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IMATA Regional Workshops
IMATA Mid-West Regional Workshop
January 2, 2014

2 May 2014

Hosted by: Shedd Aquarium 

This year's Midwest regionals are being held at Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois. We are planning some fun things for the day!

  • Facility papers
  • Facility updates
  • Behind the scene tours
  • Animal sessions
  • Discussions


Friday, 2 May 2014


John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lakeshore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605


$15 workshop fee.
All are welcome!
Included is entry to Shedd Aquarium the Thursday before or Saturday after the workshop.


We are planning to structure the day for having presentations by facilities, animal sessions, tours, and discussions.
We would like to put out a call for papers to our midwest facilities. If there is something you would like to present we would love to see it!

Possible topics for discussion:

  • Enrichment
  • Behavioral issues
  • Husbandry issues/training
  • Breeding/animal updates

E-mail with your name, facility, and presentation title and topic. We are planning on approximately 10 minutes per talk with a few minutes for questions.


For those of you looking to make a weekend out of it, Shedd has partnerships with some local hotels.

Essex Inn:
Palmer House Hilton:

Mention you are with Shedd and they will give you a 20% discount on the day rate.


Please R.S.V.P. and send questions to Our space is limited so we want to be able to accommodate everyone comfortably.

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