Saturday Evening, November 8
1001 Riverside Drive
Burbank, CA 91506
Complimentary parking is available.
The hotel is located approximately 3 miles from the Pickwick Gardens Conference Center.
Complimentary parking is available.
The Courtyard Marriott, PAWS' conference hotel, is NOW SOLD OUT. For a list of other hotels in the area, click here.
There will be NO hotel-provided shuttle service to and from area airports. For more transportation information, click here.
Catherine Doyle: email@example.com — for questions regarding conference schedule, topics and speakers. (323) 301-5730
PAWS Office: (209) 745-2606 M-F, 9-4 PST; firstname.lastname@example.org — general information as well as registration and ticket sales.
The Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) presents the 2014 International Captive Wildlife Conference, a premier global summit that focuses on the confinement and use of captive exotic and wild animals, especially those used in entertainment. Its aim is to educate, stimulate critical discussion, and promote action to protect and improve the welfare of captive wildlife.
The PAWS conference is a highly anticipated event that attracts people from around the world and features exciting speakers who are leaders in their fields, including scientific research, ethics, law, animal care and welfare, and conservation.
PAWS has been presenting conferences since 1992, and this year’s event is a special one: PAWS is celebrating its 30th year of rescue, sanctuary care, education and advocacy for captive wildlife and performing animals. To celebrate this important milestone, we will be presenting a special anniversary gala on Saturday night. We hope you will join us for this exceptional weekend!
Why you should attend this conference:
Saturday, November 8 | ELEPHANTS
Sunday, November 9 | CAPTIVE WILD ANIMALS
Monday, November 10 | CAMPAIGNS & ADVOCACY
2014 Conference Speakers & Moderators
Click here to view a list of speakers and moderators. Current as of 10/23/2014, subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.
2014 Conference Program
Click here to view a daily schedule of topics/speakers. Current as of 10/23/2014, subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.
THREE-DAY CONFERENCE | $250 general; $175 students (I.D. required)
THREE-DAY CONFERENCE + GALA | $330 general; $250 students (I.D. required)
ONE-DAY CONFERENCE ONLY | $100 general; $75 students (I.D. required)
PAWS 30TH ANNIVERSARY GALA ONLY | $130
Conference price includes: morning and afternoon refreshments, vegan lunch, free parking. Price does not include:transportation, lodging, or any meals not mentioned.
Gala ticket price includes: evening reception with light appetizers, gourmet vegan buffet dinner, dessert, two complimentary drink tickets, no-host bar, live and silent auctions, entertainment featuring singer/actress Kat Kramer, cirque performances by Nathalie Gaulthier's award-winning Le PeTiT CiRqUe — an all-kid humanitarian cirque company, and our special evening program.
For more information on the PAWS Gala, click here.
Register by September 15th to receive a complimentary pass to one ARK 2000 Open House — a $50 value! No expiration date. Open houses are held each year on the second Saturday in May and the second Saturday in December. You will receive your pass at conference check-in.
To register online using PayPal,
click on the "Register Now!" link above.
To register by phone using your credit card,
call our office at 209-745-2606
Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST
PAWS table levels and sponsorship opportunities are available.
Click here for more information on purchasing sponsorships.
Burbank Bob Hope Airport (BUR) is closest to the hotel and conference facility (about .3 miles to hotel). Airlines flying into Burbank include Southwest, United, Alaska, US Airways and Jet Blue.
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) may provide a less expensive option and it serves more airlines. It is about 30 miles from the hotel.
Transportation From Airport To Hotel
Flying into BUR: A one-way taxi ride from airport to hotel is about $10.00.
Flying into LAX: A one-way ride from the airport to Burbank using Prime Time shuttle costs $37.05 (http://www.primetimeshuttle.com). Super Shuttle charges $28.00 (http://www.supershuttle.com). These rates are for multi-passenger service, meaning that the shuttle will be making more than one stop to drop off passengers. A one-way taxi ride costs about $75.00.Both the hotel and the conference center offer complimentary parking.
Registration closes October 31, 2014!