YOUR MISSION, SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO ACCEPT IT: Attend, network and learn from primate and sanctuary experts as we explore topics from the practical to the theoretical – all to ensure the highest quality of care for captive nonhuman primates.

NAPSA WORKSHOP 2018 IS BEING HELD IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA. Workshop presentations will take place on April 25th and 26th at the Holiday Inn University Center. Registration includes breakfast and a coffee and snack break on both days. All food at NAPSA events is vegan and vegetarian. You will be on your own for lunch and dinner, but dining suggestions will be provided.

There are a number of optional events occurring before and after Workshop presentations. You will need tickets to attend all events. Availability will be limited and discounted ticket prices are only available through February 28th. Detailed information on the events can be found on the ticket sale website: Click here to buy tickets.

HOTEL: Click here or call 352.376.1661 to book your room at the Holiday Inn University Center using code NAP. We have guaranteed a special rate of $119 / night, but space is limited and rooms must be booked by April 9th! (when booking online, you may need to click “More Options” and enter code NAP to get this special rate.)

AIRPORT: The Holiday Inn University Center is less than 5 miles (10 minutes) away from Gainesville Regional Airport, and is 81 miles (1.5 hours) away from  Jacksonville International Airport.

SCHEDULE: (For tickets and details on each event see our Eventbrite page. You will need to click “more info” next to each event.)

  • Tuesday, April 24th
    5:00pm – 7:00pm: Drinks reception at the Holiday Inn University Center. This will take place on the Outdoor Pool Deck. In the event of inclement weather, the reception will take place in the hotel’s President’s Room.
  • Wednesday, April 25th
    8:30am – 4:00pm: Workshop presentations
  • Thursday, April 26th
    8:30am – 4:00pm: Workshop presentations
    7:00pm – 9:00pm: Recognition dinner at the Holiday Inn University Center
  • Friday, April 27th
    9:00am – 1:00pm: Tour of Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
  • Saturday, April 28th
    8:00am – 6:00pm: Tour of Center For Great Apes.

THANK YOU: NAPSA extends special appreciation to the On Shore Foundation for sponsoring parts of this exciting event, and to Debbie Muga Photography for capturing it all on film!

QUESTIONS: Please email

See you in Gainesville – don’t forget your sunglasses!



Tim Ajax, Born Free USA
Noelle Almrud, Cleveland Amory Black Beauty Ranch
Kari Bagnall, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary
Christine Buckmaster, Stanford University
Carole Baskin, Big Cat Rescue
Kathleen Conlee, The Humane Society of the United States
Ali Crumpacker, Project Chimps
Eileen Dunnington, Primate Rescue Center
Erika Fleury, North American Primate Sanctuary Alliance
Julia Gallucci, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
John Gluck, University of New Mexico
Carla Haddix, primate veterinarian
Andrew Halloran, Save The Chimps
Nathan Herschler, New England Anti-Vivisection Society
Ken Holmes, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Scott Kubisch, Peaceable Primate Sanctuary
Sue Leary, American Anti-Vivisection Society
J.B. Mulcahy, Chimpanzee Sanctuary Northwest
Nicole Paquette, The Humane Society of the United States
Rana Smith, Chimp Haven
Brianna Skinner, Centers for Disease Control
Cathy Willis Spraetz, Chimp Haven
Casey Taylor, International Primate Protection League
Margaret Whitaker, Creative Animal Behavior Solutions