ACDN: Conservation Dog Conference 2022

ACDN: Conservation Dog Conference 2022

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Rydges Capital Hill

17 Canberra Avenue

Forrest, ACT 2603


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The ACDN inaugural conference theme is “Working Together: a scientific and practitioner-based exploration of working dogs in conservation."

About this event

The 2022 ACDN conference will bring together a diverse range of scientists, ecologists, government officials, land managers, industry dog handlers and trainers on an international scale to discuss key topics on the use of working dogs in conservation.

Keynote speakers for this conference are:

Dr. Megan Parker, Center for Large Landscape Conservation. Dr. Parker began pioneering training methods for conservation detection dogs in 1996 and has worked on projects across the globe to end wildlife trafficking, stop invasive species and protect wild populations and places. Dr Parker was co-founder of Working Dogs for Conservation.

Dr Romane Cristescu, founding member of Detection Dogs for Conservation. Dr Cristescu co-founded the conservation dog program at University of Sunshine Coast, specalising in quoll and koala data collection and research. Their most recent work includes the deployed of Bear, the koala detection dog, in partnership with IFAW.

The conference is expected to bring together approximately 150 delegates and attendees from across Australasia and around the world to Canberra for this event.

Please note your ticket prices INCLUDES a Conference Dinner ticket.


Please note the conference is now available online. All those who purchase online tickets will be able to live stream the conference. Recordings will also be made available after the conference for anyone that has purchased a general or online ticket.

Venue accomodation at Rydges Canberra is on a first come first serve basis, for room bookings and any related conference accomodation specials, call Rydges Canberra on 02 6295 3144.

The Australasian Conservation Dog Network prides itself on being an inclusive organisation, if you require financial assistance in purchasing a ticket in order to attend this event, please get in touch with us:

$3.30 from each ticket sale will go directly to Carbon Neutral's Plant-a-Tree Program:

The ACDN Conference is doing its part to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions through Carbon Neutral’s Plant-a-Tree program.

This event will follow any government COVID-19 regulations.

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