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2021 Virtual Centers for the Human-Animal Bond Conference November 4th, 2021


Several of the world’s foremost experts, together with our own Christine Olsen (founder of ICofA,) will participate this event as speakers!

2021 Virtual Centers for the Human-Animal Bond Conference

Overview The 2021 Centers for the Human-Animal Bond (CHAB) conference will provide a critical opportunity to bring together a diverse set of national and international academic Human-Animal Interaction centers and institutes. This conference will serve as a platform for interdisciplinary conversation with opportunities for the exchange and discussion of new ideas for future research in regards to animal-assisted interventions and additional dimensions of the human-animal bond. The first CHAB conference was hosted in 2006 and in 2016 a 10-year follow-up conference continued the conversation. Both of these previous conferences resulted in special issues in peer-reviewed journals ( 2008 in JVME and 2018 in HAIB). The 2021 Conference will continue this legacy. Periodic and structured dialogue and coordination by these multi-disciplinary and geographically diverse human-animal interaction centers are critical to accelerating the advancement of the field of human-animal interaction and collaboration across disciplines. The advancement of the field will lead to further understanding regarding the physiological, psychological, and cultural implications of the human-animal bond. Agenda

  • November 4th, 2021: FREE and open to the public. Engaging plenaries and panels on human-animal interaction.

Speakers View the conference speakers Schedule View the conference schedule Contact If you have questions or would like to include your center/institute in the meeting, please email


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