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Alley Cat Allies National Conference

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Schedule

Alley Cat Allies’ two-day conference will feature more than 20 workshop presenters who are leaders in creating innovative programs to help cats. Workshop presenters include leaders of national animal welfare and animal rights organizations, veterinarians, directors and staff from public and private shelters around the country, animal control staff, animal law attorneys, and representatives from feral cat advocacy groups. View workshop descriptions.

General Conference Schedule

Friday, November 8

3 – 6 p.m. Registration
4 – 6 p.m. New! Common Shelter Ailments: Increasing Survival Rates through Prevention and Treatment
Speakers: Rosemarie Crawford, Susan Spaulding
6 – 9 p.m. Exhibits Open
6:30 – 8 p.m.                  Welcome Reception

Saturday, November 9

7 – 8:30 a.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Feral Friends Networking Session
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits Open
9 – 10:30 a.m. Opening Plenary: Launching the Next Revolution
Speaker: Becky Robinson, Bonney Brown, Mike Arms
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Track I – Workshop: Becoming an Empowered Activist: Finding Your Inner Leader
Speakers: Jeff Dorson, Aileen Walden

Track II – Workshop: Shelters as a Catalyst for Change
Speakers: Bonney Brown, Sue Cosby, Lisa Tudor
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3 p.m. Plenary: Blueprints I: Community Plans for Saving Cats
Speakers: Jon Cicirelli, Major Steve Lamb
3:15 – 4:30 p.m. Plenary Panel: Shelter Transformation I: A Blueprint for Change
Speakers: Mike Arms, Bonney Brown, Scott Giacoppo, Dr. Ellen Jefferson
4:45 - 6 p.m. Track I – Workshop: Navigating Your Local Government: How to Discuss Cat Policies with Officials
Speakers: Will Gomaa, Liz Holtz, Christie Rogero

Track II – Moderated Panel: Common Sense for Cats: Challenging Opposition to Outdoor Cats
Speakers: Dr. Jeff Newman, Laura Nirenberg, Becky Robinson, Dr. Bob Weedon
6:30 – 9 p.m. Banquet
Doors at 6:30 p.m.; Presentation begins at 7 p.m.
John Fulton, Special Guest

Sunday, November 10

7:30 – 9 a.m. Registration
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast
7:30 – 8:45 a.m. Colony Care Networking Session
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Exhibits Open
9 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Panel: Shelter Transformation II: Expanding Lifesaving Programs for Cats
Speakers: Bonney Brown, Sue Cosby, Dr. Ellen Jefferson
10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Track I – Workshop: Blueprints II: Community Plans for Saving Cats
Speakers: Kristen Auerbach, Tawny Hammond, Aileen Walden, Helen Woods

Track II – Workshop: Shelter Transparency & Know Your Rights
Speakers: Will Gomaa, Calley Gerber, Anna Morrison-Ricordati
12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Track I – Workshop: Campaign Trail Lessons: Wake County and Camden County
Speakers: Will Gomaa, Calley Gerber, Christie Rogero

Track II – Moderated Panel: Engaging the Veterinary Community: Get Vets on Board for TNR
Speakers: Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Dr. Jeff Newman, Harold Vosko
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Track I – Moderated Panel: Inside Animal Control
Speakers: Vince Ascolese, Alice Burton, Major Steve Lamb

Track II – Workshop: TNR Workshops as a Catalyst for Change
Speakers: Amanda Novotny, Anne Marie Vastano
4:45 p.m. Plenary: Closing Comments

 This schedule is subject to change.

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