Awards & Grants
You can check past Awards & Grant winners here.
IAATE Education Grants are awarded to members to develop and support their programs in achieving their educational goals. The winners will be announced at the Annual Conference Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement, but is encouraged. Supporting materials such as videos and pictures can be included with entry/application.
IAATE Conservation Grants are open to any individual or organization proposing work that will support the IAATE's mission. However, projects must be sponsored by, or include a role for, an IAATE member in good standing. Projects being awarded grant funding will be announced at the annual conference Banquet. Attendance at the conference is not a requirement. Videotapes, pictures, papers, etc., can be included with entry/application.
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.
The opening day of the 2020 IAATE Training in the Tropics Dominican Republic conference kicked off with a celebration of our members’ training successes with the inaugural IAATE Behavior Showcase presentation. This video montage set the stage for a wonderful conference experience with members sharing and learning from each other. We hope to continue that spirit of sharing for the IAATE 2021 virtual conference.
Do you have a training success you would like to share with the attendees of the IAATE 2021 conference?? Would you like to inspire other facilities to reach for new heights in training? During the opening of the general paper session, we will be showing a montage of our members proudest guest interactions, husbandry, and show behaviors.
Get your cameras out and capture your team’s achievements. Submissions to the Awards Committee for review will be accepted in the months leading up to the conference. Deadline for submission will be January 31, 2021.
Please consider the welfare of the bird and safety of the audience and trainer during the behavior. Please see IAATE Position Statement on best practices in training for reference.
- Record in landscape orientation rather than portrait
- Format video for the web in Mp4 with h.264 compression
- Preferably Full HD 1080 (1920x1080), no less than 1280x720
- If you use music in your video, make sure you are using copyright-free music
- Consider using text overlays on your video to describe behaviors or training for the viewers’ experience rather than dialogue
- The video will be shown on during the opening of the conference for all attendees. IAATE will be sharing the videos on social media after the conference so please share materials that are approved by your organization for social media
NAME YOUR FILE with your institution’s name, following this naming convention: institutionname_behaviorname_IAATE2021.mp4
No spaces or hyphens in filename
We look forward to showcasing and celebrating some of the inspirational and creative accomplishments of our members during the first ever IAATE virtual conference in 2021!
UPLOAD YOUR VIDEO FILE, each behavior as a separate file, to this dropbox:
Deadline December 31, 2020
Conference Scholarship Application Submission
Deadline January 10, 2021
Conservation and Education Grant Application Submission
Deadline February 8, 2021
Photo Contest Submission
Deadline January 31, 2021
Behavior Showcase Submission
Deadline February 1, 2021
Early Bird Registration