Hosted by Riga Zoo, Latvia (19 January - 22 January, 2023)

The upcoming EAZA Zoo Nutrition Conference 2023 will be hosted by Riga Zoo. The event location and venue is at the Wellton Riverside hotel in downtown Riga. 

Visiting address:

33, 11. Novembra krastmala, Riga, LV-1050, Latvia



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Dear EAZA colleagues,

Dear friends!

We are really happy that despite the deep winter challenge in the middle of Baltic States, we will meet in person and greet each other again after such a long time with friendly handshakes and hugs. All the team of Riga Zoo will be hosting the 12th Nutrition conference and we as a team are delighted to welcome those of you who have been with EAZA for quite some time now and to all those of you who have recently joined this family of EAZA. Those who are visiting Latvia, Riga or Baltic countries first and those who already have experience of Latvian summer.

We are extremely proud to be a host of EAZA Nutrition conference for first time in Riga Zoo history. We would kindly appreciate the contributions of all the people who are working hard enough to make this event a success and we would encourage every of you to participate and enjoy Latvian hospitality.

Riga Zoo already 110 years was an important part of Riga and Latvia as only National Zoo in a country therefore now is a crucial moment to step in a next level – innovative development strategy based on perfect mix of our values and main professional focuses – conservation, education, research and entertainment as a new vision of Riga Zoo in XXI century “emergency exit back to nature”.

Nutrition is  very important part of management of zoo animals. And it is very rapidly developing field which includes research on feeding of species in situ, nutrition composition of diets, feeding practices ex situ, using of innovative technologies and software, and many more. If you are interested in all news, best experiences and professional discussions visit Riga and 12th Nutrition Conference!

If there are any doubts, questions, queries, or suggestions, feel free to ask us directly on e-mails or any of our Riga Zoo team member.

With all the warmest hearts we are waiting for you in Riga in January 2023!

Team of Riga Zoo and

Anete Bilzena /Board Member/ and Janis Rudzitis /Chairman of the Board/

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Call for abstracts

You are invited to submit an abstract for consideration at the upcoming Zoo Animal Nutrition Conference 2023. Please take notice of the following guidelines.

  • Submissions are welcomed from both practitioners and researchers
  • Please use the template that you can download here, by writing your title, author line, affiliations, abstracts and keywords directly into this document
  • Abstracts should be no more than 500 words and written in English
  • Please indicate if your submission is for an oral presentation (15 minutes) or poster 
  • All delegates, including speakers, must register for the conference. 

 Please submit your abstracts to the EAZA Nutrition Group by before 15 August 2022, with ‘EZNC23 - [Poster/presentation] - Abstract - [Name]’ in the subject line.



Registration will open mid-July and will be announced on this webpage

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Delegates can book a room at the Wellside Riverton hotel which is also the venue hotel.

  • Standard rooms single occupancy : €49 per room per night including breakfast and VAT;
  • Standard room double occupancy: €54 per room per night including breakfast and VAT;
  • Superior room single/double occupancy : €64  per room per night including breakfast and VAT.

Airbnb options are also available in Riga, Airbnb prices in the region will be in the same range as the recommended hotels. You can also consider hotel search platforms such as for finding suitable accommodation. 

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