The AFA 2020 conference is online, October 17-18!

Register now!

Your registration gets you access to exclusive 30 minute question and answer sessions, included at the end of each speaker’s talk!

You can ask questions of experienced bird breeders, behaviorists, toymakers, scientists and a veterinarian!

10/17/2020 Saturday
Topic Title Speaker Speaker Website
9:00am CT Natural history and ecology Non-Invasive Parrots in the Wild: Are the Impacts as Bad as They Say? Donald J. Brightsmith, PhD The Macaw Society
10:30am CT Species & breeding profile Breeding Budgies: Behavior and Breeding Eric Peake
12:00pm CT BREAK
12:30pm CT Enrichment & behavior You Gotta Have Goals! Goal Based Enrichment. Robin Shewokis The Leather Elves
2:00pm CT Medical imaging Grey Parrot Anatomy Project: An Update Scott Echols, DVM Avian Studios
3:30pm CT Conservation research TBA Caroline Efstathion, PhD ResearchGate, Consulting Profile
5:00pm CT Diet Avian Raw Whole Food Nutrition Jason Crean, Ed.D
10/18/2020 Sunday
Topic Title Speaker Speaker Website
9:00am CT Behavior Dealing with Aggressive Parrots Hildegard Niemann, Papageien Training (German)
10:30am CT Natural history and ecology Parrots and Other Birds of Costa Rica Rainer Niemann, PhD Papageien Training (German)
12:00pm CT BREAK
12:30pm CT Breeding as a business Going on Offense to Protect Your Animals and Animal Enterprise. Mindy Patterson The Cavalry Group
2:00pm CT Aviary design Aviary Design and Maintenance David Skidmore Austral Eclectus Aviary
3:30pm CT Species & breeding profile Keeping Eclectus Parrots: Pets and Breeders Laurella Desborough Eclectus Parrot Center
5:00pm CT Conservation research Fostering Connections: Saving Wild Macaw Chicks Through Conservation Aviculture. Gabriella Vigo Trauco, PhD The Macaw Society


Want to plan ahead? Next year’s 2021 conference details


Look for the 2021 Speaker List Lineup…Coming in January 2021
Come Back in January 2021 and Register Online through our AFA Online Conference Registration System!