by Emily Klehm
We’re going to Kansas City May 14-17—and we want you to join us. Register now for Animal Care Expo 2018!
With 10 specialty tracks and more than 75 workshops, including Learning Labs, Expo has something for everyone in the animal welfare field! Learn new skills and strategies from industry thought leaders and each other and increase your positive impact for animals in your community and the world.
At just $275, you won't find a better value for your money than Animal Care Expo. Register by March 16, 2018 to take advantage of the Early Bird rate of $225—a $50 savings! Plus, subscribe to our monthly e-newsletter, The Scoop!, for an additional subscriber-only discount.
We look forward to you joining us and more than 2,000 engaged, inquisitive peers from around the globe for this unparalleled opportunity!
Full disclosure: I hate networking. I’m not on LinkedIn, I loathe going into a room where I don’t really know someone and having to strike up a conversation (it’s so much like college: “What’s your major?”) and if “networking” is in the title of an event, I usually skip it. I know there are a million articles explaining both why networking is important and how to do it, but this is just how I am. I can’t help it.
So, imagine my surprise when my colleague asked me to write a blog about it!
I take great pride in knowing that I am a member of a small fraternity of people who have never missed Animal Care Expo. Not once since 1992. In the interest of full disclosure, the first couple of years I had no choice. I was on the staff at The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and many of us were required to be there. Much of what had to be done was done manually in those days, so we found ourselves working 14-16 hour days.