Satchell Engineering News

Notes from the AZA 2014 Annual Conference

Photo from 2014 AZA Conference

September 22, 2014

The AZA 2014 Annual Conference has now come to a close. This year with IMATA joining forces with AZA for the conference, they had an estimated over 3,000 people attending the conference. It was great to see both organizations coming together and share their expertise. It allowed and encourage AZA and IMATA members the unique opportunity to learn from each other. The sessions provided a link between conservation programming and communication between both organizations.

With the animal rights activist getting a stronger voice, it was very important to talk openly about the issues all zoos and aquariums face daily. We have learned that by teaming up with not only the zoos and aquariums themselves but with the architects, engineers and vendors, we can provide a safe, educational habitats and exhibits for all animals.

Each member who attended the conference had the chance to have a unique experience in attending special programming at SeaWorld Orlando, behind the scenes at Disney Animal Kingdom as well as many other special events. We are already looking forward to next year’s conference. Well done AZA and IMATA!

Winner of the SE&A 2014 AALSO MasterCard Drawing

Discovery Cove Park, Orlando, Florida

March 19, 2014

Congratulations, Bert Chabannes, from the North Carolina Zoo, for not going home with an empty wallet! Bert was the winner of Satchell Engineering & Associates $100 MasterCard drawing. We want to thank all of you who visited our booth during the symposium.

We would like to thank all the AALSO board members who made this event happen. It is always nice seeing old friends and even better making new ones. Thank you to all the vendors who continue to support and sponsor this great event. Satchell Engineering & Associates are already making plans for Cincinnati next year.

Satchell Engineering & Associates is looking forward to working with you on future projects.

Visit Us at the 2014 AALSO Conference!

AALSO 2014 Conference logo

March 14, 2014

The 2014 Aquatic Animal Life Support Operators (AALSO) Conference is coming March 16! Come visit SE&A at booth #127 at the Rio Convention center ​in Las Vegas.