What is ECHO?

ECHO exists because zoos and aquariums are the world’s greatest mechanism to fascinate future conservationists. We strive to create an environment where participants can be immersed in curiosity and wonder toward the beauty of the natural world. By crafting collisions between a variety of ideas and creative people willing to take risks, then intentionally discussing and asking questions, we are able to enhance this tremendous vision.

Click here to hear more about ECHO19 from Mike Clifford, our curator of innovation and partnerships

ECHO18 Participants | Akron Zoo


Thanks to Our Sponsors

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Partner Sponsors

Associate Sponsors

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Schedule for ECHO19

ECHO19 Details

ECHO19 will be hosted in partnership with The Living Desert in Palm Desert, California, May 21-23, 2019. This year’s theme is The Leadership Gap. All-inclusive registration for ECHO19 is $850 and includes:

  • Programming: 2 days and 3 nights of workshops, presentations, and networking
  • Travel: Roundtrip airfare or mileage and car rental reimbursement
  • Transportation: Event-related ground transportation
  • Lodging: Hotel room for 3 nights
  • Dining: Event-related food and beverage


How do I become a participant at ECHO19?

Our curated guest list includes leaders from zoos and aquariums in the U.S. and Canada. If you are not yet on our guest list and would like to be considered, please email Mike Clifford at ECHO is a high-energy, deep-thinking, and intimate gathering, and as such, seats are limited. A small number of scholarships are available for leaders who may not otherwise be able to attend.

Who will be speaking at ECHO19?



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