This is a preliminary schedule and subject to change.

Saturday, November 18, 2017: Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center
8:00–8:30 am Registration (Atrium)
Assemble at Hansen Center (Atrium)
8:00 am Continental breakfast provided
8:15 am Welcome, announcements, and instructions (Atrium)
8:30 am Dr. Becca Franks, University of British Columbia
Welfare issues relevant to Farmed Fish (Atrium)
9:00 am Dr. Patricia Turner, University of Guelph
Welfare issues relevant to Meat Rabbits (Atrium)
9:30 am Break (Atrium)
9:45 am Dr. James Serpell, University of Pennsylvania
Welfare issues relevant to Racing Greyhounds (Atrium)
10:15 am Dr. Meghann Pierdon, University of Pennsylvania
Welfare issues relevant to Finisher Pigs on Small Commercial Teaching Farm (Atrium)
10:45 am Live Assessment begins
**Team/Group 1 begins at 11:15 am; last presentation complete ~6:00 pm**
Transportation will be provided to and from the live assessment location
11:30–1 pm Lunch Available
Buffet provided
2:00–3:00 pm Break
Refreshments provided
6:00 pm Networking Reception (Gateway Hotel, North Prairie Room)
Generously provided by our contest sponsors
Heavy hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
Sunday, November 19, 2017: Scheman Building
8:00 am Assemble at Scheman Building (Benton Auditorium)
8:30 am Announcements and instructions (Benton Auditorium)
8:40 am Scenario 1 (Benton Auditorium)
9:10 am Scenario 2 (Benton Auditorium)
9:40 am Scenario 3 (Benton Auditorium)
10:10 am Begin oral assessment preparation
Additional time for judges to score scenarios
11:30–1:00 pm Lunch Available (Stage Door Lounge)
Boxed lunches provided (Stage Door Lounge)
12:30 pm Coach, Advisory Board, sponsor meeting (Room 179)
~3:00 pm Official assessment presentations by judges, participant survey completion, awards reception, and photos (Stage Door Lounge)
Assorted desserts provided