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Held April 1-3, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the National Humane Education Conference allows humane educators, volunteers, teachers, and leaders in humane education to come together to learn from one another. Through presentations, networking events, workshops, and excursions, relationships are built and program ideas are shared.  The energy from 100+ humane educators in one room is exhilarating! 

Conference registration, hotel reservations and programs coming soon!

Who typically attends the APHE National Humane Education Conference? 

Attendees include humane educators from a variety of backgrounds who promote humane attitudes toward people, animals, and the environment. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone who teaches animal welfare, animal rights, animal behavior, environmental education and literacy, social justice, character education, cultural studies and any combination of the above.

The conference allows staff and volunteers of animal shelters, animal care and control agencies, zoos, museums, park districts, schools, colleges, universities, and other local, regional, and national entities to learn and share together.

Nathania Gartman Scholarship Fund 

APHE is proud to offer limited scholarships to qualified members through the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship exists to assist humane educators from various backgrounds to attend who would otherwise be unable to attend. Applications will be open soon.


The Lumber Exchange Event Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Lumber Exchange building has a meaningful history to Animal Humane Society’s early beginnings- a group of dedicated community members held their very first board meetings in 1878 around a table hosted at the Lumber Exchange.


AC Hotels-MarriottMinneapolis, Minnesota. Right next door to the Lumber Exchange and connected by a short skyway connection, the AC Marriott is the perfect place to stay for the conference! There is a light rail stop directly outside both buildings with easy access to airport and Mall of America.

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