*Updated 5/17/22

Sunday, June 5, 2022

4:30-5:30 PMConference Registration
7:30-8:30 PMMeet and Greet in the DoubleTree Lounge and Courtyard

Monday, June 6, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

Welcome & Keynote: The Art & Science Behind Creating Highly Effective Teams
Laura Maloney, Principal, Adisa

10:15-10:30 AM

Break

10:30-11:45 AM

Reducing Length of Stay: Pathways to Success
Stacy Rogers, Best Friends Animal Society 

Small Rescue-Big Impact
Dawn Isenhart-Copp, Lulu’s Locker Rescue

Customizing the Fear Free Method - Make it Work for You
Lindsay Pease, Fort Wayne Animal Care and Control

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00-2:15 PM

Optimizing Your Website: Increasing Impact Through Your Online Presence
April Huntsman, Adopt-a-Pet.com

What’s New In Animal Welfare In Illinois
Dr. Staci Slager and Tess Feagans, Illinois Department of Agriculture

Saving the ‘Other’ Loveable: Reptile & Amphibian Care for Animal Welfare Professionals
Rich Crowley, Chicago Herpetological Society

2:15-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-3:45 PM

Building Diverse Professional Partnerships to Advance Animal Welfare
Vicki Deisner, Esq., Animal Welfare Institute

Medical Aspects of Companion Animal Transport
Karen Walsh, ASPCA

Introduction to the ASPCA’s Veterinary Forensic Science Center
Alison Kennedy-Benson MS, CVT, ASPCA

3:45-4:00 PM

Break

4:00-5:15 PM

Assessing the State of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Animal Welfare: Where do we go from here?
Shannon Roebuck, The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement

Community Mobilization: Engaging Volunteers During Challenging Times
Lydia Krupinski and Steve Weaver, The Anti-Cruelty Society

Verbal Judo
Dan Ettinger, Law Enforcement Training Institute

5:15-7:30 PM

Reception and Dinner

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast

9:00-10:15 AM

From Dashboards to Committees: Tools to Transform Your Board
Raissa Allaire, Tree House Humane Society

Fostering 101
Liz Stamper, Best Friends Animal Society

Workplace Harassment and Violence
Mark Kumpf, CAWA, Detroit Animal Care and Control Division

10:15-10:30 AM

Break

10:30-11:45 AM

How Today’s Donations can Fund your Future
Angie Hatfield Marker, Community Foundation of East Central Illinois; Mary Tiefenbrunn, Champaign County Humane Society

The Three-Legged Stool – Bringing Behavior, Medical and Operations together to support animals
Dr. Ashley Eisenback, Tristan Rehner-Fleurant, Sarah Shively, ASPCA – Behavioral Rehabilitation Center

Wildlife S.O.S
Stephanie Touzalin, Forest Preserve of DuPage County

11:45-1:00 PM

Lunch

1:00-2:15 PM

General Session: When Humane Euthanasia is the Elephant in the Room

2:15-2:30 PM

Break

2:30-3:45 PM

Socially Conscious Sheltering: What it is and how does it apply to me?
Ali Mickelson, Director of Advocacy, Denver Dumb Friends

The Struggle is Real - Recognizing compassion fatigue in a compassionate field
Anna Payton, Aurora Animal Care and Control 

Photo who? Photo what?
Kevin Hearst, Law Enforcement Training Institute

3:45-4:00 PM

Break

4:00-5:15 PM

Humane Education Can Change the World
Tara Lenehan, RedRover

Return to Home Solutions
Renee Wolfgram, Pethealth Inc.

An Introduction to Pet First Aid
Elliot Serrano, The Anti-Cruelty Society

 7:30 PM Trivia Night!
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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

8:00-9:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast

9:00-1:00 PM

Special Session: Managing and Leading Others
Tom Carroll, CEO, TMC Leadership Consulting

1:00 PM

End of Conference! See you next year.


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