Colorado Animal Welfare Conference

Engaging Our Collective Strengths

September 15-17, 2021, Black Hawk, CO

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The 2021 conference returns to Black Hawk!

The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference unites professionals who promote the humane treatment of animals; sharing best practices, challenges, and successes in an enviroment of learning and teamwork.

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Engaging Our Collective Strengths

Pricing & Registration

Included with all tickets: Entrance to the conference, Coffee Breaks, Workshops, Lunch, and many Networking Opportunities.

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Connect with experts and colleagues

The Colorado Animal Welfare Conference has served Colorado and the surrounding region with high caliber training opportunities for more than 10 years. The conference has grown steadily as more animal welfare professionals discover the benefits of interaction with nationally-known experts and with their colleagues across the Rocky Mountain region.

Sponsors assist attendees in meeting challenges

Whether it is the latest shelter software or new and successful methods for assisting staff members in their daily roles, there are numerous opportunities to interact with sponsors at the conference. Be sure to visit them at their booths, sample helpful equipment, view the latest in techniques and strategies, and say thank you for sponsoring the conference. The conference would not exist without them.

Animal Welfare Conference
Animal Welfare Conference

Broaden your network

Breakfast, lunch, an evening reception, and for 2021, a unique opportunity for emerging industry leaders are all ways to connect with someone who might benefit from your particular experiences. A post-conference survey also serves as an avenue for you to provide your input into planning for 2022 if you have ideas for speaker topics or other meaningful networking events.

Colorado Animal Welfare Conference
Colorado Animal Welfare Conference
Colorado Animal Welfare Conference

Premier Sponsors: $10,000

Animal Assistance Foundation Trans

Leading Sponsors: $7,500

Presenting Sponsors: $5,000

Petco Foundation

Presenting Sponsors: $3,000

Michelson Found Animals
Michelson Found Animals

Major Sponsors: $1,500

Animal Arts
Larimer Humane Society

Workshop Sponsors: $750

Adopt A Pet
Adopt A Pet
Boehringer Ingelheim
Humane Society Pikes Peak Region
Pet Link

Support Sponsors: $500

Humane Society Of USA
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A Sample of Our Speakers:

The Education Subcommittee that plans the speaker lineup for the conference works very hard to select meaningful, trending topics and the industry experts to best present them. Because of the reputation of the conference presenters, attendees can earn continuing education credit for each session. Below are just a few of the presenters for 2021.

Lesley Irvine


Professor of Sociology-University of Colorado-Boulder

Nicole Farrell

Mariah McCulley

Animal Friends Alliance

Dr. Roger Haston

Elizabeth Waetzig

Founding Partner
Change Matrix

Dr. Michael Blackwell


Director of the Program for Pet Health Equity