Best Friends National Conference

The Best Friends National Conference started 19 years ago with the goal of bringing together animal welfare professionals and advocates to learn, share and connect.

Like you and so many others around the world, Best Friends Animal Society has had to adjust to the new reality ushered in by the COVID-19 pandemic. One consequence was canceling the 2020 Best Friends National Conference.

None of us knows what the future will hold, but in the meantime, we are happy to offer you these educational opportunities:

  • Check out the lifesaving library on our network partner page. The library is full of tools and helpful information in the form of operational playbooks, webinars and more.
  • We’ve also compiled a library of COVID-19 specific resources, including podcasts, town halls, editorials and more.

To stay up to date on educational events, be sure to like and follow our Best Friends National Conference Facebook page.

We’ll be working on next year’s Best Friends National Conference soon and we look forward to the opportunity to connect with you in person in 2021.

To be among the first to get updates regarding the 2021 Best Friends National Conference and other educational opportunities, please sign up below. 

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