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Join Us in June!

Mark your calendar now for the 2018 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference to be held June 3-6, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bloomington, IL. You won't want to miss the opportunity for great professional development!

This year our Special Session Speaker is Aditi Czarnomski, CPDT-KSA with Urbane Animal Behavior. Aditi has been professionally working with animals for over 20 years in a variety of settings. She runs a successful training and animal behavior consulting business, Urbane Animal Behavior, where she helps facilitate better relationships between people and their pets, and works with dogs, cats and horses. In addition to running her own business, Aditi is a back-up Animal Control Officer for the City of Winona, manages a dog daycare and boarding facility, and is a Professional Responder for the Anti-Cruelty Behavior Team of the ASPCA.

The SAWA Leadership Track is one of our best yet!  Come learn about the future of animal welfare from Roger Haston, Chief Administrative Officer, PetSmart Charities.  Then in the afternoon, Gilda Bonanno will bring us her sessions on Management By Walking Around.

We are excited to welcome a fantastic lineup of nationally recognized speakers presenting on topics from leadership to field services. There are more than 20 sessions over the three days. Whether you work for a non-profit shelter or a municipal/government agency, there are sessions for you. Click here to see the full conference schedule!

Registration is now open! After you register, reserve your room at the hotel. Each year the block fills up before the deadline, so make your reservations early. Click here for more info about the hotel and travel to Bloomington, IL.

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

The 2018 Prairie States Animal Welfare Conference is sponsored by:

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