Awards & Grants are Available Each Year

Each year at the annual conference IAATE presents a series of awards recognizing significant achievements by its members in several fields.
Members may also apply for grant funding for conservation projects with the grant awards being made at the conference.

Conservation Grant


IAATE Conservation Grants are awarded to support IAATE member participation in avian conservation projects and initiatives. The winners will be announced at the Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement. Videotapes, pictures, papers, etc., can be included with entry/application.

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Education Grant


IAATE Education Grants are awarded to members to develop and support avian education programs within zoos and other avian facilities. The winners will be announced at the Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement. Supporting materials such as videos and pictures can be included with entry/application.

You can download the application here.

Excellence in Training


This award recognizes what the IAATE Board of Directors believes to be the best bird behavior submitted since the last conference.
Entries will be judged on the originality of the behavior, the complexity of the training and the incorporation of best practices in bird training.

The behavior must be safe for the bird and any trainers, or audience members involved with the behavior. Behaviors may include husbandry behaviors, interpretative behaviors or behaviors in show settings.

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High Flyer Award


This award will be given to the paper that the conference attendees vote as the best. All conference attendees get to vote on their favorite paper; so to have a chance at winning this award all you have to do is present a paper. All presenters for the conference have their papers automatically entered for the High Flyer Award. Note that only papers submitted by the submission deadline are eligible.

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Awards & Grants

2016 Grants Winners Featured Above

Each year at the annual conference IAATE presents a series of awards recognizing significant achievements by its members in several fields. Members may also apply for grant funding for conservation projects with the grant awards being made at the conference.

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Submission Deadlines

Deadline October 1, 2017
Paper/Poster Abstracts
Conference Scholarship Application Submission


Deadline December 1, 2017
Conservation and Education Grant Application Submission


Deadline January 31, 2018
Photo Contest Submission
Awards Submissions

Registration Deadlines

Deadline January 1, 2018
Early Bird Registration


Deadline January 30, 2018
Hotel Guaranteed Rate Reservation


Deadline January 25, 2018
All Mailed and Online Registrations

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 The International Association of Avian Trainers

is an organization for individuals who are active in the field of avian training and who are involved in environmental education programs.

IAATE was founded to foster communication, professionalism and cooperation among those individuals who serve Avian Science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

 

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