Saturday, July 24th
through Monday, July 26th (Poster Day)
College of William
and Mary, Williamsburg, VA (http://www.wm.edu)
ABS for the 2010 meeting in Williamsburg Virginia. This year the
IFAAB will hold its customary meeting on Saturday (7/24) and Sunday
(7/25). Sunday evening IFAAB will join ABS at the ABS reception and
then share with ABS an Applied Poster Day on Monday, 7/26 (organized by
John Wright). The discounted registration fee allows one the option
fully attend both conferences. The ABS conference
ends Thursday 7/29/10
AAB Poster Session Info
info about the AAB poster session is now on the main ABS conference
website. Looks like there are 31 in the Applied Animal Behavior
Presenters are to put up their poster Monday morning 7/26 and (if
they’re still in town) stand by their poster from 7pm – 9pm. Posters
must be removed by 9:30pm Tuesday, 7/27. Refreshments will be
served. Find YOUR poster number by clicking on the pdf link: “ABS
2010:Poster Sessions” on the ABS website above.
Meeting room location
Room of the Sadler Center
Behavior symposium for the public presented by IFAAB
Optional. Organized by
Tentatively scheduled to be held at
Millington 150 auditorium
more info contact
Williamsburg is an easy drive from many
of the big East coast cities, and from the Carolinas. We have three nearby
airports: Newport News/Williamsburg (PHF, 20 minutes away); Richmond
International (RIC, 45 minutes away); and Norfolk International (ORF, 60
minutes away). Each of which have ride share services and taxis to
Williamsburg. For people who drive to Williamsburg, there will be options to
purchase on-campus parking passes through the registration website. The
Williamsburg Hospitality House offers free parking to hotel guests.
Info on getting from the airport to the site will be
When registering for the
IFAAB/ABS conferences please mail your $25.00 check to IFAAB along with
your IFAAB registration. IFAAB registration form
You will also need to fill out the online registration for ABS, and
send them (credit card or check) $180 for full ABS registration by May
ABS Registration Site:
Parking & Parking Passes
Any guests parked on campus should
display a guest parking pass.
Parking passes will be emailed to attendees just prior to the meeting so that
it is available to display upon arrival.
(7/23) evening, 5pm-7:30pm Crim Dell, William and Mary Campus
Access for Personal Machines / Conference Attendees
As a guest to the campus, you will need to authenticate your machines using
the WM network login page,
For wireless access, select the "I am a conference attendee" option. Next,
enter your individual name and the access code for the conference account
(ifaab10). Check the "acceptable use policy" box, and then choose "proceed
with login". This will direct you to the "welcome" screen.
A block of 6-beds in double occupancy
rooms @ $32 a person per night, and 14-beds in single occupancy rooms @ $47
per night is currently reserved for our group.
Early arrival check-in 7/22/10 from 2pm-7pm
@ Conference Services Office.
Regular Check-in 7/23 from 2pm-7pm @
Conference Services Office.
Regular Check-out 7/27 from 8am-12pm @
Conference Services Office.
Early Check-out TBA-indicate your length of
Optional hotel rooms are available at the
Williamsburg Hospitality House (www.williamsburghosphouse.com)
Regarding check-in and check-out, most likely everyone will check-in and out at
the school's main office. Below are
- From I-64, take Exit 238 (Camp Peary). From the
south or east, go to the stop sign at the end of the ramp and turn left
onto Route 143 east. From the north or west, merge right at the end of
the exit ramp onto Route 143 east.
- Proceed to the second light and turn right onto
- At the next light, turn right onto Bypass Road
(Route 60). Proceed on Bypass Road, go over the overpass and stay in
the left lane. At the bottom of the overpass, turn left onto Richmond
- At the third set of lights, you will see the
Walter F. Zable Stadium on the right. Turn right at the light onto
Stadium Drive. Parking is permitted in the Resident/Day student parking
spaces in this Stadium Lot. Please be sure to display your parking
- The Sadler Center is at the end of the parking lot
and just past the stadium. Located on the main floor of the Sadler
Center is the Conference Services Information Desk, and this is where
you can check-in and check-out.
I believe the GPS address for the Sadler Center is
100 Stadium Drive, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185.
If you plan on staying at W&M after the July 27th
checkout date for IFAAB (to attend the rest of ABS) you’ll need to make
additional housing arrangements at W&M.
