Sean Will
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[Round] Barbara Heidenreich.png
[Wix Speaker Round] Jesús Rosales-Ruiz.png
Maasa Nishimuta.png

The 3rd Annual CAAWT Conference
July 25 - 30

Annual Conference Featuring the Latest in Constructional Training Approaches

In our 3rd Annual CAAWT conference, we will have Barbara Heidenreich as the keynote speaker and Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz, Dr. T. V. Joe Layng, Sean Will, and Maasa Nishimuta as speakers. This year's conference will include presentations on goal setting, nonlinear contingency analysis, enhancing learning by minimizing extinction, building cues through Constructional Affection, and an application of Constructional Aggression Treatment with a herd of wild-caught antelope and other hoofstock. 


This is an international 6-day virtual conference. We will have one presentation per day, and five presentations at the conference. On the last day, all the speakers will join for a panel discussion and extended Q&A. The conference will be from July 25th to 30th (U.S. Eastern Time). 

Discount and Early-Bird registration are available.

Early-Bird registration is available until 5/31.

We welcome staff and volunteers working at animal shelters, rescue organizations, zoos, aquariums, animal hospitals, animal trainers, students in college and university, anyone who is interested in behavior analysis and the Constructional Approach! We hope to spend these six days with all the attendees to learn, think, and discuss together!

Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
All the profits from the conferences funded free programs that CAAWT offers for
individuals and facilities that oversee the care of animals.

Past conference

We have been hosting the Constructional Approach to Animal Welfare and Training Conference since 2020!

2021 Conference

The 2nd annual CAAWT conference was held for the  English and Japanese audience. We had Dr. Jesús Rosales-Ruiz and Dr. T.V. Joe Layng as our keynote speakers and Sean and Maasa as speakers. Please visit this page for more information about the conference program.

2020 Conference 

In 2020, we held our 1st annual CAAWT conference was held for the Japanese audience. We had Kellie Snider as our keynote speaker and Sean and Maasa as speakers. 

Enjoy a special message from Barbra Haidenreich!