Wellington Zoo is proud to be the host of IZE 2023! Our conference theme is Me tiaki, kia ora!

IZE 2023: Me tiaki, Kia ora! Caring for Animals, Caring for our Planet, Caring for People

16-20 October 2023

We must look after our environment so all life will flourish. It is up to us to make a difference for animals and the wild places they call home.

After the last couple of years of upheaval, we have a great opportunity to come together, celebrate and set the stage for the future of Zoo and Aquarium conservation education. 

Please keep an eye on this page for further information about the conference including how to submit abstracts and information on registration and accommodation.

We look forward to hosting you in Wellington!

Nau mai haere mai ki Te Whanganui-a-Tara


Get a sneak peak of what Wellington has to offer.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at izeconference2023@wellingtonzoo.com

For more information on Wellington https://www.wellingtonnz.com/



We are working with a local accommodation provider to lock in prices for accommodation during the conference. Please note all of these properties are about a 10 minute easy walk to the conference venue on Wellington’s waterfront.

Accommodation in the heart of Wellington

Village Accommodation Group offers a range of modern 3, 4 and 5 star apartment styled properties in central locations throughout Wellington. Our team at Village are highly focused on delivering exceptional service to our valued guests as well as providing options for contactless stays, all presented in a safe, secure, self-contained and hygienic environment.

Village Accommodation Group places a huge focus on the health and safety of our guests and team.  With our Village Safe Place programme in place, we are confident that our rigorous hygiene and cleaning regimes will maintain a healthy environment for all customers and visitors. 

Village Accommodation Group also has a high focus on responsible tourism and is committed to showing our dedication to environmental and social sustainability. To ensure that the natural beauty of this country is passed on to future generations, we have an ongoing committed action plan in place to improve our environmental awareness of our team, suppliers, and customers alike.

You can book your conference accommodation now through this link.

We look forward to welcoming the International Zoo Educator’s Conference delegates to our hotels in October 2023.