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Present At Conference 2017

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 25th Annual Conference in Memphis, Tn., Oct. 17-22, 2018.

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, 2018.



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 May 30, 2018, 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 29, 2018 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.



Call For Speakers and Lectures

The search is on for those wanting to present educational content for APDT’s 2018 Annual Conference, which will take place October 17-20, 2018 in Memphis, Tenn., at the Memphis Convention Center. APDT is looking for professionals interested in sharing their knowledge and expertise to an audience of dog trainers, behaviorists and others industry-related individuals.

APDT strives to provide a broad range of continuing education that will enhance the professional competency of conference attendees. In an effort to provide meaningful, current, and relevant education programs, sessions need to be interesting and informative for both the newcomers and the experienced professional.

This is a significant opportunity to share your knowledge with the dog training industry. Abstracts are being accepted in the following areas:

  • Animal and Human Learning
  • Business Practice and Technology
  • Ethology
  • Scientific-based Research

Preference will be given to those applicants who hold a CCPDT certification, Ph.D. or DVM degree.

You do not need to be a member of APDT to apply.

Only those abstracts submitted via the official APDT abstract submission site will be considered.

Deadline to submit is December 30, 2017. Those that are selected will be notified by January 30, 2018.