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SESSIONS & SPEAKERS

TUESDAY, MARCH 1

Unleashing Laughter: The Benefits of Humane Humor

Daniel Ettinger, Denver Animal Protection

General Session | 1:30pm-3:00pm

Farm Animal Care

Alex Daehnrich, Blind Spot Animal Rescue

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

Planning and Developing Your Career - Certification and Accreditation from the Individuals Perspective

Jerrica Owen, National Animal Care Association

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

High Volume Spay/Neuter and How to Manage

Dr. Lucy Fuller, Charleston Animal Society

Track Session | 3:30pm-5:00pm

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2

Keynote

General Session | 9:30am-11:00am

Verbal De Escalation: Stepping Back from the Edge

Daniel Ettinger, Denver Animal Protection

Track Session | 11:00am-12:30pm

Staff Retention and Onboarding

Katherine Shenar, National Animal Care & Control

Track Session | 11:00am-12:30pm

Community Cat Management for Animal Services Officers

Danielle Bays, HSUS

Track Session | 11:00am-12:30pm

Legal Advocacy and Investigations

ASPCA

Track Session | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Creating a Healthy Workplace (SEEDS program)

Evan Kerrigan, Integris Performance Advisors

Track Session | 1:30pm-2:30pm

Rescue and Human Compassion

Shane Gentry, Sally Said So Professional Dog Training

Track Session | 1:30pm-2:30pm

HUMANEizing the Badge

Daniel Ettinger, Denver Animal Protection

General Session | 3:00pm-5:00pm

THURSDAY, MARCH 3

Building Community Based Animal Care (Unsheltering)

Panel Discussion

General Session | 9:30am-11:00am

The Pitch, the Hit = a Home Run for your Story! Working WITH media.

Melissa Knicely, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Track Session | 11:30am-1:00pm

A Case Study: Animal Cruelty and Violent Offenders

Panel Discussion

General Session | 2:00pm-4:00pm

State Meetings

Track Session | 4:15pm-5:00pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 4

Boots on the Ground Disaster Response and Planning

Eric Thompson, Code 3 Associates

General Session | 9:00am-10:30am