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Present At Conference 2017

1) Research Poster Sessions

The APDT Foundation is inviting submissions for poster presentation proposals from the academic (faculty, students, and researchers) and professional (dog trainers, shelter staff, veterinary staff, etc.) communities for the APDT’s 24th Annual Conference in Richmond, Va., Oct. 18-21, 2017.

Research posters should highlight research in topics relevant to dog behavior and training including preliminary results, completed studies, summaries of relevant published research (for which you are the author), and position papers. The aim of the poster session is to facilitate dissemination of research results to the broader community of dog training practitioners.

Following the APDT Foundation’s selection process, invitation letters will be sent out electronically by September 12 of the same year. Applications will not be considered by the APDT Foundation outside of these dates. No exceptions or extensions. Submit abstracts for consideration to poster@apdt.com.

The deadline for submitting a poster application is March 15, 2017.


2) Conference “Shorts”

“Shorts” are brief, 45-minute morning presentations at the APDT Conference and are the ideal way to demonstrate and/or hone your public presenting skills. We are looking for scientific topics and cover new and timely topics, or have a unique idea for better training classes. A special skill, or perspective, that sets you apart.

Your audience will be pet professionals, primarily trainers. This is a volunteer opportunity for any registered attendee who has an interesting topic to share. If you haven’t presented at the APDT conference in the past, this is a great way to get exposure as well as for you to be discovered as a future speaker.

Shorts are accepted through June 1, 2017, 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. Applications will not be considered outside of these dates. No exceptions or extensions.

How Will You Know if You Are Selected?

All applicants will be notified via e-mail by June 30, 2016 whether you are selected or not. Please keep in mind we receive a large number of proposals and can only select a small number of speakers each year.
2017 short applications are closed.
2018 applications will be made available January 2018.

3) Call For Speakers and Lectures (coming soon . . .)