Best Friends National Conference schedule

Stay on top of all of the events happening at the national conference with the official agenda. From general sessions to special workshops, there will be an array of social and informative events to attend.

Note: Details are subject to change. Please check back for more detailed agenda with session titles.

Wednesday, July 24
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Pre-conference workshop check-in
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference workshops*
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Early conference check-in
5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Member appreciation reception

 

Thursday, July 25
7:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 – 10:15 a.m. Opening Session
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout Session I
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and networking
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Save Them All Table Talks
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Session II

3:30 – 4:00 p.m. Break
4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

Breakout Session III

5:30 –  8:00 p.m. Welcome Reception in exhibit hall

 

Friday, July 26
7:30 a.m. –  6:45 p.m. Registration open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. General Session
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Break
10:30 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session I
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Save Them All Table Talks
11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Strut Your Mutt panel session
1:45 – 3:00 p.m.  Breakout Session II
3:00 – 3:30 p.m. Break
3:30 – 4:45 p.m. Breakout Session III
4:45 – 5:15 p.m. Break
5:15 – 6:45 p.m. Ask Me Anything sessions
6:30 – 8:00 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Network Partner VIP Party

 

Saturday, July 27
7:30 a.m. –  3:30 p.m. Registration open
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Breakout Session I

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Break
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. Breakout Session II
11:45 am – 1:45 p.m. Lunch and Networking
11:45 am – 1:45 p.m. Save Them All Table Talks
11:45 am – 1:45 p.m. Exhibit Hall open
1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Breakout Session II
3:00 – 3:30 p.m.  Break
3:30 – 5:00 p.m.

Closing Session

6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Closing Reception: TAILgate Party

 

Sunday, July 28

Optional side trips to visit Dallas Animal Services and Spay Neuter Network*

*Separate registration required