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NAPSA’s annual workshops have been a highly regarded method of unifying and educating the primate welfare and sanctuary communities. Everything presented at NAPSA Workshops is intended to improve the standards of care for captive primates. The workshops of the past few years have seen steadily increasing attendance, with over 75 attendees participating in Workshop 2018 in Gainesville, Florida. In consideration of the financial and scheduling difficulties involved for member sanctuaries whose directors and staff travel and attend our workshops, NAPSA began offering Virtual Workshops in the years between our in-person Workshops. Virtual Workshop 2017 includes an improved website design with features granting attendees the chance to continue the conversations and maintain the momentum established through NAPSA’s important gatherings.

Current Workshops:


NAPSA Workshop 2020 #CaregiverStrong

Our next in-person event will be held June 1-3, 2020 in San Diego, CA. Though this Workshop is still being organized, click here for more info, and check back as updates are added!


Virtual Workshop 2017

In the years between our in-person Workshops, we offer an online event. The Virtual Workshop is open all day, every day for ease of access, and now features the ability to chat online and discuss each presentation!

Video topics include:
Positive Reinforcement Training
Personal Protective Equipment
Disaster Preparedness
Geriatric Care
Volunteer Programs
and more…

Good news! Our Virtual Workshop no longer requires a ticket for access. Click here to enter NAPSA’s 2017 Virtual Workshop!

Over 75 people gathered in April 2018 as part of NAPSA’s fifth Workshop – Mission Possible: Monkey Retirement. The spirit of collaboration and inspiration was tangible.

Over 85 people gathered in September 2016 as part of NAPSA’s fourth Workshop – Our Primate Futures: Planning for the Sanctuaries of Tomorrow. A wonderfully educational and inspirational time was had by all.