About the Best Friends National Conference

Imagine being in a room surrounded by people who love animals as much as you do. Some work for animal welfare organizations, some are veterinarians or vet techs, some are board members of animal shelters and others volunteer for rescue groups. Each and every one of them is deeply committed to saving the lives of homeless pets — and each has something valuable to teach and share with others.

Sounds pretty amazing, right? Well, that’s reality at the Best Friends National Conference presented by Maddie's Fund.

The conference brings like-minded people together, including some of the nation’s leading and cutting-edge authorities in animal welfare, to share strategies and exchange ideas. It’s a great place to learn how we can all work together to bring the country to no-kill by 2025. And it’s an amazing opportunity to be a part of something groundbreaking.

Last year, more than 1,500 people participated in the conference, eager to hobnob with some of the most notable names in animal welfare. And 2018 will feature even more lifesaving sessions, with two new innovative tracks in this year’s schedule. You’ll have the chance to learn about best practices for progressive animal control and get the latest in cutting-edge technology as it pertains to animal welfare. Wondering how you can ramp up your foster program, increase adoptions, save the most at-risk animals or develop lifesaving partnerships? At the Best Friends National Conference, you’ll find out, while learning new skills to improve your fundraising efforts, hone your marketing techniques, and excel at digital marketing and fundraising.

Registration is open for this lifesaving conference, happening July 19-21 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel and Suites in Los Angeles, California.

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Read past blog posts about the conference