IAABC Announces Conference for 2017

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LOS ANGELES - Nov. 7, 2016 - PRLog -- April 8th and 9th, 2017: the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants' annual conference brings together professional animal behavior consultants, animal trainers, academics, veterinarians and technicians from around the USA and beyond for two days of learning, sharing and networking in Los Angeles, CA.

IAABC has recently undergone a surge in growth, adding two new Divisions (Shelter and Working Animals), increasing our membership to over 1,100, and creating new courses, resources and social and peer support opportunities.

The IAABC 2017 conference will offer four separate scheduling tracks, allowing attendees focus on the most relevant content for their professional development. In addition to the Dog and Cat tracks that proved successful in 2016, we have added Horse, Parrot, and Behavior Consulting Business tracks. Attendees may choose from one or all tracks during the weekend.

Twenty of the industry's outstanding practitioners are confirmed to present:

Dr. Susan Friedman
Dr. Chris Pachel
Dr. Elinor Karlsson
Dr. Kathryn Lord
Dr. Scott Echols
Dr. Lore Haug
DiLara Perry
Mikel Delgado
Adria Karlsson
Brian Burton
Sarah Fraser
Michael Shikashio
Ann Brooks
Mychelle Blake
Jill Hourihan
Katenna Jones
Trish McMillan Loehr
Kristyn Vitale Shreve

They will be covering a diverse range of topics including applied behavior analysis, ethology, husbandry, genetics, and the use of medications in behavior modification. Presenters will also be talking through a range of case studies showing these concepts in practice. Biographies of our speakers and more information about their topics can be found on our website at iaabc.org.

There will also be a special one-day session we're calling Building Your Behavior Consulting Business. After consulting with our members, we recognized the need for support in understanding how best to build, focus and market an animal behavior consulting business, how to leverage existing networks, how to use technology to offer services remotely, and how to build skills that can help consultants work through many difficulties facing animal behavior professionals.

You can keep up to date with details of the kinds of learning events we will be staging and who will be presenting, as well as information about pricing, hotels, and location by visiting our conference website: http://iaabc.org/conference/2017, and following our Facebook Event and #IAABC2017 on Twitter.

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