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2014 APHE National Humane Education Conference

  • February 27, 2014
  • (CST)
  • February 28, 2014
  • (CST)
  • Dallas, Texas


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:

There are several extra opportunities before and during the conference - be sure to read about them on this page before registering. APHE members, log in to register at the discounted price!
APHE National Humane Education Conference
"Deep in the Heart"
February 27-28, 2014
Dallas, Texas
Join APHE for two great days packed with amazing presentations and professional networking opportunities. This is the national conference for humane educators!

Attendees will receive a paper copy at check-in.

Conference Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact treasurer@aphe.org.

Registration Information
Registration is $225 for APHE members and $275 for non-members. This fee includes two days of conference sessions with lunch and break refreshments, the pre-conference mixer on Wednesday evening, and dinner on Thursday evening. All food provided by APHE will be vegetarian or vegan.

Two additional pre-conference events are described below. These are optional activities with separate fees.

Registration is now open! Click the "register" button on the left hand side of this Web page. 

See below for scholarship information.

Conference Schedule
Wednesday, February 26: Optional pre-conference opportunities during the day include a RedRover Readers Workshop and an excursion to Black Beauty Ranch. See below for details. In the evening from 6:30-8:30 p.m., join us for the pre-conference mixer (free for conference attendees) at the conference hotel, Double Tree Dallas-Campbell Centre.

Thursday, February 27: Conference sessions, including Sharing Corral and vendors, APHE Membership Meeting, dinner and auction to benefit the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Thursday's activities will be held at the conference hotel, Double Tree Dallas-Campbell Centre. The conference sessions and APHE Membership Meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, February 28: Conference sessions continue at the SPCA of Texas from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. APHE will provide transportation between the conference hotel and the SPCA of Texas in the morning and late afternoon when the sessions conclude.

RedRover Readers Workshop
Join us Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the SPCA of Texas and learn how to implement the RedRover Readers curriculum! This is an optional, pre-conference workshop with a separate $55 fee per person. Lunch provided by RedRover. Attendees provide transportation. 

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:
* Use question strategies to elicit critical thinking and promote empathy
* Expand students' comments to facilitate discussions
* Increase student engagement in discussions
* Recognize stories as useful tools in developing moral reasoning and empathy for others
* Begin to familiarize themselves with students' emotional reactions and attitudes about animals

And, gain access to the RedRover Readers curriculum!

NOTES: The times for the RedRover Readers Workshop and Black Beauty Ranch Excursion overlap. Non-Conference attendees may register for this workshop.

Black Beauty Ranch Excursion
The excursion is full.
A second optional activity on Wednesday, February 26 from 8:20 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. is a visit to Black Beauty Ranch. The $55 per person fee includes transportation, lunch and a donation to the ranch. 

The Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch located in Murchison, Texas is the largest and most diverse animal sanctuary in America with nearly 1,300 acres and home to more than 1,200 animals. Bison and cattle, horses and burros, antelope and apes, camels and llamas, all have permanent, safe homes at the ranch, which was founded in 1979 by Cleveland Amory, author and animal advocate. The ranch is not a zoo and is not open for regular public visitation.

NOTES: The times for the RedRover Readers Workshop and Black Beauty Ranch Excursion overlap. Acquaintances of conference attendees may register for this excursion.

Topics and Speakers
Planning for Success: Using Logic Models as a Road Map

Lisa Lunghofer, Ph.D., Making Good Work, LLC

But I'm Not a Researcher! One Humane Education Department's Journey to Program Evaluation
Dezarae Jones-Hartwig, Wisconsin Humane Society

Roundtable Discussions:
- Community Cats
Gilda M. Arroyo, Animal Rescue League Shelter and Wildlife Center
- Digging for Data: Learning How to Evaluate Your Programs
Pamela Hylinger, SPCA Serving Erie County with Andrea Szymanski and Heidi Colonna, Humane Society University
- Unlikely Partnerships: The Benefits and Pitfalls
Jane G. Deming, Ocean State Animal Coalition with Justin Kurup and Joelle Cook, East Bay SPCA
- Something for Nothing: Beginning a Summer Program
Angela Hooker, Saving Grace Pet Adoption Center

The Anthrozoologist in the Classroom and the Humane Educator in the Field
Brian Ogle (graduate student) and Sheryl L. Pipe, Ph.D., Canisius College Anthrozoology Master's Program

Training Dogs for Education
Katenna Jones and Mychelle Blake, Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Grant is Not a 4 Letter Word!
Jane G. Deming, Ocean State Animal Coalition

Teens: This Ish Be Cray
Lauren Taylor, Nina Hartman and Maggie Amiano, San Francisco SPCA

The Research Is In...Game Changer for Humane Education
Brittany Watson Tisa, DVM and De Daltorio, Charleston Animal Society

Nathania Gartman Memorial 
Scholarship Fund
APHE members in good standing for at least eight months may apply for financial assistance through the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. To be eligible, applicants must have joined APHE no later than June 27, 2013. Scholarship awards are intended to offset part of the cost of attending the conference. The application is available in PDF and Word formats. To be considered, complete applications must be received by December 27, 2013.

