Workshop 2018: Mission Possible Monkey Retirement

NOTICE: This is a historical page. NAPSA Workshop 2018 has already taken place.

MISSED WORKSHOP 2018? A number of presentations are available in PDF format:

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.



Workshop presentations took 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.


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.) Read below about the hotel’s shuttle to the airport.

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. The Holiday Inn has a complimentary airport shuttle that runs from 7am to 10pm. It is about 15 minutes from the airport to the hotel. You will need to notify the Holiday Inn when you need the shuttle. They do not schedule rides in advance.

SCHEDULE: To download a PDF of Workshop schedules, click here. 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 in the Florida Champions Room.
  • Thursday, April 26th
    8:30am – 4:00pm: Workshop presentations in the Florida Champions Room.
    7:00pm – 9:00pm: Recognition dinner at the Holiday Inn University Center in the Florida Champions Room.
  • 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 and Lush for sponsoring parts of this exciting event, and to Debbie Muga Photography and Jack Dickard 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
Carole Baskin, Big Cat Rescue
Christine Buckmaster, Squirrel Monkey Haven
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, PhD, University of New Mexico
Carla Haddix, DVM, primate veterinarian
Andrew Halloran, PhD, Save The Chimps
Nathan Herschler, JD, New England Anti-Vivisection Society
Kenneth 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, JD, The Humane Society of the United States
Brianna Skinner, DVM, MPH, DACLAM, Centers for Disease Control
Rana Smith, Chimp Haven
Cathy Willis Spraetz, Chimp Haven
Casey Taylor, JD, International Primate Protection League
Margaret Whitaker, Creative Animal Behavior Solutions


This Workshop is made possible thanks to a generous grant from