2017 AZH Annual Conference
Annual Conference is a great time for members to learn, to share knowledge and experience, to renew old friendships and establish new friendships, and to enjoy networking with fellow professionals! Anyone with an interest in horticulture is welcome to attend. AZH Annual Conference is a great time!
The 2017 conference will be hosted by Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens, and runs December 10th to 14th. The conference hotel is the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club. Information on conference registration, hotel room reservations, and program schedules can be found below.
2017 AZH Program Schedule - The Naples Zoo and Caribbean Gardens team is preparing for a wonderful 2017 conference. The program schedule for the upcoming AZH Annual Conference in Naples Florida is ready! It is packed with educational presentations sure to please every zoo horticulturist, gardener, and plant professional. Talented and professional speakers from all over the country are coming to Naples to teach you about plants, animal exhibits, browse, horticultural practices, IPM, soil and water, and much more!
An updated Program schedule will be posted shortly!
The conference schedule –
Saturday, Dec 9 – Board meeting
Sunday, Dec 10 – Pre conference tour / Icebreaker sunset cruise
Monday, Dec 11 – presentations
Tuesday, Dec 12 – Naples Botanical Garden / Naples Zoo day, auction, etc
Wed, Dec 13 – presentations
Thur, Dec 14 – Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary / Ding Darling Wildlife Preserve / closing banquet at hotel
Fri, Dec 15 – Post conference tours – Miami Zoo / Fairchild & Montgomery Botanic Center
|Conference registration fee - $395 (USD), member/non-member
(The Icebreaker Sunset Cruise is not included with registration. Please register separately)
|AZH Pre Conference Tour – Sunday Dec. 10th, 2017
Experience Everglades National Park / Ten Thousand Islands via boat tour and explore the
Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge via swamp buggy! Lunch included. Limited to 20 people.
Depart hotel at 8am and return by 3pm
$75 Per Person
|AZH Post Conference Tour – Friday December 15th, 2017 Option #1
Round trip transportation from Naples Beach Hotel to Miami Zoo. Spend the day touring the
346 acres of the zoo and see the new Florida: Mission Everglades exhibit complex that opened this spring!
Lunch included. Limited to 15 people
$50 Per Person
|AZH Post Conference Tour– Friday Dec. 15th, 2017 Option #2
Round trip transportation from Naples Beach Hotel to Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
and Montgomery Botanic Center in Miami, FL.
Tour includes entrance to both gardens and lunch. Limited to 30 people.
Depart Naples at 7am and return 6pm.
$125 Per Person
|Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club|
|Conference hotel rates:||$139 - single/double occupancy per night
In order to receive the $139 room rate you MUST mention the AZH 2017 Conference
|Book rooms online:||Click here to make reservations online
Online reservations are limited to the dates of the conference
If you need to book pre/post you should call for reservations.
|Book rooms by phone:||1-800-237-7600|
|Conference rates are offered 3 days prior and/or 3 days after the conference|
|Airport Transportation:||Naples Airport Shuttle – 888-569-2227 MENTION AZH CONFERENCE
Naples Airport Shuttle Website
Maxi Sedan – 239-598-2600 MENTION AZH CONFERENCE
Maxi Sedan Website
Rapid Transportation Services – 239-877-1902
Rapid Transport Website
NTT – Naples Tours & Transportation - 1-800-592-0848
Naples Tours Website
Taxi Pam - 239-234-4343
Taxi Pam Website