Audience members at the Best Friends National Conference

Why should you attend?

For so many reasons! Check out the top reasons that you should attend the 2022 Best Friends National Conference.

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Top reasons to attend the Best Friends National Conference

What’s included for you

Not only will you have access to more than 100 inspiring and informative sessions, you’ll enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and hot lunch each day of the conference. Plus, you can party it up at our closing celebration.

For an additional cost, you can join us on July 6 for Deep-Dive Day. When you register for Deep-Dive Day, you’ll choose one of six topics. Then, on July 6, you’ll attend a full day of intensives focused on your topic. You don’t have to attend the conference to register for Deep-Dive Day, but conference attendees do get a discount.

As a conference attendee, you can purchase access to all main session recordings (for sessions happening July 7-9) at a discount. If you can’t attend the conference in person, you are still welcome to purchase access to session recordings and share them with your staff, board members and volunteers.

Everyone attending will have free access to our conference app to view the schedule, register for sessions, access session materials and so much more.

Who you can meet

From veterinary clinic managers to behavior specialists to transport volunteers to shelter leaders, you can expand your lifesaving circle and learn from people who work in all levels of animal welfare.

You’ll get face time with representatives from Petco Love, Maddie’s Fund® and PetSmart Charities to learn more about available grants and resources that your organization can apply to receive.

You’ll mingle and chat with Best Friends Animal Society leaders, all ready to share resources and best practices to help you save more lives in your community.

Other things you can do

You’ll learn about time-saving techniques and reducing employee compassion fatigue to make your organization’s daily operations more efficient and keep your staff healthy, focused and productive.

You can visit the Hub and meet a wide variety of sponsors and exhibitors who are eager to show you their latest products and services to benefit the animals in your care. And you can shop for fun pet and human gear, too!

After the conference sessions, you can explore, dine and shop in beautiful downtown Raleigh.