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Upcoming events

    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Friday, January 03, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 15747 JFK Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
    Register

    Use this Registration to purchase the All-Inclusive Conference Package Option.

    (includes banquet, t-shirt, conference pin, and 3 nights at the hotel)


    Celebrating 21 years of 

    Parrot Festival

    January 24-26, 2020

    Join us again, this year, for a very special Parrot Festival as we celebrate our 21st year!  Parrot Festival is an annual gathering of parrot enthusiasts for education and celebration.  It is the major Education Conference and Fund-raiser for the organization and the proceeds sustain us through out the year in our educational and parrot rehoming endeavors.  Each year we strive to bring you the best and most interesting speakers and programs all while providing a fun, warm, and exciting experience.

    NPRPF MEMBERS:

    You must log in during registration to get your membership discount. If you need assistance don't hesitate to contact Paula Nowak, (949) 212 - 3148.


    This Year:

    Parrots 101 - A series of classes for beginning parrot owners and those that are thinking of getting a parrot.  This class is open to the public for a fee and is free to conference attendees.

    Mega Raffle Extravaganza - A fun way to win prizes and raise money for NPRPF at the Friday evening Party in Parrot-dise. Anyone can attend the Party in Parrot-dise, but only holders of Mega Raffle Tickets can participate in the drawings. This is a reverse raffle where people are eliminated as their number is called.  A limited number of 200 tickets are available.  You can purchase them when you register.  If the tickets are sold out you will have an opportunity to buy one of the remaining tickets at the end of the Raffle from the ticket holders.

    Parrot Toy University - Join Jan Marquardt of BusyBeaks and Nancy Marbach of Boomzookee as they lead a class focused on making a variety of bird toys out of readily available components. A variety of toy making techniques will be covered. (This is a special lunch and learn session that requires additional registration and has limited availability).

    Speakers:

    Lara Joseph - TBA

    Dr. Jordan Gentry - What to Expect at a Vet Visit

    Ray Varella and Buddy Waskey - Free Flight

    Gary Morgan - What is a Bird Show?

    Dr. Greg Burkett - Prosthetics

    Madeline Franco - 12 Things I Can't Live Without

    Dr. Sharman Hoppes - TBA

    Robin Shewokis - Parrots 101

    Vanentina Lynn - Conservation

    Daniel Sigmon - Sun Conures

    Dr. Natalie Antinoff - TBA

    Bennett Hennessey - Can the new Penthouse nestboxes help Armonia‚Äôs Bolivian Blue-throated Macaw project fledge a total of 100 Blue-throated Macaws into the wild for 2020?



    Saturday Banquet - The Banquet on Saturday night is a chance to dress up and enjoy a meal while celebrating the people and organizations that contribute to the well being of Parrots.  It is also the capstone of the auctions with winners of the silent auctions announced before the live auction is held.

    Vendor Hall- The Vendor Hall at Parrot Festival is always a great place to find unusual toys and hard to find items from specialty bird retailers and companies from all over the United States. The Vendor Hall is open to the public for a small fee and free to conference attendees.

    Daily and Three Day Raffle- An extensive table of Raffle items is available everyday during Parrot Festival.  Tickets can be purchased at a discount in your registration or they may be purchased at during the Festival.

    Sun Conure Exhibition: Experience a special exhibit about the theme species for Parrot Festival 2020, the Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis).

    Lovebird Show, presented by Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors: Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors is returning to Parrot Festival this year to hold a show for local and national breeders of Lovebirds.  Attendance is free to convention attendees.  Exhibitors showing more than 10 birds should register with the code provided by your club or association.

    Cockatiel Show, presented by American Cockatiel Association: ACA is joining Parrot Festival this year to hold a show for local and national breeders of cockatiels.  Attendance is free to convention attendees.  Exhibitors showing more than 10 birds should register with the code provided by your club or association.


    Please consider staying at the Doubletree IAH during Parrot Festival

    When you stay at the Doubletree during the conference you help NPRPF and our mission!  The more people stay at the hotel, the lower our fees and thus more of the money you spend goes directly to our rescue and education efforts.

    Click here to make your hotel reservation!



    • Monday, July 15, 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • Thursday, January 23, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 15747 JFK Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
    Register

    Speakers,  Please use this link 

    to register for the festival.


    Celebrating 21 years of 

    Parrot Festival

    January 24-26, 2020


    See the full schedule by clicking here.



