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Learn from thought leaders and innovators in the humane education community!

Each year humane educators, volunteers, teachers, and leaders in humane education 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! 

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.

Sponsors- Global Ambassador Sponsor Level

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.    www.Latham.org

Since Charleston Animal Society was founded in 1874, our mission has always stayed the same: Prevent Cruelty to Animals.  Our vision is one where all healthy and treatable animals are saved, while being treated with respect and kindness.  Each year we touch the lives of 20,000 animals.   www.charlestonanimalsociety.org

Nathania Gartman Scholarship Fund Sponsors 


In partnership with more than 2,800 animal welfare groups across the country, Best Friends Animal Society is a leading national animal welfare organization dedicated to saving the lives of homeless dogs and cats.  www.bestfriends.org

The Humane Society of the United States and our affiliates provide direct care to more than 100,000 animals each year- more than any other animal welfare organization - through our sanctuaries, veterinary programs and emergency shelters and rescues.  We work to professionalize the field of animal care with our education and training programs.  www.humanesociety.org 

Mentor Sponsor Level

RedRover brings animals out of crisis through emergency sheltering, disaster relief and financial assistance. We are preventing animal cruelty and neglect by educating youth and building a more compassionate future through the power of empathy, resilience and the human-animal bond.     www.RedRover.org

Teacher Sponsor Level

Do you have programs that introduce pet-first aid or veterinary techniques? Animalearn can help, by providing dynamic resources to maintain a more animal & environmentally friendly curriculum for summer vet camps and science camps. For details go to Animalearn.org

2020 Conference
Lumber Exchange Event Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota
April 1-3, 2020

The Lumber Exchange Event Center 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.

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