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With the host hotel sold out, we've been struggling to find an overflow hotel. We just learned that it is because there is a race the same weekend at the Speedway. It is CRITICAL that you book a hotel early. Don't wait for us to have an overflow contract, because we might not get one. Find a hotel and book now. There are several hotels on Rockville Rd, two exits up.
Call out to all presenters! The link for workshop presenters is open! Please fill out the Present a Workshop contact form (conveniently listed under the Contact Forms tab) by March 5th!! We are increasing the number of our classes by 20% this year!
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Mission Statement/Code of Conduct
Code of Conduct.
International Puppy and Handler Weekend (IPAHW) is committed to making its events a safe and welcoming environment. IPAHW wants each attendee to understand that consent, inclusion, and safety are active choices and not just passive assumptions. Our space is open and welcoming to any and all Human Pets, Trainer/Handlers, Admirers, and those expressing curiosity about the scene in a respectful manner. To help with this understanding, we have put together a few basic guidelines and things to consider:
Always ask for permission to touch people and/or their property. To help make things easier, IPAHW has provided two color-coded wristbands. Green means 'hugs and social touching is ok.' Red means, 'ask before any physical contact. If someone is without a wristband or their wristband isn't visible, always assume that verbal consent is required. Sexual or suggestive contact should always be negotiated.
This space is provided to help explore and enjoy the Human Pet scene. Those who share our space need to be aware that there may be blatant displays of kink and sexuality. If this kind of open environment is of concern, we would recommend that you not attend.
Discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated.
Do not shame the interests of others (sexual or otherwise) in word, action, or behaviour.
Do not shame people’s bodies or self expression in word, action or behaviour.
Do not photograph anyone who has not given you express consent. Be mindful that not everyone has the luxury of having home and work lives that are safe from discrimination. If you accidentally snap someone in the background, crop or edit them out. There is an event photographer who will be taking photos and doing their best to blur out those who do not consent.
Do not tag people on social media without their consent.
Next year's dates are July 9-12, 2020
Early-bird registration is open!
Buy now for 2019 prices!
The Waterfront Hotel and Conference Center (2930 Waterfront Parkway) will again be the IPAHW host hotel. The Waterfront has a very long history of community support. We have negotiated a room rate that allows us to rent out the entire hotel from Thursday, July 9-Sunday, July 12.
A multi-million dollar renovation project will be completed by our 2020 event dates. We can't wait to see the updates!
For 2020, the hotel rooms will be booked directly from the IPAHW website. While payment is needed in advance, full refunds will be given for cancellations until July 1.
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**All site photos courtesy of Bruce Hardin
(during the off-season, please be patient with our response time)
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**There are specific contact forms for volunteering, vending, and presenting!