24 Mar 2018 | Digital editions, magazines, websites, e-zines, handbooks and contract publishing for the leisure industry

Leisure Opportunities issue 732, 2018 is now out!


Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Leisure Media

Katie Barnes
Managing Editor,
Spa Business

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,

Ian Taylor

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,

Louise Routh
Marketing and communications director,
Springboard UK

Philippe Rossiter
Chief Executive,
Institute of Hospitality

David Grevemberg
Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Hugh Robertson
Minister for Sport

Gareth Edwards
Director of Education,

Valentina Montalto
EU consultant,
KEA European Affairs

Phillip Villars
Managing Director,
Indigo Planning

Rhona Mennie
Business relations manager,
Springboard UK

David Kerr
David Kerr Associates

Leah De Silva
Business development director,

Peter Moody
Brook Street des Roches LLP

Charles Wilford
Co-Head, Leisure Team,
Gerald Eve

Andrew Wade
Lawrence Graham LLP

Tim Lewthwaite
Publications manager,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Jean-Baptiste Desbois
Director General,
Cité de l'espace

Simon Johnson
Business in Sport and Leisure

David Stalker

Fredrik Lindahl
Treasurer & Administrator,
Finnish Cricket Association

Neil Richmond
Neil Richmond & Co.

Suki Kalirai
Interim CEO,

Lisa Starr
Senior Consultant,
Wynne Business

Nick King
Sports Think Tank

Duncan Wood-Allum
Sport, Leisure and Culture Consultancy

Maya Halevy
Bloomfield Science Museum, Jerusalem

Chris Trickey
Chief Executive,

Malcolm Roughead
Chief Executive,

Edwina Hart
Minister for Business,
Welsh Assembly Government

Matt Partridge
Executive board member,

Tom Pinnington
Associate director,
Capita Symonds

Jane Scrivner
Managing Director,
Jane Scrivner

Jean-Guy de Gabriac
Founder/ CEO,
Tip Touch Academie

Sheena Laursen
Director of international Affairs,

Kerry Mabbley
Customer Relationship Manager,

Stephen Studd

Dee Smith
Head of Programmes,

Anni Hood
Kis Lifestyle Group

Linda Cendes
Program Assistant, Comms,

Hannah Carmichael
Membership Services Manager,

Antonio Gomes Da Costa
Co-ordinator of PLACES,

Anna Bjurstam
Raison d'Etre

Marisa Dimitriadis
Managing Director,
The Spa Consultants

Dieter Buchner
Founding Partner,
Urban Healing

Chris Marriott
Capita Symonds

Hans Gubbels
Continium Discovery Center, NL

Adrian Mahon

Four facilities host US Department of State’s first Zoohackathon

07 Nov 2016
by Jennifer Fields, Communications Coordinator, Association of Zoos and Aquariums
The participants’ goal was to use their technological skills to develop applications, systems, and tools to combat wildlife trafficking and other conservation challenges

Poaching and wildlife trafficking are decimating populations of animals such as elephants, rhinoceroses, and tigers. The US government is working with governments and members of the public around the world to reduce demand of these products.

The US Department of State organised a Zoohackathon, which occurred from 7-9 October at conservation centres in Sydney, Australia, and London, as well as at four zoos accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) in the US: San Diego Zoo in San Diego, California, Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle, Washington, Saint Louis Zoo in Saint Louis, Missoouri, and the Smithsonian National Zoological Park in Washington, DC.

Supported by the US government’s Task Force on Combating Wildlife Trafficking and other partners, the event gathered teams of coders, programmers, designers, and conservation experts in a friendly competition. The participants’ goal was to use their technological skills to develop applications, systems, and tools to combat wildlife trafficking and other conservation challenges, raise public awareness about these issues, develop demand reduction technology, and highlight international collaboration.

At the end of the Zoohackathons, teams presented their ideas to an expert panel of judges, who announced the local winners. The winning teams from each site are now eligible to compete in a global competition, with the winner to be announced in November 2016.

For more information, visit www.zoohackathon.com.

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