|Deadline abstract submission
||17 February 2017
||30 January 2017
||1 May 2017
|Deadline early bird registration
||1 June 2017
||5-8 September 2017
Innovations in Animal Welfare
The first day of the international WAFL conference, 5th September, will be dedicated to innovations in animal welfare that can be applied on-farm, during transport and at the abattoir. The ideas can vary from fresh, innovative ideas to new housing concepts, new management innovations or intelligent monitoring devices that have been developed recently. All promising innovations will get a stand at the ‘Innovation Market’ at which posters or objects can be presented to the delegates. The best will be invited for a plenary ‘Pitch’ in the morning. We will let the audience discuss & decide which innovation takes animal welfare forward the most!
Innovation Day Programme
The preliminary programme for this day is:
09:00 Reception, coffee
09:30 Welcome and introduction
09:45 Keynote lecture Prof. Dan Weary (UBC Canada): ‘Innovations to improve animal welfare: what have we reached and what should we aim for?’
10:30 Pitch presentations of welfare innovations
12:00 Plenary discussion and voting best pitch
13:30 Innovation market, with possibilities to present your idea, concept or design for a welfare innovation (poster or tangible object)
16:00 Plenary discussion and voting innovation award
17:00-22:00 Drinks and buffet dinner, welcome reception WAFL congress
Free entry for conference delegates
The innovation day is free for WAFL2017 delegates. For those who only wish to attend the innovation day itself, the registration fee is 100 Euro. The day includes lunch and buffet dinner.
Registration and abstract submission
Interested to present a pitch during the morning session and/or to contribute to the Innovation market? Please send an abstract of the innovation you would like to present to: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: “innovation day”). If accepted, it will be included in the conference proceedings, so use max 300 words, and text only (no pictures or diagrams). Abstract submission closes on April 7th 2017.