You’re invited to join us to work together and save more lives at the Best Friends National Conference, happening August 10-12 in Houston.

You’ll learn how to make an impact in your community from presenters from different backgrounds and organization types, including leaders in animal welfare, marketing, DE&I, government relations, and more — and all while having fun! 

Plus, you’ll make meaningful connections with fellow animal welfare volunteers and staff members from across the country.

Registration opens in early April.

Sign up here to be the first to know when registration opens, session topics are announced, and more!

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Learn how to create lasting change

The conference schedule was designed to give you the newest, most advanced lifesaving tips and techniques from leaders in animal welfare, as well as connect you with speakers from other areas of expertise.

You can find out how to increase live outcomes, run more successful fundraising campaigns, create a positive culture, and much more. No matter which sessions you attend, you will discover how to implement what you’re learning into your own organization or community.

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Volunteer at the Best Friends National Conference! 

Want to have fun while making a difference? As a volunteer, you’ll not only be giving a helping hand, but you’ll also be able to connect and swap stories and cute photos with fellow volunteers.
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Strengthen your brand by becoming an exhibitor

Exhibiting at the Best Friends National Conference gives you the opportunity to interact with attendees face to face, generating visibility and credibility for your company. 

You can showcase your products or services to hundreds of highly passionate animal welfare leaders and gain exposure with leading decision makers.

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Show your company’s compassion and dedication to saving lives by sponsoring the Best Friends National Conference.

As a sponsor of the Best Friends National Conference, you’ll boost awareness of your brand among an engaged audience (including leaders in animal welfare) who are ready to share their thoughts and experiences with you.

Become a Sponsor