ICZ 7th Conference – Barcelona

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Call for Papers

The 7th Conference of the International Congress of Zookeepers will be held in Barcelona and hosted by the Barcelona Zoo. You are invited to submit an abstract to present a paper, poster or workshop related to animal husbandry under human care, which focuses on developing animal keeper skills and zoo practice that includes, but is not limited to, sustainability, conservation, safety, husbandry, enrichment, welfare, ethics, training or habitat design. Please send a short description of the poster, paper or workshop along with an explanation of your expertise in this area.

Abstracts for oral and poster presentations should be written in English or Spanish, and be no longer than 600 words in MS Word® format. This event will be bilingual in Spanish and English, and presentations can be held in either language.

Note: if your paper is accepted, it must be submitted in full by the 4th June 2022 to be included in the proceedings. Failure to submit the paper on time will result in your presentation being removed from the program.

Please put ‘ICZ Abstract’ in the subject line and send to: papers@iczoo.org
Estimated attendance is 200 animal care professionals from at least 20 countries.

Deadline for abstracts is 4th April  2022.

Registration Now Open

The congress will take place October 4–7, 2022 at the Barcelona Zoo in Spain. This event is proudly hosted by the Barcelona Zoo and will simultaneously be the 8th Conference of the Iberian Association of Zookeepers (AICAS). We are aiming to bring together keepers from around the world under the theme 'Conserving our Future'. The congress is not limited to zookeepers only; everybody with a connection to the zoo-industry is welcome to join.

What makes our congresses so special is that keepers from around the world share their knowledge and experiences. We invite you to check out our call for papers below, and submit an abstract to present a paper, poster or workshop to share your experiences and knowledge with our international colleagues.

We are also excited to offer the opportunity for attendees to join our pre- and post-conference tours. Please download the brochure or visit our tours page to get more information on these trips.
We are looking forward to seeing you all in Barcelona so that we can celebrate International Zookeeper Day together.


A limited number of scholarships are available for keepers to attend ICZ 2022 in Barcelona who are unable to obtain other financial support. The scholarships will be used to assist with registration fees, travel expenses and accommodation. Some scholarships may only support partial coverage.

To apply, please fill in the PDF and email it to congress@iczoo.org with "Scholarship Application" in the subject line.

Deadline for scholarship applications is April 4, 2022, though some might be awarded sooner depending on demand and availability.

International Congress of Zookeepers - www.iczoo.org