Sunday, June 2, 2024

4:30-5:30 PMConference Check-In and Registration
7:30-8:30 PMBags & Beverages on the Barrel House Patio

Monday, June 3, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Check-In and Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

Welcome & Keynote: Grit: What it takes to succeed & be insanely great in animal sheltering and field services
Gina Knepp, National Shelter Engagement Director, Michelson Found Animals

10:15-10:30 AM

Break

10:30-11:45 AM

Taking the CRISIS Out of Crisis Communications
Stephanie Filer, Shelter Animals Count

Testicle Talk - Customer Service in the Animal Space
Gina Knepp, Michelson Found Animals

Animal Cruelty Investigations: Part 1
Kevin Hearst, Law Enforcement Training Institute

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00-2:15 PM

Leveraging Data to Save More Animals
Stephanie Filer, Shelter Animals Count

Supporting Long Term Dogs with Targeted Enrichment Plans
Stephanie Marquardt, The Anti-Cruelty Society

Animal Cruelty Investigations: Part 2
Kevin Hearst, Law Enforcement Training Institute

2:15-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-3:45 PM

General Session: Strategies for Individual and Organization Compassion Resilience
Dr. Janet Hoy-Gerlach, Open Door Veterinary Collective

3:45-4:00 PM

Break

4:00-5:15 PM

How to Tame the Chaos: How to Think Like a Startup in the Shelter & Rescue Environment
Elena Battles, Shelterluv

People Power: Creating a Sustainable & Robust Volunteer Program
Karen Patterson, Humane Society of Huron Valley

Letter of the Law and Spirit of the Law: Balancing Compliance and Compassion in Animal Control
Dr. Josh Fisher, National Animal Control Association

5:15-7:30 PM

Dinner and Fun!
 8:00 PMBack by popular demand...PSC Dance Party!
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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Check-In and Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

The Evolution of the Love Bus: Assessing and Meeting Community Needs
Karen Wolfe and Kadra Hillis, Kokomo Humane Society

 

How to Create a Well Run Medical Program
Liz Stamper, Best Friends Animal Society

 

Uncovering Bias in Animal Control: Promoting Fairness and Equity
Mike Wheeler, City of Cabot, NACA Board Member

10:15-10:30 AM

Break

10:30-11:45 AM

General Session: When Pigs Fly: Using the Power of Partnerships to Address Animal Concern in Disasters
Kevin Pigg, ASPCA

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00-2:15 PM

Navigating the Bumpy Road of Supervision
Danielle Case, The Anti-Cruelty Society

One Size Does Not Fit All: Alternative Options for Unsocialized Cats
Cecilia Ocampo-Solis and Clara Dell, Tree House Humane Society

Animal Control and ADA
Mike Wheeler, City of Cabot, NACA

2:15-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-3:45 PM

We Are Better Together
Emily Klehm, South Suburban Humane Society; Raissa Allaire, Tree House Humane Society; Lydia Krupinski, The Anti-Cruelty Society; Stacy Rogers, Best Friends Animal Society

 

The Data-Driven Guide to Pet Adoption Marketing
April Huntsman, Adopt-a-Pet

 

Customer eXperience in Animal Welfare
Dr. Josh Fisher, National Animal Control Association

3:45-4:00 PM

Break

4:00-5:15 PM

Incorporating AI in Your Animal Welfare Work
Brian Rivera, Tree House Humane Society

  Make a PACT with Your Community
Katherine Shenar, The Association of Animal Welfare Advancement

Decoding Canine Communication
Dr. Josh Fisher, NACA and Mike Wheeler, City of Cabot, NACA

5:15 PM

We will be giving away $50 Visa Gift Cards during the last session in each track on Tuesday.
Make sure to stay until the very end for your chance to win.

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