Canine Science Conference

 Arizona Science Center, Phoenix, AZ 
 18-20 Oct 2019 
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Arizona State University

Department of Psychology:

College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Cialdini Leap Forward Funds
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The Conference

The Canine Science Conference returns Oct 18-20, 2019

After the success of the first International Canine Science Conference we are going ahead with a return to Phoenix this year.

We will start at 12:30 pm (registration opens at 11:30 am) on Friday and end at 1:00 pm on Sunday.


Posters need to fit on boards which are 4' high by 8' wide.

That's about 1.2 x 2.4 m


Keynote Speakers

Sarah Marshall-Pescini
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Elaine Ostrander
Clive Wynne

Gregory Berns,

Emory University

Sarah Marshall-Pescini,

VetMed University, Vienna

Michael Hennessy,

Wright State University

Evan MacLean,

University of Arizona

Elaine Ostrander,

National Human Genome Research Inst.

Clive Wynne,

Arizona State Univeristy


Click here to register for the conference.

Non Student                                 $350

Student (show ID at check in)       $160


Venue, Hotels & Food/Drink


Phoenix is sometimes referred to as the "Valley of the Sun" for reasons that will become obvious when you visit. The climate in October will still be hot (daytime highs above 30C / 86F). The chance of rain is slim.

Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX) has excellent connections throughout North America and daily direct flights to London Heathrow. The conference center is less than 15 mins by car from the airport. Uber, Lyft and city cabs pick up at the airport.



CREATE at Arizona Science Center is located at 7th and Washington Street in downtown Phoenix and is accessible from Interstates 10 and 17, as well as the Metro Valley Light Rail. Garage parking is available at 5th and Monroe streets (see map below).


Arizona State Univeristy has negotiated preferential rates at several nearby hotels. Follow these links to make your bookings (prices may change & do not include local taxes: distances are approximate).

Hyatt Regency $165/night 0.4 miles (600m) from venue

Residence Inn Phoenix Downtown $145/night 0.6 miles (1km) from venue

Hilton Garden Inn $124/night 0.5 miles (800m) from venue

More hotels with ASU rates can be found here (select Downtown Phoenix Campus).


Some of our favorite nearby eateries and drinkeries include:


  • Pizzeria Bianco, 623 E Adams St.

  • The Arrogant Butcher,  2 E Jefferson St #150

  • Cornish Pasty, 7 W Monroe St.

  • Harumi Sushi, 114 W Adams St Suite C101

  • Welcome Diner, 929 E Pierce St.

  • Gallo Blanco, 928 E Pierce St.

  • The Breadfruit & Rum Bar (and good cocktails too!) 108 E Pierce St.

Cocktail Bars:

  • Melinda's Alley, Renaissance, 50 E Adams St.

  • Valley Bar, 130 N Central Ave.

  • Bitter & Twisted, 1 W Jefferson St.

  • Little Rituals, Residence Inn, 132 S Central Ave 4th Floor

  • Blue Hound Kitchen & Cocktails, 2 E Jefferson St.

  • Cobra Arcade, 801 N 2nd St. #100

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Peruse the (final, we think) program here


Participants in the 2017 Canine Science Conference