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WAFL2017 Provisional Programme

Tuesday 5th September

9:00 Registration & coffee
9:30 Welcome and introduction to Innovation Day program
9:45 Innovation Day Key Note: Dan Weary Innovations to improve animal welfare: what have we reached and what should we aim for?
10:15 Selected pitches on new innovative ideas, Topic 01 Innovation day 
13:00 Lunch
14:00 ‘Innovation market’: one-on-one interactions with innovators, scientists and end-users of new welfare improving ideas.... A lively market where you can engage with colleagues, debate relative merits of a new finding or simply listen to how others think we can improve livestock husbandry.
16:00 Plenary discussion and voting for the best innovation on the innovation market.
Evening programme: Welcome cocktail & evening buffet dinner, registration
(included in conference fee)


Wednesday 6th Sept 2017

7:30 Registration & Coffee
8:30 Opening & Welcome
9:00 Keynote 1: Imke de Boer Can we improve animal welfare and sustainability in concert? & Topic 02 Sustainability and animal welfare & Topic 08 free papers
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Keynote 2: Noëlle Aerts The Art of Dialogue & Topic 03 Animal welfare in society
16:30 Workshops
18:00 Close of the Workshops
Evening programme: visit to Wageningen Campus
(not included in conference fee)
18:15 Busses leave
18:30 Visit to Carus experimental facility, and a simple ‘Dutch’ buffet dinner at Zodiac, the building of Wageningen’s Animal Sciences Group.
21:30 Busses return to the Reehorst conference centre


Thursday 7th Sept 2017

8:30 Keynote 3: Jens Krause Animal Social Networks & Topic 04 Social networks in animal welfare & Topic 06 Welfare assessment & Topic 07 Genetics and animal welfare ( talk 17, 18, 19) 
12:00 Lunch & Posters
14:00 Keynote 4: TBC & Topic 06 Welfare assessment (from talk 20 onwards)
16:30 Close
Evening programme: Conference dinner & Dance at Ouwehand’s dierenpark
(not included in the conference fee)
16:45 Busses depart
17:30 Arrival & drinks
18:00 Presentation by the zoo’s head of animal caretakers
18:30 Guided tour of the zoo, incl. visit to Pandasia
19:30 Dinner
24:00 Last bus back at Reehorst conference centre


Friday 8th Sept 2017

9:00 Keynote 5: Jelte Wicherts The weak spots of contemporary science and how to strengthen it & Topic 05 Avoiding bias in science & Topic 08 free papers
12:00 Closing session
12:30 Lunch-in-a-bag