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Why should you attend?

For so many reasons! Check out the top 10 reasons you should attend this year's virtual Best Friends National Conference.

Final deadline to register has passed.

  1. Whether you're an executive director, office manager, adoption counselor, volunteer coordinator or kennel technician, you'll find tons of innovative educational and development opportunities.

  2. You'll connect with leaders, speakers and heavy hitters in the animal welfare industry so that you can expand your professional circle.

  3. We'll give you a variety of content geared toward elevating your career in animal welfare, including links to job boards, valuable blogs and articles, and opportunities to schedule one-on-one sessions with the developers of our university-endorsed Executive Leadership Certification program.

  4. You'll get to take part in informative and educational sessions for continuing education units (CEUs).

  5. In many of the conference sessions, you'll hear discussions about the topics of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) so that you can make impactful changes to your organization.

  6. We'll talk about vital takeaways from 2020, including the rise in national attention directed at community-supported sheltering.

  7. You can visit our virtual exhibit hall, where you can connect with vendors and see products from companies dedicated to saving homeless pets.

  8. You'll have the opportunity to share your knowledge and insights about animal welfare right from your home, office or animal welfare organization.

  9. You can schedule video chats with exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and other attendees.

  10. You can participate in on-demand well-being sessions that will teach you valuable self-care skills so that you can continue to take care of the animals.