by Emily Klehm
Save the date to join us April 15-18, 2019 in New Orleans!
Mark your calendars now to join the Humane Society of the United States and more than 2,500 engaged, inquisitive peers from around the globe at Animal Care Expo, the largest international educational conference and trade show for animal welfare professionals and volunteers!
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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.