Event Details

June 7 – June 10, 2019

2019 BC SPCA Animal Behaviour Science Symposium

Dates: June 7 – June 10, 2019

Location: Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre (4331 Dominion St, Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7)

Featuring a world-renowned line-up of experts and animal behaviour professionals, the 2nd Annual BC SPCA Behaviour Science Symposium will provide a unique opportunity to learn about the art and science of behaviour modification, humane training, and animal welfare.

The event will bring together veterinary, animal training, and animal welfare professionals with the goal of sharing knowledge of behaviour modification science and strengthening ties between the veterinary and science-based training community.

This year, we are thrilled to offer different tracks and optional workshops based on attendees’ profession and interests. Topics will include: canine and feline aggression, collaboration between industries, standards of care in animal welfare, and much more.

Register now!

Ticket Prices

*Please note: Attendees must purchase a conference pass to attend Saturday and Sunday workshops.

AnimalKind accredited dog trainers are eligible for a registration discount. Please contact animalkind@spca.bc.ca to learn how to become accredited.


June 7 – June 10, 2019


Friday: Evening Reception – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Saturday: Conference Day 1 – 8:00 AM to 5:30 PM

Sunday: Conference Day 2 – 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Monday: Learning Lab – 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM


Our 2019 event will include:

  • An evening reception, featuring a welcome from Craig Daniell, Chief Executive Officer of the BC SPCA
  • Hands-on workshops and wet labs with behavioural experts and trainers
  • Two days of science-based seminars presented by internationally renowned speakers
  • Opportunities to network with other like-minded professionals
  • Access to a diverse Exhibit Hall
  • Continuing education credits
  • And much more! For more information on this year’s schedule, please visit our Program page.

Event Location:

Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Centre
4331 Dominion St
Burnaby, BC V5G 1C7


Hotel Bookings:

We are happy to offer a special room rate for conference attendees.

Receive a discounted rate on stays from June 6, 2019 through June 13, 2019 at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Burnaby Conference Centre.

We recommend attendees book early, as rooms are limited. To receive the special room rate, please click here.



If you have any questions, please contact our event team!

Email: abss@spca.bc.ca