GANA Educational Conference 2023

Embassy Suites by Hilton Phoenix Tempe – 4400 South Rural Road, Tempe, AZ 85282. Click here for photos. February 24-26, 2023. Registration for the event is closed.


Friday, February 24, 2023 

5 PM – 7 PM – Evening Reception hosted by the hotel. Hot snacks and an open bar is available on a first come, first serve basis. 

Saturday, February 25, 2023

Breakfast is available as early as 6 AM

Location: Tempe Ballroom 

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM – Protecting Your Program: A brief presentation by Liza Moon, Director of Community at TellTail and Goldendoodle breeder of 10 years, on how to identify scammers & defend against them (using real-life case studies), and what breeders can do if they find themselves in a vulnerable position online. Followed by Q&A and discussion with Liza and the CEO of TellTail, Brittany Brody. TellTail will also be giving away some amazing products & discounts from a few of their partners while here!

5 minute break

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM – Genetics of Dog Personality with Dr. Jessica Hekman

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM – Epigenetics and Your Dog with Dr. Jessica Hekman

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM – Lunch hosted by GANA in the Upper Foyer

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM – Stepping Up Your Socials | Create Eye Catching Content with Marissa McGarry 

10 minute break

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM – The Biology of Socialization with Dr. Jessica Hekman

5 minute break

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM – Stud Dog Health and Reproduction with Dr. Audrey Kelleman

Following directly after Dr. Audrey Kelleman, Trupanion will give instructions for transportation to and from dinner. 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Breakfast is available as early as 6 AM

Location: Tempe Ballroom

8:30 AM – Presentation from Wash N Zip Beds

8:45 AM – Presentation from Trupanion 

9:45 AM – Presentation from Midwoofery

10:30 AM until your departure for the airport – Round table discussion, open Q&A, mix and mingle with fellow breeders

Lunch on your own due to attendees leaving for the airport at different times on Sunday.

Closest airport – Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport which is 10-15 minutes from the hotel.