Hosted by Can Do Canines
August 19 – 22, 2018
For ADI Accredited Members and Candidate programs only.
Assistance Dogs International (ADI) conducts an international conference every two years to educate our members; facilitate networking opportunities; and share best practices. This year Can Do Canines is hosting the conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A special Thank you to our Presenting Title Sponsors - Can Do Canines and Dogs for Life, Inc.
Please join us for this conference offering keynote speakers, administrative track, breeding track and training tracks. You may attend multiple tracks. The registration form will ask you to select a track(s) you are most interested in attending. Download draft ADI Conference program – UPDATED July 10, 2018.
There will be tours of Can Do Canines offered prior to the conference on Sunday afternoon, August 19th. Pre-registration is required.Bus transportation will be provided from the hotel.
Sunday evening ADI will host a welcome reception and registration check-in.
The ADI Banquet event will be on Tuesday evening. Your meal choice is included in the registration. Spouses or guests are welcome to attend for $50/per guest.
Registration is $450/per person. Early-bird registration $400/per person is available until June 15th. If 4 people register together as a group from the same organization, a 20% group discount will be applied to any additional registrations in the group. The registrations must be done together as a group. Registrations after July 31st will be $500/per person until the conference is sold out. Non-ADI Member Guests of ADI Accredited Members are welcome with registration from the ADI member organization. The discounted hotel room rate is $149/night for Assistance Dogs International group. The hotel reservations link will be provided on the confirmation page.
ADI and Can Do Canines are planning a fantastic conference and hope to see everyone in Minnesota!
Conference registration and hotel booking
Regency Hyatt by Mall of America
3200 East 82st Street
Bloomington, MN 55425 USA
The great news is our membership has overwhelmingly supported this conference. The Hyatt Regency hotel has SOLD OUT of our contracted reduced hotel room rate block. Al Peters from Can Do Canines has been able to negotiate 10 additional rooms at the Hyatt Regency at a higher rate of $199/night until JULY 12th! Click here to book one of the additional rooms. Do not delay in making your reservations ASAP if you want to be at the conference hotel! Click on “Additional Rooms” to access the available rooms at the reduced rate of $199. These rooms are only available from Sunday, August 19th through Wednesday, August 22nd. There are NO rooms available for Saturday, 8/18 at the Hyatt Regency.
Al was also able to secure 25 additional rooms at the Hyatt Place hotel that is 2 long blocks from the Hyatt Regency beginning on Friday, August 17 through Thursday, August 23, 2018. Shuttle service is available from the Hyatt Place to the Hyatt Regency. These standard rooms are at the $149/rate, and the deadline to make reservations is JULY 20th! They do offer a free continental breakfast. Click here to book these rooms.
Please do not DELAY in making your hotel room accommodations! Once these rooms are gone, you will be responsible for securing your own room at other area local hotels.
For information about the hotel shuttle from the airport, click here.
Call for service dog training task demonstrations
Does your organization have a “unique” service dog training task(s) or training method that you are using with your dogs-in-training? ADI is looking for members that can bring a short PowerPoint video clip or bring a demo dog to demonstrate the task(s) during the Training Exchange/Tips session at the conference. Please submit your task(s) demonstration idea using this form to email@example.com no later than friday, June 29, 2018.
Keynote Speaker Sponsorship
The following vendors will be at our conference displaying their products and answering questions:
Bold Lead Designs, LLC
Canine Genetic Services, LLC
Paw Print Genetics