This event is fully accessible.
Join us for this year’s ZSL Zoos and Conservation Careers Conference – the perfect event for anyone looking to pursue an animal related career. This year our event will be hybrid, with both in person and online tickets available for the first time.
Bringing together speakers from across international conservation charity ZSL, our careers conference will introduce the huge diversity of roles across the worlds of animal care and conservation, from veterinarian to field scientist and everything in between.
Participants will get a behind the scenes look at working with wildlife. The day will include live talks from experts, tips to follow the career of your dreams, networking opportunities and the chance to put your burning questions to experts in these fields.
Whether you know what wildlife career you want to pursue and are looking for advice, or simply have a passion for animals and don't know which direction to head in, this day will leave you with lots of inspiration on the next steps to take.
Zookeeper okapi giving health check
Zookeeper preparing gorilla food
ZSL Conservationists working in the Thames
Zookeeper Dave Clarke at Tiny Giants
London Zookeepers working with Partula snails
Tickets are £10 to attend in person. In person attendance will include:
- Access to London Zoo in the breaks
- Refreshments throughout the day (excluding lunch)
- Exclusive networking opportunities
- Additional Careers Resources
A number of in-person tickets have been reserved free of charge for our target audiences. If you meet any of the following criteria, please email [email protected] to claim a free ticket:
- Those from BAME backgrounds
- Those with a disability
- Those currently or previously in receipt of Free School Meals
- Those who would be the first in the family to go to university
- Currently in care, a care leaver or a young care giver
If you are unable to attend in person, we also have free online tickets available for booking.
Please note – this event is for young people over the age of 16 only. Anyone under this age will unfortunately be unable to attend.
Structure of the day:
The day will run from 9:30-16:15, including time for breaks and lunch, on the 14th February 2024. It will take place in the Huxley Lecture Theatre at London Zoo, with the event also being streamed online over Zoom.
Speakers will cover the following fields:
- Animal Care
- Science and Conservation
- Alternative Unexpected Animal Careers
The full agenda will be finalised in January and emailed to all attendees.