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
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
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