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The #AmPA2020 schedule is an exciting one. While we work on finalizing this year's incredible line up of speakers, we are excited to announce our featured speakers: Ryan Clinton, Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Kristen Hassen-Auerbach, Cheryl Schneider, Paula Powell, Mike Kaviani, Ed Jamison, Ginny Sims, Teresa Johnson, Rebecca Guinn, and Denise Deisler. This year's theme, Redefining Animal Sheltering: Disrupt the Past, Build the Future, focuses on the entire animal sheltering system, from intake, to shelter operations, to outcomes. So no matter your role in the world of sheltering, there is guaranteed to be something for you. SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Friday Feb 28th, 2020

Getting Off the Hamster Wheel

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Start #AmPA2020 off by listening to an engaging presentation from national No Kill leader Kristen Hassen-Auerbach.


Defining No Kill

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In part two of our opening session, Ryan Clinton will moderate a panel of national No Kill leaders as we navigate defining No Kill.


Lifesaving Recipe: 12 Ingredients to Lifesaving

Clock Icon9:10 am - 9:50 am
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In the third and final portion of our opening session, you'll hear from Dr. Ellen Jefferson on the 12 Ingredients to Lifesaving.


Our Vet Just Quit: Maintaining Your Save Rate in Tough Times

Clock Icon10:00 am - 10:50 am
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On the Same Team: Helping Animal Control Officers Embrace Change

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Animal Shelter and Rescue Law and Liability

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The First 72 Hours

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Learn a proven model of intake and animal flow process for disease prevention.


Pets are Family: Community Programs to Keep Pets Out of the Shelter

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When to Bring Them In

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Review with us pets that truly need to be in the shelter. This session will bring to light the animals that are potentially still falling through gaps at your shelter or rescue.


Model Animal Shelter and Rescue Contracts and Waivers

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Intake Protocol for Animal Control Officers

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The Future of Animal Shelter Data

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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The Compatibility of Public Safety and Lifesaving

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Model Animal Shelter Hold Period and Rescue Access Laws

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Alternatives to Intake: How Pet Support Can Reduce Intake

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Lunch and Networking

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Session: Lessons Learned: What it means to be a fellow in America's top shelters.


Adopters Are Out There! Market Your Way Out of Space Crises

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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Pick Them Up, Take Them Home. Return In-Field Protocol

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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You Just Arrived, Now Go Home! Make Pets Ready for Adoption Right Away

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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Data for Activists: How to Get It, Understand It and Use It

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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Data-Driven Strategy: Making Decisions Based on What You Know

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Pet Support Roundtables

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Our Most Vulnerable Creatures: Preventing Disease in Puppies and Kittens

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Fundraising for Survival: Lessons for Any Sized Organization

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Daily Decision Making and Accountability

Clock Icon3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
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Big Dogs: Follow-Up to Help People Keep Their Pets

Clock Icon3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
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Identifying Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

Clock Icon3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
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What Qualities Do Emerging Leaders Need to Succeed?

Clock Icon3:40 pm - 4:40 pm
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Model Reporting Requirements

Clock Icon4:50 pm - 5:20 pm
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Keeping Families Together: The Future of Animal Control

Clock Icon5:20 pm - 6:00 pm
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Realistic Approaches to Rabies to Decrease Unnecessary Killing

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Saturday Feb 29th, 2020

Top 5 Reasons Animals are Dying in Shelters, and How to Save Them

Clock Icon8:00 am - 9:00 am
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Decisions to Kill: An Honest Talk on Navigating Life and Death in Shelters

Clock Icon9:10 am - 9:50 am
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Building a No Kill Culture in Your Clinic

Clock Icon10:00 am - 10:50 am
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How FeLV Affects Shelter Decision Making

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Empowering Volunteers to Help Solve Every Challenge

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No Kill Advocacy Part I

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What Do We Owe Animals in Our Care?

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Urgent Pleas: Saving the Unsavable

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No Kill Advocacy Part II

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Your Notes Are Everything: How Officer Notes Impact Animals and Communities

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Smart Strategies to Increase Capacity for Dogs

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What to do when you hear, "But we're full."


Building Resilience and Excitement Around Change

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Ask Anything: Neonatal Kittens

Clock Icon11:45 am - 12:35 pm
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Lunch and Awards Ceremony

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Mythbusting Through Research

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Outside the Box: Safety Nets for Pets

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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How to Handle Difficult Animals in a Medical Setting

Clock Icon1:40 pm - 2:20 pm
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Statewide Advocacy

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The Role of Outreach in Field Services

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Big Dogs: Capacity (Part 2)

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No Kill Shelter Medicine (Part 2)

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Activism Roundtables

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Neonatal Kitten Roundtables (Part 2)

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Getting to No Kill: Stories from Shelters that Aren't There Yet

Clock Icon5:20 pm - 6:00 pm
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Cocktail Party

Clock Icon7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sunday Mar 1st, 2020

Imagining the Future of Animal Sheltering

Clock Icon8:00 am - 9:00 am
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What Pets Deserve: A Radical Rethinking of the Role of Animal Welfare

Clock Icon9:10 am - 10:00 am
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Exhibit Hall Open

Clock Icon9:50 am - 2:30 pm
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Following Up: The Best Ways to Check in with Adopters and Fosters

Clock Icon10:00 am - 10:50 am
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Outreach on the Back End: Driving Pets Home

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Their Only Chance: Simple Marketing of Pets Scheduled for Euthanasia

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'Behavior Dogs' Alive!: Solving Eight Common Behaviors That Happen in Shelters

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Not An Option: What it Means for Leadership When Killing is Off the Table

Clock Icon11:10 am - 11:45 am
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What if You Can't Return Them?: When SNR is Not an Option

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How to Write an SOP in One Hour or Less

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Innovation and Emerging Practices in Adoption Counseling

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Fundraising and Marketing Part I

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Big Dogs: The New Horizon

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When Every Second Counts: Marketing Pets in a Crisis

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Transport Part I

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Lunch and Networking

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Ensuring Accountability Around Life and Death Decisions

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Succession Planning: Growing Leaders From Within

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Tips and Tricks to Get Long Stay Pets Adopted

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Live Outcome Options For All Cats

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The Leaders Guide to Communicating with Stakeholders: How, When, and What

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New Strategies to Return More Pets to Their Owners

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How to Get Your Story Told: Effective Engagement with Local Media

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Steal This! Five Free, Easy Foster Programs to Start Now

Clock Icon2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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Get Your Boss to Say Yes: Piloting New Programs in Shelters

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Fundraising and Marketing Part II

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Transport Part II

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Building a Foster-centric Organization

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If Not You, Then Who?

Clock Icon5:20 pm - 6:00 pm
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