Dear ISAZ Members,


I cordially invite you to submit a proposal for hosting the ISAZ 2020 conference. We will be looking to hold the 2020 conference outside of North America, following our Orlando, Florida conference in 2019.


Click here to find guidelines for the proposal submission process. The ISAZ Board will begin reviewing proposals on November 15, 2018. If you intend to submit a proposal, please email by November 15, 2018.


In addition, I also invite proposal submissions for hosting the ISAZ 2021 conference, which we are looking to hold in North America. Proposals for the 2021 conference will be due on or before November 15, 2019.


Questions can be directed to


Kind regards,

Cheryl A. Krause-Parello PhD, RN, FAAN

ISAZ President




Dramatic changes in people’s attitudes towards animals and their treatment have occurred in the last 20-30 years. In almost every sphere of animal use – pet keeping, farming, research, conservation, zoos, ecotourism, hunting, and veterinary medicine – people are re-examining and re-evaluating their relationships with animals and the natural world. This process has, in turn, stimulated a growing scientific and scholarly interest in the new field of Anthrozoology: the study of the interactions between human and non-human animals.


What is ISAZ?

The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) was formed in 1991 as a supportive organization for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals.


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Click here find out about the
Society’s journal, Anthrozoös

Click here and scroll to “Applying for Membership or Affiliate Status” to find membership application forms

The mission of ISAZ is to serve the growing community of scholars and scientists working in the field of Anthrozoology (the study of human-animal interactions and relationships) by supporting research, publishing and disseminating new insights and discoveries, and promoting the exchange of knowledge and expertise within the field.



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