Click her for
2010 housing registration form
The cut-off date for making
reservations is Friday,
June 18th, 2010
John Wright Wright_JC@Mercer.edu
As usual, there will be snacks at breaks
during the conference. There will also be options to purchase on campus meal
plans, and the conference center has a full cafeteria. There are also dozens
of restaurant choices within easy walking distance of campus, ranging from
cheap sandwich joints and bars to high end dining in Colonial Williamsburg.
fee covers lunches and organizing expenses for IFAAB and ABS.
registration form and a check payable to IFAAB for $25.00 to Wayne
One to three
abstracts must be submitted in the body of an email (see below) to
Wayne Hunthausen by April 16th, 2010. Please
do not send as an attachment.
Registrations will not be
accepted without an emailed abstract.
4820 Rainbow Blvd
Westwood, KS 66205 913.362.2512
April 16th, 2010
Please contact Wayne Hunthausen
for late registration
know you will need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so someone
waiting on the list can be contacted. Contact Wayne Hunthausen
Full refund if cancellation is
received by June 22nd, 2010.
None after that date.
ABS Film Festival
As Chair of the Animal Behavior Society (ABS) Film Festival, I am pleased
to announce the 2010 Animal Behavior Film Festival. The festival will be
held July 26 – 27 during the 47th Annual meeting of the Animal Behavior
Society at The College of William and Mary.
The Animal Behavior Society Film
Festival was organized in 1983 to honor the outstanding amateur
(non-commercial) and professional (commercial) films produced in the
preceding five years that portray important concepts in animal behavior
research and education.
To submit your film, please go to:
Purina, Product Technology Center
Joseph, MO 64503
Length of presentation may be
from 20 to 50 minutes
Allow 20-60% of your time for group discussion. Present enough
information to trigger a stimulating discussion.
Suggested presentations formats:
histories for discussion (videos encouraged)
discussion: 2 to 3 panel participants give a short introduction to topic
and then open the discussion to the group
Be sure to send a/v
requirements and estimated time of presentation with your registration.
please bring a backup of your PowerPoint presentation on a flash drive,
To attend, the submitted
abstract/topic must be accepted by the program committee. Acceptance
of abstracts will be competitive and dependent on content. The
program committees will determine whether to accept, accept with minor
revisions or reject an abstract that is submitted.
committee will evaluate all submissions and notify the participants by
email once they are accepted.
must either give a presentation on a topic, lead a discussion, or
participate on a panel.
The topics must
be related to the field of applied animal behavior, and relevant to
be 75-300 words, have a title, be concise and in a form ready to be posted
on the IFAAB website.
They need not be
detailed, but should contain enough information so that other attendees
will have a general idea of the information that will be presented.
They must be
sent in the body of an email, not as an attachment.
Be sure to send a/v
requirements and estimated time of presentation with your abstract.
Poster abstract submission
The combined IFAAB/ABS Applied poster session will
meet on Monday, July 26th. Submit your poster abstract
to ABS If you would like to have your IFAAB/ABS poster abstract appear in
the ABS Program (in other words, you’ll get credit for an ABS presentation
rather than an IFAAB presentation – you may not double dip. If you
choose this option, we will publish your poster title only (no abstract)
on the IFAAB website.
Tips for preparing an
Flip chart and
Please note that
videos must be digital (CD, DVD, Flash drive, or on your computer). VHS
projectors will not be available.
To save time
between presentations, we request that your PPoint presentation be on a
If you need anything else
be sure to contact the site host
Presentation Topics for Meeting
Topics suggested from 2009
participants for 2010
practical information to share, more panels, more case studies.
show and tell
insurance, marketing, strategies for obtaining referrals, turning phone
calls into appointments
interpretation vs. consultant interpretation of problems, goals
Avian and other
staying current in the field
Topics suggested from
human-animal bond – how do we address, increase healthy human-pet
or ethological theory as they relate to the diagnosis or treatment of
How to deal
Cat training –
clicker training for shy cats
transition from academia to small business owners
Medical causes of
behavior care – such as socialization programs, and more
1/2 day of case
studies - primarily unusual, difficult, new techniques, NOT run of the
psychologist to discuss attraction theory
interesting treatment procedures
phobias, fear aggression
approach to different treatment techniques
What we do on first contact by
phone – what do you say, what do you make sure you say (A good topic for a
panel - Whoever presents on this topic might contact folks ahead of time
and gather data about commonalties that could be part of the presentation)