March 20, 9am–4:30pmWhere
NorthPointe Conference Center 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH
World-renowned animal handling pioneer Dr. Temple Grandin will headline the first ever Animals for Life Summit. Grandin is a specialist in livestock handling and animal facility design. Born a severely autistic child, Grandin conquered her disability and has since published numerous books and articles on animal research and her triumphant life story. The Animals For Life Summit also will highlight aspects of human-animal relationships that include the associations between human health and pet ownership and the special relationships that form between service dogs and owners. Speakers include Dr. Candace Croney, animal behaviorist, Purdue University; Dr. Tod Beckett, DVM; Jeanette O’Quin, public health veterinarian, Ohio State University; Lesli Waller and Vinny the Therapy Dog; Raemleton Equestrian Therapy Center and Assistance Dogs of America. Following the event, there will be an autograph/photograph session with Dr. Grandin.
The Animals for Life Foundation is a nonprofit organization that celebrates the human-animal bond and the many ways animals bring quality to human life. Established in 2009, it has granted more than $100,000 to programs that aim to improve the human-animal bond.
Registration: Contact the foundation office (614-246-8271) or www.aflfoundation.org.
Register by March 16. Cost: Early registration – $69, Student – $25 (before March 6); late registration – $89 (after March 6)