HERD 2020 CONFERENCE

Sharing Space with Love and Compassion

July 10-12, 2020

The HERD Institute® is proud to present our first conference!

Sharing Space with Love and Compassion

Our conference will offer a wide range of presentations on equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning, with keynote speakers from around the world. Held at the DoubleTree by Hilton, in Lexington, KY. Join us for a weekend of learning, networking, and fun!

 

Friday, July 10, 2020

Pre-Conference Workshops 9am – 4.30pm

Opening Ceremony begins at 6pm

Saturday & Sunday July 11 – 12, 2020

Main Conference Programming 9am – 5pm

July 10-12, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the conference located?

Our conference will be held at The DoubleTree by Hilton in Lexington, Kentucky. We have a conference rate for hotel rooms in the hotel itself, which needs to be booked directly with the hotel via this link for the conference: https://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/L/LEXRRDT-HER-20200710/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

How do I register?

It’s simple, just select your registration type from our menu and complete the registration form and payment. Once you’ve received an official confirmation email from The HERD Institute, you are registered.

Will food be provided?

The HERD Conference will provide light snacks and lunch daily and will have gluten-free and vegetarian options. We also will be hosting a banquet on Saturday evening, that’s included in your registration costs.

Call for Poster Presentations!

Keynote Speaker, Sarah Schlote

Thank you to everyone who has submitted proposals to present at the HERD Conference 2020: Sharing Space with Love and Compassion! We can’t wait to announce all our speakers over the next few weeks.

 

While our team is working hard preparing the conference programming, we want to invite those of you who didn’t want to take center stage to submit proposals for our Poster Session.

Poster Sessions are a great way to get people interested in what you are currently offering, and to share the results of any research you may have conducted. Whether you aim for the top like our Keynote Speaker, Sarah Schlote, pictured here with her award winning poster, or try your hand at presenting your work more informally, Poster Sessions allow you to spend time with other conference attendees geeking out about what you are most passionate about.

Deadline for submissions: December 1st, 2019

To find out more and to submit a Poster, click on the link below:

https://forms.gle/cqZFvA3QRHzJvozr9

Pre-Conference Workshops

Our Pre-Conference workshops will take place on Friday, July 10th, followed by our opening ceremony for the main conference at 6 pm. 

Pre-Conference Workshops Introduction to Equusoma®

Pre-Conference Workshops Introduction to Equusoma®

This 1-day pre-conference workshop provides an introduction to EQUUSOMA®️ and its relevance to the field of equine-facilitated psychotherapy and learning.

Grounded in Somatic Experiencing®️, the polyvagal theory, attachment theory, ethology, equine science, and developmental trauma work  read more

Pre-Conference Holistic Horse & Hoof Workshop

Pre-Conference Holistic Horse & Hoof Workshop

How to promote well-being and build lasting resilience from the hoof up!

This interactive workshop will help you learn how to implement proactive and compassionate horse hoof care and with the respect to the whole horse

 

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Pre-Conference Workshop: Create and Evaluate

Pre-Conference Workshop: Create and Evaluate

The Role of Research in Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy & Learning

Can love and compassion be measured? Yes! In both objective and subjective terms, we the providers, have a responsibility to engage in research regarding the impact of our equine facilitated psychotherapy and learning (EFPL) programs 

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Keynote Speakers 

Barbara Rector

Barbara Rector

Intentional Attention: What happens when we spend time with horses?

We are so honored that the legendary Barbara Rector will be offering a keynote presentation at The HERD Conference!

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Sarah Schlote

Sarah Schlote

The Ponyvagal Theory™️ in Horse-Human Trauma Recovery

The Polyvagal Theory, developed by Dr. Stephen Porges, has been enthusiastically embraced by professionals worldwide for its relevance to trauma recovery read more

Meggin Kirby

Meggin Kirby

I-Thou Horsepersonship : the safe container for ethical, trauma-informed, relational and impactful equine assisted and facilitated psychotherapy

Horse consent, safety and welfare read more

Conference Costs

Early Bird Registration – Registration before March 1, 2020

Non-Member/General: $350  |  HERD Members/Graduates: $250  |  PATH International Members: $250  Students*: $180

* Students must provide valid proof of current enrollment in a university/college program.

Once all additional documents (if applicable) are sent, you will receive a confirmation email from us. Please note, you are not registered until you receive the confirmation email from The HERD.

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General complete the form and complete the financial transaction.

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Members complete the form and complete the financial transaction.

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Path members complete the form and complete the financial transaction.

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Student complete the form and complete the financial transaction.

Book Your Hotel

Hotel Information: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton, Lexington, KY

We are partnering with The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton to host our first conference. Hotel reservations will be made through The DoubleTree directly. Conference Hotel Rate: $119/night

Hotel Information:
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton
2601 Richmond Road
LexingtonKentucky, 40509, USA
1-(859) 268-0060

Questions About Registration

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