The Best Friends National Conference will educate and inspire you, and offer you myriad networking opportunities. In fact, there’s no shortage of ways you can connect with like-minded folks who are also working to Save Them All. Don’t just take our word for it! Read what a past attendee had to say about her experience at the conference:

“I came alone, not knowing what to expect or who I would meet.… I felt a bit of uncertainty about the unknown.… How do I describe how I’m feeling tonight? There are no words … never in my life have I met 1,500-plus people with wings who I felt a certain bond with.… I listened to the lectures, one at a time, shopped, heard stories, shared cries and laughs, made toys for two shelters here in Atlanta, danced, sang, shopped more, ate and drank with these people. It all felt natural, like second nature.

“All of these people have a very special thing in common, a very wonderful thing in common: We all have a passion for life (rather than death) for all healthy and adoptable animals. I feel bittersweet in leaving, but know I now have a mission and also look forward to doing this all over again in Salt Lake City next year!”

– Jennifer, New York, 2015 conference attendee