Elephant Managers Conference

Elephant Managers Conference


34th Annual EMA Conference
Dallas Zoo
Dallas, TX
October 6 – 9, 2013


The Dallas Zoo welcomes you to Dallas for the
34th annual conference of the Elephant Managers Association.



Call for Papers:
Please submit abstracts by July 15 to both Karen Gibson and Harry Peachey.



•  Crowne Plaza Dallas
•  Reservations
•  Reference the Dallas Zoo Elephant Managers Association
Conference to receive the conference rate of $113/night


Schedule of Events:

•  Sunday, Oct. 6: Registration and Icebreaker at the hotel
•  Monday, Oct. 7: Paper Sessions at the hotel (breakfast and lunch
provided) followed by a Pub Crawl in Uptown
•  Tuesday, Oct. 8: Paper Sessions at the hotel (breakfast and lunch
provided) followed by a visit to the State Fair of Texas
•  Wednesday, Oct. 9: Dallas Zoo Day, including elephant barn tour,
hands-on workshops, demonstrations, and banquet (breakfast,
lunch, and dinner provided)
•  Thursday, Oct. 10: Optional post-conference trip to the Oklahoma
City Zoo
 , $60. Transportation, lunch, and a snack provided.


Registration is $175 until August 15; $200 August 16 and later.


Conference T-shirts:


All full registrants will be provided with a 3-day Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) light rail pass for transportation between the hotel, pub crawl, State Fair of Texas, and the Zoo. The Zoo and Uptown are on the Red Line. The State Fair is on the Green Line. Both lines go to the hotel.


There are two airports that service the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. DFW International Airport (DFW) is the highest-capacity commercial airport in the world and a major hub for American Airlines. Located just seven miles from downtown, Dallas Love Field (DAL) is smaller and the headquarters for Southwest Airlines.


The weather in Dallas in October is characterized by daily highs ranging from 72° to 83°F and daily lows ranging from 53° to 63°F.


For additional information or questions, please contact
Janelle Barron at 469-554-7202 or email Janelle.Barron@DallasZoo.com or
Karen Gibson at 469-554-7216 or email Karen.Gibson-spenle@DallasZoo.com