FCF Conference 2021
Annual Feline Conservation Foundation Conference
May 26 - 30, 2021  ·  Embassy Suites Phoenix

We can't wait to see you at the annual FCF conference 2021 in beautiful Phoenix Arizona. Our hosts Wildlife World Zoo, Aquarium, and Safari Park will be sure to make this a conference to remember. FCF Conference is fun, interactive, educational, and full of networking! We will offer professional development courses, hands on workshops, educational guest speakers, host of annual membership and board meeting, silent auction, awards banquet and of course zoo day! 

Agenda
Wednesday, May 26
8:00 AM
8:00 AM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This course was designed for volunteers, novice keepers, students, and anyone interested in acquiring a wild feline.
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
This course is a deeper dive in the husbandry and care of wild felines. It's intended for keepers, volunteers, managers and hobbyists to further their knowledge and professional development. .
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Managers reception free drinks and light snacks
Thursday, May 27
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
The goals of this workshop is to transfer knowledge that is not easily accessible through standard information channels, while maximizing what we can learn from one another within an interactive framework.
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Annual board meeting all are welcome to join
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
This workshop is designed for keepers, educators, volunteers, and anyone who communicates to guests and visitors. We have created a hands on, interactive approach to interpreting our message and highlighting our conservation goals to the public.
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
This workshop is designed for keepers, educators, volunteers, and anyone who is interested in furthering your knowledge in breeding and neonate care of wild felines.
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Come meet other FCF members, network, tell stories, eat, drink and have fun!
Friday, May 28
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
A multi-location operant conditioning system and method (U.S. Patent No. 9324244) consisting of a user location and one or more remote networked subject locations.
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
A 4 day old Malayan tiger cub needed outside the box care. Dawn Strasser, Head Keeper of Neonatal Care and Quarantine, and Hand Raising Resource Center Advisor at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will walk you through this case study.
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
This tabletop exercise is a discussion-based session where the participants will examine a series of emergency scenarios that can and have occurred in zoological institutions.
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hear from FCF's federal lobbyist Bill Hanka and ZAA's state lobbyist Alan Smith
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
This meeting is held annually at the conference to go over updates, and changes to the organization. Please bring questions and suggestions for future consideration. We will be accepting nominations for Vice President, Treasure, and 1 Board seat.
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
You will hear from 5 successful fundraising campaigns at other institutions that you can implement to help raise funds for your mission or FCF conservation fund.
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Learn from expert small cat conservationists Jim Sanderson about current projects and the state of wild cats around the world.
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
David Kleven from Animal Care Software will discuss what's new with record keeping, its history, and why keeping quality records is important.
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Managers reception free drinks and light snacks
Saturday, May 29
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Sunday, May 30
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
All are welcome to start planning for the next year
12:00 PM
12:00 PM
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LOCATION
Embassy Suites Phoenix, 10 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3114
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Location: Embassy Suites Phoenix, 10 East Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-3114