WAFL, Wageningen, The Netherlands
5th Sep 2017 - 8th Sep 2017
7th International Conference on the Assessment of Animal Welfare at Farm and Group Level
5-8 September 2017,
Wageningen, The Netherlands
Sustainability and animal welfare
Avoiding bias in science
Animal welfare in society
Precision farming techniques
- Protocols, aggregation, implementaiton
- Social networks in animal welfare
- Genetics and animal welfare
- Statistics and methodology
- Please note: WAFL especially invites interdisciplinary communications!
Keynotes at WAFL2017
Dan Weary: Innovations in animal welfare: What have we reached and what do we aim for?
Imke de Boer: Can we improve animal welfare and sustainability in concert?
Jens Krause: Animal social networks
Noelle Aarts: The art of dialogue
Jelte Wicherts: The weak spots of contemporary science and how to strengthen it
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:
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.
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