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

*Please note, if you are planning to book your stay to include Thursday (9th) night and/or Sunday (12th) night, you will need to directly book with the DoubleTree via phone at 1-859-268-0060.

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.

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 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 read more

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*
*Does not include Pre-Conference workshops – to register for the pre-conference workshops, please contact Sarah Morehouse at sarah@herdinstitute.com

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

*Please note, if you are planning to book your stay to include Thursday (9th) night and/or Sunday (12th) night, you will need to directly book with the DoubleTree via phone at 1-859-268-0060.

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

Questions About Registration

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