Who should attend?
The Best Friends National Conference is for anyone interested in helping their community become no-kill - whether you work in animal welfare as a career or you volunteer your time to help homeless pets. We look forward to seeing you at the most informative, powerful and inspirational event of the year.
Here are just a few ways that people benefit from attending the conference:
Rescue group staff and board members: Learn how to boost your lifesaving efforts by building strong volunteer and foster programs, and how to raise more money to support the work you're doing. You'll get advice from seasoned experts on dog and cat behavior, animal care, management strategies and so much more.
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 innovative programs for community cats and hard-to-place dogs that will help you be even 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 make helpful connections and increase your knowledge.
Animal lovers who want to get involved: If you simply love animals and want to learn about ways to save lives, the national conference has a lot to offer. You can explore volunteer opportunities, meet professionals from animal welfare organizations, develop your knowledge of the issues facing homeless pets, and discover what part you can play in helping to Save Them All.
All attendees: No matter what your background is or your reasons are for coming to the Best Friends National Conference, you will find a wide array of tools and information to help you save more pets. 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!