The International Society for Anthrozoology (ISAZ) held its 27th International conference, "Animals in Our Lives: Multidisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Human–Animal Interactions" from 2 to 5 July, 2018 at the Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Australia. This was the first time the ISAZ held a conference in the southern hemisphere – going Down Under.
ISAZ never held a conference in the southern hemisphere before and we were even more excited to welcome you here. Australia represented a perfect location because we have a large and ever-growing anthrozoology community, and we are home to some of the world’s unique wildlife!
We had an overwhelming response to our call for abstracts and symposia. This has resulted in ISAZ's biggest program ever, with four concurrent sessions per day - six plenary talks, almost 100 oral presentations, 11 symposia and over 50 posters.
In the true spirit of anthrozoology, this conference was open to all disciplines relevant to the study of human–animal interactions. We were so proud to be able to boast a jam-packed program that included something for all of our 240+ delegates, covering a variety of topics from dogs wearing diapers, to conflict with wildlife, to snails on YouTube. The ISAZ 2018 presentation recordings are available online.
Thank you to all delegates, speakers and sponsor representatives who attended and participated in ISAZ 2018 conference. The meeting was a great success!
We acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional owners of the land on which the University of Sydney is built – the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation – and we thank the animals which enrich this country.
ISAZ 2018 Organising Committee
The University of Sydney
Central Queensland University