Whether a seasoned professional, middle manager, or young professional, the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) is your ally in today's competitive marketplace. Discover the proven resources IAAPA provides for your zoo or aquarium and career in the attractions industry.

Volunteer Opportunities

IAAPA is fortunate to have a group of volunteer parks and attractions owners, operators, and employees working on behalf of our members to create education programs and networking opportunities.

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IAAPA Zoo and Aquarium Committee
IAAPA is fortunate to have a group of volunteer zoo and aquarium directors, operators, and managers working on behalf of our members to create educational programs. Learn more about joining this committee and other volunteer opportunities.

Ask a Member
Committee members have a diverse backgrounds and are here to help. Ask a question, share information, or learn more about your field. If you would like to speak with a member of the committee, please e-mail Committee Chair Ted Molter. In your e-mail, please include your full contact information, details of the reason you are writing, and your time frame for a response. 

Tools and Resources​

IAAPA offers you the critical information you need, where you want it, when you want it. From the daily industry-news delivered straight to your inbox to online access to a wide directory of potential suppliers, IAAPA tools and resources are essential to success.

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IAAPA Animals in Human Care Committee
The IAAPA Animals in Human Care Committee is made up of six IAAPA members who have vast global experience in zoological attractions. They monitor the issues and guide the development of tools and information that assist IAAPA members who have animals in their care.

Crisis Communications Support and Tools
Access personalized crisis communications support to guide you through press or media issues anytime, anywhere. Reach out to an IAAPA communications specialist available 24/7 for all questions, request the IAAPA Crisis Communications Plan Template, and more.

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IAAPA Job Board
Find your next superstar employee with this bank of prospective hires, or post your latest job opening.

IAAPA News Flash
This members-only newsletter delivers the daily industry news straight to your inbox. Access the archives online.

Attractions Industry Marketplace
Searchable database of leading industry suppliers.

IAAPA Research Reports
IAAPA conducts research into the economic impact and development of the attractions industry around the world and passes on this knowledge through these high-quality reports.

Amusements and Attractions Food Purchasing Organization

Members of IAAPA can enjoy bulk purchasing power by joining the Amusements and Attractions Food Purchasing Organization (AAFPO), a co-op designed to save you money on fresh food, dry goods, and chemicals. For more information, please call +1 904/814-8035.


Throughout the year, IAAPA expos and events offer targeted buying, education, and networking opportunities around the world. Members enjoy special registration rates for all IAAPA Expos and Events.

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IAAPA holds three trade show and conference events each year: IAAPA Attractions Expo, Euro Attractions Show, and Asian Attractions Expo. These expos feature the largest trade show of its kind and multiple days of education on the special skills needed to run attractions like zoos and aquariums, led by industry experts.

IAAPA Events

A number of IAAPA networking and professional development events take place all over the globe throughout the year, including IAAPA Leadership Conference, IAAPA FEC Summit, IAAPA EMEA Forums, IAAPA Latin American Summit, and more. Many events incorporate EDUTours, which provide an up-close look at some of the world's most popular attractions.

Training and Professional Development

Covering everything from park safety to management tips, IAAPA provides hundreds of hours of education seminars at our Expos, as well as training materials and professional development courses throughout the year, all over the world.

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Upcoming Global Education Programs
IAAPA offers the learning opportunities for all levels of experience and expertise, including the IAAPA Safety Institute, IAAPA Institute for Attractions Managers, and webinars throughout the year.

IAAPA Certification
By attending IAAPA programs, you can also attain IAAPA Certification—the mark of professional achievement in the attractions industry.

Safety and Advocacy

IAAPA is your industry voice for safety, advocacy, and government relations. We speak with government officials on behalf of our members to advocate for smart regulations that ensure safe experiences for their guests and employees—the top priority for the attractions industry.

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Global Safety Resources

Know Your Member Benefits?

IAAPA offers a number of exclusive benefits with membership, including
  • Special registration rates for IAAPA events and expos
  • Exclusive access to IAAPA's online member directory
  • Face-to-face and digital professional development
  • Industry-specific research and news... and more

Download the brochure and contact your regional office for more information. Not a member? Join now.

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