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No Kill Conference 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012 at 7:00 AM - Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
We are now sold out. We apologize to those who wanted to attend.
Because saving 90% of all the animals is not enough. With new workshops on redefining "adoptable" to mean 98% of all dogs and better than 95% of all cats, and workshops on sanctuary and hospice care to save "the other 5%," we are striving to save them all.
Last year's No Kill Conference was the sold out, must attend event of the year. We're doing it again!
Join us in the nation's capital where the most successful shelter directors and top animal law attorneys will help you create No Kill communities and use the legal system to save lives. The national No Kill conference in Washington D.C. is unlike any you have ever been to.
About the Conference:
The No Kill Advocacy Center is teaming up with the Animal Law program at George Washington University Law School and No Kill Nation to bring together the nation’s most successful shelter directors and the nation’s top animal lawyers.
Learn from animal control/shelter directors who are now saving over 90% of all animals using the building blocks to No Kill success—programs and services that have had results in both urban and rural communities—to increase adoptions, reduce length of stay, increase redemption rates, rehabilitate animals, and much, much more.
Learn from animal law experts who have challenged our legal system to help animals: Whether it’s drafting model laws, fighting breed specific legislation, eliminating the gas chamber, filing impact legislation, or protecting condemned dogs, learn how to use the legal system to save the lives of animals.
Learn from activists fighting entrenched and regressive shelters in their own community as they show you how to launch successful campaigns for reform.
Who Should Attend?
Creating a better world for animals takes a community. And the community starts with you! This conference is for anyone who cares about the plight of homeless animals in shelters. We specifically encourage community leaders, shelter volunteers, animal activists, employees, staff, directors, board members, Good Samaritans and rescuers to attend. We also encourage lawyers, law students, and anyone who wants to learn how to use the legal system to help save the lives of companion animals.
Shelter/Rescue & Legal Tracks
This conference will present two concurrent tracks. (However, attendees can attend workshops in either or both sessions.) The sheltering track is for shelter administrators, rescue groups, volunteers, and activists working to reform their local shelter or improve rates of lifesaving.
You do not have to be a lawyer to attend the legal track. The legal track is for law students, lawyers, academics, paralegals, and those outside of the law field such as board members, shelter administrators, activists, and anyone interested in learning how to use the law to create No Kill communities and otherwise save the lives of animals.
CLE credit for attorneys and paralegals who attend legal track seminars will be offered in most states. For more information, please click here. CPE credit for other professionals who attend legal track seminars will be offered also under the same terms.
For speakers, workshops, hotels, travel, dining, schedule, and more, visit www.nokillconference.org
You can also join our No Kill Conference Facebook page at www.facebook.com/nokillconference
After you register and receive an e-mail confirmation, please go back to the Register page of the No Kill Conference website to book your hotel, and for more information about travel to and from Washington D.C. When setting your departure time, a reminder that we will be raffling off great prizes at the end of the closing session on Sunday including use of a Kauai Poipu Beach condo, an Amazon Kindle, and more. Each attendee will receive a complimentary raffle ticket. You must be present at the drawing to win, additional restrictions apply.
Law Student Discount
Law students are eligible for a 50% discount on the registration fee of the conference. If you are a law student and wish to attend, please purchase a ticket and then send a copy of your student identification to:
No Kill Conference 2012
c/o No Kill Advocacy Center
6114 La Salle Ave #837
Oakland CA 94611
Please do not send any payments by mail with your identification. All payments must be made electronically before a refund will be issued.
The fine print: No refunds or cancellations. No rain checks. If register and fail to show up, you will not be eligible for the materials. Subject to change without notice. No cash value. Liability is limited to price paid for conference registration and not travel or other damages as a condition of registration. All payments and registrations must be made electronically. No cash, checks, mail-in or onsite registrations. Learn more on the "Registration" page of the nokillconference.org website.
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No Kill Conference
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No Kill Advocacy Center
The No Kill Advocacy Center is the nation's premier national organization working to end the systematic killing of animals in U.S. shelters.
Animal Law Program at George Washington Law School
The Animal Law program at GW University Law School is building bridges between law students, lawyers, humane organizations and government to better the plight of animals.
Sponsored By No Kill Nation: Dedicated to ending the killing of animals in our nation's shelters.
George Washington Law School
National Canine Research Council
Claws & Paws Society
Animal Wise Radio
Animal Ark No Kill Shelter