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.

ECHO19 Participants | The Living Desert Zoo | Palm Desert, California

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ECHO20 Details

ECHO20 will be hosted in partnership with The Birmingham Zoo in Birmingham, Alabama, May 19-21, 2020. This year’s theme is Disruptive Changes, Adaptive Organizations. All-inclusive registration for ECHO20 is $950 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 ECHO20?

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@glmv.com. 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 ECHO20?


Additional thought partners will be announced soon!



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