We hope you enjoyed the Pet Partners Conference, Professionalizing the Passion!

We were proud to present exceptional speakers on a variety of AAI topics. Many of those speakers have offered to make a PDF of their presentations available which are linked below. More may follow in the next few days.

The Grassroots Advocacy program was also announced at the close of the conference. To read more about how we can we can make a difference through advocating on topics relevant to the human-animal bond, please visit our advocacy page.

Conference Resources

Amy Showalter, Why Advocacy? Public Policy and the Human-Animal Bond

Colleen Pelar, Discovering Your Super Powers: Better Teamwork Through Increased Advocacy And Understanding

Kay Mooney, The Power of AAI: Aetna’s Journey to a Happier, Healthier Workforce

Leslie Stewart, Professionalizing the Handler: Honoring the Relationship through Competency Development

Maggie O’Haire, Animal-Assisted Interventions for Autism Spectrum Disorder

Melissa Winkle, AAA to AAT: Partnering in Professional Contexts

Nancy Gee, How Animals Help Students Learn

Peter Canning, Pet Partners in the Workplace: Strengthening the Bond

Peter Rabinowitz, Getting Docs & Nurses On Board: Training Health Care Providers about the Human-Animal Bond

Phil Arkow, Animals Create Community: Fighting the “Dark Side” of the Human-Animal Bond

Randy Barker, Pet Partners as Leaders: Enhancing the Leader in You!

Sandy Barker, What You Do Makes a Difference: Evidence Supporting Benefits of AAI

Steve Dale, Fear Free Talk: Change is Possible

Steve Feldman, The Pet Effect: The Impact of the Human-Animal Bond on Society

Tufts Institute for Human-Animal Interactions, AAI How-To Guide for Facilities

Treats and Sweets Day:Bringing Pets & People Together In The Sweetest Way

Expanding Your Impact: Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

 Our next conference will be September 20-21, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas!