ISES 13th Equitation Science Conference - ISES 2017 Down Under
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
Equitation Science in Practice:
Collaboration, Communication & Change
The ISES 2017 Down Under conference will provide an environment for exchange of ideas between equestrians of all disciplines, practitioners, academics, businesses and governments.
Charles Sturt University (CSU) at Wagga Wagga in New South Wales, Australia will host this year’s annual ISES conference. Situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River, Wagga Wagga - known as Wagga to locals - has a proud sporting history, a thriving cultural calendar and a growing restaurant and café scene. CSU’s campus at Wagga, is situated on 640 hectares and includes a campus farm, equine centre, vineyard, winery and a range of technical and industry standard teaching and operational facilities. A central dining area provides students and guests with a variety of meal options and the campus offers a range of sporting fields and facilities including a gymnasium and swimming pool.
The Wiradjuri tribe are the Traditional Owners of the land, with many names in the area derived from their language. The city name ‘Wagga’, ‘Wahga’ or Wahgam’ in aboriginal dialect means ‘crow’ and Wagga Wagga means ‘crows’ or ‘the place where crows assemble in large numbers’ and the Murrumbidgee River which runs through Wagga means ‘plenty water’ or ‘big water’.
Conference Theme and Submissions
Equitation Science Researchers are invited to submit abstracts that fall within the deliberately broad theme of Equitation Science in Practice: Collaboration, Communication & Change. Calls for abstracts will be announced shortly. Accepted 350 word abstracts will be published in the conference proceedings. Following this year’s conference authors will have the opportunity to submit a shortened abstract (250 words) as a contribution to a collated abstracts submission and/or a full paper for a Special Issue of Journal Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research to be published July-August 2018.
ISES receives NSW Government Sponsorship for ISES 2017 Downunder
The NSW Department of Industry has awarded funding of $6,500 to the International Society of Equitation Science for the 2017 Conference in Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia.