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44th Annual Conference

   Sharing Knowledge to Prepare for the Future

   April 8 - 11, 2018

   Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort, Orlando, FL  USA


Conference attendees will have the opportunity to take advantage of education based on the latest cutting edge academic research, years of experience, and current issues facing the animal transport industry. In addition to our industry-leading educational sessions, attendees had a wide variety of networking opportunities to exchange ideas, continue conversations around sessions, and connect with new and old faces alike.  

ATA hopes to see in this April in Orlando!


Some of our confirmed Presenters:

  • Lacey Alexander - Cargill, Inc.
  • David Beecham - Qatar Airways
  • Jan Bernal - Pfizer, Inc.
  • Andrea Gruber - IATA  
  • Venkateswarly Karicheti - Charles River Lab
  • Steven Kreuser - Pfizer, Inc.
  • Barbara Padalino - University of Bari
  • Karen Schwartzkopf-Genswein - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
  • Jacek Taniewski, DVM - USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services
  • Peter Timoney, DVM - Department of Veterinary Science/University of KY  
  • Robert van Voorthuysen - KLM Cargo
  • Frank Young - Dynasty Marine Associates, Inc.


Experience a world of magic and excitement at the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort located just a few blocks from the entrance to Walt Disney World® Resort and enjoy complimentary shuttle service to all the Disney Orlando theme parks. The ideal blend of comfort, convenience, and style we provide guests a total resort experience near all of Orlando’s most popular attractions and are a short 20-minute drive from Orlando International Airport. From spacious rooms and family-friendly fun, to our rejuvenating full-service spa and two sparkling pools, we are the ultimate Orlando vacation destination.


Take advantage of the special ATA room rate which are from April 3 - 15 to allow you to enjoy the Orlando area attractions.

DEADLINE for ATA's room block is Friday, 16 March 2018 so RESERVE NOW!!!

Reservations - click here


To assist in planning your trip, please visit VISIT Orlando

ATA’s custom Disney Microsite will enable the attendees, as well as those friends and family members that are traveling with them, to individually purchase these specially priced Disney Meeting & Convention Tickets.

As a reminder, these tickets offer pre-arrival savings of 10% on our Full-Multi-Day (2 days or longer) Tickets and include a complimentary bonus visit to an additional Disney Experience at any one of the following (additional details are listed on the web site): 

  • Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park
  • Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park
  • ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex
  • Disney’s Winter Summerland or Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Courses (before 4 p.m.)
  • A round of golf at Disney’s Oak Trail Golf Course 

The site also contains our After 2PM and After 5PM Tickets which are exclusive to ATA meeting attendees.

Disney Ticket Microsite


Early-Bird registration is open.  You must register prior to Friday, 23 February 2018 to received the reduces rates.  
  • ATA Members (full conference) - $625
  • Non ATA Members (full conference) - $875 
  • ATA Members Government/Academics (full conference) - $500 
  • ATA member or non-member one-day - $450 
  • ATA Members Affiliates (full conference) - $650  
After 23 February, rates will be increased, so register NOW!!!

Click here to REGISTER


Nominee submission are now being accepted for the following ATA awards:

  • Robert D. Campbell Memorial
  • International Award
  • Public Service Award
  • Animal Welfare Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • President’s Award

For the full award descriptions - click here

Submission form - click here

Submission must be received no later than Friday, January 26, 2018


There are a number of sponsorship opportunities available during the conference.  See the link below for all of the sponsorship opportunities available.  If you have interest in additional sponsorship opportunities that aren't listed, please feel free to contact us at

Sponsorship Opportunities - click here

Sponsorship Registration - click here


Exhibit opportunities are available to assist your company the chance to gain exposure to those attending the conference.

Exhibit Registration - click here


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