2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting
A Rockin' Good Time
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting in Cleveland, OH. Look for a conference summary article in the winter edition of PATH Intl. Strides. The call for papers for the 2016 conference in Williamsburg, VA, November 2-5, will be announced in late January.
2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting - November 4-7
Targeted at the ever-growing group of professionals in equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT), the 2015 Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International (PATH Intl.) Conference and Annual Meeting, sponsored by Purina, will feature an impressive array of educational sessions presented by industry experts. The Horse Expo and keynote luncheon have been perennial highlights. Attendees also enjoy the opportunities to catch up with old friends at various discussion forums and social receptions and network while visiting our growing exhibit hall. And not to be missed is the annual awards banquet designed to celebrate the innovation, hard work and spectacular accomplishments of the EAAT industry.
You will want to visit this page often as we will update conference information as it becomes available. This includes online registration. A hard copy of the registration brochure and registration form will also be available in the summer Strides issue, so make sure your membership and contact information are up to date with the PATH Intl. office so you don’t miss this important issue.
Advance your career and industry as you network with colleagues and rock n’ roll with your friends. Register now or click the image on the right to download a registration book and form. Space is limited so register now to save $100 off standard registration and $135 off onsite registration. Early registration ends September 17, 2015. Secure your spot for this billboard-topping education event.
The 2015 PATH Intl. Conference, Annual Meeting and Horse Expo will feature tracks for instructors, program staff, participants and volunteers. Along the way, there will be some great surprises to encourage attendees to make the most of the time spent with their friends, colleagues and mentors. This will be an extraordinary conference experience.
2015 CONFERENCE LOCATION
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel
24 Public Square
Cleveland, Ohio 44113
We have confirmed with the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel that there are rooms, including doubles, available at the hotel.
Due to system limitations with the hotel online and phone reservations, the general Marriott reservation team is not able to guarantee double rooms. However, rooms are available! Please contact the hotel's direct group housing person, Laura Linares (216) 902-4101, to make your reservation and/or to follow up on your reservation.
Looking for fun things to do in Cleveland?
PATH Intl. and the Conference Host Committee are always looking for members to volunteer at the conference. There are many places to volunteer. Click here for the Volunteer Contact Information form and job descriptions.
CONFERENCE SPONSORS AND EXHIBITORS
We have had many wonderful sponsors over the past years. Their participation is what makes it possible to host these fun and educational events and allows us to award scholarships to dozens of deserving attendees. We want to sincerely thank them for their support.
A highlight of the conference is our exhibit hall. With nearly 1,000 attendees, both exhibitors and attendees alike have had a great time networking and checking out what’s new in the industry.
SILENT AUCTION AND REGISTRATION BAG DONATION
Do you know of an outstanding PATH Intl. Instructor or Equine Specialist in Mental Health and Learning, a hardworking volunteer, a dedicated volunteer veterinarian or dependable equine deserving of many carrots and hugs? We want to hear about them! Each year PATH Intl. honors riders, certified professionals, volunteers, volunteer veterinarians, equines and contributing professionals from each region at our awards ceremony—they are, after all, the backbone of and the reason for our incredible organization! We have simplified the nomination process. Visit our Awards Nominations page to read the instructions and to download the fillable PDF nomination forms.
PATH Intl. continues to work diligently to obtain funding sources to ensure the maximum opportunity to underwrite registration scholarships for the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.
Everyone is encouraged to apply! Click below to download applications.
2015 PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting Scholarship
As leaders in the industry, we are committed to providing our members with opportunities for continuing education and professional development to ensure sustainability within the field of equine-assisted activities and therapies (EAAT). We are excited to offer this unique opportunity for those new to the field and those who have been a part of the field to experience the PATH Intl. Conference and Annual Meeting.
2015 Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Learning Scholarship
We are very proud that the Marjorie V. Kittredge Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy and Equine-Assisted Learning (EFP/EAL) Scholarship will be awarded annually to a person who is an EFP/EAL professional or studying to become one.