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International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE)


ICEE Mission


The mission of the ICEE is to improve the wellbeing of captive animals by providing a venue for the exchange of information among the many diverse groups that participate in environmental enrichment. A key feature of the ICEE is the participation and interaction of animal welfare scientists and all those responsible for the care of captive animals. To further this mission, the ICEE Committee organizes a biennial conference, with published proceedings, in locations around the globe.


13th ICEE Conference, May 15-19, 2015 – Bogota, Colombia


The 13th ICEE conference will be held 15-19 May 2017 and hosted by Parque Jaime Duque – Bioparque Wakata. Watch this section of the website and the Events News page for more details on the conference, post/pre-conference workshop and activities, and Shape ICEE Travel Grant.

2017 ICEE Official Webpage

2017 ICEE

Event News

SHAPE ICEE Travel Grant

Conference Calendar


ICEE Proceedings


Conference proceedings are still available for many of the past ICEE conferences. Author guidelines for all ICEE presenters are available.

ICEE Proceedings Available

ICEE AuthorŐs Guidelines



ICEE History


Drs. Jill Mellen and David Shepherdson established the International Conference on Environmental Enrichment (ICEE) in 1993. To date conferences have been hosted by:

1st ICEE:   Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon, United States of America (1993)

2nd ICEE: Copenhagen Zoo, Copenhagen, Denmark (1995)

3rd ICEE:   SeaWorld of Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States of America (1997)

4th ICEE:   Edinburgh Zoo, Edinburgh, Scotland (1999)

5th ICEE:   Taronga Zoo, Sydney, Australia (2001)

6th ICEE:   Johannesburg Zoo, Johannesburg, South Africa (2003)

7th ICEE:   Wildlife Conservation Society, New York, New York, United States of America (2005)

8th ICEE:   Vienna Zoo, Vienna, Austria (2007)

9th ICEE:   Paignton Zoo, Torquay, United Kingdom (2009)

10th ICEE:    Oregon National Primate Research Center and Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon, United States of America (2011)

11th ICEE:    National Zoological Gardens, Pretoria, South Africa (2013)

12th ICEE:    Beijing Normal University and Beijing Zoo, Beijing, China (2015)


ICEE Committee


The ICEE Committee oversees all aspects of the application process for future conference hosts, selects future conference venues, advises the current ICEE host upon request, and conducts the business meetings.

ICEE Committee



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