The AFA's 2010 convention theme is "The Magic of Birds!"
This year, the AFA presents its 36th Annual Convention: The Magic of Birds! The annual educational convention this year will be at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel in downtown St. Petersburg, Fla., during August 4-7. The proceedings include:
- A magic show with live birds;
- A behind-the-scenes tour of the Lowry Park Zoo;
- A silent auction of bird art, books and related items; and
The conferene portion provides three full days packed with more than 25 talks including keynote speaker Benny J. Gallaway, Ph.D. on the blue-and-gold macaw. Other speakers include:
- Darrel K. Styles, DVM, Ph. D., The Association of Avian Bornavirus, on proventricular dilatation disease;
- Jean Pattison, "Nest, nursery and the new home";
- Cassie Malina, "The secret of training birds by Steve Martin of Natural Encounters Inc.";
- Lara Joseph on empowerment, choice, control, complexities and their effects on bird behavior;
- Hildegard Niemann, "Pet parrot ownership in the future";
- Johanna "Jeleen" Briscoe, DVM, DABVP (Avian), update on the Animal Welfare Act and birds;
- Julie Corwin and Denise Lacazette, "Living with the big four: PDD, PBFD, Polyoma and Psittacosis";
- As well as many more.
For complete convention information, visit, http://afabirds.org/2010_Convention/index.shtml.