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Friday, 7 February 2014

SPARCS: Igniting interest in canine science

We are thrilled to announce that the Do You Believe in Dog? duo, Julie and Mia, will be attending the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science 2014 Conference #SPARCS2014 in the exciting new role of hosts of the live broadcast. 



This year's line up looks amazing! Presentations from leading canine scientists -- based around the themes of "Aggression" and Conflict; Temperament and Personality and Applying Science in Training -- will take place over the three days:

Ray Coppinger 
Simon Gadbois
Sam Gosling
Kathryn Lord 
Patricia McConnell 
James K. Russell
James Serpell
Monique Udell
Clive Wynne


In our role as commentators, we will be on site at the Jane Pickens Theatre in Newport, interviewing speakers, and providing real-time analysis on the topics raised. Most importantly, we'll connect with the thousands of people tuning in from around the globe. Listeners at home will enjoy a more active role in #SPARCS2014.


How can you get involved?

If you'd like to join us in Rhode Island, there are a few ways to get there:

  1. Join SPARCS: GOLD membership gets you a free ticket to the conference and unlimited access to the recordings of the broadcasts for one year. SILVER membership gets you a 10% discount on tickets for the conference and unlimited access to the recordings of the broadcasts for one year.
  2. Attend the conference: You can buy tickets directly through the SPARCS website here
  3. Tune in to the FREE live stream of the conference from ANYWHERE in the world: You can sign up to be notified when the live stream is active herehttp://caninescience.info/live-stream/
  4. Follow the conference on social media: We'll be making sure people can follow the action on Twitter (follow #SPARCS2014)
Watching SPARCS2013 couch-side with friends on opposite sides of the globe!
We did this last year and it was AWESOME! Obviously not as wonderful as being there in person, but it is an amazing way to access these great scientists when geography tries to get in the way of a good time! So if you're in Denmark, Uruguay, Namibia, Antarctica, Brazil, the Phillipines, or anywhere in between, don't feel like you can't be part of #SPARCS2014, because you can!

More to come as the event approaches...

Mia & Julie
Recap of #SPARCS2013: