We continue to grow every year and this past event was our largest on record, with almost 300 people in attendance, representing over 60 different organizations, plus more sponsors and exhibitors than even before! Not to mention almost another 70 people who came in just for the Annual Awards Banquet!
For our 2020 event… we will once again be offering 3 full tracks, over 2 and a half days, to ensure that were truly had something for everyone. In addition to the standard CEU’s made available by FACA, we anticipate that all conference sessions will also be pre-approved for Certified Animal Welfare Administrator continuing education credits by The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement.
A three-day educational conference known for featuring proven solutions to increase lifesaving in shelter environments. The American Pets Alive! Conference showcases the proven, teachable solutions that Austin Pets Alive! and Austin Animal Center have used to create the largest No Kill city in the nation for eight years running.
The 2020 Animal Care Conference will feature 2 pre-conference workshops, 5 learning tracks, 25+ education sessions, over 50 knowledgeable speakers, and 2 days of exhibitors showcasing the latest industry products.
This yearly event brings together animal control officers, humane officers, animal care attendants, behaviorists, humane educators, shelter directors, veterinarians, RVTS, customer service representatives, all law enforcement personnel, and other animal-sheltering professionals.
Each year, VFHS presents a multi-day conference featuring renowned speakers who offer training on latest progressive practices in animal care, professional and organizational development, fundraising, spay/neuter programming and increasing lifesaving for sheltered animals. The Annual Conference is incredibly important to the Federation’s lifesaving goal, not only for the training it offers but also because members are able to develop strong and strategic partnerships which support their individual efforts and forward the overall goal of at least a 90% save rate for the state by 2020.
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,
- 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 email@example.com for your FREE link to register.
We look forward to “seeing you” online this spring!
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
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.
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.
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.