    • Friday, January 24, 2020
    • 9:00 AM
    • Sunday, January 26, 2020
    • 3:00 PM
    • 15747 JFK Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
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    Celebrating 21 years of 

    Parrot Festival

    January 24-26, 2020

    Join us again, this year, for a very special Parrot Festival as we celebrate our 21st year!  Parrot Festival is an annual gathering of parrot enthusiasts for education and celebration.  It is the major Education Conference and Fund-raiser for the organization and the proceeds sustain us through out the year in our educational and parrot rehoming endeavors.  Each year we strive to bring you the best and most interesting speakers and programs all while providing a fun, warm, and exciting experience.

    NPRPF MEMBERS:

    You must log in during registration to get your membership discount. If you need assistance don't hesitate to contact Paula Nowak, (949) 212 - 3148.


    See the full schedule by clicking here.

    This Year:

    Parrots 101 - A series of classes for beginning parrot owners and those that are thinking of getting a parrot.  This class is open to the public for a fee and is free to conference attendees.

    Mega Raffle Extravaganza - A fun way to win prizes and raise money for NPRPF at the Friday evening Party in Parrot-dise. Anyone can attend the Party in Parrot-dise, but only holders of Mega Raffle Tickets can participate in the drawings. This is a reverse raffle where people are eliminated as their number is called.  A limited number of 200 tickets are available.  You can purchase them when you register.  If the tickets are sold out you will have an opportunity to buy one of the remaining tickets at the end of the Raffle from the ticket holders.

    Parrot Toy University - Join Jan Marquardt of BusyBeaks and Nancy Marbach of Boomzookee as they lead a class focused on making a variety of bird toys out of readily available components. A variety of toy making techniques will be covered. (This is a special lunch and learn session that requires additional registration and has limited availability).

    Speakers:

    Lara Joseph - TBA

    Dr. Jordan Gentry - What to Expect at a Vet Visit

    Ray Varella and Buddy Waskey - Free Flight

    Gary Morgan - What is a Bird Show?

    Dr. Greg Burkett - Prosthetics

    Madeline Franco - 12 Things I Can't Live Without

    Dr. Sharman Hoppes - TBA

    Robin Shewokis - Parrots 101

    Vanentina Lynn - Conservation

    Daniel Sigmon - Sun Conures

    Dr. Natalie Antinoff - TBA


    Saturday Banquet - The Banquet on Saturday night is a chance to dress up and enjoy a meal while celebrating the people and organizations that contribute to the well being of Parrots.  It is also the capstone of the auctions with winners of the silent auctions announced before the live auction is held.

    Vendor Hall- The Vendor Hall at Parrot Festival is always a great place to find unusual toys and hard to find items from specialty bird retailers and companies from all over the United States. The Vendor Hall is open to the public for a small fee and free to conference attendees.

    Daily and Three Day Raffle- An extensive table of Raffle items is available everyday during Parrot Festival.  Tickets can be purchased at a discount in your registration or they may be purchased at during the Festival.

    Sun Conure Exhibition: Experience a special exhibit about the theme species for Parrot Festival 2020, the Sun Conure (Aratinga solstitialis).

    Lovebird Show, presented by Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors: Agapornis Breeders and Exhibitors is returning to Parrot Festival this year to hold a show for local and national breeders of Lovebirds.  Attendance is free to convention attendees.  Exhibitors showing more than 10 birds should register with the code provided by your club or association.

    Cockatiel Show, presented by American Cockatiel Association: ACA is joining Parrot Festival this year to hold a show for local and national breeders of cockatiels.  Attendance is free to convention attendees.  Exhibitors showing more than 10 birds should register with the code provided by your club or association.

    Please consider staying at the Doubletree IAH during Parrot Festival

    When you stay at the Doubletree during the conference you help NPRPF and our mission!  The more people stay at the hotel, the lower our fees and thus more of the money you spend goes directly to our rescue and education efforts.

    Click here to make your hotel reservation!


    • Saturday, January 25, 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 15747 JFK Blvd, Houston, TX 77032
    • 75
    Register


    FREE TO PARROT FESTIVAL ATTENDEES

    Parrot Festival Registrants please signup for this session in your Parrot Festival Registration.  

    This registration is for those only attending Parrots 101.

    This is a workshop designed to give good information and advice to those who are new to parrots or who are looking to get a parrot.  Excellent clinicians will help you understand what it's like to own a parrot, how to make sure it thrives, and how you and your parrot can enjoy each other.

    This is a special session presented at the Annual NPRPF Parrot Festival in Houston, TX.  You may register for this workshop without registering for the conference.

Past events

Saturday, January 26, 2019 Parrots 101 - Getting Started with Parrots
Friday, January 25, 2019 One Day Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Non-Profit 20th Anniversary Special - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Speakers - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Conference Package - Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 25, 2019 Parrot Festival 2019
Friday, January 27, 2017 Parrot Festival 2017
Friday, January 23, 2015 Parrot Festival 2015
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