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Enrichment and Welfare Conferences and Courses

The Shape of Enrichment, Inc. is involved and helps to promote a variety of conferences and courses involving enrichment and welfare for animals that take place throughout the year. The main ones we are affiliated with are:

  • The International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE), held in a different country every other year (in odd numbered years).
  • Regional Environmental Enrichment Conferences (REECs), held in countries with a satellite Shape of Enrichment committee every other year, on years when there is not an international conference (even numbered years).
  • Student Environmental Enrichment Courses (SEECs), conducted by Shape instructors in various locations in the UK upon request from colleges and universities.

Others include:

  • European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA) annual conference
  • American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) annual conference
  • International Congress of Zookeepers (ICZ) annual conference
  • The Alliance of Behavior Management Association (ABMA) annual conference
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) professional course, "Environmental Enrichment in Zoos and Aquariums"
  • Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) professional course, "Animal Welfare: Evidence-Based Management"

Upcoming events

    • 4 Oct 2018
    • 8 Oct 2018
    • Denver, Colorado

    • 14 Oct 2018
    • 18 Oct 2018
    • Buenos Aires, Argentina

    • 2 Feb 2019
    • 4 Feb 2019
    • Moody Gardens, Texas, USA

    Enrichment Workshop hosted by Moody Gardens in Texas, USA, presented by Shape of Enrichment instructors Mark Kingston Jones and Margaret Whittaker. The course is split between lecture and practical components. Lecture topics include animal welfare and an enrichment overview, including enrichment framework, safety, and evaluation. Practical components will include behavioral problem solving, rope splicing workshop, and designing, building, and implementing enrichment ideas with animals at Moody Gardens. 

    • 22 Jun 2019
    • 26 Jun 2019
    • Kyoto, Japan

    For more information and registration, visit the conference website here:

    2019 ICEE Kyoto, Japan


    Clock Tower Centennial Hall, Kyoto University,
    Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8501. Japan

    Host Organizations:

    Graduate Program in Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto University

    Kyoto City Zoo

    Japan Monkey Centre


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