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.

Conference fee – GANA members $99 per person, $129 for Trupanion Breeder Partners, Non-GANA/Trupanion members $149 per person. No split fees for partial attendance and no refunds once reservation is place. Since the fee is per person, if more than one person from your kennel is attending, they must also pay the fee. Discounted rooms are at a first come, first serve basis. Our block is LIMITED so be sure to book soon if you plan to attend. Deadline to sign up for the conference is 2/4/23. The discounted room price expires after 2/4/23, but we do not expect rooms in our block to last that long. 

Preliminary Schedule

Friday 2/24/23

5:30 – 7:30 PM – Happy Hour at the hotel with an open bar and hot snacks!

Saturday 2/25/23

Breakfast provided 7:30 AM

8:30 – 10 AM – How to Keep Your Program Safe: Discussion about scammers, de-platforming on Facebook, and what breeders can do if they find themselves in a vulnerable position from a Breeder’s point of view. Discussion with TellTail.

10:15 AM – 11:15 AM – Genetics of Dog Personality with Dr. Jessica Hekman

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM – Epigenetics and Your Dog with Dr. Jessica Hekman

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM – Lunch hosted by GANA

1:15 PM – 2:45 PM – Stepping Up Your Socials | Create Eye Catching Content with Marissa McGarry

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM – The Biology of Socialization with Dr. Jessica Hekman

4:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Stud Dog Health and Reproduction with Dr. Audrey Kelleman

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM  – Happy Hour at the hotel before dinner

7:30 PM – Dinner hosted by Trupanion – location to be determined

Sunday 2/26/23

Breakfast provided 7:30 AM

8:30 AM – Presentation from Wash N Zip Beds

8:45 AM – Presentation from Trupanion

9:45 AM until your departure for the airport – Round table discussion, open Q&A, mix and mingle with fellow breeders

Conference reservations – Everyone must complete this form – click here

Pay your conference fee – click here

Book a room – click here

Discounted rooms are at a first come, first serve basis. Our block is limited so be sure to book soon if you plan to attend. The discounted rate is $199 per night for a 2-Room Suite 1 King bed. There is a pull out sofa bed in each room if you’d like to share a room with another breeder or bring a friend. 

Closest airport – Phoenix Sky Harbor International airport which is 10-15 minutes from the hotel.  The hotel offers free parking for those driving to the conference.