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Speak! The Quality of Interactions Between Humans and Animals

Friday, September 26, 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
$150 Early birds (register before September 1), Arboretum members and conference affiliates
$175 General registration. Fee includes lunch, dinner, coffee breaks, and Arboretum admission.
Please note that this conference is for humans only - animals must give this one a miss.
    

Speak! is about our human partnership with animals and the natural world and the ways in which interacting with animals increases individual health and community well-being. This conference will offer new
understanding of how human-animal connections can enhance the work of professionals within schools, non-profits, social services, healthcare, community groups, faith-based organizations, and families.
  
Learn more about the University of Minnesota's Nature-Based Therapeutics programs.


Conference Highlights  
Agenda
  

MORNING
  
Keynote Address: Suzanne Clothier will inspire conference attendees with her approach to creating healthy relationships and humane training through a holistic view
of the dog - body, mind & soul.
  
Art as Translation:  - Ann Cahill will interview a panel of artists on how their work is bridging advocacy
and communicating the human/animal relationship. Artists:
      Emilie Buchwald, Publisher 
      Kari Maxwell, Artist
      Mary Ludington, Photographer 
      Kristy Walker, Photographer
  
Lunchtime presentations
    
The Arboretum's new dog commons - Dr. Jean M. Larson
    
Tribute to Dr. R.K. Anderson and CENSHARE - Dr. Pamela Schreiner

  
AFTERNOON
  
  
Break-Out Session I
     
 Integrative Behavioral Healthcare X2 - Integrating Behavioral Healthcare with
         Primary Medicine and the Therapeutic Farm
- Dr. Carlene Holder Taylor
    
     
 Ethical Considerations in Animal Assisted Interactions: Potential Potholes and
         the Road Ahead
- Dr. Kirby Wycoff

  
Break-Out Session II
      How Dogs Learn - Suzanne Clothier
    
• AAI Practice Here in Minnesota - Panel discussion with Ann Cahill, moderator
  
EVENING
  
Dinner and presentationKevin Kling, Minnesota playwright and storyteller


Student Scholarships are available for Speak! For further information, please contact Dr. Jean Larson at larso095@umn.edu.

Financial hardship assistance
is available for this conference. For further information, please contact Dr. Jean Larson at larso095@umn.edu.


Preferred Conference Accommodations

 

 

Photo by Gina Easley

 


Speak! is presented by the University of Minnesota's Nature-Based Therapeutic Services, a shared initiative with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum and the Center for Spirituality and Healing to further the understanding of how nature heals.

  
REGISTRATION
Register online or call 612-301-1210
  

SUPPORTING SPONSORS

Chuck and Don logo

Goodman Group logo

SPONSORS
Boynton Health Service, University of Minnesota
CENSHARE, UMN - In memory of Dr. R.K. Anderson
   
  
ACCOMMODATIONS SPONSOR
Country Inn & Suites - Chanhassen, MN
  

PRODUCT SPONSOR
Great Harvest Bread Company
  

ENDORSING ORGANIZATIONS
8 State Kate Press, LLC
Animal Bridges
Animal Inspirations
Blue Collar Saint Bernards

BWR Consulting, Inc.

Center for Neurobehavioral Development
Children's Country Day School
Dancing Porcupine
Doggone Good

Downtown Dogs
Feed Play Love Pet Sitting
Gryphon Press
Helping Paws
Ilga Cimbulis Animal Communication
Institute on Community Integration, U of MN
Intermountain Therapy Animals
Joyful Noises LLC
Karner Blue Education Center
Kat Corrigan
Leatherdale Equine Center, University of Minnesota
Lena Swanson, Animal Communicator
Living Well Disability Services
Midwest Animal Rescue & Services
North Star Therapy Animals
Northeast Metro 916 Intermediate School District
On The Muscle Equine Bodywork
Paws & Effect
Paws Up 4 You
Pawsitive Steps
P.E.A.S.E. Academy
Ramsey County Child Mental Health Collaborative
Reading Education Assistance Dogs (
R.E.A.D. )
READing Paws
Studio E
The Prouty Project
Therapy Dogs International Chapter #125
This Old Horse
Total Dog Company

Printable flier for endorsing organizations and anyone interested in helping to promote Speak!

  

SUPPORT
Financial Sponsor: Please contact Beverly Anglum at (952) 443-1407 or anglu001@umn.edu to discuss options and benefits for your organization.

Endorse: This no-cost option shows your support by helping to promote the program to your constituents. Contact Jill Leenay at leen0014@umn.edu to confirm your endorsement.