KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2018

“His stories, alone, are worth the price of admission”

Doug Cress
Chief Executive Officer
World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA)
and co-author of In My Family Tree: A Life with Chimpanzees
Keynote Speaker
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CAZA / AZAC 2018 Conference

As a reporter at publications such as the Washington Post and Sports Illustrated, Mr. Cress soon found himself with an unquenchable interest in primates. That avocation soon became a vocation as he took positions with, among other organizations, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Orangutan Conservancy and the Pan African Sanctuary Alliance (PASA).

Among his publications, is the book he co-wrote with Sheila Siddle called In My Family Tree: A Life with Chimpanzees that tells the story of Siddle and her journey from running a cattle ranch in Zambia to building the Chimfunshi Wildlife Orphanage. The orphanage would go on to become the largest private primate sanctuary in the world. His other publications include Palm Oil Paradox: Sustainable Solutions to Save the Great Apes, Exotic Consumerism: Illegal Trade in Live Animals and Stolen Apes: The Illicit Traffic in Chimpanzees, Gorillas, Bonobos and Orangutans.

Doug Cress is the Chief Executive Officer of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA). He will be joining us as our keynote speaker on Wednesday, September 12.

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“Her insights are sure to impress and motivate”

Dr. Stephanie Allard
Director of Animal Welfare
Detroit Zoological Society
Keynote Speaker
Thursday, September 13, 2018
CAZA / AZAC 2018 Conference

It was the 1880s, the circus was in town and, as Detroit residents were to soon find out, it was to be the travelling road show’s last stop—it had run out of money. Unwilling to let the animals starve to death, local residents took up a collection to care for them.

Such were the humble beginnings of the Detroit Zoological Society, now home to, among other things, the Center for Zoo Animal Welfare and the Polk Penguin Conservation Center, the largest facility for penguins in the world.

Dr. Stephanie Allard is the Director of Animal Welfare at the Detroit Zoological Society and and she will be joining us as our keynote speak on Thursday, September 13. Don’t miss it!

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“Fosters increases in transparency between scientist and society”

Michael Brunt
Doctoral student
Animal Welfare Program, UBC
Keynote Speaker
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
CAZA / AZAC 2018 Conferenc
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Michael holds an Honours B.Sc. specializing in Zoology from the University of Guelph and a M.Sc. in Population Medicine specializing in Applied Ethology from the Ontario Veterinary College. He is a Registered Master Laboratory Animal Technician with the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science and a Certified Manager of Laboratory Animal Resources with the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science.

Michael served on the organizing committee for the 20th World Congress of Disaster and Emergency Medicine. He currently sits on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Association for Laboratory Animal Science and the Americas and Caribbean Regional Committee of the International Council for Laboratory Animal Science.

Michael Brunt is an international speaker and participates at all levels to foster increases in transparency between scientist and society. He currently is pursuing doctoral studies with the Animal Welfare Program at the University of British Columbia.

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