Events

17 Nov

Registration Open

November 17, 2024    
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Nov

The Network Live

November 17, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
An in-person forum for animal welfare leaders Join us for The Network Live, an in-person forum digging into the heart of today’s animal welfare struggles: [...]
18 Nov

Registration Open

November 18, 2024    
7:00 am - 4:15 pm
           Photos courtesy of Mark Campbell Productions
18 Nov

Continental Breakfast

November 18, 2024    
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Enjoy continental breakfast and greet friends old and new.
18 Nov
18 Nov

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

November 18, 2024    
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Changing how we work can feel overwhelming. Like trying to budge an enormous boulder. How do you move past “the way you’ve always done things”? [...]
18 Nov

Refreshment Break

November 18, 2024    
10:30 am - 10:45 am
18 Nov

Reducing Barriers to High-Quality and Accessible Care

November 18, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
The pandemic combined with the national vet staff shortage have significantly impacted access to low-cost veterinary services. Consider three case studies of successful outreach operations [...]
18 Nov

Reducing Burnout and Increasing Productivity Through Purposeful Play

November 18, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
In today's fast-paced society, where burnout is a common struggle, it's time for a refreshing change. According to a CareerBuilder survey on stress, 61% of [...]
18 Nov

Reframe Your Game: Approaches to Turnover

November 18, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
The impact of understaffing can take both a physical and mental toll on employees which can lead to turnover. By creating a talent pipeline, growing [...]
18 Nov

Unlock Unrestricted Gifts Through Transformative Storytelling

November 18, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Discover the storytelling secret that leads to transformational giving and meaningful donations. Many organizations ask in a way that makes donors feel like a transaction. [...]
18 Nov

Group Lunch Plus The Wagsies Animal Welfare Video Awards

November 18, 2024    
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Join us for a delectable lunch, featuring local cuisine developed by the Sheraton Executive Chef and their team. Get the latest updates and information during [...]
18 Nov

Advanced Strategies for Supporting Mental Health

November 18, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
We'll explore nuanced approaches to implementing comprehensive mental health programs, navigating organizational challenges unique to the animal welfare field, and fostering a culture of well-being. [...]
18 Nov

Establishing a Statewide Capital Fund for Shelters

November 18, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Animal shelters across the country are increasingly challenged to bring their facilities up to date to achieve today’s widely accepted standards for the humane care [...]
18 Nov

Increase Fundraising Through Inclusive & Accessible Digital Experiences

November 18, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Do you know that over 26% of adults in the US live with a disability? That’s 61 million Americans. If you want to reach ALL [...]
18 Nov

Project Management to the Rescue

November 18, 2024    
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Projects play a crucial role in our daily operations. We will discuss specific tools, templates, and techniques that can be valuable in managing projects effectively. [...]
18 Nov

Tick, Tock, Talk - Day 1

November 18, 2024    
2:45 pm - 4:15 pm
Back by popular demand! This speed dating-style in-person networking event will be divided into three timed sessions with tables set up  based on industry trends. [...]
18 Nov

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

November 18, 2024    
4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Enjoy appetizers and beverages while you network with your colleagues. The Association sponsors will showcase their products or services.  Visit their booths to learn something [...]
19 Nov

Registration Open

November 19, 2024    
7:00 am - 4:45 pm
19 Nov

Continental Breakfast in Exhibit Hall

November 19, 2024    
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Grab a bite to eat, check out our sponsors’ products and services, and connect with your colleagues and friends.
19 Nov
19 Nov

Keynote: Leading Across Generations

November 19, 2024    
9:15 am - 10:15 am
People managers need productive tools and insights as they navigate leadership roles, including managing up, down, and across generations. Generational expert Phil Gwoke will discuss [...]
19 Nov

Refreshment Break

November 19, 2024    
10:15 am - 10:30 am
19 Nov

Bridging Medical and Operational Practices in Animal Shelters

November 19, 2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
This session addresses challenges in veterinary-shelter leadership dynamics, emphasizing conflict resolution techniques and their impact on work environments, resource efficiency, humane care, and lifesaving capabilities. [...]
19 Nov

