Monday, April 23

6:30AM - 7:00AM: CAT YOGA
Hosted on-site by Calgary Humane Society

7:30AM - 8:30AM: BREAKFAST AND REGISTRATION

8:30AM - 9:00AM: CONFERENCE WELCOME

9:00AM - 10:00AM: OPENING PLENARY
Speaker and Topic TBA

10:00AM - 10:30AM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

10:30AM - 12:00PM: MORNING CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TRACK A: Animals in Research
Speaker and Topic TBA

TRACK B: Wildlife Welfare
Integrating Wildlife and Humane Education (45 minutes)
Sarah Cooper, Project Manager, Keep Cats Safe & Save Bird Lives, Nature Canada
Carol Kelly, Executive Director and Founder, Medicine River Wildlife Centre

Speaker and Topic TBA (45 minutes)

TRACK C: Advocacy 
PANEL: Mainstreaming Our Movement: From Special Interest to General Interest
Rebecca Aldworth, Executive Director, Humane Society International Canada
Other panelists TBA

TRACK D: Sheltering for Change
WORKSHOP: Driving the What and the How with a Meaningful WHY: Turning Passion into Practice
B.J. Rogers, Vice President, ProLearning, ASPCA

TRACK E: Humane Education
Humane Education Stories: Challenges and Successes from the Field
Philip Fulton, Manager of Community Outreach, Calgary Humane Society
Melissa Logan, Education Program Manager, Alberta SPCA
Emelie Luciani, Co-Director, ENGAGE: Animal Welfare Education
Colleen Ovenden, Co-Director, ENGAGE: Animal Welfare Education

12:00PM - 1:30PM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING LUNCH

12:15PM - 1:15PM: SPONSOR CONNECTION BOARDROOMS

12:15PM - 12:30PM: Knowledge Pod #1
Winnipeg VegFest: Compassion for Animals and the Planet
Dr. Jason Hannan, Winnipeg Humane Society
Dr. Jonas Watson, Winnipeg Humane Society

1:15PM - 1:30PM: Knowledge Pod #2
TBA

1:30PM - 3:00PM: AFTERNOON CONCURRENT SESSIONS

TRACK A: Animals in Research
Understanding Reluctance to Use Non-Animal Dissection Alternatives in Secondary Education (45 minutes)
Dr. Elisabeth Ormandy PhD, Executive Director, Animals in Science Policy Institute

Speaker and Topic TBA (45 minutes)

TRACK B: Wildlife Welfare
Wildlife Rehabilitation Challenges in BC and Opportunities for Professional Advancement (45 minutes)
Christina Carrieres, Vice President, Wildlife Rehabilitator’s Network of BC
Heather Schmitt, Board of Directors, Wildlife Rehabilitators’ Network of BC

Trophy Hunting in BC and the Great Bear Rainforest: What's Next? (45 minutes)
Dr. Sara Dubois, Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Manager, Scientific Programs, British Columbia SPCA (BC SPCA)

TRACK C: Advocacy
Face-2-Face or Online: Community Engagement and Tough Conversations in Animal Welfare (45 minutes)
Sage Pullen McIntosh, General Manager of Community Relations, Calgary Humane Society
Becky Taylor MA RVT, Instructor, AHT/VMR/VTA Programs, Olds College

Engaging the Media: How to Get Attention and Influence the Story You Want Told (45 minutes)
Sage Pullen McIntosh, General Manager of Community Relations, Calgary Humane Society
Elissa Carpenter, Reporter/Producer, CBC Radio Calgary

TRACK D: Sheltering for Change
Building Volunteer Teams for Enrichment and Training (45 minutes)
Patrice Robert MCP

WORKSHOP: Beyond Steering: Education Pays Dividends (45 minutes)
Marion Emo, Chief Executive Officer, Hamilton/Burlington SPCA

TRACK E: Humane Education
Is Humane Education Enough? (45 minutes)
Darren Chang MA, Queens University
Meneka Repka PhD, Teacher/Instructor, University of Calgary

Speaker and Topic TBA (45 minutes)

3:00PM - 3:30PM: EXHIBITORS & NETWORKING BREAK

3:30PM - 4:15PM: CLOSING PLENARY
Speaker and Topic TBA

5:00PM: END OF CONFERENCE DAY

5:00 - 6:30PM: WOMEN FOR A HUMANE CANADA FORUM
This is a private event for members of our national leadership giving circle, Women for a Humane Canada. Please contact Derek deLouche, Director of Resource Development at CFHS if you would like more information. 

7:30 - 9:30PM: MOVIE NIGHT (MOVIE TBA)