Dinner and Benefit Auction
Join us on Thursday, February 27 for a complimentary dinner along with silent and live auctions to benefit the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Quality humane education materials as well as fun items in a range of prices will be included.

Contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations are critical to the success of the benefit auction. The valuable and unique items contributed from around the country are what make this auction so special. APHE encourages its members to solicit donations or to donate your special purchases to help raise money for this vital cause.
- donation form only (PDF)
- sample letter to solicit donations only (PDF)

If you would like to volunteer to help with setting up the auction, conducting the auction, or cleaning up after the auction, please contact us at auction@aphe.org.


Sharing Corral
Conference attendees have the opportunity to showcase their new and innovative programs, lessons and resources at the Sharing Corral. 

Apply via e-mail by January 14, 2014. Please contact exhibits@aphe.org with any questions.

Do you have a product or service that you would like to sell at the conference? If so, please complete the application form available in PDF and Word formats.

Complete submissions are due by January 10, 2014. Please contact exhibits@aphe.org with any questions.


New! Ship and Display
APHE will once again have a Take One Table for free resources and promotional items. If you can't attend the conference or prefer to ship your materials and let APHE do the work for you, consider the new Ship and Display option! Details and an application are available in PDF and Word formats.

Complete submissions are due by February 10, 2014. Please contact exhibits@aphe.org with any questions.

Hotel Information
The Doubletree Dallas Campbell Centre at 8250 N. Central Expressway in Dallas, Texas is offering single or double rooms for $139 plus tax per night that includes Breakfast Buffet in the Brass Cactus (up to two guests per room), complimentary Internet and complimentary parking. Each additional person is an extra $10 per night. Rooms will be available at this rate until February 3, 2014. Make your reservation using the group code "APH" or group name "Association of Professional Humane Educators" by calling the hotel at 214-691-8700 or 800-245-8918 or online at http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/D/DFWCNDT-APH-20140223/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG.

The hotel is located near three DART stations.

Airport Information
The 2014 APHE National Humane Education Conference is taking place in Dallas, Texas. Local airports are Dallas Love Field (DAL) and Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport (DFW).  DAL is a smaller airport and located closer to the conference hotel.

Shuttle options from the airports to the hotel:
City Shuttle (214) 760-1998
Super Shuttle (800) 258-3826
Yellow Checker Shuttle (972) 222-2000, (214) 841-1900

DART Rail Service from DFW to the hotel:
DART Rail Orange Line service is now available to DFW Airport passengers from the Belt Line Station. 

Access the Belt Line Station via DART Buses on Route 500
From Terminal A:
Exit to Ground Transportation on the Bag Claim Level and board the DART bus at the designated bus stop near Gate A10
From Terminals B, C, D & E:
- With checked bags:
Collect your bags at Bag Claim
Follow signs to Terminal Link Shuttle on upper curbside
Board Terminal Link for Terminal A/DART Rail
Transfer to DART Bus Route 500 at bus stop near Gate A10
Ride to Belt Line Station for DART Rail
- No checked bags:
Use Skylink Trains to Terminal A
De-Board at Gates A1-A21
Exit to Ground Transportation
Walk to DART bus stop near Gate A10
Use DART Bus Route 500
Ride to Belt Line Station for DART Rail

Fares for DART Bus service:
Two-hour pass = $2.50 and is good for DART buses and trains. A local, one-day pass good for all day = $5.00.
For more fare options, or to speak to a DART representative, call (214)979-1111. See also the DART website.

Refund Policy
  • All cancellations, refund requests and registration transfers must be communicated to the conference coordinators at conference@aphe.org.
  • Registration transfers are allowed. They must be coordinated by the individuals involved and the names of those involved must be communicated to the conference coordinators before the start of the conference.
  • If a cancellation is required: 
    • A full refund minus a $25 processing fee up until 10 days before the first day of theconference can be requested. First day of the conference is defined as the day thepresentations start.
    • After that time, a 50% refund will be given up until 24 hours before the first day of theconference with notification to the conference coordinators.
    • After the 24-hour window, no refunds will be given.
  • With any cancellations, a CD or other formats of distribution of the conference materials can be sent, if requested.
  • No refunds for the excursion will be given. However, excursion fees can be transferred to someone else in the case of cancellation. If this needs to occur, the conference coordinator must be notified before the excursion.

Questions about the conference may be directed to conference@aphe.org.

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