A Rally Cry for Presenters – Timeline1. On May 5, 2019 the application process for potential speakers will be announced.
a. Applications will be taken for General Sessions, Lecture/LABS and Workshops.
2. Applications may be submitted between May 5, 2019 and June 5, 2019.
3. Successful applicants will be notified with a presenter agreement by August 30, 2019.
4. The final event schedule with session names and descriptions will be posted by September 15, 2019.
Two Programs To Choose From:
Summit and Skills Workshop Dates:
Arrival and registration: Sunday, September 20, 2020.
Program 1: The Three-Day Summit: Monday, September 21 - Wednesday, September 23, 2020.
Program 2: The Five-Day Summit + Skills Workshop: Monday, September 21 - Friday, September 25, 2020.
Presentations and Workshops
This event will feature General Sessions at Kanab Conference Center each morning, early afternoon, and evening. For Program 2 attendees, each afternoon from Monday-Friday, eight groups of 10, each supervised by a PPG staff member and a presenter, will go to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary for lunch and then continue to afternoon Workshops on site. Each Workshop is limited to 10 attendees only.
Daily workshops will be held in:
Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results!
"Training is no longer something we do to animals but something we do with animals. It is a conversation. We want participation rather than compliance. Let dogs choose the behaviors they are most comfortable with rather than tell them what to do." - Chirag Patel, PPG Training and Behavior Workshop, April 2018.
Our first event at Best Friends Animal Sanctuary in Kanab, Utah was such a success we’ve decided to go back! That’s right, we are delighted to announce that we are going back to Best Friends in September 2020 – this time with an even bigger and better event!
Kanab now has a fully-equipped Conference Center, so we have developed a unique plan to overlap our Annual PPG Three-Day Summit with a Five-Day, Hands-on Workshop at Best Friends. This means attendees can choose between two fabulous options:
Program 1: Summit (Three Days).
Program 2: Summit + Skills Workshop (Five Days).
The theme for the event is Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results!
Registration will take place at the Kanab Convention Center. There will be two key registration types for PPG members and nonmembers.
Workshop Schedule by Group
There will be eight Groups of Workshop attendees:
At registration, attendees will select which Group they wish to register for. The schedule for each of the eight Groups is below. Individual sessions may be swapped by attendees on site during the event through a process administered and approved by the event management.