Public Day

Animal Behavior Society Public Day 2023





Science beyond the pages: conversations with authors of animal behavior books

The ABS annual conference will once again include the traditional Public Day event.

The 2023 Public Day will be held on Saturday, July 15, from 9:00AM to 1:00PM PDT at The Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon in Room B110/111.

This year the Public Day will include a series of talks by authors of science-based books on animal behavior. Authors will present and discuss topics related to their books, and a panel with all authors will be held at the end of the day. Book signing will be available during breaks, please bring your copy.

Please see our list of talks below.

This event is free and open to all. No registration required.

CEUs for CCPDT, IAABC, and KPA have been approved for this event

Location: B110/111

Plenary Talk
Alexandra Horowitz, PhD.

Talk title: The Year of the Puppy.
Book: The Year of the Puppy.

Karen London, PhD, CAAB, CPDT-KA.
Talk title: Cows, Ants, Termites, and Me.
Book: Cows, Ants, Termites, and Me.

Monique Udell, PhD, CAAB. 
Talk title: Animal Evolution, Behavior and Cognition: Using Science to Achieve Deeper Social Connection and Communication with Other Species.
Book:  Animal Cognition: Evolution, Behavior and Cognition by Clive D.L. Wynne and Monique A. R. Udell.

Victoria Cussen, PhD, CAAB. 
Talk title: Assessing Shelter Animal Behavior: a Holistic Approach from Housing to Homing.
Book: Animal Behavior for Shelter Veterinarians and Staff. Edited by Victoria A. Cussen, Pamela J. Reid, Kristen A. Collins and Brian A. DiGangi.

Please find more information about our speakers below: