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.

Tracks for our conferences in 2025 and 2026 are tentatively listed below and are subject to change.

  • Fundraising
  • Internal & External Communications
  • Strategic Workforces/Human Resources
  • Industry Innovations

Speaker Expertise: We are especially seeking speakers who have consulted with or work 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-level + leadership or management topic, especially one that fits into the above track topics, please submit this form.

Submission Deadlines for The Annual Conference: 

2024: New Orleans, LA, November 18-20: CLOSED

2025: Atlanta, GA, November 4-6: January 6, 2025

2026: Chattanooga, TN, October 27-29: January 5, 2026