The Network Live

November 17, 2024

9:00 am - 5:00 pm | Grand Ballroom

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: staffing shortages, bottle-necked shelter populations, and dwindling access to care for both shelters and pet owners.


At this one-day event, immediately prior to The Annual Conference, we’re bringing together animal welfare colleagues, industry experts, and thought leaders to tackle the most urgent issues facing our profession right now – and to ignite actionable solutions that pave the way for a brighter future.


As we explore the complexities of animal welfare in a post-pandemic 2024, this forum promises to be a hub of inspiration and empowerment through engaging panels that offer powerful solutions and illuminating discoveries from peers and industry experts. You’ll gain invaluable insights and leave equipped with knowledge to better focus your organization and your team.


Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of an inspiring day that will shape the future of animal welfare. Together, we can focus on our vision and fuel success because, as our CEO Jim Tedford often says, our power is in The Network.

Agenda: Sunday, November 17, 2024, 9 am – 5 pm

(more details coming soon)


7:00 – 5:00 pm Registration open


9:00 – 9:30 am Keynote by Jim Tedford, CAWA, President & CEO, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
Leading the Way: Innovations and Strategies in Animal Welfare


9:30 – 10:45 am Panel #1
Using Capacity for Care as a Metric to Advance Your Mission and Save Lives


11 am – 12:15 pm Panel #2
Where’s My Momma? Faster Family Reunions Through Technology


12:15 – 1:15 pm
Lunch and Roundtable Discussions


1:15– 2:30 pm Panel #3
Hold on Tight: Mastering the Art of Employee Retention


2:45 – 4:00 pm Panel #4
You Get a Vet Appointment, And You Get a Vet Appointment… Everybody Gets a Vet Appointment!!!


4:00 – 5:15 pm Panel #5
Keeping Families Together: Innovations in Shelter Support to Strengthen the Human-Animal Bond

Attend just this daylong session or include The Network Live with your registration for The Annual Conference:


Registration fees for The Network Live:

$99    Animal Welfare Professional Member

$149   Learning Non-Member

$199   Industry Partner Member

$249   Industry Partners Non-Member

$99     Student Member