IAABC (Animal Behavior Conference)
World-class speakers from around the globe.
Brilliant and enthusiastic learners.
Cutting-edge science and “walk out the door and do it” applied presentations, so our guests can elevate not just their thinking, but their client work and effectiveness.
We dive into dog, cat, horse, parrot, exotics, small animals, shelter, and working animal communities, standards and best practices, and help make them even better.
And we have a lot of fun doing it.
(Boston Marriott Burlington)1 Burlington Mall Road
Burlington, MA 01803
Ali Waszmer is the Behavior Division Manager for the Department of Animal Care and Control responsible for development and oversight of training and enrichment programs for pets at Los Angeles County Animal Care Centers Currently, she is also serving as the interim Care Center Manager at the Bald
Dr. Valarie Tynes is a native Texan and received her DVM from Texas A&M University. She worked in private practice for 14 years before returning to academia to pursue a residency in clinical animal behavior at the University of California at Davis in 2000.
Dr. Spaulding has a PhD in Biopsychology and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist through the Animal Behavior Society. As a graduate student, she acquired extensive experience in teaching the science of behavior and received an award for Excellence in Teaching by a Graduate Student.
Dr. Maria Solacito has been the Senior Veterinarian for the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control since July 2012. She oversees the agency’s medical program in 7 Animal Care Centers (ACC), with a staff of 11 shelter veterinarians and 27 RVTs.
Dr. Christopher Pachel, DVM, DACVB received his veterinary degree from the University of MN in 2002 and worked as a general practitioner for two years in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area prior to the start of his residency program. He operated a house-call behavior practice in the Minneapolis-St.
Elinor Karlsson is an assistant professor in Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the director of the Vertebrate Genomics Group at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
With over 40 years’ experience, Gail’s background in dogs covers virtually all aspects of the field – breeding, showing, competitive obedience and agility, and training dogs from household pets to problem-solving to training specialities such as dogs for the hearing impaired.
Steve Dale, a certified animal behavior consultant (CABC), has reached more pet owners over the past few decades than any other pet journalist in America.
James W. Crosby M.S. CBCC-KA is a Certified Behavior Consultant, a recognized expert in canine behavior, dog bites and attacks, and shelter management and operations. He is a retired Police Lieutenant from Jacksonville, Florida, and former Animal Control Division Manager in Bay County, Florida.
Peta Clarke has more than twenty years experience working as a professional animal trainer in a variety of settings both in Australia and America, she has engulfed herself during that time in the practical and theoretical application of reinforcement training in the training and care of literally
Tom Candy is a Senior Training and Behaviour Advisor for DogsTrust in the United Kingdom. Tom is responsible for overseeing the training and behaviour at multiple rehoming centres across the UK. His duties include assessment, management and behaviour modification.
Bob is a biologist, chemist (UCLA), animal trainer, and a “biological-systems engineer-analyst.” In 1962 Bob became the Director of Training for the US Navy Marine Mammal Program and was a pioneer in at-sea applications of marine mammals.
Nancy is a full-time pet dog trainer and behavior consultant in Sherbrooke, Quebec (Canada). She regularly teaches seminars, webinars, and workshops on dog training, dog behavior, and the business end of training to dog owners, trainers, and veterinary staff in Canada, the US, and in Europe.
Dr. Haug is currently in private practice in the Houston, Texas area. Prior to that, she was a lecturer with the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery, College of Veterinary Medicine, at Texas A&M University. Dr.
Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals.