Call for Speakers

The Association Conference Committee strives to deliver high quality education that meets animal welfare professionals' needs. Our conference audience is made up of leaders at animal shelters and animal services agencies, including CEOs, directors, supervisors, and people who plan to be in leadership roles.

The tracks for our Annual Conference in 2024 will be:

NEW: Speaker Expertise: We are especially seeking speakers who have consulted with animal shelters/animal care & control agencies who could jointly present a case study of their collaborations/projects.

If you are an expert on a current 201-levelleadership or management topic, especially one that fits into the above track topics, please send your information to the Conference Committee via learning@theaawa.org. Please submit your proposal in the following format and include ALL of the following:

  • Title
  • Brief description (3-6 sentences) plus (optional) learning objectives [note: workshop sessions are 60-minutes]
  • Brief speaker bio
  • Links to prior presentations (especially videos; PDFs of PowerPoints are welcome too)
  • Speaker fees for a 60-minute workshop (note: we offer a small honorarium)
  • Email plus phone number
  • City from which you most likely will be travelling


Submission Deadlines: 

2024 Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA (November 18-20): February 23, 2024 

Location and deadlines for the 2025 annual conference have not been finalized yet but you are welcome to submit a proposal.