The Art & Science of Animal Training Conference

Conference Update, Nov. 6, 2020: We have an important decision to share with you today. After considering all of the factors, we have decided to skip 2021 and wait until 2022 for our next Art and Science of Animal Training Conference. As I’m sure you can understand, the prospect of holding a large event in February 2021 is still much too uncertain. 

We are very sorry that we will not be able to gather in February. We know many of you look forward to our conference each year. We will miss seeing you and miss all of the wonderful presentations and discussions that take place at the conference. 

We have already started planning for our 2022 event. Our 13th Art and Science of Animal Training Conference will be held February 19-20, 2022, at the Hurst Conference Center in Hurst, Texas. 

Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for this event. We will share more updates with you as we get closer to the date. 


Save the date!

February 19 – 20, 2022

ORCA presents

The 13th

Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

Hurst Conference Center

Hurst, Texas (near the Dallas airport)

Join us for two days of lectures and conversations about the science of animal training and “what’s new” in the field of animal training.


Program and speakers: Stay tuned! More information will be available summer 2021. You can also join our email list for updates about our conference and other happenings.

Registration information: Registration will open in September 2021. Registration includes two full days of conference presentations, lunch on Saturday, lunch on Sunday, the Friday night reception, and a conference t-shirt.

Conference CEUs: In the past, we have offered CEUs for CCPDT, IAABC, IATCB, and KPA. We anticipate that CEUs will be offered once again for these organizations.