IAATE Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida
In late February, ABEF staff members Sidney Campbell and Josh Sanko traveled to Orlando, Florida to attend the annual International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) conference, hosted by Natural Encounters, Inc. (NEI). This association connects trainers all over the world working in zoos, raptor centers, and environmental centers by exploring topics such as training, education, and high-quality animal care.
The four-day conference included presentations from two keynote speakers, papers presented by IAATE members, and a visit to the NEI Ranch in Winter Haven, FL. The week was packed with great information, networking opportunities, and connecting with colleagues from across the world. Thank you to NEI for hosting this fantastic experience and the ABEF looks forward to attending the conference again in the future!