PAWS Presents Summit for the Elephants, 2012

On March 28, 29, and 30 of 2012, PAWS' Summit for the Elephants in Oakland, CA will bring together individuals who will direct the future of captive elephants. The Summit is presented by our friends at Performing Animal Welfare Society and hosted at the Oakland Zoo. The Elephant Sanctuary's CEO, Rob Atkinson, will be a speaker at the Summit.
For more information or to register, please click here.
Speakers and panel members (in no particular order):

  • Pat Derby and Ed Stewart: Founders, Performing Animal Welfare Society
  • Rob Atkinson: CEO, The Elephant Sanctuary (TES)
  • Joyce Poole and Petter Granli: Founders, ElephantVoices
  • Jan Creamer and Tim Phillips: Founders, Animal Defenders International (ADI)
  • Matt Rossell: Campaign Director, Animal Defenders International (ADI)
  • Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani: Founders, Wildlife SOS India
  • Caitlin O'Connell-Rodwell: Founder, Utopia Scientific
  • Joel Parrott, DVM: Executive Director, Oakland Zoo
  • Colleen Kinzley: Director of Animal Care, Conservation and Research, Oakland Zoo
  • Gina Kinzley: Senior Elephant Keeper, Oakland Zoo
  • Guy Lichty: Curator of Mammals, North Carolina Zoo, Member, Steering Committee for the Elephant Taxon Advisor Group/Species Survival Plan for the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA)
  • Keith Lindsay, Ph.D.: Researcher/Conservation Biologist, Scientific Advisory Committee, Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP)
  • Dagmar Gerdes: Operant Conditioning Manager/Protected Contact, San Juan de Aragon Zoo, Mexico
  • Cindy Machado: Director of Animal Services, Marin Humane Society
  • Gail Laule: President, Active Environments
  • Margaret Whittaker: Consultant, Active Environments
  • Katie Maneeley: Founder, The Animal Agency
  • Anna Ware: Board of Directors, Atlanta Humane Society
  • Deborah Robinson: Volunteer/Elephant Campaign, In Defense of Animals (IDA)
  • Catherine Doyle: Elephant Welfare Specialist/Campaign Director, In Defense of Animals (IDA)
  • Ariel Fagan: Tufts University, Veterinarian Department
  • Cherie Travis: Executive Director, Chicago Commission On Animal Care & Control
  • Winnie Kiiru: Research Associate, Amboseli Elephant Research Project (AERP)
  • Sofie Goetghebeur and Tony Verhulst: Founders, Elephant Haven (European elephant sanctuary)
  • Adam M. Stone: Assistant Curator of Behavioral Management, Elephant Program Manager, ZooAtlanta
  • Leonie Vestering: Wilde Dieren de Tent Uit (Dutch association against the use of wild animals in circuses)
  • Linda Faso: Las Vegas Animal Advocate
  • Martha Golar, Esq.: Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Animal Law
  • Delcianna Winders: Director of Captive Animal Law Enforcement, PETA
  • Denise M. Sofranko, DVM: Field Specialist for Elephants, USDA, APHIS, Animal Care

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