Become an IAATE Conference Host

Have you ever thought about hosting an IAATE conference?

It is never too early to plan. Our Annual Conference Potential Host Information package, containing all the information you need to know about hosting our conference, may be downloaded from here. An application form to present a bid to host may also be downloaded from here.

Submission deadline for bids to host our 2020 conference is June 1, 2019

Since its inception IAATE has facilitated the exchange of information through a 4-day conference held annually in February. The conference has grown to be one of the most important structured gatherings available to animal trainers with a special interest in avian species.
The IAATE International Conference provides a unique gathering place for animal trainers who already specialize in bird training or who would like to expand their knowledge and horizons by meeting with like-minded trainers from around the world. Through structured paper sessions, informal workshops, and social events the conference provides an ideal information exchange opportunity.
Exposure to the ideas and methods of this experienced international group will inspire even higher standards and training for the birds in your programs. Workshops and roundtable sessions give access to the leaders in the bird training community.
Interested in participating by presenting a poster or paper at the Annual International Conference? The guidelines for paper and poster submissions may be downloaded from here.
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. Please visit the Awards and Grants page for information, application forms, and recognition of those receiving awards.
The winners of the Annual Photo Contest are also announced at the conference. Be sure to get your entries in early, see this link for deadlines!
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Advertise with IAATE

Your company information will reach over 350 members throughout the world including the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.

All IAATE Members who advertise receive a 10% discount!

We look forward to working with you. Thank you for your support of IAATE!

NOTE: IAATE does not necessarily endorse nor recommend any of these listings, it is merely providing IAATE members with resources for information.

Business Opportunities

  1. Become a Conference Sponsor
  2. Onsite Business Directory
  3. Flyer Advertising

The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

Contribute to our organization and become a Sponsor by hosting our yearly IAATE Conference.

The PDF form below has all the information you need and feel free to contact us anytime.
Conference Sponsor Form

The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

Your avian related business or service will be listed in an onsite directory and have the option of having 1, 2 & 3 tabs worth of business information live online. Your listing is linked to your business site and what better way to grow your audience and business while supporting IAATE's mission?

Listings include a link to your website and are purchased on a yearly basis.

The PDF form below has all the information you need and feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form.

Download Business Directory Form

IAATE Flyer Submission

Published spring, summer, fall and winter and printed in full color. Your participation in the Flyer newsletter will not only reach members who specialize in this field, but help the organization maintain it's mission and continue the yearly conference where members gather and share current knowledge, research and information in professional and social settings.

The PDF form below has all the information you need and feel free to contact us anytime using our contact form.

Download Flyer Form

Professional

$65

One Year

Active

$65

One Year

Associate

$65

One Year

Student

$30

One Year

Professional members shall be persons with paid experience in the field of avian training, husbandry, and/or management for a total of at least three (3) years accumulated over a period of no more than five (5) years preceding the date of application. Professionals shall have the right to vote, hold elective office, and chair and serve on committees.

Active members shall be persons who have actively participated in training, husbandry, and/or management of birds for at least one (1) continuous year within a period of no more than three (3) years preceding the date of application. Active members shall have the right to vote and to chair and serve on committees. Active members shall not have the right to hold elective office.

Are interested in supporting the objectives of IAATE. Associate members may chair and serve on committees. They cannot vote or hold elective office.

Full-time students interested in supporting the objectives of IAATE. Proof of current student status is required with application. Student members may chair and serve on committees. They cannot vote or hold elective office.

Membership Benefits

The International Association of Avian Trainers (IAATE) is an organization for individuals who are active in the field of avian training and who are involved in environmental education programs.

Many of our members are affiliated with a zoo or related park. A significant number are associated with private organizations focusing on public education utilizing birds. Still others work with schools, museums, aquaria, nature centers, rehabilitation centers, and botanical gardens. The majority of our membership is in the USA, but we have members from the UK, Portugal, Australia, Holland, Canada and Mexico, as well as other countries.

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.

IAATE provides opportunities through which bird trainers can exchange and disseminate current knowledge, research and other information among themselves in professional and social settings. Our annual conference is usually held in February and papers are presented on a variety of subjects including avian training and husbandry, avian health issues, facility design, show production, presentation skills, etc. The website includes a Forum chat room where ideas on training, husbandry and program presentation topics are discussed.

Membership levels are based on experience in the avian field

Membership Benefits Include:

  • IAATE’s quarterly newsletter, "The Flyer"
    • The Flyer includes articles on a broad range of subjects relevant to those in the field of avian training and public education or display.
  • Eligibility to apply for IAATE’s annual awards
  • Discounted rates for IAATE’s annual conference
    • The Conservation Award is intended to recognize IAATE members' efforts to promote conservation. Conservation Grants are awarded to facilitate the start-up or continuation of conservation projects. Annual awards are also given for Behavior of the Year, Husbandry Behavior of the Year, Interpretive Behavior of the Year, Enrichment Award, "High Flyer" Award (for best conference paper), as well as awards for our annual Photo Contest.
  • Access to the members’ only areas of the IAATE web site
    • The Member Forum section of the web site provides the opportunity to network with other members about the training and husbandry of education and exhibit birds, as well as job postings and internships. The on line Membership Directory gives you contact information to over 300 members.
  • A Listing in IAATE’s on-line Business Directory
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Please feel free to contact us using the contact form. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 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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