Symposium 2022

Hello Fellow ADPA’ers!

It is with great excitement that the Symposium Committee would like to announce that ADPA will be hosting our 2022 Symposium at SeaWorld, Ports of Call in Orlando from 10:00am to 6:00pm EST on MONDAY, October 31st!

The BOD has elected to move Symposium up to Monday in conjunction with the move of DEMA to a Tuesday – Friday schedule. DEMA will also be in Orlando, taking place from Tuesday November 1st through Friday, November 4th.  The Symposium will be immediately followed by the Networking Event, also at SeaWorld, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. 

The event fee of $250 provides entry to both the Symposium and Networking Event. Registration for the Symposium opens on September 1st.  SeaWorld has discontinued its policy of allowing Symposium attendees free access to the park, if you plan to enter the park you will need to purchase individual admission tickets.

In addition to the in-person Symposium and Networking Event, a hands-on Training Day will take place on Sunday, October 30th. Keep an eye out on the the Listserv and Bottom Times for more details about the itinerary, pricing, and registration.

First Time attendees; be sure to apply for the Brett Dodson Scholarship which can help fund a new zoo or aquarium Dive Safety Officer to attend the annual ADPA Symposium and Training Day. Application information can be found on the ADPA members site in the document repository.

We are looking for members interested in speaking at the Symposium, if you have a topic in mind, please complete the Speaker Request Form and email it to Halle Minshall- ADPA Secretary ( before August 15th. If you are unsure of a topic or wish to discuss your talk before submitting, please contact Halle. All speakers will receive a $25 discount on Symposium Registration fees. 

We are so excited to see you all and hear what your programs have accomplished over this past year!