Poultry Innovations Conference

         Registration is open for PIC’s Innovations Conference on

November 21-22, 2019 at the

DoubleTree by Hilton London Ontario – 300 King Street, London, ON N6B 1S2

The Innovations Conference is a biennial event that takes a unique approach to discussing innovations and their impact on poultry welfare, feed, sanitation and more. We anticipate 150 – 175 attendees representing all aspects of the poultry industry.  The conference includes Thursday’s session with lunch and an evening banquet, Friday morning starts with a breakfast at 8:00 am and concludes with sessions split into commodity-specific groups to address pertinent topics in each sector.

Members  $200.00 for full event, Non-Members $250.00, Banquet only $75.00.

                                                 Click here to be taken to our on-line registration page.

Thank you to Event Executive Sponsor:     

and Event Level Sponsor 

Speakers you will not want to miss:
• The Honourable Senator Rob Black
• Heiner Lehr, CEO of Faromatics – for the first time in Canada speaking about Robotics for broilers!
• Dana McCauley – Food trend tracker will help you anticipate consumer demand, evaluate new business ideas and invest in innovations


9:30 – 10:30 am Registration November 21st
Opening Remarks Poultry Industry Council
Agriculture is Innovation The Honourable Senator Rob Black
The Agricultural Innovation System Serge Buy, Chief Executive Officer of Agri Food Innovation Council
Agricultural Innovation Impact Sandra Schillo, Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa
12:00 Lunch Networking
Future Proofing Strategies Dana McCauley, Food Trends & Innovation
Enhancing bio-security by technology Dr. Manon Racicot, University of Montreal
Gene editing to improve disease resistance Dr. Rachel Hawken, COBB Genetics
2:40 pm Break
Technology where to from here Kate Stiefelmeyer, Kynetecs
Poultry Science Cluster 3 Overview Bruce Roberts, Executive Director of Canadian Poultry Research Council (CPRC)
Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot. Heiner Lehr, Chief Executive Officer of Faromatics,
Show me the money (where it is and how to get it). Margaret May, Regional Coordinator, Ontario Soil and Crop Association, OSCIA
4 pm Closing Comments Al Dam, Poultry Specialist from OMAFRA
4:15 pm Hospitality area for Social Hour
6:30 -9:30 pm Dinner and Gala Speaker. Craig Klemmer, Principal Agricultural Economist of Farm Credit Canada
9:00 am Opening Remarks & Explanation of Breakout Sessions November 22nd
The New World of Antibiotic Control – Industry panel – Dr. Mike Petrik, McKinley Hatchery, Lisa Hodgins, New Life Mills
Hyperspectral Sexing of Eggs Dr Michael Ngadi, University of Montreal

2019 Break Out Sessions

Time Broiler Turkey Layer Broiler Breeder
10:00 – 10:35 am PCR technology to identify and quantify cocci species – Ryan Snyder PhD Candidate, University of Guelph Poultry Health Research Network Welfare – Emily Leishman, University of Guelph Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed Resolving Odor, Dust, Noise Problems and Neighbour Disputes using Trees – Todd Leuty, OMAFRA
10:45 – 11:15 am Feed Outlook Situation 2020 and Beyond – David Trott, Wallenstein Feed Feed outlook situation – Lisa Hodgins Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot – Faromatics, Heiner Lehr Low density diets for Breeders – Blake Wang, Wallenstein Feeds
11:25 – 11:55 am Chickenboy The Smart Broiler Robot – Faromatics, Heiner Lehr Health Update – Dr. Ben Schlegel Potential Health Effects of the Animal Welfare Changes in the Layer Industry, Dr. Mike Petrik Spectrum Lighting, does it works in broiler breeders? – Dr. Grégoy Bédécarrats University of Guelph
12:10 – 12:45 pm Stray Voltage Solutions Agrivolt Marc Thibodeau, Agrivolt Do Ontario wild turkeys pose a threat at the wildlife-livestock interface? – Amanda MacDonald Ph.D., University of Guelph

Visiting Researcher, Canadian Wildlife Health Cooperative – Department of Pathobiology 

Improve the performance of hatcheries Ozone Partner – Dr. Keith Warriner & Mahdiyeh Hasani Ammonia levels in our barns – Dan Ward, OMAFRA

Packed Lunch will be available at 12:45 pm

*the broiler breeder session will be a facilitated discussion covering these topics with experts beginning the talk and then an informal discussion by the group.

**Agenda is subject to change without notice.

Amanda Shaw | Business Development Manager Direct 519-430-6413

Sponsorship is now closed.

All sponsors can set up a pop-up banner / or a 6 foot display table at the event.




General Sponsors corporate logo will be included in the proceeding booklet. $500.00
Food  1/4 page advertisement included in the proceeding booklet. Food sponsors will be assigned to specific meal, tent cards will display sponsors logo on tables. $1,000.00
Event Level Verbal acknowledgement at the event, full page advertisement space in the print materials, and on the looped slide show. Logo on event page of PIC’s website. $2,500.00
Executive Level Includes full page advertisement in print materials, advertisement included in looped slide show. Logo included on PIC web-page for the event, on e-mail blast for event advertising and on event registration forms.  A special mention in the Feather Forum magazine for the National Poultry Show. $5,000.00

Please note that refunds can be made (less $15 cancellation fee) until November 15, 2019. No refunds will be granted after November 15th.

PIC reserves the right to deny registration to any party not affiliated with PIC.