January 24, 2014
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 biennial 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: Ongoing; find an event near you
Be a force for change and join The Humane Society of the United States at its landmark 60th Anniversary Benefit Gala on Saturday, March 29, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Supporting the lifesaving work of The HSUS, the anniversary gala will celebrate 60 years of victories for animals and chart a course for driving transformational change in the years ahead. Event proceeds will benefit The HSUS's Companion Animals and Farm Animal Protection campaigns.
Date: Saturday, March 29, 2014
Location: Beverly Hilton hotel, Beverly Hills, Calif.
More information: humanesociety.org/60gala
Location: Nationwide; find out if a grassroots event is scheduled near you.