It is essential that the topics we ultimately select cover a wide range of animal shelter and community programs and innovative and proven strategies to help save more lives.
Speakers with a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences will be selected, and we welcome first-time presenters to submit proposals.
We ask that speakers present an entire session directly related to their submitted proposal, lasting 45 minutes (please limit the amount of time spent on Q&A to be as minimal as possible). We may request that speakers provide additional time for roundtable discussions and question-and-answer sessions for conference attendees.
All breakout sessions will be limited to a maximum of two co-presenters, and information for both presenters must be included in the original submission. If submitting for a panel, we will allow one moderator and up to three panelists (please see “conference expenses” section for details on expense coverage differences).
We welcome presentation submissions that cover the following topics:
- Advocacy and community engagement
- Cat-specific lifesaving
- Culture and change management
- Dog-specific lifesaving
- Executive leadership and staff development
- Field services and animal control
- Fundraising and development
- Lifesaving programs
- Marketing and communications
- Rescue group operations and administration
- Shelter medicine and animal care
- Shelter operations and administration