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 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, lunch and dinner 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
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 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)