NAIA Annual Conference

The 2015 NAIA Annual Conference

NAIA 2015 Conference Admission:
October 31-November 1, 2015, Orlando, Florida ~ $250 Admission!



Event Details:

The 2015 NAIA National Conference: Save Our Animals

Date and Location: October 31-November 1, 2015, Orlando Florida.

(Note: there will be a reception the evening of October 30th)

Hotel Information:

  • Hotel Name: DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Group Name: National Animal Interest AllianceGroup Code: NAI
  • Group Webpage:
  • Check-in: 20-OCT-2015
  • Check-out: 09-NOV-2015
  • Hotel Name:DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld
  • Hotel Address: 10100 International Drive, Orlando, Florida 32821
  • Phone Number: 407-354-5025

Overview of Topics:

  • Using science to Improve animal wellbeing
  • Saving animals by counntering public misperceptions
  • Raising awareness of animals in danger
  • Using legislation and the courts to save our animals
  • Preserving species and breeds
    • basics of good husbandry
    • the role of selection in breeding healthier animals
    • using modern technologies and science to produce healthier animals
    • working intelligently with shrinking gene pools

Speakers and Presentations:

  • Dr. Candace Croney, PhD, Director, Center for Animal Welfare Science, Associate Professor of Animal Behavior and Well-being, University College of Veterinary Medicine Purdue:  An update on the development dog breeding standards;
  • Wendy Kiso, Ph.D, Research and Conservation Scientist, and Jan Aria, Director of Stewardship, Center for Elephant Conservation: Saving the Asian elephant - special challenges and opportunities;
  • Jill (Bratina) Kermes, Senior Corporate Affairs Officer at SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment: Animal welfare, conservation and public perception;
  • Cindy Schonholtz, Director of Industry Outreach, Professional Rodeo Cowboy's Association, Wendy Davis, Associate Coordinator of the University of Arizona’s Race Track Industry Program and Betsy Greene PhD, Professor of Animal Science, University of Vermont: The state of the American Horse Industry;
  • Fran Smith, DVM, PhD, President of the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals: Developing, understanding and using genetic tests and other breeding technologies effectively;
  • Marthina Greer, DVM, JD: Practical strategies for using new and old technologies to make the best breeding selections;
  • Adam Boyko, PhD, Cornell University: Population genetics - Maintaining healthy breeds despite shrinking gene pools;
  • Bob Weaber, Ph.D, Cow-calf specialist, Kansas State University and Cattleman: Breeding for the Future.

Brochure available here!

Mark your calendar now and save the date for this fascinating and vitally important conference!