Speaker Spotlights

The 2018 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference will feature North America's most sought-after thought leaders on emerging animal welfare science, best practices in animal sheltering, leadership and community engagement practices in an animal welfare context, animal welfare advocacy, and stakeholder relations techniques. Check back often for new profiles of some of this year's incredible speakers!

Rob Laidlaw on the current Canadian landscape for wildlife in captivity
Rob Laidlaw is a Chartered Biologist, award-winning author of nine children’s books and Executive Director of the wildlife protection charity Zoocheck. His work throughout the years has taken him around the world and has involved almost every kind of advocacy initiative from lobbying governments to rescuing animals, including many successful initiatives to change laws, policies and practices and to improve conditions for wildlife in captivity. He will be joining us at the 2018 CFHS National Animal Welfare Conference to present Nature in a Box: A Primer on Wildlife in Captivity as part of our Wildlife Welfare learning track. Read our interview with him here.