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
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