Apr
4
Sat
New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference @ Radisson Hotel Nashua
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day
May
20
Wed
2020 National Animal Welfare Conference @ Online Conference - Humane Canada
May 20 – May 21 all-day

In order to comply with national and provincial health regulations, Humane Canada cancelled the in-person seventh annual National Animal Welfare Conference, which was set to take place in Victoria, BC March 28 – 31.

We didn’t want to miss the opportunity to provide you with a fantastic conference program, and the good news is that we are going to host NAWC online this spring!

Registration will be FREE for anyone who had purchased a registration pass for the conference in Victoria. We will also have a paid registration option for anyone who is interested in participating in our online conference. The online National Animal Welfare Conference welcomes:

  • SPCA, Humane Societies and Shelter/Rescue employees
  • Students in any discipline,
  • Veterinarians and vet techs,
  • Academics,
  • Researchers and scientists,
  • Animal enforcement personnel,
  • Animal care professionals who work with companion animals, farm animals or wildlife, and.
  • People who advocate for animals or those who have an interest in animal welfare.

NOTE: If you had previously registered for the NAWC2020 in-person conference or are a member or associate of Humane Canada please contact conference@humanecanada.ca for your FREE link to register.

We look forward to “seeing you” online this spring!

Jun
16
Tue
AAWA 2020 Spring Conference @ Virtual Conference - AAWA
Jun 16 – Jun 17 all-day

We’ve been through a lot and we’re going to get through this together.

As your professional association, we are committed to supporting you and providing you with vital resources for LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT and continuous PERSONAL IMPROVEMENT.

Our work by its very nature can be emotionally taxing. This conference is designed to help attendees closely examine ways to build resilience, both for themselves and the organizations they represent. Learn how to take better care of yourself as well as the people and animals in your community. LET’S JOIN TOGETHER through workshops, networking, and sharing, to focus on building resilience.

Here are just a few of the sessions being offered:

  • The Real-Time Way to Raise Major Gifts, and How It’s Different Than Five Years Ago
  • Change Laws to Change Lives: Influencing Local Policies to Protect Animals
  • Tiny Patients, Big Challenge: The Science & Practice of Underage Kitten Care
  • Communicating Collectively for Greater Impact During COVID-19
  • Reducing Recidivism: Creating a Responsible Pet Ownership Program
  • Treating the Entire Animal Through Medical and Behavior Coordination

Download the conference brochure to see a full listing of sessions and descriptions

Jul
11
Sat
ASPCA Cornell Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Online Conference @ Online Conference
Jul 11 – Jul 12 all-day

To bring you the critical, timely information you need in a safe way, this year’s conference will take place virtually from July 11-12, 2020, and registration fees will be waived. Featuring twelve free workshops in two tracks—medical and operations—the 2020 ASPCA® Cornell Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference is a unique educational opportunity for veterinarians and other animal welfare professionals to learn from our field of highly regarded speakers.

Jul
18
Sat
2020 Online Feline Leukemia Day @ Online Conference - Community Cats Podcast
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Community Cats Podcast and Feline Leukemia advocacy supporter Margaret Tompkins are thrilled to announce our first-ever online FeLV Educational Day, to be held July 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We will have a wonderful group of speakers sharing their expertise around Feline Leukemia. Planned speakers include Amy Kohlbecker (Best Friends Animal Society), Dr. Julie Levy (University of Florida), Britney Fox Hover (Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society), Danielle Case (Tree House Humane Society), Dr. Heather Kennedy (KC Pet Project), and Monica Frenden (American Pets Alive).

For just $25 for the day, hear from the best and learn about the great success we have had saving the lives of kitties with Feline Leukemia.

Jul
22
Wed
Animal Care Expo Online 2020 @ Online Conference
Jul 22 – Jul 24 all-day

Animal Care Expo 2020 has moved online! When collaboration is more vital than ever, you can still rely on the Humane Society of the United States to bring the animal welfare community together. While we may not be able to gather in person, we are so excited to instead bring you an interactive virtual conference experience.

