Best Friends National Conference: Where people, passion and purpose come together to Save Them All.
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Best Friends Animal Society's National Conference is an animal-focused gathering like no other. It’s where animal welfare leaders and learners from across the country and beyond come together to connect and create meaningful change on behalf of homeless pets.
From innovative fundraising and marketing strategies to the latest and greatest efforts in animal care and behavior, each session, discussion and moment will leave you inspired and armed with the information and resources you need to save more lives in your community.
Every day, more than 9,000 cats and dogs are killed in America’s shelters, simply because they don’t have safe places to call home. We believe that number can and should be zero. And that together, we can make that happen.
Come join a collaborative, creative community and discover a brighter future for our nation’s pets. Together, we can Save Them All.
What’s new in 2016
We’re excited to announce a few changes to the Best Friends National Conference schedule! This year, the sessions start first thing Thursday morning. Be sure to see the conference schedule for details.
The brand new schedule means you’ll have the chance to attend even more breakout sessions than last year, with more opportunities to learn and connect with your fellow conference attendees. The final session will wrap up Saturday evening, followed by a special movie screening.
On Sunday, you’ll have the option to attend some fun and engaging side trips to Best Friends and No More Homeless Pets Network partner facilities in Salt Lake City. During Sunday’s outings, you can take a closer look at how lives are being saved at the Best Friends Pet Adoption Center and the Best Friends Kitten Nursery, check out all the lifesaving action at a few of Best Friends’ largest municipal shelter and rescue group partners, or visit a truly unique and successful rural rescue group. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early.
Learn more about this year’s schedule and all the happenings at the 2016 Best Friends National Conference.