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Join Us In June!

We are excited for this year's conference which will be June 4-7, 2017 in Bloomington, IL at the DoubleTree by Hilton. Conference registration is now open!

Our special session speaker on Wednesday, June 7 will be Kelley Bollen, Certified Animal Behavior Consultant with Animal Alliances.  She will be speaking on reading dog and cat body language, safe handling and stress reduction.  This special session is relevant to everyone working or volunteering in an animal welfare organization.

We are also thrilled to announce a special partnership with the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators (SAWA). Through SAWA's generous support there will be a full-day Leadership track with Happy Brain Science on Tuesday, June 6.  Come hear Ayla Lewis talk on how to be happy and productive at work, as well as how to engage others to do more great work!

Here are a few of the other great sessions lined up for this year's conference:

  • Nick Gilman, Humane Logic - Keynote Address: 
  • Jim Tedford, Society of Animal Welfare Administrator (SAWA) - Transport Best Practices
  • Dr. Gerryll Hall, Merck Animal Health - Canine Infectious Respiratory Disease Complex (CIRDC): Tips and Tricks
  • Sergeant Javaris M. Pratt, Illinois State Police Training Academy - Civilian Response to an Active Shooter
  • Helen Cheng, The Michelson Found Animals Foundation - Tame the Small Lion: Feral Cat Socialization 101

You can also check out the full line up on the Conference Schedule.

Struggling to fit PSC into your budget this year?  
Introducing the Lauren Malmberg Prairie States Conference Scholarship!  Click for information.

We would like to thank our great industry partners who make this conference possible through their generous support!

The 2017 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference is sponsored by:

Premium Conference Sponsor

Leadership Track Sponsor

Animal Control Track Sponsor





Reception Sponsors

Lunch Sponsors

Break Sponsors





Operations Session Sponsor





General Sponsors










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