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.

We have the tracks for our Fall 2023 conference will be:

  • Fundraising
  • Internal & External Communications
  • Strategic Workforces/Human Resources
  • Shelter Innovations (details about this and a specific way to submit topics coming in early 2023)

Speaker Expertise: If you are an expert on a current 201-level leadership 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
  • Brief speaker bio
  • Links to prior presentations (especially videos; PDFs of PowerPoints are welcome too)
  • Speaker fees for a 60-minute workshop (note: we reimburse speaker travel)
  • Email plus phone number 

Submission Deadlines: 

For the 2023 Fall Conference in Portland, OR (November 15-17): February 15, 2023

For the 2024 Fall Conference in New Orleans, LA (November 18-20): February 15, 2024