Apr
20
Sat
RedRover Responders workshop – Irving, TX @ Irving Animal Care Campus
Apr 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The RedRover Responders volunteer corps are the backbone of efforts to provide lifesaving care and sheltering for animal victims of natural disasters, puppy mills, hoarding, and other cases of cruelty and neglect. We welcome volunteers at all levels of experience, from a casual pet-lover to an experienced rescuer or animal care professional.

The training program consists of attending a four hour in-person workshop and completing IS-100c, an online FEMA class.

Facilitated by an experienced RedRover Responders volunteer, the workshop helps you understand what it’s like to deploy with RedRover to a disaster or animal cruelty case. Group work and exercises will guide pre-deployment decision-making and packing, solidify understanding of key Standard Operating Guidelines, and prepare you for the realities of response.

Apr
27
Sat
Texas Unites for Animals 2019 @ Renaissance Austin Hotel
Apr 27 – Apr 29 all-day

Over 600 attendees come together to learn, network, and grow in their animal welfare careers.  The impact of Texas Unites is felt when our attendees bring ideas and programs back to their organizations to improve the lives of the people and animals in their communities.

Jun
2
Sun
Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference 2019 @ DoubleTree by Hilton
Jun 2 – Jun 5 all-day

Join us for our 19th annual Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference and see why we are the premiere conference designed just for animal welfare professionals from the Midwest! Prairie States expects more than 200 attendees from all walks of animal welfare, including executive staff, line staff, and animal control officers along with rescue groups, veterinarians, veterinary technicians and dog trainers.

Jun
12
Wed
AAWA – 2019 Spring Conference @ Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis
Jun 12 – Jun 14 all-day

Join us and experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance, and Marketing. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, this the conference for you!

Jun
21
Fri
Online Kitten Conference 2019 @ Online Conference - The Community Cats Podcast
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

Join us June 21st-23rd for a virtual convention for anyone who’d like to create a better environment for the tiniest community cats!

This kitten-focused event, presented by The National Kitten Coalition and The Community Cats Podcast, features presentations by experts on raising and saving kittens, setting up and managing kitten-centered shelter programs, and more. (Speakers and the event’s schedule will be announced in the coming weeks.)

Since this is a virtual event, you’ll have an opportunity to gain valuable information and have your questions answered by some of the most knowledgable leaders in animal welfare without the expense and hassle of traveling.

$50 early bird tickets are available thru April 30, 2019. After that, $75 tickets will be available thru June 22nd.

Jul
12
Fri
2019 ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Conference @ Cornell University Robert Purcell Community Center
Jul 12 – Jul 14 all-day
Jul
25
Thu
Best Friends National Conference 2019 @ Hilton Anatole Hotel
Jul 25 all-day

At the conference, you’ll get the chance to learn, share and connect with like-minded animal lovers from around the country. With workshops and speakers on nearly every aspect of the no-kill movement, the conference has something for everyone. You’ll be joined by more than a thousand fellow animal lovers, united by a passion for saving the lives of homeless pets.

Aug
5
Mon
2019 TN Animal Care & Control Conference @ Crowne Plaza Knoxville
Aug 5 – Sep 6 all-day

This educational conference brings together animal control officers, humane investigators, animal care staff, shelter managers/executive directors, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, rescue workers, and animal advocates from throughout the State of Tennessee and other areas of the Southeast for an opportunity to learn, network and discover new methods, tools and services for improving their ability to help animals.

Sep
25
Wed
2019 Colorado Animal Welfare Conference @ Denver Marriott Westminster
Sep 25 – Sep 27 all-day

The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an environment of learning and teamwork.

Nov
19
Tue
AAWA – 2019 Fall Conference @ Marriott Marquis Houston
Nov 19 – Nov 21 all-day

At the Fall Conference in November, the focus is on high-level executive training (not necessarily industry-specific) and on industry issues from a 20,000 ft view. If you have your sights set on rising in the industry and want to network with all sorts of industry professionals, it doesn’t get any better than the Fall Conference.