Monday, December 13, 2010

11th Annual ABMA Conference

Animal Behavior Management Alliance Annual Conference Announcement

“Miles Above…and Beyond!”

Please come to Denver for the 11th Annual ABMA Conference, and help us
Elevate Behavior Management in the Mile High City!


Presentations by attendees are always a highlight of the Animal Behavior Management Alliance Conferences. The next annual conference will be held April 17th – 22nd, 2010 in Denver, CO. We are now seeking submissions for the paper and poster sessions.

This year’s theme is:

“Miles Above… and Beyond! Elevating Behavior Management”

If you have a behavior management accomplishment, an intriguing case study, a research project, or innovation for the field, especially one that resonates with the theme of the conference, please come share it with your colleagues! Now is the time to put together an abstract and submit it!

Regular Submission deadline: January 15, 2011


The scholarship will provide:

· Air Transportation (or mileage reimbursement)

· Hotel room

· Full conference registration

Applicant Requirements

· Applicant must be an ABMA member in good standing.

· Applicant may not have received this scholarship in the previous year.

· Applicant must submit the complete application form including required signature and abstract by the deadline and if selected, be able to present at the conference.

· Submissions must be for oral presentations, not posters.

Scholarship Application Deadline: January 1, 2011.

Go to  and check under “Annual Conference” for more information

The conference will kick off with our keynote speaker, Dr. Jill Mellen from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, and will culminate with an Earth Day to remember at Denver Zoo. Now is also the time for all of us to look at how we will contribute to making this conference a success!

Coming Soon, we will be posting all of the details in the coming weeks on the ABMA website ( – check back for updates. But here’s a sneak peek:

Conference Details:

· Dates: April 17th – 22nd , 2011

· Join your hosts: Denver Zoo, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo and Downtown Aquarium, Denver

· Hotel: The JW Marriott, Cherry Creek

· Site visits to: Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, Downtown Aquarium Denver, Denver Zoo

· Pre conference trip to watch a rescue demonstration by avalanche deployment unit dogs

· CEU credits for CPDT and IAABC certification!

· We are working on a possible pre conference TAG teach opportunity as well!

Start thinking now about your travel plans, your budget, and your paper topics… and we hope to see all of you in 2011!

Make a vacation out of it! Come a few days early, or stay a few days late, and enjoy all that Denver and the Colorado Rocky Mountain region have to offer!!

Things to do in Denver

Denver Visitor’s Bureau:

Denver Museum of Nature and Science:

Denver Botanic Gardens:

Colorado Rockies Baseball:

Outside the city

Red Rocks:

Visit this historic landmark – the world’s only naturally occurring amphitheater.

Rocky Mountain National Park:

Denver is about a 1.5 hour drive to Estes Park, entrance to the National Park, and home to the famous Stanley Hotel, Stephen King's inspiration for The Shining - a beautiful day trip. You are guaranteed to see elk, though moose, bears, pika and marmots are not out of the question!

Hike a 14’er:

Colorado is home to more that fifty 14,000 foot peaks, and a few are considered non-technical and can be hiked in a day.

What’s that? Ski, In Colorado?

Some of the ski resorts are open until Late April/early May.

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