Jan
17
Fri
The Acatemy 2020 @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Dulles North Loudoun
Jan 17 – Jan 19 all-day

The Acatemy 2020 is our second annual two-day celebration of cat rescue and the unsung heroes behind it. We’re taking over an entire hotel to welcome the country’s most proactive and influential figures in boots-on-the-ground cat rescue (that’s you!), empowering them to step up their life-saving game like never before.

Visit theacatemy.org for the most details, features, and the full schedule.

We’re riding the New Year vibes with programming that walks you through setting clear, ambitious goals for you and your rescue, then providing the skills to achieve them through:

  • 4 rooms of cat-specific advanced and master class content from dozens of your rescue peers and industry leaders
  • Building your life-saving network through designated social space with structured breakout sessions and informal activities
  • Personal connections with event sponsors and commercial industry professionals.
Jan
22
Wed
Utah Animal Control Officers Association Conference @ Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
Jan 22 – Jan 24 all-day

The 2020 Annual Conference will be held 22, 23, 24 (shelter class full day on January 21) at the ABBY INN, St. George Utah, The Conference is Wednesday through Friday and is a full three days.

Jan
24
Fri
Online Cat Conference 2020 @ Online Conference
Jan 24 – Jan 26 all-day

A virtual convention for anyone who’d like to help community cats!

Join the CCP world-wide community at this unique virtual event – no travel required! In three days you’ll participate in webinars where speakers from a wide variety of roles in animal welfare will give you their perspective on the industry and valuable information that will help you or your organization create a more humane world for community cats. Scroll down to see a list of speakers and keep an eye on this space for announcements as details are confirmed.

Feb
18
Tue
Carolinas Unite 2020 Conference @ Kingston Plantation
Feb 18 – Feb 20 all-day

CarolinasUnite is a collaboration between the NC Animal Federation and the SC Animal Care & Control Association aiming to bring together animal welfare professionals from both states for education and networking.  CarolinasUnite is hosted for shelter personnel, field personnel, vet personnel and management of all levels.  All sessions are designed to provide learning opportunities for the multiple roles animal welfare professionals are responsible for.

Feb
21
Fri
Florida Animal Control Association Conference @ The Florida Hotel & Conference Center
Feb 21 – Feb 23 all-day

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.

Feb
28
Fri
The American Pets Alive! Conference 2020 @ Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day

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.

Mar
22
Sun
Animal Care Conference 2020 @ Hilton Long Beach
Mar 22 – Mar 24 all-day

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.

Apr
1
Wed
Virginia Fed 2020 Annual Conference @ Founder's Inn & Spa
Apr 1 – Apr 3 all-day

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.

Apr
4
Sat
New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference @ Radisson Hotel Nashua
Apr 4 – Apr 6 all-day
Apr
8
Wed
Mid-Atlantic Animal Care & Field Services Conference @ Princess Royale Hotel
Apr 8 – Apr 10 all-day

The Mid-Atlantic Animal Care & Field Services Conference, the first of its kind, will provide a critical opportunity to build collaboration among animal control agencies, shelters, rescues, and other key stakeholders in our region. This event will provide information and guidance from fellow practitioners, as well as regional and national experts on a range of issues, challenges, and solutions relevant to animal welfare agencies in our region. The overarching theme of the conference is coalition-building – working together to save lives, learn and engage in best practices, and focus on what unites us as an industry.

Reasons to Support the Mid-Atlantic Animal Care & Field Services Conference

The Humane Rescue Alliance (HRA), Professional Animal Workers of Maryland (PAWS), and St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center believe that by bringing our local shelters and animal control agencies together we can raise the standard of care for all animals in our region by connecting areas of need with places of opportunity.

Reasons to Attend the Mid-Atlantic Animal Care & Field Services Conference

LEARN: Earn Continuing Education Units/Credits from NACA, AAWA, and VDACS.
NETWORK: Meet industry peers and grow your professional network.
COLLABORATE: Take advantage of the resources at the conference to create successful initiatives for your organization.