European Union of Aquarium Curators

From 23 till 27 October 2017

Autumn 2017 Royal Burgers' Zoo will organize the 32nd European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC) Conference 2017! The EUAC Conference is the biggest annual gathering of European public aquarium professionals.


We are pleased to announce that the 2017 conference of the European Union of Aquarium Curators (EUAC) will be held at Royal Burgers’ Zoo, Arnhem, The Netherlands from October 23rd to 27th. On behalf of Burgers’ Zoo and the organizing committee of EUAC 2017, we are delighted to invite you all to join us for the 45th anniversary of the biggest and most inspiring annual gathering of European public aquarium professionals.

The EUAC Conference offers an unique opportunity to network with public aquaria professional in a relaxed environment as we gather to discuss and present important industry topics and initiatives. EUAC conferences assembles the largest group of aquatic curators, aquarists, LSS operators, directors and more from large and small public aquaria and zoos from all over Europe.

The conference starts on Monday evening with an ice breaker, followed by four days presentations and discussions. An excursion to Rotterdam Zoo is also included during this conference. Two parts of the conference will be for EUAC members only. The meeting will be held at the Safari Meeting Centre within the Zoo. The SMC has a large foyer, an auditorium which can accommodate 450 people and an adjacent restaurant.

Burgers' Zoo 

Burgers’ Zoo is a very modern zoo, where you can explore areas of nature from all over the world. In a forest-rich area north of Arnhem visitors can enjoy animals and plants in a habitat that is shaped closest to their natural living ecosystem. The total area of 45 hectare has been conveniently arranged into living ecosystems according to specific themes. On your visit you get acquainted with the tropical rain forest, the rock desert, the tropical coral reefs, the East African savannah and the tropical mangroves in a very impressive way. 

Home of the world's second largest artificial coral reef

From the tropical beach we take you via the lagoon to the depths of the tropical Coral Sea. You take a dry plunge into the deep, past colourful coral fish, amazing muray eels and awe-inspiring sharks. Next to the artificially shaped corals you will also find a large living coral reef at Burgers’ Ocean. Thanks to the successful coral breeding behind the scenes, the large coral reef is getting more and more impressive with respect to the beauty of colour and the richness of the various species. Thousands of the smaller animals like sea anemones, crabs, snails, shrimp and star fish play an important role in the system. You end your diving adventure underneath the landing stages of the harbour, where graceful rays swim above you.


Download the conference program

Call for Abstracts

We are calling upon presenters to submit abstracts for 20-minute oral presentations (15 minutes presenting plus 5 minutes of questions).

If you would like to present during this 32nd EUAC Conference, please carefully follow the instructions for authors and submit the abstract to the EUAC reading committee at the following email address: Submissions not accepted for oral presentation may be directed toward the poster session.

Instructions for presenters
Please include the following in your submission:

  1. Title: presentation title should be short and clearly represent the theme of the presentation.
  2. Authors: include the full names and affiliations of all authors; the full contact details of the contact person.
  3. Abstract text: abstracts should be informative, stating the purpose of the work and summarize the significant findings. They should include an introduction, convey the main point and outline results and conclusions. Abstracts must not exceed 150 words.
  4. Submission: Abstracts must be submitted by August 1st, 2017 via email to isabel.koch@wilhelma.deUpdate: The deadline has been extended. Abstracts must be submitted by September 10th, 2017.
  5. Accepted presenters: all accepted authors must be registered and have registration fees paid in full by October 1st, 2017 in order to make their presentation.


Sleeping in Arnhem? We’ve selected some accommodations for you nearby Burgers’ Zoo. With some of them we have been able to arrange a discount! Please be aware of their unique discount code and validity.



  • Discount price: € 59,00 (1 person) and € 69,00 (2 persons), incl. breakfast
  • Discount code: EUAC 2017 (validity: until 31 August 2017)
  • Burgers' Zoo less accessible by public transport

Van der Valk

  • Discount price: € 91,50 (2 persons), incl. breakfast
  • Discount code: EUAC 2017 + ARN-GF26883 (validity until 31 August 2017)
  • Burgers' Zoo less accessible by public transport

Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis

  • Discount price: € 95,00 (standard room) and € 105,- (comfort room), incl. breakfast
  • Discount code: EUAC 2017 + #9841 (validity until 15 August 2017)



  • € 59,00 (1 person), € 69,00 (2 persons), €25,00 (shared room), incl. breakfast
  • Burgers' Zoo less accessible by public transport

Click here for more information regarding accommodations in Arnhem.


Burgers’ Zoo can be found at the Antoon van Hooffplein 1 in Arnhem. We are easily accessible using public transport. Every 15 minutes a bus stops on our grounds. However, should you decide to drive, you will find that there is ample parking opportunity. Parking fee in included to the conference. If you're looking for navigation instructions you can check our travel planner page.


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