2018 SAWA Management Conference
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6/6/2018 to 6/8/2018
When: June 6-8, 2018
Where: Palmer House Hilton
17 E Monroe St
Chicago, Illinois  60603
United States
Contact: Kelly Anderson

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SAWA 2018 Management Conference
June 6-8, 2018


As Leaders Committed to Excellence in Animal Welfare, our goal is to deliver quality education, networking opportunities and cutting edge information to enhance your career and professional achievements. Join us! 



At the Management Conference in June, you’ll experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance, and Marketing. And we always have additional general sessions designed to appeal to all attendees. If you want to connect with people who do the same job you do, June is the conference for you.  Download the conference brochure to see a full listing of sessions and descriptions.

IMPORTANT: If you are a member registering ONLINE for the conference and want to bring non-SAWA members from your organization’s staff at the discounted member rate, please log in and register FIRST; then register each non-SAWA member on the same registration form to receive the SAWA member rate. Up to FIVE (5) people from your organization may register at the member rate.

* Early Bird ends May 9th
** Regular starts May 10th and ends May 30th
*** Late begins June 1st

Hotel: The Palmer House Hilton  -  SOLD OUT
17 E. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60603

It’s nice to be popular!  Rooms for our management conference in Chicago this June have already filled up. Don’t let that keep you away…there are plenty of rooms available at other nearby properties, see below for a list of properties. You’ll enjoy a short walk to the conference hotel or you can check out airbnb.com or vrbo.com for their availabilities in the area.

The Congress Plaza Hotel - http://www.congressplazahotel.com
Chicago's Essex Inn - http://www.essexinn.com
Best Western Grant Park Hotel - http://www.bwgrantparkhotel.com
Chicago River Hotel - https://www.chicagoriverhotel.com
The Pittsfieldhotel - http://www.thepittsfieldhotel.com/en-us

Airports: Chicago O’Hare Airport (ORD), Chicago Midway Airport (MDO)
Transportation To/From Airport: GO Airport Shuttle, ORD Shuttle Wizard
Parking: Hotel Parking: A variety of options can be found at this link.
Directions: Directions to Hotel

The Anti-Cruelty Society
Friday, June 8th 3:30-5P

Advance reservations required. Tour is limited to the first 100 people that register. (Transportation included) 
You can add the tour when you are registering for the conference, it is located directly under the Registration Fees. You can also sign up for the tour by clicking here


Payment must be received or postmarked by May 9, 2018 to receive the Early Bird registration fee.
Regular registration must be postmarked with payment by May 30, 2018.
Late registration begins June 1 (Paid [postmarked] by May 31 OR paid on-site).

Conference participants may bring guests to evening meals by paying the Guest Social Package Fee (does NOT include attendance at sessions, or daily breakfasts, lunches or breaks).
Guest Social Fees @ $115 per person (Paid [postmarked] by May 31 OR paid on-site).
Guest Social Fee @ $130 per person if they opt in for shelter tour (Paid [postmarked] by May 31 OR paid on-site).

Full refund (with exception of shelter tour) if requested in writing on or before May 9, 2018.
$50 processing fee if requested in writing by May 30, 2018.
No refunds after May 31, 2018


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