8-12 October #EAZA2024

Welcome to Leipzig

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are currently living with a double global crisis and are facing one of the greatest challenges of our time: understanding the phenomena of climate change and the loss of biodiversity as causally linked effects with far-reaching impacts. While climate change is omnipresent in the public eye, the perceived loss of biodiversity has taken a subordinate position. It is our obligation as a zoo community to join forces with a holistic approach and to achieve more effective synergy effects in the fields of climate change and species conservation in order to preserve global biodiversity in times of climate change.

We are very proud to be hosting the EAZA Annual Conference in October 2024. We cordially invite you to join us in our unique city to discuss issues of biodiversity, species conservation and animal husbandry with us and to come up with some novel solutions.

I look forward to an intensive and constructive exchange of ideas with you.


Prof. Jörg Junhold
Director of Zoo Leipzig

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Registration & Programme

The early bird fee is available until 15 July 2024. The fees below include 19% VAT. PLEASE CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THE EARLY-BIRD RATE

The first draft programme (Block schedule) is now available! CLICK HERE!

  Early bird Regular
Full conference (Incl. farewell dinner) €850 €940
Full conference (Excl. farewell dinner) €720 €810
Daily fee €250  €330 
Accompanying partner  €320 n/a

 Accompanying partner fee includes Ice Breaker, Gala Dinner and zoo visit

The conference registration fee includes:

  • Participation in the scientific and educational programme
  • Entry to the poster area
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Ice Breaker and Zoo Visit
  • 19% VAT

Visit the Annual Conference 2024 event website to find details about the social programme. For questions about registration and invoicing please contact: eaza-conference@eventlab.org  

Non-EAZA registration

A non-EAZA member participant is required to present an institutional support letter/reference letter (or email) from a full EAZA member. The letter should explain shortly why your conference attendance is required/appreciated. Please send this letter or email to mirko.marseille@eaza.net Without a support letter your registration will not be validated.


Event venue

The venue location of the EAZA Annual Conference 2024 is the Kongreshalle am Zoo Leipzig. 

Pfaffendorfer Straße 31
04105 Leipzig

The KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig, built in 1900, receives its guests with all the charm and splendor of a bygone age. Historic architecture and modern features combine to create an event venue that unites tradition with progress. History comes alive in this extensively renovated building. Its meeting halls and rooms, of various styles and sizes, give every conference and congress its unique, unmatched character. The building’s atmosphere excites the senses: lofty halls, generous conference spaces, and small rooms offer ideal and exciting possibilities for meetings and events right in the heart of the City of Leipzig.

Opened in 1900 as the ballroom of the Zoo Leipzig , the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig was the center of the social life of the fast-growing city at that time. After the Second World War, it was home to the world-famous Gewandhaus Orchestra. Over time, the building has seen several reconstructions and extensions before it became dilapidated and had to be closed down in 1988. In 2009, the City of Leipzig favored a fundamental refurbishment, which opened up the opportunity to use the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig as a modern meeting venue. Now run by the Leipzig Fair, who are highly experienced experts in the congress business, the first events were hosted in 2015.

The venue features 15 halls and rooms that can seat between 10 and 1,200 people. The juxtaposition of different styles – from Art Nouveau, Art Deco, and Historicist to contemporary architecture – reflects the colorful history and gives the building a particular ambiance. The entire facility is equipped with state-of-the-art AV and media systems. The “Expo” area offers 800 square meters of exhibition space. Being located very much in the center of Leipzig, the accessibility of the KONGRESSHALLE am Zoo Leipzig is another asset.



Whova Conference app

Ready to attend the EAZA Annual Conference 2024? In Leipzig we will use the Whova Conference app again. The app will be launched a the end of July.

You can use the Whova app to access the event:

  • View the event agenda and plan your personal schedule
  • Access to documents and slides shared by organizers or speakers
  • Visit the virtual exhibition booths of our sponsors
  • Find who else is attending this event and reach out to people ahead of time
  • Plan some social activities such as a morning run, coffee hours, or meet-ups with your fellow attendees.
  • Receive updates such as last minute session changes from the organizers

After downloading, use the email address that you used for Annual Conference 2024 registration, when signing up on the Whova mobile app

If you have questions about the app please contact mirko.marseille@eaza.net

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If you would like to display a poster at the upcoming EAZA Annual Conference please submit your poster abstract (Title, authors(s), affiliations and summary of max. 100 words) to mirko.marseille@eaza.net. (Max. three posters per institution). Poster submission deadline: 15 August 2024

Posters should be designed to A2- portrait (420mm wide by 594mm high) or A1 - portrait (594mm wide by 840mm high). 

Don't forget to bring the poster(s) to the conference venue or alternatively sent it with a delegate who is attending. 

Accepted posters on display at the EAZA Annual Conference 2024: 

  Title Author Institution / Country