The 3rd annual

Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

8:30 am

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Join us for half a dozen presentations by some of the top minds in animal training. As well, at the end of the day we’ll have a panel discussion with all of our speakers plus a few more special guests. Many of our speakers from the previous two conferences will join us again this year. However, we also have several new speakers who we will be welcoming this year for the first time. You’ll be excited about what these trainers have in store for us this year!

Keynote Speaker:

Evolutionary Theory and the Analysis of Animal Behavior: Some Implications and Applications

This presentation will address three questions: 1) whether there are useful correspondences between processes of evolution and processes of behavior change; 2) if so, what exactly are these points of correspondence, and what important differences might nevertheless exist; and 3) what can our scientific knowledge about evolution contribute to our understanding of how to establish, maintain, and change behavior in practical settings. Some relatively recent issues from our growing knowledge of evolutionary biology may suggest systematic solutions for animal trainers to problems involving the effective and efficient establishment of complex and adaptive patterns of behavior in everyday settings.

2011 Art and Science of Animal Training Conference Program