29th International Society for Anthrozoology  

Virtual Conference  

3rd - 5th September 2020

Welcome to ISAZ 2020 

After careful consideration regarding the continued impact of the coronavirus on travel and meeting plans, the ISAZ Board has decided to move the ISAZ 2020 conference to a virtual format

The dates are 3rd - 5th September 2020. 

To register for ISAZ 2020 Virtual Conference please click here

The health, safety, and well being of everyone involved with the 2020 conference is of paramount importance. ISAZ leadership is carefully monitoring the situation and will be consulting with the latest guidelines and advice from various public health and state departments in the UK, the USA, and other countries. Notification of future changes to meeting plans will be issued as necessary.

The International Society for Anthrozoology (www.isaz.net) was formed in 1991 as a supportive organisation for the scientific and scholarly study of human-animal interactions. ISAZ is a non-profit, non-political organisation with a worldwide, multi-disciplinary membership of students, scholars and interested professionals. The University of Liverpool warmly welcome you to the 29th international ISAZ conference in Liverpool, UK, from Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th September 2020.


The theme for ISAZ 2020 is ‘One Health, One Welfare: Wellbeing for all in human-animal interactions’. It is well recognised that the health and welfare of humans and animals are inextricably linked: from welfare-friendly farming and safe food production to positive interactions with our companion animals and sustainability of our natural world. In this conference we will explore the links between human and animal wellbeing across a wide variety of human-animal interactions. The 2020 theme will be of course complemented with topics representing the wider field of anthrozoology was well. Presentations include poster sessions, talks from international researchers, and several plenary speakers who are at the forefront of their fields. There will also be related satellite events available to attend (please see schedule page for more information).

Who should attend 

The meeting brings together a broad range of researchers, corporate employees, animal charity workers and professionals working in fields relevant to anthrozoology, such as animal welfare, anthropology, ethology, history, medicine, psychology, sociology and veterinary medicine. You will have the chance to meet and engage with people from all over the world!

ISAZ 2020 Photo Competition 

We are excited to announce the 2020 ISAZ Photo Competition! Submit any original interpretation of the prompt, "What Anthrozoology Means to Me." Voting will occur during #ISAZ2020 and featured on ISAZ social media! Submissions will close on August 21st.



ISAZ 2020 Poetry Contest organized by Matt Black