Ethical Questions: Vital for A Robust Culture

November 19, 2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
In a polarized time and world, do we avoid difficult ethical conversations? Just the opposite, we dive in headlong, immerse ourselves in it, and come [...]
19 Nov

How to Thrive: Invest in Your Staff Every Day

November 19, 2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Would you like your organization to nurture a positive environment that will reduce burnout, boost staff satisfaction, and increase retention? Learn from four shelters who [...]
19 Nov

Rapid Response Procedures for Optimal Fundraising Campaigns

November 19, 2024    
10:30 am - 11:30 am
When the health, lives, and welfare of animals in your community are at risk, does your organization know when and how to rally your supporters [...]
19 Nov

Lunch & Exhibit Visits

November 19, 2024    
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Enjoy lunch with friends and learn about products and services that will help make your job easier.               Photos [...]
19 Nov

Crisis Communications for Animal Welfare Organizations

November 19, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
When it comes to crisis situations for animal welfare organizations, it’s not a question of if but when. Effective organizations prepare for the worst scenarios [...]
19 Nov

How to Raise More Money than You Ever Dreamed Possible

November 19, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How would you like to raise twice as much money for your organization? How about three, four, or five times as much as you raise [...]
19 Nov

Succession and Transition Plans at the Executive Level

November 19, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Is your organization getting ready to hand over the reins to a new executive leader? This session will provide a comprehensive guide for organizations and [...]
19 Nov

Transparency around Euthanasia

November 19, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Effective communication is paramount in animal welfare. But tackling highly sensitive issues can often be stressful and difficult. Attendees will hear about two case studies [...]
19 Nov

Tick, Tock, Talk - Day 2

November 19, 2024    
2:15 pm - 3:00 pm
The ultimate in networking events! Enjoy more speed-dating style conversations with your peers on topics important to you and the industry.       Photos [...]
19 Nov

Keynote: Igniting Passion and Purpose in Your Teams

November 19, 2024    
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Leaders who actively cultivate an understanding of and responsiveness to their team's emotional landscape are better equipped to motivate their team, leading to heightened engagement [...]
19 Nov

Party Night

November 19, 2024    
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for spontaneous, effortless fun, exceptional food, craft beer and cocktails, and moments of pure, unfiltered joy.   The party will be just a [...]
20 Nov

Breakfast

November 20, 2024    
8:00 am - 9:00 am
Last chance to have breakfast with your colleagues.
20 Nov

Registration Open

November 20, 2024    
8:00 am - 10:00 am
20 Nov
20 Nov

Panel Discussion: Mitigating the Veterinary Shortage

It is no secret that there is a growing shortage of veterinary professionals across the US and beyond.  And the burgeoning cost of veterinary care [...]
20 Nov

Adapting a Business Mindset to Animal Welfare

November 20, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Adapting a business mindset to animal welfare doesn't mean less compassion for people and animals. Nonprofits and public agencies operate differently than private agencies, often [...]
20 Nov

High-Impact Fundraising Strategies by Donor Segments

November 20, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
With so many causes and organizations fighting for donors' attention and engagement, having a more tailored approach to taking donors through the fundraising cycle can [...]
20 Nov

Mastering Emotional Mapping for Enhanced Communication

November 20, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
Empathy mapping helps you to make better decisions by getting inside the mind of a client or stakeholder. The workshop will provide a hands-on experience in [...]
20 Nov

Recruitment and Retention in the Veterinary Workforce

November 20, 2024    
10:45 am - 11:45 am
In 2022, the Denver Animal Shelter came to the Denver Office of Economic Development and Opportunity with a big challenge –the current level and successful [...]
20 Nov

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

November 20, 2024    
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Two tours on Wednesday, November 20 are available until capacity has been filled. 2:00 pm Tour 3:00 pm Tour To reserve your spot, fill out [...]