Who's ready for Expo?! Animal Care Expo kicks off next week from April 19-22 in Orlando, Florida! This year, the Humane Society of the United States is offering their first ever hybrid experience which offers both in-person and virtual sessions.
Virtual Scholarship Recipients #ThanksToMaddie Special shout out to the 180 people across the country who received scholarships to attend their first Animal Care Expo! If you're one of the recipients, please take a moment to introduce yourself below by telling us a little about your organization, your role and what attending expo virtually means to you.
Attending virtually? Tell us in the comments below where you'll be watching expo from and what sessions you're most looking forward to! For all expo attendees (IRL or virtually) don't forget that sharing is caring! We hope you will share with the Maddie's Pet Forum community some of your favorite takeaways, sessions you attended or a-ha moments that you're looking forward to sharing with your peers.
Hi, I'm Anne Martin from the SF Bay Area (Richmond, CA)! I am the former Executive Director of House Rabbit Society, and am currently seeking new opportunities in animal sheltering/animal welfare.
I've attended the in-person and virtual HSUS Animal Expo events the last couple years and have been a speaker and led virtual roundtables in the past - it's one of my favorite conferences! I'm thankful to Maddie's Fund for the virtual scholarship to allow myself and other folks who aren't able to travel to participate in the in-person event this year, and with the current rapid inflation may not have been able to budget for the remote option, to still be able to participate remotely.
There are so many great virtual sessions - I'm looking forward to:
New data to help understand pet supply and demand
Healing staff trauma and burnout through education and development
Special Session: Do the reunite thing
Foster is the future: Foster tracks can take you there
Keeping people and pets together: Addressing the housing crisis
I'll be joining remotely with my senior cat and 3 rabbits, and hope to join everyone in person next year in New Orleans!