Sunday, June 3, 2018

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4:00-5:30 PM

Conference Registration

5:30-7:00 PM

Welcome Reception

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Monday, June 4, 2018

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8:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by Campbell Pet Supply

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9:30 AM

Welcome and Keynote
Beyond Labels II: The Future of Animal Welfare *
Roger Haston, Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities

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10:30 AM

Break - Sponsored by Shor-line

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11:00 AM

SAWA Leadership Track
Beyond Labels I: The True Impact of LRR and Intake Policies *
Roger Haston, Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities

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HSUS Operations Track
It's About Dogs AND People: Safe Humane's Court Case Dog Program Collaborations
Cynthia Bathurst, Executive Director, Safe Humane Chicago

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Field Services Track
Ritualistic Animal Abuse
Dr. Charlotte Robinson, Director of Vet Services, Code 3 Associates

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12:30 PM

Lunch - Sponsored by Mavron

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2:00 PM

Management by Walking Around: Session 1
Gilda Bonanno, Gilda Bonanno LLC

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Planning for Disasters: Evacuation and Sheltering
Susan Cosby, Director of Lifesaving Programs, Petco Foundation

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Coping with Stress: Responders to Victims of Violence & Trauma Related Experiences - Part 1
Dr. Olivia Johnson, Founder/Trainer, Blue Wall Institute

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3:30 PM

Break - Sponsored by National Animal Control Association (NACA)

4:00 PM

Management by Walking Around: Session 2
Gilda Bonanno, Gilda Bonanno LLC

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Foster Programs: The Future of Animal Sheltering
Tawny Hammond, Midwest Regional Director, Best Friends Animal Society and Kelly Duer, Foster Care Specialist, Maddie's Fund

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Coping with Stress: Responders to Victims of Violence & Trauma Related Experiences - Part 2
Dr. Olivia Johnson, Founder/Trainer, Blue Wall Institute

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5:30-6:30 PM

Reception

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6:30 PM

Dinner - Sponsored by IAWF

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

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8:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast - Sponsored by AKC Reunite

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9:00 AM

Leadership Track
Fundraising 101
Susan Cosby, Director of Lifesaving Programs, Petco Foundation

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ASPCA Operations Track
Distribution of Infectious Organisms and New Lessons Learned after Natural Disasters
Dr. Gerryll Hall, Professional Services Veterinarian, Merck Animal Health

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IACA Field Services Track
Anatomy of a Task Force: Using Resources to Prosecute and Win
Kevin Hearst, Animal Cruelty Instructor, Law Enforcement Training Institute

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10:30 AM

Break - Sponsored by PetLink

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11:00 AM

Who 'Ya Gonna Call? Abuse Busters!
Phil Arkow, Coordinator, The National LINK Coalition

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Feline Enrichment
Aditi Czarnomski, CPDT, Animal Behavior Consultant, Animal Control Officer, Urbane Animal Behavior

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Ethically Speaking: Bringing Morals to Our Public Relationships
Kevin Hearst, Animal Cruelty Instructor, Law Enforcement Training Institute

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12:30 PM

Lunch - Sponsored by Kenneth A. Scott Charitable Trust

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2:00 PM

Making the Decision to Euthanize Potentially Dangerous Dogs
Aditi Czarnomski, CPDT, Animal Behavior Consultant, Animal Control Officer, Urbane Animal Behavior

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Service Dogs and the Law
Shelby Clark, Attorney, and Michael Paravag


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Investigating Dog Bite Fatalities: Part 1
Jim Crosby, Canine Aggression Expert, Canine Aggression Consulting

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3:30 PM

Break - Sponsored by Michelson Found Animals Registry

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4:00 PM

And What Could Go Wrong With That? Risk Management Basics for Non-Profit Animal Shelters & Rescues
Mary Tiefenbrunn, Executive Director, Champaign County Humane Society

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Keys to Working with Challenging Volunteers
Lydia Krupinski, Director of Community Programs and Eric Tostado, Coordinator of Volunteer Services, The Anti-Cruelty Society

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Investigating Dog Bite Fatalities: Part 2
Jim Crosby, Canine Aggression Expert, Canine Aggression Consulting

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8:00 PM

Rockin' the Prairie Dance Party

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

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8:00 AM

Conference Registration and Breakfast

9:00 AM

Special Session
Defensive Handling and Managing Over Aroused Dogs in the Kennel
Aditi Czarnomski, CPDT, Animal Behavior Consultant, Animal Control Officer, Urbane Animal Behavior

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1:00 PM

End of Conference!  See you next year.

* These two sessions have been flipped from what was published in our print brochure.

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