Who should attend?

The Best Friends National Conference is for everyone, whether you work in animal welfare or as a volunteer, or you simply want to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of homeless pets. We hope to see you at the most fun, informative and powerful event of the year! Here are just a few ways that you may benefit from attending the conference:

Rescue group staff and board members: You can learn how to boost your efforts by building strong volunteer and foster programs, and how to raise more money to support the lifesaving work you’re doing. You’ll get advice from seasoned experts on dog and cat behavior, animal care, management strategies and so much more.

Private and public shelter and animal welfare staff: Wondering how you can ramp up your spay/neuter program a notch? Or how you can increase adoptions, save the most at-risk animals or develop lifesaving partnerships? At the national conference, you’ll find out how, while learning new skills to improve your fundraising efforts, hone your marketing techniques and excel at public relations.

Veterinary staff, clinic managers, spay/neuter and TNR staff, and other animal advocates: The national conference is a great place for you to connect with other animal advocates, and share ideas about how you can save more lives. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to learn about the latest and greatest efforts to further spay/neuter programs, and ways that you can be more effective at saving at-risk animals.

Volunteers: Volunteers are vital to animal welfare, and at the Best Friends National Conference, you’ll find out how you can take your volunteer skills to the next level. The conference is rich in opportunities to learn valuable new skills, make helpful connections and increase your knowledge.

Animal lovers who want to get involved: If you love animals and want to learn how you can help save lives, the national conference will show you how. Explore volunteer opportunities and meet professionals from animal welfare organizations, develop your knowledge of the issues facing homeless pets, and discover what part you can play that best suits your personality.

All attendees: No matter what your background is or your reasons for coming to the national conference, you will find a wide array of tools and information to help you save more lives. In addition, the conference is a great place to connect with like-minded individuals and share lifesaving ideas. Oh, and don’t forget, there’s lots of fun to be had, too!