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2020 Fall Conference - Virtual
Dec. 1-3, 2020

What’s the difference between the June Conference and the November Conference?

It’s all about the content. At The Spring Conference in June, you’ll experience tracks aimed at specialties, like Operations, Development, Administration/Finance,Communications 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, The Spring Conference is for you.

At The Fall Conference in November, the focus is on high-level executive and leadership training (not necessarily industry-specific) and on industry issues from a 20,000 ft view. If you have your sights set on rising in the industry and want to network with all sorts of industry professionals, it doesn’t get any better than The Fall Conference. 

Both conferences provide many, many opportunities to connect with the animal welfare industry. The Association conferences help shape animal welfare…and the people that make animal welfare great! 

Call for Speakers

We present two conferences every year. The Association Conference Committee is interested in your feedback so our conferences continue to deliver just-in-time education that meets animal welfare professional needs.

Speaker Expertise: If you are an expert on a current animal welfare, leadership or management topic, please send your information to and share with the Committee in the following format:  topic, learning objectives and brief speaker bio.
Below is a good example.


  • For The Spring Conference: August 2, 2019*
  • For The Fall Conference: February 1, 2020*

Every Bark is Different: Leading the Generational Transition within Your Agency
Robert W. Wendover, The Center for Generational Studies

  • Three key shifts that age diversity will have on your workplace in the coming five years
  • Beliefs and work approaches of the three major generations
  • Connect with the “Millennial mind”
  • Five step process to address mobile technology use challenges that impact your productivity and service
  • Three strategies to instill a sense of ownership within the emerging generation of contributors
  • Five keys to being a “sandwich manager” when supervising a  cross-generational team

BIO: Robert W. Wendover, CSP, is Director of The Center for Generational Studies which has been assisting organizations with their workforce talent transitions for more than 20 years. For more information about the Center or any of Bob's programs, contact him at

Recommended Topics or Education Needs If you have a recommendation for potential educational topics to address your current professional needs, please email your suggestions to  Thank you.


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