Join animal welfare professionals and volunteers from around the world to view nearly 30 sessions on a variety of topics, visit with exhibitors in our virtual exhibit hall, earn continuing education credits and chat with other attendees – all from the comfort of your own home or workspace.

To celebrate our 29th Animal Care Expo, full conference registration is only $29!

Learn more at animalcareexpo.org.

Aug
20
Thu
AVMA Virtual Convention @ Virtual Convention - AVMA
Aug 20 – Aug 22 all-day
Sep
16
Wed
Best Friends Professional Development Symposium @ Online Symposium - Best Friends
Sep 16 – Sep 17 all-day

The Best Friends Professional Development Symposium: Reaching New Heights in Contemporary Animal Services is a new dynamic online symposium for animal services professionals and students devoted to lifesaving innovation and revolutionary change for pets and people.

The field of animal welfare is rapidly evolving as animal services organizations become resource centers, and the COVID-19 pandemic has only accelerated that change. In this creative two-day online event, you’ll learn more about the changes happening in the field and the latest in lifesaving from leading experts.

The symposium is part of a new initiative from Best Friends, presented in partnership with Southern Utah University (SUU). The goal is to develop prestigious academic learning opportunities that will facilitate career paths and clarity in contemporary animal services.

Presentation topics include:

  • Redefining Animal Services
  • Field Services Moving Forward
  • Keeping Pets with Families
  • Lifesaving as a Community Ethic
  • Leadership for Lifesaving Change
  • Compassionate Badassery
  • Fundraising During Economic Uncertainty
  • What’s the Deal with Cats?
  • Fast-Tracking Pets Through the Shelter System
Nov
8
Sun
National Kitten Coalition Veterinary Conference 2020 @ Online Conference - National Kitten Coalition
Nov 8 @ 10:00 am – 5:15 pm

The National Kitten Coalition invites you to attend the first-ever, online, kitten-focused Conference for veterinary professionals.  This free Conference is made possible thanks to our generous donors and sponsors.  Join others virtually in learning new and innovative ways to care for your youngest feline patients.  Not a veterinary professional?  Please send this information to your favorite veterinary professional, so that together we can increase the survival rates of kittens!  Thank you!

This Conference program has been approved by the AAVSB for 4.5 hours of continuing education credit for veterinarians and credentialed veterinary technicians/nurses in jurisdictions that recognize RACE® approval.  CE certificates will be emailed to you within 30 days following the Conference.

REMINDER:  While recordings will be accessible after the Conference, CE Credit is only available for those attending the live session(s) on November 8th. Attendees wishing to receive RACE® CE credit must attend the entire individual live session(s), (but not the entire Conference).

Dec
1
Tue
The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall Virtual Conference @ Online Conference - AAWA
Dec 1 – Dec 3 all-day

As the end of 2020 approaches, we are preparing to say a fond farewell to a not-so-fond year. While 2020 has been filled with turmoil and uncertainty, we can take pride in the unparalleled COLLABORATION that has grown between national, international, state, and local organizations. We look forward to strengthening these relationships even more in 2021, and beyond.

As we move forward TOGETHER in the “new normal,” leadership and strategic human resource skills will be more vital and necessary than ever. Carefully selected and curated content in this virtual conference is designed to help you build these skills so you can guide your teams not only through the pandemic, but to thrive during and long after it has receded.

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement is committed to helping you strengthen your talents and build partnerships. JOIN US as we celebrate collaboration and help you, leaders in our field, continue to work together to maximize impact.

Here are just a few of the sessions being offered:

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Hiring Philosophy and Practices
Collaboration: Understand, Align, and Transform
Practicing Compassionate Badassery: How to Cope with COVID-19
Technology to Safely Onboard, Support & Engage Volunteers During and Past COVID
Breaking Happy: A Path to a Sustainable Career
Recruiting Today’s Hourly Workers: It’s Different. And It’s Not.