The Art & Science of Animal Training Conference

Mark your calendar!

March 24 – 25, 2018

ORCA presents

The 10th Annual

Art and Science of Animal Training Conference

DFW Airport Marriott North

Irving, 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.

Visit our registration page for more information.


Announcing Dr. Julie Vargas as our 2018 keynote speaker!
We are very excited that Dr. Vargas will be joining us for the conference.

Dr. Julie Vargas - keynote speakerDr. Julie S. Vargas is President of the B. F. Skinner Foundation. Formerly a professor, she taught prospective and practicing teachers principles of instruction based on the science of B. F. Skinner. She is past president of the Association for Behavior Analysis International and one of the founding editors of The Behavior Analyst. Dr. Vargas has written four books and many articles on instructional design. She is currently writing a biography of Skinner’s life that centers on the contingencies that led to his scientific discoveries.

Read more about the program for our 2018 conference and our fantastic group of speakers.



Conference CEUs:
For 2018, we will be offering the following CEUs:
CCPDT: 7 (trainers), 4.5 (behavior consultants)
IAABC: 11.5
IATCB: 11.5
KPA: 11.5