, To: Liberec Fugnerova-Blažkova. You can buy a bus ticket directly at the bus stop or online.  

A Regiojet timetable can be found here: www.studentagency.eu/en

Czech Koruna

If you travel by public transport, it is advised to obtain Czech Koruna at the airport through ATM or the exchange offices. 

Public transport in Liberec

Conference delegates will receive a three-day ticket during the time of the conference.


For an interactive map of Liberec showing the conference venue and the recommended hotels click on the map below...

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Leisure in Liberec

Liberec is the fifth largest city in the Czech Republic. Settled by German and Flemish migrants from the 14th century until their expulsion after World War II, Liberec was once home to a thriving textile industry and hence nicknamed the "Manchester of Bohemia". Liberec is well known for several historical and architecturally significant buildings.

Mount Ještěd is a symbol of Liberec region and at the altitude of 1012 m also dominates North Bohemia. Ještěd was built by architect Karel Hubáček in 1968. It was awarded the Perret Prize for its unique architecture and became a national cultural monument and the building of the century. This unusual structure in the form of a hyperboloid, which houses a hotel and a television transmitter. Make your stay even more enjoyable by visiting its restaurant, or climb to its peak and delight in wonderful views of the entire Jizera Mountains. Here you will find also a modern ski area, a snow park on a European standard, a cross-country circuit which has hosted the Nordic World Ski Championships, a ski rental facility, and a children’s play area.


Liberec's another prominent buildings are the Town Hall (1893), the Liberec Castle from 16th century and Neo-Renaissance F. X. Šalda theatre (1871-1872).

Attractive for tourists is Centrum Babylon Liberec, which includes a large water park, an amusement park, a casino, shopping court and hotel. This entertainment centrum is adjacent to IQ Landia, which is focused on science in interactive form.

The EAZA Nutrition conference will take place at the Zoo Liberec. Zoo Liberec is the oldest zoological garden in the Czech Republic founded in 1919. Dominates of this institution is a collection of birds of prey and bovid mammals. One separated part of the zoo is environmental centre Divizna, a centre for animals in need and a cultural centre Lidové sady.

Zoological garden adjacent to The Botanical Garden, which is the oldest one in the Czech Republic and it is now over 120 years old. This garden also cares for the richest collections of exotic plants in the Czech Republic.

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