Agenda

Date:
March 30-31, 2015

Location:
The Skirvin Hilton
One Park Avenue.
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73102

Sunday, March 29, 2015
   
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Registration
3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Site Visit to Mindy's Memory Primate Sanctuary (limited space)
7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Conference-Eve Reception and Presentation with Photographer Joel Sartore (RSVP; Open to the Public)
Monday, March 30, 2015
   
7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast - Grand Ballroom
8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Welcome - Christian Keesee, chairman, Kirkpatrick Foundation 
Introductions - Louisa McCune, executive director, Kirkpatrick Foundation

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

Keynote: Protect and Defend: Animal Breeding and Water Quality
Speaker: Drew Edmondson, attorney, Gable Gotwals

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Laser Round: Research in Veterinary Medicine, Tell Us a Tail, Battle Buddies: Bringing Home Our Four-Legged Heroes
Speakers: David Haworth, DVM, PhD, President and CEO of Morris Animal Foundation; Emily Garman, Founder, The Social Animal; Dr. Robin Ganzert, PhD, President and CEO of American Humane Association

10:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Award Luncheon - Grand Ballroom
  Kirkpatrick Honor for Animal Wellbeing Presentation
  Luncheon Keynote: Pleasurable Kingdom: Animals and the Nature of Feeling Good
Speaker: Jonathan Balcombe, PhD, Ethologist and Author, Department Chair for Animal Studies with Humane Society University 
1:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. Field Trip: Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital Tour
1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon General Session - Grand Ballroom
3:30 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Laser Round: The Great Horned Owl Cam with Alessondra Click
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Keynote: Lions, Tigers, Bears and Cobras...Oh Why? 
Speaker: Tim Harrison, Public Safety Officer, featured in The Elephant in the Living Room
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Evening Reception - Fourteenth Floor, Skirvin Hilton Hotel
Tuesday,  March 31, 2015
   
7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast - Grand Ballroom
7:45 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Legislative Breakfast with Oklahoma Senators/Representatives - Grand Ballroom
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.  Morning General Session - Grand Ballroom 
8:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m. Laser Round: A New Standard of Care: The Joan Kirkpatrick Animal Hospital at the Oklahoma City Zoo
Speakers: Dana McCrory, Executive Director, Oklahoma Zoological Society; and Dwight Lawson, Executive Director and CEO, Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Gardens
8:45 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Keynote: The Soul of All Living Creatures 
Speaker: Vint Virga, DVM, DACVB, President of Veterinary Healing Arts and Author
9:35 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. Laser Round: Design to Protect Elephants
Speaker: Amy Johnson, Department of Design Chair, the University of Central Oklahoma and AIGA Fellow
9:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Laser Round: Cougar, The American Lion
Speaker: Melanie Anderson, Animal Protection Program Officer, Summerlee Foundation
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. Breakout Sessions
11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Luncheon - Grand Ballroom
12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Keynote: The Journalist’s Eye: The New Era of Writing About Animals
Speakers: Journalists David Kirby (Death at Seaworld) and Charles Siebert (New York Times Magazine) with an introduction by Brianna Bailey
12:40 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.  Laser Rounds: Using an App to Help Distressed Wildlife
Speaker: David Crawford, co-founder and executive director of Animal Watch, which operates the Animal Help Now program 
12:50 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Laser Round: Keystone Adventure School and Farm 
1:15 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Breakout Sessions
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Closing General Session - Grand Ballroom: Dog is Our Co-Pilot
Speaker: Tim Hetzner, President, Lutheran Church Charities and Six Comfort Dogs with Their Handlers
Plus: Appearances by Oklahoma City Fire Department Search Rescue Dogs, Police Department K9s, Therapy Dogs, Military Dogs, and More!
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. 
Laser Round: Bassett Tales
Speakers: Greg Mellot, film director; Lee Fairchild, case manager, John Otto, veternarian
2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.  Keynote: Dog is Our Co-Pilot: A Bridge for Touching and Changing Lives
Speakers: Tim Hetzner, President of Luteran Church Charities and Six Comfort Dogs with their Handlers; Appearances by: Oklahoma City Fire Department search rescue dogs, Police Department K9's, therapy dogs, military dogs, and more! 
3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks 

Adjournment until 2018!