Past Conferences

Since 2009, ORCA has hosted the Art and Science of Animal Training Conference at UNT. Our past conferences have been a great success, thanks to our wonderful speakers, the ORCA members and volunteers who keep everything running smoothly, and, of course, everyone who has attended. Below you will find information and notes from our past conferences. We hope you will join us at our future conferences!

2017 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

2017 Conference Report

Karen Pryor’s 1992 speech: If I could talk to the animals

2016 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

Video: Bob Bailey’s speech – Watch the 35-minute lecture that Bob Bailey delivered after receiving the Anderson Award. Bob discusses the history of animal training and particular people and events that influenced his career.

2015 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

2014 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

2013 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

Conference Notes and Review

2012 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

Conference Notes from stalecheerios.com

2011 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

2010 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

Conference Notes from stalecheerios.com

2009 Conference

Conference Program and Abstracts

Bob Bailey’s letter to the conference

Conference Notes from stalecheerios.com