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31st International Society for

Anthrozoology Conference
July 7 - 9, 2022   |  Hosted by Boise State University

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We heard you and we're going online!

The International Society for Anthrozoology would like to invite you to the 2022 conference hosted by the Department of Anthropology at Boise State University. The conference will be held online July 7 - 9, 2022. The International Society for Anthrozoology was formed in 1991 as a supportive organization for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a non-profit, non-political organization with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals. We are excited to welcome scholars and members of the public around the world to our event.

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Conference Theme

The theme for ISAZ 2022 is “Anthrozoology in Translation: Communicating Research from and to Multiple Audiences.” Whether we are talking about wildlife, farm animals, captively housed wild animals, or companion animals — humans’ attitudes toward, and relationships with, animals are constantly evolving. The conference will feature livestreamed symposia, talks, workshops, and panels discussing the current state of research on human-animal relationships and the ways they have changed over time, complemented by OnDemand talks and poster sessions that address the theme and the broader field of anthrozoology. 

Whether disseminating research findings, training practitioners, or working with the public, research must be shared to be useful. This theme invites critical thought on all the ways communication exists in anthrozoology. The conference will feature plenary speakers from diverse backgrounds, live symposia that align with this year’s theme, and poster presentations to showcase current anthrozoological research. 

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Who should attend?

Each year, the ISAZ conference welcomes a range of scholars, researchers, teachers, students, and practitioners interested in discussing human-animal relationships. This year is no different. From mental health providers to veterinarians, cognition researchers to welfare and ethics scientists, we want to encourage a broad discussion of the many ways our lives intersect with, and impact, other species. We also encourage joining ISAZ to access a range of membership benefits, including discounts on conference attendance.

Registration details will be live soon!

In the meantime, we reopened abstract and symposia submissions. We realize some individuals did not submit their amazing work due to concerns about travel. We wanted to make it possible for those individuals to join us in sharing their work and celebrating anthrozoology.