Welcome to the 2021 AFA Conference Registration Page

From this page you will be able to:
1.   Register and Pay for the 2021 AFA Educational Conference
2.   Book your hotel room at the special AFA Conference Hotel Room Rate
3.   Purchase your 2021 AFA Conference T-shirt
4.   Purchase your Super Raffle Tickets below
5.   View and place a silent bid on the 2021 AFA Conference Artwork by Lyrae Perry

2021 Conf Agenda

Our Keynote Speaker this year is: Gary Morgan
The official artist is: Lyrae Perry


1.     Register as an Attendee to the 2021 Conference and Avian Expo


2.     Book your stay at the Conference Hotel (Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul)

The AFA has negotiated a reduced room rate of $129 for attendees to the 2021 Conference and Expo. Simply follow the tiny url below to book your room. Booking your room through this link helps the AFA provide this educational experience and gets you the best price available.

3.   Visit the AFA Store to purchase your 2021 AFA Conference T-shirt depicting the artwork by Lyrae Perry.

Super 8 Raffle Ticket Prize #5 Brinsea Brooder

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Brooder donated by Brinsea.
The Super 8 Raffle takes place at the conference Saturday night banquet August 14th, Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hilton. Winners do not need to be present to win, but postage rates will apply for delivery.

The more tickets you purchase, the more chances you have to win. You can purchase tickets for multiple items before check out. Tickets will be prepared by the AFA Office in your name.

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4.  Purchase AFA “SUPER Raffle” Tickets Here (Available NOW in the AFA Store)
We have some exciting prizes to include: Large Walk-in cage from Centurion Cages, Austin Air PET unit donated by ABC Birds, Baby Bird Brooder donated by Brinsea, a $500 gift card from Kaytee, a beautiful women’s ring donated by Mary Ellen LePage, an i3 (3550) Roomba donated by Hill Country Aviaries, LLC, and a full registration and 4 nights in the hotel for our 2022 conference.

5.   Place a sealed bid on the 2021 Conference Artwork.
This year the AFA Conference bird is the Galah. Below is a digital depiction of the beautiful 2021 artwork by Lyrae Perry. The original piece is an 18″ x 24″ Oil on Canvas featuring a pair of Australian Galahs and a pair of Red-spotted Jezebel butterflies. You can own this original artwork! There will be a live auction held on Saturday evening at the conference banquet but if you are not planning to attend, you can place a sealed bid ahead of time. All sealed bids must be registered in the AFA Office by 4PM, Saturday, August 14th. To place a sealed bid, click the “Sealed Bid” product in the store above or on the our main page. Submit your bid through the cart system. You will not be charged at checkout. This is only a bid.



Be a presenter at this years 2021 AFA Educational Conference: Click here For our Call For Papers for 2021


There are two zoos in Minneapolis. 

Minnesota Zoo in Apple Valley 

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory in St Paul

Both are AZA members. The Minnesota Zoo has an excellent bird show. 

The Conservatory at Como is spectacular and worth a visit itself. 

Both zoos are currently open with strict pandemic measures.

Speaker list – in progress!


Speaker Talk Track
Adrianne Mock I have heard about a bill – what do I do? Navigating the Legislative Maze (While Avoiding the Minefield) In-person
April Blazich Gardening with Birds in Mind In-person
Concetta Ferragamo, MS, CPBC, CASAC-T Addressing Behaviors and Promoting Exercise From Within a Cage or Enclosure. In-person
Debbie Goodrich The critical role Parrots Play Addressing Global Carbon Crisis In-person
Debbie Schweikardt Its Bird Trivia Time AFA style! In-person
Debbie Schweikardt TBA In-person
Dr. Janice Boyd, PhD TBA In-person
Dr. Jason Crean Ed.D TBA Virtual
Dr. Scott Echols, DVM Advanced Imaging in Avian Medicine Virtual
Drs. Donald Brightsmith & Gabriela Vigo-Trauco, PhDs The Macaw Society: past research and a new beginning for parrot conservation. Virtual
Elise Franchi Give Your Birds a Glow Up! In-person
Hila Neiman Parrots Do we really understand how smart they are? Virtual
Jack Pine TBA In-person
Jamie Whittaker The Path From Rescue to New Home. In-person
Jennifer Cunha Tablet Communication and Games for Birds Virtual
Karen Anderson Don’t Be Roadkill on the Parrot Information Superhighway In-person
Karen Holmes Genomic Analysis of Introgression and Pedigree Data of the Endangered Red Siskin (Spinus cucullatus) Virtual
Lewis (Buddy) Waskey How proposed USDA inspections will affect Pet Owners, Rescues Sanctuaries, Pet Stores and Breeders In-person
Lewis (Buddy) Waskey, Amanda Hoffman and Kim Hatch The Status of the Blue-throated Macaw, Ara glaucogularis, in both Bolivia and Aviculture. In-person
Mark Moore Shipping: As easy as they make it In-person
Mindy Patterson TBA Virtual
Rainer Neiman The Food Intake of Parrots and Parakeets Virtual
Rick Jordan Pstticine incubation and neonatal care Virtual
Robin Shewokis 1-100 It’s All the Same Program – Enrichment planning for sized flocks In-person
Robin Shewokis and Jack Pine Workshop – Let’s Make a Sandwich! – How Approximations Make Life Easier In-person
Taylor Haines Using genomics to create sustainable populations for aviculture: Case study of the Blue-headed Macaw In-person
Tom Marshall TBA In-person