Wednesday, September 4

Arrive early for the conference and have time to meet fiends old and new, and settle into the hotel.

  1. 3:00-6:00 PM Early check-in and registration

    Check-in will be handled by Dean Schultheiss, our event coordinator.

    Please note that the ballroom for our general sessions has moved this year. We will be meeting in the Evergreen Ballroom, which is located on the first floor of the Hyatt, off the large atrium.

Thursday, September 5

General Sessions in Evergreen Ballroom

  1. 9:00-9:15 AM Welcome

    Tamara Martin and Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

  2. 9:15-9:45 AM Case Study of the 2018 Ronnie O'Neal case

    Brenda Kocher

  3. 9:45 - 10:45 AM Facility Dogs in Law Enforcement Agencies

    Kim Gramlich

  4. 10:45 - 11:15 AM Break

  5. 3:30 - 4:00 PM Break

Breakout Session 1

  1. 11:15 - 12:15 PM Facility Dogs at CASA Organizations

    Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

  2. 11:15 - 12:15 PM Facility Dogs at Children's Advocacy Centers

  3. 11:15 - 12:15 PM Facility Dogs at Law Enforcement Agencies

  4. 11:15 - 12:15 PM Facility Dogs at Prosecutor's Offices

  1. 12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch/Networking/Group Photo

Breakout Session 2

  1. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Canine First Aid, CPR and Narcan Training

    Russell Morales

  2. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Preparing Your Dogs for the Courtroom

    Courtney Starr

  3. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Successful Social Media for You Facility Dog

General Sessions in Evergreen Ballroom

  1. 2:30 - 3:30 PM Self-care for Handlers and Canines

    Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

  2. 3:30 - 4:00 PM Break

  3. 4:00 - 4:45 PM Celebration/Recognition

  4. 4:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

    Tamara Martin and Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

Friday, September 6

General Sessions in Evergreen Ballroom

  1. 9:00-9:15 AM Welcome

    Tamara Martin and Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

  2. 9:15-10:15 AM Assistance Dogs International Standards

  3. 10:15-11:00 AM International Updates

  4. 11:00-11:30 AM Break

Breakout Session 3

  1. 11:30 - 12:30 PM Teaching Your Dog Hand Signals

    Courtney Starr

  2. 11:30 - 12:30 PM Building Rapport with Children

  3. 11:30 - 12:30 PM How to Photograph your Facility Dog

    Holly Cook

  1. 12:30 - 1:30 PM Lunch/Networking

Breakout Session 4

  1. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Planning for Your Dog's Retirement and Your Successor Dog

    Kim Gramlich

  2. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Utilizing a Facility Dog in Therapy

  3. 1:30 - 2:30 PM Convincing a Judge to Allow Your Facility Dog into Court

    Tonya Willingham

Special Breakout Session in Evergreen Ballroom

  1. 2:45 - 3:15 PM Meet the People You Have Wanted to Meet But Haven't had a Chance to Meet

General Sessions in Evergreen Ballroom

  1. 3:15 - 3:45 PM Break

  2. 3:45 - 4:45 PM Physical Therapy for Dogs

  3. 4:45 - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

    Tamara Martin and Carrie-Leigh Cloutier

  1. 7:00 - 8:30 PM Farewell Gathering (location TBD)

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