I've just seen this. http://www.sparcsinitiative.org/ It starts tomorrow. Everything is free, no registration required. Watch live streams or it will be recorded to watch back later. The sessions are: Friday: - Evolution and Genetics of a Close Friendship: More questions than answers - 30,000 Years of Artificial Selection: What genomics tells us about canine domestication and the human animal bond - Panel Discussion Saturday: - New Research into the Genetics of Canine Behavior - Citizen Science, Pet Dogs and the Complex Genomics of Behavior - Panel Discussion Sunday: - Impacts of Canine Behavioral Genetics on Human Canine Relationships - Genetics is Not Predestination: The importance of experience from before birth through socialization - Panel Discussion Some potentially very interesting topics for the geeks in the room!