November 26, 2013
Classes & Degree Programs
Award Programs & Special Events
Expo, a world-class educational conference and full-scale international trade show, is designed for anyone who works or volunteers at the local level with dogs, cats, or other animals. The goal of this annual event is to help people working in the fields of animal sheltering, care, control, rescue, and disaster planning and response do the best and most efficient jobs possible.
The 2013 Animal Care Expo was held in Tennessee in early May and touched on some timely issues.
Date: May 20-23, 2014
Location: Daytona Beach, Fla.
More information: www.animalsheltering.org/expo
Science is making stunning discoveries about animal cognition, awareness, and emotion. How can we leverage this information for positive change in government and industry? This two-day conference brings together thought-leaders in the science and implications of animal sentience, and influential voices in the policy and corporate domains. As the bedrock of ethics, sentience deserves a more prominent place in the legislative and corporate landscape. Speakers and other symposium participants will discuss biological, practical, legal, and institutional challenges and opportunities for the science of animal cognition in the 21st century.
Date: March 17-18, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
More information: The Sentient Animal
This exciting annual educational conference is designed to motivate, inform, and inspire anyone who'd like to make a difference for animals. During TAFA you'll learn about issues ranging from factory farming to animal fighting and leave with the tools to take action.
Date: June 27-30, 2014
Location: Washington, D.C.
More information: takingactionforanimals.org
Humane Lobby Days are events sponsored by The HSUS where citizen animal advocates like you gather to learn and practice lobbying for animal protection laws at the state level. Each is a full-day event including a lobbying workshop and an overview of relevant bills in your state legislature. Appointments are made for you with your state legislators so that you can meet with them (or their staff) face to face and ask for animal-friendly votes.
Date: Schedule for 2014 to be determined
Please join us for our inaugural Palm Beach benefit in support of The Humane Society of the Unites States' Puppy Mills campaign—our ambitious program to end the cycle of cruelty that contributes to pet overpopulation and the suffering of thousands of dogs.
Date: January 23, 2014
Location: Palm Beach, Fla.
More information: humanesociety.org/rescue_benefit
The HSUS Disaster Animal Response Training (DART) is the premier basic training for animal disaster responders nationwide.
Date: View schedule
Humane Society University is a private, non-profit institution offering a variety of online, classroom, and hybrid undergraduate degree, graduate certificate and professional development programs in human-animal studies. HSU is comprised of two parts: the School of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Professional Studies. Based in Washington, D.C., HSU's School of Arts and Sciences is the first higher education institution in the country licensed to provide Bachelor of Science degrees and Graduate Certificates in Animal Studies, Animal Policy and Advocacy, and Humane Leadership. Coursework is taught in online, hybrid, and traditional classroom formats. HSU's Department of Professional Studies offers nearly sixty specialized courses available online, or instructed locally throughout the United States. Topics covered include: animals in disasters, animal fighting investigations, mastering animal sheltering basics, humane education, and confronting compassion fatigue.
Location: See if an on-site workshop is scheduled near you (online courses also available).
The Humane Society of the United States' Genesis Awards Benefit Gala—inspiring change for animals! Supporting the life-saving work of The HSUS, the event honors and celebrates those in the media and beyond whose efforts are building a more humane world for animals. Through our annual Genesis Awards, we recognize the influential role the media plays in increasing public consciousness of the many critical issues affecting the welfare of animals worldwide. Showcasing major programs of The HSUS, the event is also a celebration of exceptional individuals from the corporate world and public life whose inspiring advocacy is making a lasting difference in the lives of animals.
Date: March 29, 2014
Location: Beverly Hills, Calif.
More information: humanesociety.org/about/departments/hollywood/genesis/
Location: Nationwide; find out if a grassroots event is scheduled near you.