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The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology 2019

  • 19 Jul 2019
  • 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • 21 Jul 2019
  • 5:00 PM (PDT)
  • Seattle, University of Washington, Kane110


  • Groups of 5 or more

In person registration is closed - please join us on the livestream and recording
Register here for livestream/recording

This registration is for you if you plan to come in person to Seattle. If you can't make it in person, please click here to register for the online livestream version: Livestream: The Convergence of Human & Animal Training and Technology 2019

Attention people teachers and trainers! Attention animal trainers! Your worlds are about to collide in a truly phenomenal way. Join us in scenic Seattle in July to learn from the best in both fields. Your skills and knowledge will jump to the next level when you hear what these visionaries have to teach you. The best lessons are taught to us by our students, and you'll hear about the insights that top teachers and trainers have gained from dogs, children with intellectual disabilities, whales, elite athletes, surgeons and more.

If that's not enough awesomeness for one conference, you'll also be blown away by the technology available and in development to help with data collection, reinforcement, machine learning, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and more.

This is an unprecedented opportunity to expand your horizons and find out what's going on at the leading edge of human and animal training. Expand your thinking and skills beyond the bounds of experience from working in one field. Sign up now to ensure that you get one of the 300 in-person spots.

This event is brought to you by RYANO and TAGteach International.

Prices in USD

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You should come if...

  • You're a Behavior Analyst
  • You're a TAGteacher
  • You're an animal trainer
  • You're a sport coach, classroom teacher, business leader or other teacher or manager of people
  • You're a parent
  • You're fascinated by behavior
  • You're interested in being on the leading edge of teaching, training and technology as applied to these

Continuing Education

CEUS pending from:

CEUS approved from:

14 from KPA
14 from IAABC

6 from NACSW for CNWI

14 from BACB


This is the list of speakers (in no particular order). Hold onto your hats, because this line up will blow your socks off!

Theresa McKeon

Ken Ramirez

Susan Friedman

Ryan O'Donnell

Joe Layng

Anne Wormald

Alejandro Diaz

Susan Schneider

Kathy Sdao 

Ann Bergeron

Annie Escalante

Andy Chavez

Adam Dreyfus

Christina Alligood


We've asked our speakers to tailor their talks to our theme of the convergence of animal and human training. There is a lot that animal trainers can learn from human trainers and vice versa. Our human learners can (mostly) talk to us and tell us what they like and what they don't. They are more forgiving than animals in some ways and less forgiving in others. Our animal learners talk to us only with their behavior and so reading body language is an essential skill in animal training that human trainers can benefit from too. This is the first event of its kind which brings human and animal trainers together for the express purpose of aligning our practice, and that integrates leading edge technology both in the delivery and the subject matter. We're excited and we expect a fabulous response to this unprecedented event!

Streaming and Live spots

Can't make the trip to Seattle? We're arranging a livestream and recorded option as well.  This is available for those who would prefer to join online or can't make the travel to the physical location. We know there are competing events in everyone's life.  Additionally, it's quite impactful on the environment to travel and attend an event.

As such, we've made sure that you can log in online and watch the events as they occur throughout the day. The livestream quality depends on the venue - so if you're signing up early, know that we guarantee the on-demand video 30-days after the event. We expect a high quality livestream at the university as they have top notch tech there.

Each participant will also receive access to a recording of the event for 30 days only after the event. This will be a link to stream it to your device. We will not be sending out CDs. It's a perfect option if you're already committed when we're holding the live event but still want to join the community and movement. Each presentation will also come along with materials that allow you to immediately use the skills and create your personal action plan.

PLEASE NOTE: you must register before the event to get access to the livestream and recording for 30 days. We will most likely not be selling the recording after the fact.

Click here to register for the livestream: Livestream: The Convergence of Human Training, Animal Training and Technology 2019

*Streaming is best with a dedicated direct line. Although the event can be streamed through 4G and LTE and wireless connections, it's recommended that you plan to attend with a direct ethernet connection with at least 5Mb/s connection. We're glad to answer any questions about this at the contact information below. All attendees will receive a recording of the event as a part of registration. Data usage fees may apply and are your sole responsibility.

A Day at the RANCH - SOLD OUT


Begin your conference experience a day early and join fellow attendees at Karen Pryor Clicker Training's National Training Center, The Ranch.  This stunning 13-acre property is located in Graham, Washington, just one hour southeast of the Seattle-Tacoma airport.

Ken Ramirez, a 40+ year veteran of animal care and training, will present two lectures and training demonstrations throughout the day.  You'll also have the chance to get a brief taste of trying to train one of the resident mini donkeys, alpacas, or goats!

This special event sold out in less than 2 weeks last year, so be sure to register right away to get a spot if you're interested.

Location: Graham, Washington - approx 1 hour from Sea-Tac airport (attendees responsible for their own transportation - parking available)

Cost: $175.00 per person - Includes snacks, full lunch, 2 Ken Ramirez lectures, and live training sessions


You will get a discount code for 50% off the Introduction to TAGteach Level 1 Certification online course. This coupon is accepted at the TAGteach Online Learning Center (9 CEUs from IAABC, CCPDT and KPA) and at Precision Teaching University.

BCBAs can earn 10.5Type 2 BACB CEUs by taking the course at PTU.

Pricing (USD)

Regular Pricing

Public In-person: $350


Student In-person: $175

Students: send proof of enrollment (screen shot of you logged in to your school account will do) to joan@tagteach.com to get the discount code

Students - you also qualify for a $250 discount off the price of the Intro to TAGteach online course. Please request the code when you email and don't sign up for it within the conference registration process.

TAGteacher In-person: $300

Groups of 5 or more: $300

Registered Charity: $300

Send email to joan@tagteach.com for charity or group discount


University of Washington, Kane120


The main conference will run on Sat-Sun with a full slate of speakers and a panel discussion -  click here for schedule

Friday July 19th will be a BONUS day with registration and some surprise events in the afternoon! If you get in early there will be some more options for networking and learning.


You can request a full or partial refund within 30 days of the conference if you attend the entire event and are dissatisfied. This request must be in writing, must explain the reason and the amount requested. You’ll be the first person in over 150 of our events ever to request a refund.


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