The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is opening registration for ID/INFO EXPO 2005, scheduled for September 27-29 at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel. Space may become limited for participants, so don’t miss this opportunity to take part in this one-of-a-kind conference and trade show devoted to the implementation of a national animal identification system.

"We are expecting a great meeting for the latest information in animal identification and information systems," said Glenn Slack, NIAA President and CEO. "Our planning committee is working diligently in finalizing what looks to be an excellent program."

The program will feature:

  • NAIS updates from across the country, including accomplishments, future plans and updates on pilot projects;
  • Implementation challenges as well as a look at private industry proposals for expediting a national ID system;
  • New technology in animal identification and information systems, and consideration of other sectors’ needs from a coordinated national system; and
  • Pre-conference seminar with NAIS Experts and a field perspective of practical technology experience.

NIAA is offering early registration discounts before July 31, in addition to NIAA member discounts. Information, including registration, lodging and a preliminary schedule of events, is available on the Internet. Sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities will soon be available on the site as well. Simply log on to and click on the ID/INFO EXPO 2005 logo. Information can also be obtained by calling 270-782-9798.

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture provides a forum for building consensus and advancing solutions for animal agriculture and provides continuing education and communication linkages to animal agriculture professionals. NIAA is dedicated to programs that: work towards the eradication of diseases that pose risk to the health of animals, wildlife and humans; promote a safe and wholesome food supply for our nation and abroad; and promote best practices in environmental stewardship, animal health and well-being. NIAA members represent all facets of animal agriculture. Visit us on the Internet at, or call 270-782-9798.

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