December 21, 2014

2012 Symposium

The 2012 ADMA International Sled Dog Symposium will be held on Oct. 12th – 14th at the Pioneer Park Civic Center in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Highlights for this year’s symposium include the Yukon Quest’s 30th birthday party, a best invention contest, the great cooker cook-off, the ADMA fund-raising auction, and a working dog trade fair.  Some of the presentations on the schedule are the History of the Traditional Use of Dogs in Native Alaskan Culture, Mushing 101, the Beringia Race and Mushing on Kamchatka in the Russian Far East, and a Vet Panel Q&A.  Our keynote speaker is Dr. Donna Gigliotti, DC.  Dr. Gigliotti is an animal chiropractor with the skill to detect subtle changes in a dog’s gait, attitude or stance and offer fairly easy treatment options for problems before they become performance limiting.

Back by popular demand is our Best Invention Contest!  Bring in your dog-related invention for a chance to win $100 in prize money donation by the Monson family and Trail Breaker Kennel.  Entries will be on display at the trade fair all weekend, and the winner will be announced on Sunday, Oct. 14th.  Contact Emily Entrikin eentrikin@gmail.com for information on how to enter the contest.

If you’re interested in a booth at the Working Dog Trade Fair, download a trade fair packet here:  2012 Symposium Trade Fair Form or contact Kathy Fitzgerald, Trade Fair Coordinator, directly to reserve your space.  Email: alaskadogmushing@gci.net    Snailmail:  PO Box 74815, Fairbanks, AK  99707    Phone: (907) 385-7322

You can download a complete schedule here:  2012 Symposium Program

You can download speaker biographies here:  2012 bios

Looking for a place to stay?  ADMA Sponsor Hampton Inn and Suites is offering a special rate of $89.99 + Tax for participants. Call (907) 451 1502 and ask for the ADMA symposium rate.  For more information, click above the Hampton Inn logo in the left-hand column.