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

Registration and sponsorship is now open.  Click here to be taken to our on-line registration page.

Below is a listing of sponsorship opportunities and hotel room booking information.

Tentative Agenda

9:30 Registration opens
10:30 Welcome and Presentations begin
4:30 Closing remarks
4:30 Cocktail reception
6:30 Banquet dinner

8:00 Breakfast
9:00 Session begins
10:00 Break-out session
1:00 End of conference

Tentative Topics – will be confirmed by August.

• The Honourable Senator Rob Black, Tentative- Agriculture is Innovation
• The Agricultural Innovation System
• Agricultural Innovation Impact
• What Consumers want or are told they want
• Eliminating Avian Influenza Through Genetic Research
• Block Chain
• Show me the money (where it is and how to get it)
• New world of no Antibiotics – Vet panel
• Hyper Spatial Sexing of Eggs

Sector specific breakout sessions:
• PCR technology to identify and quantify cocci species
• Feed Outlook – Situation for 2020
• Landscaping or tree shelter belts to prevent disease spread
• Low density diets for Breeders
• Tailoring Care for Layer Type
• Welfare of birds once a day feeding
• Stray Voltage Solutions
• Diet affecting Ammonia Turkey
• Robotics
• Sanitation
• Ammonia levels in our barns

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.

Hotel Room Booking

We have booked a block of rooms for Wednesday, November 20th and Thursday, November 21st at the DoubleTree at a rate of $135.00. To make you hotel room reservations click the Hilton Link

Should you have issues booking please contact the Hilton directly:

Group Code: PIC

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

Thank you to Event Executive Sponsor

Sponsorship Opportunities




General Sponsors corporate logo will be included in the proceeding booklet. $500.00
Food Sponsors corporate logo will be included in the proceeding booklet. Tent cards with display sponsors logo on tables. $1,000.00
Event Level Verbal acknowledgement at the event, 1/4 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

2017 Break Out Session Example

Time Broiler Turkey Layer
2:15 – 2:55 Lighting changes in the Code of Practice for broilers – Why were these changes made (physiology, intensity, welfare, etc.) – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan Innovations in turkey brooding – Charlie Kostal & Denny Vidakovic, Hybrid  Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph
3:05 – 3:40 Poultry products: where is the market of tomorrow heading? – Chris Sims, University of Arkansas Innovations in turkey vaccines. – Dr. Roberto Soares, Ceva  Immediate implications of the Updated Code of Practice for Laying Hens – Dr. Mike Petrik, McKinley Hatchery
3:50 – 4:30 Gut Health: Nutritional approaches and how they affect the health of your flock – Dr. Elijah Kiarie, University of Guelph Lighting for turkeys, is a turkey a broiler? Different response in turkeys vs. broilers – Dr. Karen Schwean-Lardner, University of Saskatchewan 10 minute update: Egg sexing technology – Harry Pelissero, Egg Farmers of Ontario

Factors Influencing Locomotion Abilities and Aviary Space Use of Laying Hens – Dr. Alexandra Harlander, University of Guelph