African Painted Dog Conference 2017



The African Painted Dog Conference brings together conservationists and zoo professionals from around the world to enhance and improve the care and conservation of African Painted dogs.

This conference will focus on gathering the knowledge of field biologists and professional animal caregivers to further our understanding of this amazing species and promote professional development.

The conference will be held April 17-20, 2017.




Click here to view the registration form and sign up today!
*** Must get order in by March 30 to guarantee a shirt***
Mail or e-mail registration forms to Wrylie Guffey at
635 SW Gage Blvd, Topeka, KS 66606

Posters and Presentations

Interested in submitting a presentation or poster? Click here to view submission form.


The Topeka Ramada Downtown is the official conference hotel and will provide a discounted rate of $69 per night when you call 785-234-5400 and reference the Topeka Zoo African Painted Dog Conference.

420 SE 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66607


Suggested: The Kansas City International Airport (MCI) is the closest airport. It is a little more than an hour’s drive from Topeka.

The Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport (ICT) is located in Wichita, KS and is a little more than 2 hours from Topeka, but may be preferable for a return flight if visiting the Sedgwick County Zoo on post trip.


April 17 April 18 April 19 April 20 April 21
8AM Pre-trip to Rolling Hills Zoo

6pm – Icebreaker

Conference proceedings (Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner provided) Conference proceedings (Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner provided) Conference proceedings and Zoo Day (Breakfast, snacks and lunch provided) 8AM Post trips to Kansas City Zoo and Sedgwick County Zoo


Rolling Hills Zoo – Salina, KS

Leave hotel at 8am and leave Rolling Hills Zoo at 2:45pm to return to Topeka in time for Ice Breaker

Post-Trips (2 options)

There are 2 options for post trips but both will be at the same time so only one can be chosen.

Kansas City Zoo – Kansas City, MO

Leave hotel at 8 am

Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita, KS

Leave hotel at 8am

Topeka Tourism

Kansas AZA Accredited Zoos

Topeka Zoo & Conservation Center – Topeka, KS

Sedgwick County Zoo – Wichita, KS (2.5 hours)

Rolling Hills Zoo – Salina, KS (1.75 hours)

Sunset Zoo – Manhattan, KS (1 hour)

David Traylor Zoo of Emporia – Emporia, KS (1 hour)

Hutchinson Zoo – Hutchinson, KS (2.5 hours)

Lee Richardson Zoo – Garden City, KS (5 hours)