Membership categories

There are two membership categories within IAHAIO, based on the scope of activity of the organization within the field of human-animal interactions (HAI): affiliate membership and full membership.
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Application Process

Thank you for your interest in applying for membership of the International Association of Human-Animal Interaction Organizations (IAHAIO). One of the main goals of IAHAIO is to gather together national associations and related organizations to advance the understanding and appreciation of the link between humans and animals. If you think that your organization can benefit from membership of IAHAIO and can contribute to IAHAIO achieving its objectives, then we would be very pleased to receive your application and learn more about your work.
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Annual Meeting

IAHAIO hosts an annual meeting and a yearly symposium for its members which all members are welcome to attend. This provides an excellent opportunity to network with other members and find out about developments within the field of human-animal interactions. Organizations are invited to give presentations on their work and there are workshops and excursions arranged for members. These meetings/symposia usually take place in a different country each year. The procedure how to apply for hosting a yearly meeting + symposium will be announced on our website soon.
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IAHAIO conference stream and AGM 2017, California

IAHAIO is delighted to announce that it will be hosting a dedicated HCAB stream at the ISAZ conference on 24 June 2017 at the University of California, Davis, California, USA. The IAHAIO Annual General Meeting will take place on 23 June. Registration is now open. Full details, including the IAHAIO programme, can be found here. IAHAIO member, Pet Partners, is also offering 6 places to IAHAIO members for their Pet Partners Evaluator Training which will take place during the conference. Further details are available here.

IAHAIO White Paper - Animal assisted interventions

The IAHAIO White Paper outlining definitions and guidelines for animal assisted interventions and wellness of animals involved was endorsed by  IAHAIO members in 2014, and has now been translated into French, German, Dutch and Polish. An essential document for everyone involved in AAI. For further information, click here.

IAHAIO Digital Photo Contest

When you look at HAI, what do you see? HAI around the world

Open to all IAHAIO member organisations, the IAHAIO photo contest invites members to share their images of human-animal interactions with the IAHAIO community and help build our photo library. It carries a first prize of $500. Closing date for submissions is 15 May 2017. For contest rules and instructions. please click here.

Temple Grandin interview

We are delighted to share a video of Temple Grandin being interviewed by IAHAIO Board member, Brinda Jegatheesan, which was shown at the IAHAIO conference in July. Click here to view.

People and Animals: The International Journal of Research and Practice (PAIJ)

We are delighted to announce the launch of the new IAHAIO open-access, peer-reviewed Journal! It publishes articles relating to research, practice and education in HAI and AAI. For further information and to submit abstracts for review for the first issues, please click here.