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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.


11th ICEE Conference in 2013 – Kruger National Park, South Africa


The 11th ICEE conference will be held in the summer of 2013 and hosted by the National Zoological Gardens, South Africa. This will be the first ICEE conference held in the field and exciting activities are sure to be included! Watch this section of the website and the Events News page for more details on the conference, post/pre-conference workshop and activities, and scholarships.

2013 ICEE

Event News

Conference Calendar


NOW Accepting Host Bids for the 12th ICEE Conference in 2015


If you are interested in submitting a bid to host a future ICEE, please contact the committee secretary, Margaret Hawkins. Bids are now being accepted for the 11th ICEE to be held in 2013.

2015 Host Bid Information (html format)

2015 Host Bid Information (pdf format)


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 Author’s 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)


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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ICEE Sidebar page for index


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