The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement


June 15, 2022 7:30 AM to June 17, 2022 11:45 AM
CT – Central Time

The Palmer House Hilton

17 E Monroe Street Chicago, Illinois 60603 United States

The Spring Conference for Animal Welfare Advancement will take place June 15-17, 2022 in Chicago, IL. Please join Animal Legal Defense Fund Managing Attorney Emily Lewis and Animal Legal Defense Fund Animal Cruelty Investigations Manager Linda Fielder during the Animal Shelters and Veterinarians as Collaborative Partners in Animal Cruelty Response and Prevention session on Thursday, June 16, 2022 from 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. CT.

The conference will feature these tracks. Click here to review the concurrent track schedule

  • Fundraising
  • Management & Governance
  • Resilient & Thriving Workforces
  • Shelter Medicine & Public Health

Keynotes and General sessions will include:

  • Positive Leadership: A Framework for Leading Thriving Teams by Josh Vaisman (back by popular demand), Flourish Veterinary Consulting LLC
  • Lessons Learned from Homeless Pet Owners by Leslie Irvine, PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder; Author, My Dog Always Eats First
  • Where have all the veterinarians gone? with Apryl Steele, DVM, CAWA, Dumb Friends League & James Lloyd, DVM, PhD, Animal Health Economics, LLC
  • Connecting Communities through Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility with Marquis Miller, City of Chicago, and Aarón Siebert-Llera, The Morton Arboretum

Organized by: The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement
Contact Name: Zanna Poe
Contact Email:

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