Past Conferences

2018 Conference

2018 marked the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference’s tenth anniversary. You can visit this page for more information about the conference program.

At our Saturday banquet dinner and award ceremony, we celebrated our 10th anniversary and honored Dr. B.F. Skinner as the third recipient of the Edward L. Anderson Jr. Award. Dr. Julie Vargas, our keynote speaker, accepted the award for Dr. Skinner.

2017 Conference

For our 2017 conference, we had 180 people join us from 28 states and eight foreign countries. Visit this page for more information about the 2017 conference program.

At our Saturday banquet dinner and award ceremony, we honored Karen Pryor as the second recipient of the Edward L. Anderson Jr. Award.

Conference notes from the Equine Clicker Training Blog
Thank you to Katie Bartlett for sharing her conference notes on her blog!
– Dr. Peter Killeen’s keynote address about the Premack Principle
– Notes from a series of talks about building duration
– More notes about the Premack Principle
– Barbara Heidenreich’s talk about reinforcers and maintaining behavior
– Dr. Paul Andronis’ lecture about adjunctive behavior
– Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz’ talk about conditioned reinforcers
– Notes about choice, an underlying theme during the conference

2016 Conference

For our 2016 conference, we had 150 people join us from 24 states and two foreign countries (England and Germany). Visit this page for more information about the 2016 conference program.

At our 2016 conference, we were thrilled to honor Bob Bailey and Marian Breland Bailey as the first recipients of the Edward L. Anderson Jr. Award.

Denton Conferences: 2009-2015

Bob BaileyFrom 2009-2015, the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference was held as a one-day event at the University of North Texas. Please visit the ORCA website for more information about our first seven conferences, including program information and conference notes.

Our past conferences have been a great success, thanks to our wonderful speakers, the ORCA members and volunteers who have kept everything running smoothly, and, of course, everyone who has attended.

We hope you will join us at our future events!

2014 Group photo