Join us in 2023 in Portland, Oregon!

November 15-17, 2023

Hilton Portland Downtown, 921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

Full Conference details are available in the PDF brochure. Click the button below to download.

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Keynotes & General Sessions

Being Human: Self-Care During a Time of Relentless Crises
Vu Le, NonprofitAF 

Where Animal Rights and Social Justice Intersect
Karen Diver, University of Minnesota

Futurecast: A Collaborative Exercise in Forward Thinking
Matt Lehrman, Social Prosperity Partners

Innovations Through Behavioral Economics
Nellie Goetz, DVM, University of Arizona
Dr. Cristie Kamiya, DVM, CAWA, Humane Society Silicon Valley
Michael Robbins, Atlanta Humane Society

Solutions to Access to Care Challenges 
Panel: Joyce Briggs, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs; Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP, Shelter Medicine Program–University of Florida; Cherice Roth, DVM; Apryl Steele, DVM, CAWA, Dumb Friends League


  • Fundraising
  • Internal & External Communications
  • Strategic Workforces
  • Industry Innovations

Conference FAQs
Networking Events
Sessions & Speakers

Hotel Overview

When booking your hotel room for the conference, you have your choice of two hotels - the group rate and available dates are the same for both properties. Select either hotel.

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204  503-226-1611


The Duniway Portland (a Hilton Hotel) across the street from the conference hotel
545 SW Taylor, Portland, OR, 97204  503-553-7000

Full hotel and transportation details here. Book either hotel by October 16, 2023.


Animal Welfare Professional members enjoy a discounted conference registration rate and are invited to bring one non-member at a 25% discount. Click here for the code and instructions on how to use it.  (Must be logged in as an Animal Welfare Professional member)


  • A bundled registration rate for non-members which includes one year of membership. Not a member? Create a Learning Member (free, non-member) account and register for the event. Your year of membership will begin November 1, 2023.
  • You must have an account to register and be logged in. Learn more.
  • You may not register multiple people at the same time.

Registration Deadline
Registration Fees Sunday, October 1 Sunday, October 29 Friday, November 17
Animal Welfare Professional Member $279 $329 $379
Non-member/Learning Member + Membership Bundle * $479 $529 $579
Industry Partner $849 $999 $1,499
Student Member $279 $279 $279

Bringing a guest for the evening events? When you register, purchase a Guest Social Package for them for $150. Includes evening meals and events (fee does NOT include attendance at sessions, daily breakfasts, lunches, or breaks).

* Non-member/Learning Member + Membership Bundle: Includes a one year upgrade to an Animal Welfare Professional Member. The Association will update your membership type. Your Animal Welfare Professional membership will begin on November 1, 2023. We will notify you, so you won’t miss out.


Looking to connect with animal welfare industry leaders? Want to advance your brand? Do both with a sponsorship of
The Association! Contact us.