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18 June 2015

#SPARCS2015 Canine Science for Everyone is 19-21 June - Watch Online Free!

#SPARCS2015, the canine science conference we're hosting in Phoenix, is taking place almost now, June 19-21. 

You can watch the live broadcast for FREE just by going to

Watching SPARCS2015 is THIS easy
No login, just free access by going to the website. It seems too easy, but it's true!

The conference begins at 9 AM Pacific Time on Friday, June 19th, and speaker talk times and titles are listed here. Stay with us each day until 7:00 PM Pacific Time through until Sunday, June 21. Convert to your local time zone here

For a basic idea of starting times in your part of the world, we made a list:

Last year, over 40,000 people joined the second SPARCS initiative conference from all around the world. This year, we're expecting to top those numbers! 

This year the conference will feature daily themes of Learning & Memory; Dogs Around the World and Stress: Physiology, Cognition & Behavior - Full program available here.

Hear from some of the best minds in canine science from the comforts of your own home whether that be in your pyjamas from bed, sipping wine on the couch, or while dancing on your kitchen table, we don't care. Your choice.

We know it's really Phoenix - relax!

Through the 3-day event, follow the presentations, and join in using #SPARCS2015. You can share your comments and questions on Twitter by including #SPARCS2015 on your tweets.

Part of our role as hosts is bringing the online audience into the conversation, so get on Twitter and join in!

Canine Science For Everyone!

Mia & Julie

If you'd like to support the initiative that share leading canine science to you live for free, you can get a SPARCS membership, or make a donation (as big or little amount as you like!) from the 'donate' tab that will be on-screen during the broadcast. SPARCS aims to help fund future research in canine science through a series of grants, and this will only be possible with the support of those watching. If every person watching donated $5, it would count.

Here we are! In Phoenix! Cacti! Dogs! Science! We have all!

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3 June 2015

Set SPARCS to your brain: canine science for EVERYONE! (With ticket giveaway)


The goals of the Society for the Promotion of Applied Research in Canine Science are simple: 
SPARCS is an initiative to promote research and education in canine science. Their profits fuel research grants and education in canine science.
There's a lot to love right there. And we do!

We're excited to announce that Do You Believe in Dog? founders, Mia and Julie, will be hosting the annual SPARCS event again. Catch up here to revisit our experiences of #SPARCS2013 and #SPARCS2014. We hope you'll be joining us too, wherever you are in the world, because the event will be live streamed online, for free! 

Each year, SPARCS holds a three-day canine science conference with each day dedicated to a different dog behavior topic. This year's topics are: Learning & Memory, Dogs Around the World and Stress: Physiology, Cognition & Behavior. The wide range of excellent speakers can been seen, along with their bio's in detail on the SPARCS website:

19-20 June  |  Phoenix Convention Centre  |  Arizona, USA

How can you get involved?

If you'd like to join us in Phoneix, Arizona (USA), there are a few ways to get there:
  1. Join SPARCS: GOLD membership gets you a free ticket to the conference and unlimited access to the recordings of the broadcasts for one year. SILVER membership gets you a ticket to one day of the conference and unlimited access to the recordings of the broadcasts (from ALL years) for twelve months.
  2. Attend the conference: You can purchase access to the conference directly through the SPARCS website here
  3. Tune in to the FREE live stream of the conference from ANYWHERE in the world: You can sign up to be notified when the live stream is active here
  4. Follow the conference on social media: We'll be making sure people can follow the action on Twitter (follow #SPARCS2015)

Want to win free registration to #SPARCS2015?

We want you to! We're thrilled to have two free registrations for the 3-day #SPARCS2015 event to give away to members of the Do you Believe in Dog? community. 

To enter, let us know why YOU want to attend this major canine science event
and who will benefit if YOU attend.

You can make your submission here on the blog, or over on Facebook, or Twitter.
Mia and Julie will select who receives a free registration to #SPARCS2015 at the Phoenix Convention Centre, 19-21 June 2015.

Tag your comment with #SPARCS2015

Competition closes: 07 June 2015

Winners announced here: 08 June 2015

Competition is for SPARCS 2015 conference registration (valued US$399) only.
Travel and accommodation expenses to attend not covered. Judges' decision will be final. 
If selected, but unable to attend, please contact so another person can be selected.
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