About The Lemonade Conference

In March of 2020, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and the Fenzi Dog Sports Academy (FDSA) faced a daunting challenge: How does one host an educational conference when COVID-19 is virtually guaranteed to risk the health and safety of participants?

The answer is – you don’t. You cancel because that is the right thing to do.

So you make the decision to cancel, and then you feel terrible. You’ve let people down, you’ve risked a ton of money, and all that work has been lost. But then you remember – you’re a trainer! It’s not about what we can’t do – it’s about what we can do! So you get up, brush yourself off, look around, and find a solution that fits the problem. You take those lemons, squeeze them, add some water, sugar, and a splash of attitude and you make … lemonade!

And that is exactly what happened. Recognizing that our community needed something to look forward to, especially at a time when many of us are struggling for work, we looked for something we could do.

After a night of non-stop brainstorming between IAABC and FDSA, we knew the answer was there within our reach. We could create an online conference with top-notch presenters, interactive opportunities, and a worldwide schedule to reach the largest number of people. We could offer generous scholarships to support our community in a time of need. We could combine the very best that our communities had to offer in the fields of dog behavior, training and dog sports – the best of the best!

And we did exactly that! Working together, IAABC and FDSA created The Lemonde Conference, an online educational extravaganza of unprecedented size and scope – 40+ presenters with two simultaneous classrooms running for three days, 18 hours a day. And for those not available for the live event, we have included a free “library” of all of the presentations, included in your registration fee.

Leading Speakers

Hours Each Day

Days in a Row

The Industry’s Leading Speakers…

Bob Bailey

Stacy Barnett

Hannah Branigan

Sara Brueske

Tom Candy

Peta Clarke 

Lisa Clifton-Bumpass

Suzanne Clothier

Amy Cook

James W. Crosby

Steve Dale

Julie Daniels

Denise Fenzi

Kamal Fernandez

Erica Feuerbacher

Gail Fisher

Julie Flanery

Petra Ford

Megan Foster

Dr. Susan Friedman

Andrea Harrison

Lore Haug

Jessica Hekman

Katenna Jones

Deborah Jones

Dr. Elinor Karlsson

Ruth LaRocque 

Hélène Lawler

Leslie McDevitt

Christopher Pachel

Michele Pouliot

Chelsey Protulipac

Ken Ramirez

Chrissi Schranz

Kathy Sdao

Michael Shikashio

Dr. Kristina Spaulding

Lori Stevens

Sarah Stremming

Jennifer Summerfield

Nancy Tucker

Dr. Valarie Tynes

Mara Velez

Shade Whitesel

Nicole Wiebusch

Sue Yanoff