ISAZ 2018


G’day! The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) is excited to announce that its 27th International conference, "Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human–Animal Interactions" will be held from 2 to 5 July, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. This will be the first time the ISAZ has held a conference in the southern hemisphere – going Down Under – and we warmly invite you to join us at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney.



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Take advantage of the legendary hospitality of Australia to present a paper, promote your human­–animal organization or simply to satisfy your curiosity about human­–animal interactions. 

Anthrozoology is a multidisciplinary field – we welcome talks and posters from the arts and humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences on any aspect of human–animal interaction and any species of animal, using qualitative and/or quantitative methods. Critical reviews are also welcome.

Abstract Submission Has Now Closed.

We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Sydney is built – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation – and we thank the animals which enrich this country.

We look forward to welcoming you to Sydney and Australia! 


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Pet Partners Special Offer, Apply now!


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Pet Partners - Therapy Animal Team Evaluator Training and Assessment

Pet Partners is pleased to offer a Therapy Animal Team Evaluator Training and Assessment adjacent to the ISAZ conference in Sydney.  Team Evaluators are responsible for assessing the skills and aptitudes of each animal/handler team through a series of exercises. Through this event, ISAZ members and affiliates can become registered Pet Partners Team Evaluators and help people in their home communities become volunteer therapy animal teams.

Pet Partners is still determining the exact timing and location, will either be the day before or after the conference; we will not conflict with any ISAZ events. 

Application is a simple google form:

Complete by April 25th for priority consideration; 6 spots are available. Application does not require you to participate, so there is no risk in applying now and then making a participation decision once more information is available.

Further details are available by viewing the application or contacting Jesse Haas, program manager at Pet Partners at  Submission of application will also trigger the distribution of further information directly to you, so apply soon!

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