BIAZA Research Conference 2019

BIAZA Research Conference 2019

We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting this year’s Research Conference in beautiful North Wales from 8th – 10th July.

Our icebreaker will take place on the evening of 8th of July at the multi award winning artisan venue, 3rd Space, in the stunning coastal town of Llandudno. The main conference with presentations will be held at the purpose-built conference centre, Venue Cymru from 9th to 10th July. Sea Lion presentations and an evening of Zoo tours will also precede a three-course conference dinner at the Welsh Mountain Zoo on 9th July.


  • Kat Jones, Bangor University who will discuss big data, undergrads and zoo research opportunities.
  • Emma Mellor, University of Bristol whose talk will focus on early career zoo research.

Workshop - ‘Social network methods and questions: how do we design studies and collect data to answer questions relating to social behaviour?’

Panel Discussion - ‘How to make zoo research happen and get it published’.

We are also inviting contributions from current zoo professionals and academics and encourage keepers and students to submit an abstract.

The full conference timetable is now available to view below:

Conference Timetable


The deadline for registration was Friday 21st June 2019 and has now passed, so registration for the conference is closed.


Abstract submission is now closed and we are currently reviewing the abstracts. This year there are three presentation types:

Oral Presentation (12 minutes including questions)
Speed Presentations (6 minutes, 6 slides, no questions)
or a Poster Presentation (A2 Landscape).


Over the course of the conference, we will be visiting three venues in the beautiful Conwy County:

3rd Space, Llandudno, Venue Cymru, Llandudno & Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay.

Please note on 10th July, we will be starting the day at Venue Cymru, and finishing the day at Welsh Mountain Zoo. If you have your own transport, please see the below parking fees*:

More information on 3rd Space, Llandudno

More information on Venue Cymru, Llandudno

More information on Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay

Venue Cymru Car ParkPromenade Parking
2 hours - £1.504 hours - £3.50
4 hours - £2.50Over 8 Hours - £4.50
10 hours - £4.00Night (16.00 – 10.00)
24 hours - £5.00
Night (6pm – 8am) - £1.60

* Prices correct at time of publishing

We are providing 1 bus with capacity of 70 round trip from Venue Cymru to Welsh Mountain Zoo. If you travel to the Zoo using your own transport but wish to leave it on site overnight, a taxi can be ordered to collect you from the exit drive. Please note any vehicle left on the Zoo premises will be at the owner’s risk.

Please ensure that you indicate your preference for transport on your registration form.


There are many options for accommodation in the area but as this is a popular tourist area, accommodation can book quickly so we recommend that you contact Llandudno TIC who will assist you in your travel arrangements.

More information on Conwy TIC

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