Thank you to our 2023 Conference Exhibitors:
Best Friends Animal Society and Southern Utah University (SUU) have partnered to create higher learning opportunities in contemporary animal services. Through this partnership, students have the opportunity to learn about proven data and science-based practices, policies and procedures through certificated programs, symposiums, and classes.
Founded in 1918, today Latham promotes humane education and animal welfare activities such as the human-animal bond, the link between animal abuse and other forms of violence, and advances in animal-assisted activities through its publications, videos, and new grant-making program.
Wayside Waifs - No More Bullying!
The No More Bullying! Curriculum is a violence prevention curriculum developed around social-emotional learning concepts that aim to stop the cycle of violence towards people AND animals. Conference attendees can learn about this innovative program and how to purchase it for their organization.
AWI will be sharing our children's books, lesson plans, and posters at no cost to conference attendees.
RedRover brings animals out of crisis through emergency sheltering, disaster relief, and financial assistance. Through our Kind News magazine, we are helping to prevent animal cruelty and neglect by educating youth and building a more compassionate future. Learn more at KindNews.org.
ARC will have free literature discussing animal rights and speciesism along with free bookmarks and stickers. We will also promote our outreach program, Teaching Compassion, where we provide free presentations to schools, universities, and faith communities on a variety of animal-related topics such as our treatment of and relationship to animals, speciesism, sustainability, environmental destruction, and food justice. Attendees can also sign up for our monthly e-newsletter and/or our monthly volunteer email to advocate for animals in our community.
Gryphon Press picture books celebrate the human-animal bond. Our mission is to publish beautifully illustrated children’s picture books about the vital issues that animals–domestic, wild, and farmed– face, and to present those issues in such a way that children gain insights into and develop empathy for every animal life.
Julie Hundman is a retired teacher and volunteer Humane Educator at the Humane Society of Missouri. She and Elizabeth Wright have collaborated on several humane-themed books for children K-5. Julie will have her books for sale including What's in a Woof? and Cat Care Heroes. Stop by and learn about lessons she uses to accompany these books and where they work well in the HSMO humane education curriculum.
Institute for Human-Animal Connection (IHAC)
IHAC advances knowledge and practice in the field of human-animal-environment interactions through innovative and ethical education and research. Within our suite of professional development certificates, the Humane Education Practitioner online certificate prepares formal and informal educators to teach humane education with social-ecological, trauma-sensitive, and systems-based approaches.
Kids4K9s, Inc. provides opportunities for young people and their families to learn about and advocate for the ethical treatment of companion animals, and to promote compassion in everyday interactions. Our overarching goal is to increase awareness and promote the humane treatment of animals in our community and communities across Maryland. We are eager to share resources and get the word out about some exciting new opportunities for engaging families and other community members through both virtual/online learning and in person programming.
Be sure to stop by their tables during the conference!
Exhibitor spots are sold out for the 2023 Conference. If you would like to be notified when registration opens for exhibitors for our 2024 Conference, please email Staci Hurley at email@example.com.