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2019 Conference Handouts

2020 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - October 8-11

Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2020 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference and Annual Meeting, presented by title sponsor Purina, will feature an impressive array of educational sessions presented by industry experts. The keynote award luncheon has been a perennial highlight. Attendees also enjoy the opportunities to catch up with old friends at various discussion forums and social receptions and network while visiting our growing exhibit hall. 

You will want to visit this page often as we will update conference information as it becomes available. This includes online registration. Make sure your membership and contact information are up to date with the PATH Intl. office so you don’t miss important information and the opening of registration.

Registration Information - To Come

October 8-11, 2020

2020 CONFERENCE LOCATION - Check back for booking information

The Marriott St. Louis Grand

800 Washington Ave
St. Louis, MO 63101
 
Phone(314) 621-9600
 

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

A broad spectrum of session content is needed each year to offer a rich and rewarding experience for all attendees. At this time PATH Intl. is conducting a call for abstracts. You are invited to submit an abstract highlighting your organization's innovations or personal research and how they may benefit the equine-assisted activities and therapies field. 

Abstract submission will be handled electronically only.

Click here to download abstract information.

Click here to begin the abstract submission process.

Want your abstract to stand out? Click here for a video on writing better abstracts.

Abstracts must be submitted to PATH Intl. by March 3, 2020, 11:59 p.m. MST. No submissions will be accepted after March 3.

VOLUNTEERS

PATH Intl. and the Conference Host Committee are always looking for members to volunteer at the conference. There are many places to volunteer. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information. Or download the Volunteer Descriptions form (coming soon for 2019).

CONFERENCE SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS

We have had many wonderful sponsors and exhibitors over the past years. Their participation is what makes it possible to host these fun and educational events and allows us to award scholarships to dozens of deserving attendees. We want to sincerely thank them for their support.

Learn more about becoming a sponsor

If you would like to exhibit at the conference, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Click here for information.

SILENT AUCTION AND REGISTRATION BAG DONATION

Do you know a company that would like to advertise by donating a piece to include in conference registration bags? Do you have an item you would like to donate to the silent auction? Download the donation form. Questions? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. And thank you for participating in this fun event!

JAMES BRADY PROFESSIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD NOMINATIONS

The James Brady Professional Achievement Award recognizes the contributions made to the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). The award is presented in the name of James Brady to recognize a professional who has made contributions in the creation or development of industry-advancing ideas, initiatives, programs or events, and the winner will demonstrate a sustained and lasting contribution to the EAAT industry, both within and outside of PATH Intl. Click here for criteria and forms.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS - Applications coming soon

It is the desire of PATH Intl. to provide the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting, and the association works diligently to obtain funding sources for such scholarships. As leaders in the industry, we are committed to providing our members with opportunities for continuing education and professional development to ensure sustainability within the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). We are excited to offer this unique opportunity. 
 

AWARD NOMINATIONS 

Do you know of an outstanding PATH Intl. Instructor or Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, a hardworking volunteer, a dedicated volunteer veterinarian or dependable equine deserving of many carrots and hugs? We want to hear about them! Each year PATH Intl. honors riders, certified professionals, volunteers, volunteer veterinarians, equines and contributing professionals from each region at our awards ceremony—they are, after all, the backbone of and the reason for our incredible organization! 

Nominations for regional award categories (credentialed professional, volunteer, equine, veterinarian) must be submitted by December 31, 2019. This is to ensure that regional winners are notified in time for the 2020 region conferences.

Equestrian of the year awards (child/youth, adult/independent adult and PATH Intl. Equine Services for Heroes) are national awards, and the nomination deadline for this category is May 31, 2019.

Click for nomination forms.

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Additional Sponsors

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