You've waited. You've wondered. You've asked. And now you should know.
The IFC is pleased to share with you more details about the upcoming 2011 Symposium!
Mark your calendars, pack your bags and get ready for some fun in the sun! It's time to make your travel plans to attend the informational and social ferret event of the year at the Fiesta Resort Conference Center in Tempe, AZ! We have obtained a wonderful room rate at a comfortable, relaxing and well located resort with numerous amenities and put together a panel of speakers -- some new and some returning favorites -- who are sure to make those some of your most pleasant days of the year! Not to mention there will be the fun little extras that always make the trips special.
More information will follow, but in a nutshell, here it is:
What: The 2011 IFC Symposium
When: June 3 - 5, 2011
Where: Fiesta Inn Resort Conference Center, Tempe, AZ (Phoenix area)
Cost: Registration fees are
$175 for 3 day regular attendee
$80 one day regular attendee. Limit 1 one day pass per person.
$40 for the optional speaker dinner.
Registration includes all breaks and lunch on Friday and Saturday.
Discounts available for shelter operators or vet techs/vet students.
A discount is also available for those registering early!
Hotel rates are $75/night for a double room, $89/night for a triple and $99/night for a quad. Two HOT breakfasts daily are included in the room price so that will cover another meal. Hor d'oeuvres are served in the evening as well.
Returning as MC is Joel Vanderbush. Speakers include:
Dr. Matti Kiupel - ECE and Vaccine Research
Dr. Robert Wagner - Adrenal Disease and Vaccine Research
Dr. Jerry Murray - First Aid Kit Workshop; ADV
Dr. Avery Bennett - The Most Common Ferret Surgeries
Bev Lowton - English Art of Ferreting
Barb Carlson - Nursing Sick Ferrets Back to Health at Home
Ailigh Vanderbush - Ferret Behavioral Problems
We have taken extra efforts to reduce costs as much as possible and are providing some additional workshops for both shelter operators and the general attendee. More information will follow and, as usual, discussion about the symposium and roommates will be available on the yahoo list at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/ferret_symposium/
Speakers will be announced and updated on the IFC website at ferretcongress.org
as they are confirmed.
A special thank you to our sponsors: ferretdepot.com
, PetSmart Charities, Oxbow, Petfinder.com, and Melatek, L.L.C.
Stay tuned for additional information about the resort and the event.
Renee Downs, writing for The International Ferret Congress
"Eventually we will realize that if we destroy the ecosystem we destroy ourselves." Jonas Salk
"The most effective way to do it, is to do it." Amelia Earhart
It's amazing how much can be accomplished if nobody cares who gets the credit!
Ferret Emergency Response, Rescue & Evacuation Team (F.E.R.R.E.T.)http://www.ferretemergency.org