2021 IAATE Conference Recordings


Here you can find the 2021 Virtual Conference recordings. Please click on each presentation title to access the video on IAATE's Vimeo page. 

Videos are protected by a password sent to 2021's conference registrants by email.

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  1. Day 1
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  3. Day 3
  4. Workshops
  5. Other events

Thursday, March 4


Conference Opening

Dave Miller, IAATE President


Keynote Address

Steve Martin, President/CEO, Natural Encounters, Inc. 


Emotions Inside Out

Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D, Professor emeritus, Department of Psychology, Utah State University


The Evolution of Animal Training as a Technology

Dr. Robert E. (Bob) Bailey


Touch the Heart to Teach the Mind

Wouter Stellard, Animal Programs Training Director, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium


10 Things Training Birds Can Teach You About Working With People!

Ryan Cartlidge, Animal Training Academy


The Value of Experience

Greg A. Vicino, Curator of Applied Animal Welfare, San Diego Zoo



Conserving an African Icon: the Southern Ground-Hornbill

Lucy Kemp, Project manager Mabula Ground Hornbill Project/ Co-Chair IUCN SSC Hornbill Specialist Group


Behavior and Medical Issues: Separate Issues or One and the Same?

Dr. Yvonne R.A. van Zeeland, DVM, MVR, PhD, Dip. ECZM (Avian, Small mammal), CPBC


Assessing Body Condition Score Using CT Imaging with Case Examples

Scott Echols, DVM, Diplomate ABVP- Avian Practice, Mobile Avian Surgical Services, The Medical Center for Birds


Flight for Health: Understanding the Medical Effects of Flight

Susan Orosz, PhD, DVM, Dipl ABVP (Avian), ECZM (Avian)


Q&A with Vet panel

Dr. Yvonne van Zeeland, Dr. Scott Echols, and Dr. Susan Orosz


Live Virtual Training Demonstrations 

Steve Martin and staff from Natural Encounters, Inc.



Addressing the African Vulture Crisis – Challenges, Opportunities and Progress within the CMS Vulture MsAP Framework
André Botha, Co-chair – IUCN SSC Vulture Specialist Group; Endangered Wildlife Trust, South Africa


Twenty Years of Species Recovery – What to do with what we’ve learned…
Chris Parrish, The Peregrine Fund Director of Global Conservation (California Condors - lead) 


Saving Threatened Vultures in South Asia
Munir Virani – Executive Vice President – The Peregrine Fund


Conserving the Iconic Andean Condor
Dr. Sergio Lambertucci, Principal Researcher, INIBIOMA-CONICET, Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Argentina


Vulture Conservation Panel

André Botha, Chris Parrish, Munir Virani and Dr. Sergio Lambertucci


The Ambassador Owl Conundrum
Steve Martin, President/CEO, Natural Encounters, Inc.


Selection Process for Non-Releasable Raptors: The First Step in Bird Welfare
Kit Lacy, Bird Curator, Cascades Raptor Center, Eugene, OR USA


Conservation Connection: Training to Save Wildlife
Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice President/Chief Training Officer, Karen Pryor Clicker Training


Doing our Groundwork: Taking Flightless Birds to New Behavioral Heights
Nicholas Bishop, Animal Behaviour and Creative Programs Manager and Chad Crittle, Senior Keeper, Birds and Herpetofauna
Adelaide Zoo, South Australia

Behavior-based Enrichment Workshop

Facilitated by Megan Stankiewicz, Animal Wellness Specialist at the Brevard Zoo, with the IAATE Enrichment Committee


Holistic Strategies for Cultural Change: Building Sustainable Foundations Workshop

Facilitated by Jason Beale of Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center and Sidney Campbell of the American Bald Eagle Foundation


From Head to Toe – Coping and Foot-care for Raptors and Other Birds Workshop

Facilitated by Amy Fennell CPBT-KA of Natural Encounters, Inc.


Equipment Making Workshop

Facilitated by Kit Lacy of Cascades Raptor Center and Miguel Santos of Zoomarine Portugal

 New Member Icebreaker with Board


IAATE 2021 Behavior Showcase

Kit Lacy, IAATE Award Committee Chair

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