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Join us for APHE’s first-ever all virtual conference, featuring speakers from around the world!  This year’s conference will provide participants with professional networking opportunities and presentations that will help you renew, restore, and reset in 2021. This is the national conference for humane educators! 

Who typically attends the APHE National Humane Education Conference? 

Attendees from all over the world! Our 200+ registrants hail from both sides of the hemisphere.

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.


Six virtual sessions will occur in short increments over a two week period (April 19th-April 30th) in order to limit interruptions to your daily schedule.  If you are unable to watch one of the sessions live, do not worry, as participants will be provided with all recordings and materials at the conclusion of the conference.

For exact dates, times, and presentation descriptions, please visit the Schedule page.

Conference Registration is now closed

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 


Best Friends Animal Society is the only national animal welfare organization devoted to ending the  killing of pets in animal shelters. Best Friends works closely with communities across the nation in implementing proven lifesaving strategies, programs and policies. 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

Marin Humane, established in 1907, shelters thousands of animals each year. It is an adoption and humane education center, provides behavior and training programs, animal-assisted programs, community outreach, and provides pet care support to low income families, and more.    www.MarinHumane.org

As the nation’s first farm animal rescue and protection organization, Farm Sanctuary has cared for thousands of animals at its sanctuaries in New York and California. The organization has educated millions of people about the plight of farm animals and the negative impacts of factory farming on health, the environment, and social justice, and it advocates for laws and policies that prevent suffering and promote compassion. 

Farm Sanctuary’s humane education program educates thousands of students each year through classroom presentations, inspires student action through our Youth Leadership Council, and empowers teachers with standards-aligning curriculum on issues of our food system.  www.FarmSanctuary.org

Mutt-i-grees Curriculum, a Yale University-developed PreK – Grade 12 social-emotional learning program, develops empathy, resiliency, and an awareness of oneself and others to create a more humane future. Each session includes educational/developmental objectives, hands-on activities, and books focusing on shelter pets.

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.

The National Animal Care & Control Association (NACA) was formed in 1978 for the express purpose of assisting its members to perform their duties in a professional manner. We believe only carefully selected and properly trained animal control personnel can correct community problems resulting from irresponsible animal ownership. NACA’s purpose is to preserve the Human/Animal Bond by insisting on responsible animal ownership.  www.Nacanet.org

2021 Virtual Conference Renew, Restore & Reset

April 19- 30, 2021

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