Conference Schedule

Sunday, November 17

Registration Open

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7:00 am - 5:00 pm Grand Ballroom Foyer

The Network Live

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9:00 am - 5:00 pm Grand Ballroom

Daylong

Monday, November 18

Registration Open

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7:00 am - 4:15 pm Grand Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast

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8:00 am - 9:00 am

Networking Event

Opening Remarks – Day 1

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9:00 am - 9:30 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Keynote: Reset – How to Change What’s Not Working

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9:30 am - 10:30 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Refreshment Break

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10:30 am - 10:45 am Grand Ballroom Foyer

Reducing Barriers to High-Quality and Accessible Care

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Industry Innovations

Reducing Burnout and Increasing Productivity Through Purposeful Play

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Internal & External Communications

Reframe Your Game: Approaches to Turnover

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Strategic Workforces

Unlock Unrestricted Gifts Through Transformative Storytelling

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10:45 am - 11:45 am Grand Ballroom

Fundraising

Group Lunch Plus The Wagsies Animal Welfare Video Awards

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11:45 am - 1:15 pm Grand Ballroom

Networking Event

Advanced Strategies for Supporting Mental Health

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Strategic Workforces

Establishing a Statewide Capital Fund for Shelters

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Industry Innovations

Increase Fundraising Through Inclusive & Accessible Digital Experiences

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Fundraising

Project Management to the Rescue

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1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Internal & External Communications

Tick, Tock, Talk – Day 1

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2:45 pm - 4:15 pm Grand Ballroom

Networking Event

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

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4:30 pm - 6:30 pm Exhibit Hall – Napoleon Ballroom

Networking Event

Tuesday, November 19

Registration Open

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7:00 am - 4:45 pm Grand Ballroom Foyer

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

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8:00 am - 9:00 am Exhibit Hall – Napoleon Ballroom

Networking Event

Opening Remarks – Day 2

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9:00 am - 9:15 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Keynote: Leading Across Generations

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9:15 am - 10:15 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Refreshment Break

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10:15 am - 10:30 am Grand Ballroom Foyer

Bridging Medical and Operational Practices in Animal Shelters

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Industry Innovations

Ethical Questions: Vital for A Robust Culture

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Internal & External Communications

How to Thrive: Invest in Your Staff Every Day

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Strategic Workforces

Rapid Response Procedures for Optimal Fundraising Campaigns

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10:30 am - 11:30 am

Fundraising

Lunch & Exhibit Visits

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11:30 am - 1:00 pm Exhibit Hall – Napoleon Ballroom

Networking Event

Crisis Communications for Animal Welfare Organizations

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Internal & External Communications

How to Raise More Money than You Ever Dreamed Possible

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Fundraising

Succession and Transition Plans at the Executive Level

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Strategic Workforces

Transparency around Euthanasia

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1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Industry Innovations

Tick, Tock, Talk – Day 2

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2:15 pm - 3:00 pm Grand Ballroom

Networking Event

Snack Break in Exhibit Hall

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3:00 pm - 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall – Napoleon Ballroom

Networking Event

Keynote: Igniting Passion and Purpose in Your Teams

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3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Party Night

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5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Networking Event

Wednesday, November 20

Breakfast

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8:00 am - 9:00 am Grand Ballroom

Networking Event

Registration Open

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8:00 am - 10:00 am Grand Ballroom Foyer

Opening Remarks – Day 3

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9:00 am - 9:15 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Panel Discussion: Mitigating the Veterinary Shortage

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9:15 am - 10:30 am Grand Ballroom

Keynote/General Session

Adapting a Business Mindset to Animal Welfare

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Industry Innovations

High-Impact Fundraising Strategies by Donor Segments

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Fundraising

Mastering Emotional Mapping for Enhanced Communication

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Internal & External Communications

Recruitment and Retention in the Veterinary Workforce

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10:45 am - 11:45 am

Strategic Workforces

Tour The Louisiana SPCA (2 pm and 3 pm options)

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2:00 pm - 4:00 pm Louisiana SPCA

Networking Event