Monday, April 10

7:30AM - 8:30AM: BREAKFAST & REGISTRATION

8:30AM - 10:00AM

PLENARY PANEL
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Bridging Animal Welfare and Animal Rights: Creating Common Ground and Finding Solutions to Root Problems
Moderator: Barbara Cartwright, CEO, Canadian Federation of Humane Societies (CFHS)
Speakers:
Darren Chang, Queen's Animal Defence, Master’s Student at Queen's University
Camille Labchuk, Executive Director, Animal Justice
Geoff Urton, General Manager, Strategy and Innovation, British Columbia SPCA (BC SPCA)
Jackie Wepruk, General Manager, National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC)

10:00AM - 10:30AM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

10:30AM-12:00PM: MORNING SESSION

TRACK A: Wildlife Welfare
The Illegal Pet Trade in Canada and Beyond: A Growing Issue of Wildlife Crime (45 minutes)
Carolyn Rosemary Farquhar, Chair, Cheetah Conservation Fund Canada

Changing the Captive Bird Paradigm: The Suitability of Parrots As Pets
Anthony A. Pilny, DVM, DABVP (Avian), Veterinarian, The Center for Avian & Exotic Medicine

TRACK B: Sheltering for Change
What Does Your Shelter Sound Like?: Why Quiet Kennels Mean Happier, Healthier Pets
Michael Austin, Manager, Adoption & Resource Centre, SPCA St. John's

TRACK C: Advocacy & Building Humane Communities
Dining at the Same Table: Developing and Maintaining Successful Stakeholder Relationships
Melinda Mennie, Officer, Stakeholder Relations, British Columbia SPCA  

TRACK D: Animal Law & Enforcement
A Multidisciplinary Approach to Investigating Animal Crimes (45 minutes)
Dr. Margaret Doyle, BSc MVB MSc MRCVS, Forensic Veterinarian, Horizon Veterinary Group
Brad Nichols, Senior Manager, Animal Cruelty Investigations, Calgary Humane Society

The BS of BSL (45 minutes)
Barbara Walmer, Department Head of Behaviour, Calgary Humane Society

12:00PM - 1:00PM: NETWORKING LUNCH 

1:00PM-2:30PM: AFTERNOON SESSION

TRACK A: Wildlife Welfare
Jurassic CSI
Dr. Adrian Walton, DVM, Veterinarian, Dewdney Animal Hospital

TRACK B: Sheltering for Change
Embodying the Expert: You Decide the Future for Canada's Animals (45 minutes)
Amy Morris, MPP, Policy and Outreach Officer, British Columbia SPCA

Food for Thought in Animal Shelters: How Optimal Nutrition Can Help You Make A Difference (45 minutes)
Emmanuel Fontaine, PRO Technical Services Veterinarian, Royal Canin Canada

TRACK C: Advocacy & Building Humane Communities
Influencing Others: Using the Psychology of Persuasion to Improve Animal Advocacy
Sheryl Fink, Director, Canadian Wildlife Campaigns, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Res Krebs, Campaigns and Communications Specialist, International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)

TRACK D: Animal Law & Enforcement
Animal Cruelty Prosecutions: Moving Horizontally vs. Vertically
Rebeka Breder, Animal Law Lawyer, Breder Law
Alanna Devine, Director of Animal Advocacy, SPCA Montreal
Alexandra Janse, Administrative Crown Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Government of British Columbia

2:30PM - 3:00PM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

3:00PM - 4:30PM: CLOSING PLENARY

PLENARY PANEL

Fort McMurray Fires: Learning from Canada's Largest Animal Disaster Response
Tara Clarke, Executive Director, Fort McMurray SPCA
Terra Johnston, Executive Director, Alberta SPCA
Jeffrey Simpkins, Animal Control Supervisor, Bylaw Services, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

4:30-5:00PM: CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS

7:30PM: EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF SLED DOGS

A DOCUMENTARY BY RENOWNED CANADIAN DIRECTOR FERN LEVITT. WATCH THE TRAILER HERE. ONLY OPEN TO CONFERENCE ATTENDEES. FREE EVENT.

END OF TWO-DAY CONFERENCE

TRAINING SESSIONS BEGIN ON TUESDAY APRIL 11, 2017
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