We anticipate over 40 speakers from around the globe! So far we have confirmed the following speakers, and intend to add to this list so check back! 

  • Kate Atema, MS, Director, Global Community Animal Program, International Fund for Animal Welfare
  • Valerie Benka, MS, MPP, Director of Programs, Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs
  • John Boone, PhD, Research Director, Great Basin Bird Observatory
  • Joyce R. Briggs, MS, President, Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs
  • Gregory Castle, MPhil, Chief Executive Officer, Best Friends Animal Society
  • Emma Clifford, Founder and Executive Director, Animal Balance
  • Thomas Conlon, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer, Michelson Found Animals Foundation
  • Amy Fischer, PhD, Teaching Associate and Extension Specialist, Animal Sciences, University of Illinois
  • Roger Haston, PhD, Chief of Analytics, PetSmart Charities
  • Holly Hazard, JD, Senior Vice President for Programs and Innovations, The Humane Society of the United States
  • Elly Hiby, PhD, ICAM Coalition Scientific Coordinator; Independent Animal Welfare Consultant
  • Michelle Kutzler, DVM, PhD, DACT, Associate Professor of Companion Animal Industries, Department of Animal Sciences, Oregon State University 
  • Ricki Lewis, PhD, Author/Geneticist
  • Giovanna Massei, PhD, Leader of Wildlife Research and Control Group, National Wildlife Management Centre, Animal and Plant Health Agency
  • Betsy McFarland, CAWA, Partner, Adisa
  • Cathy Moldave, MBA, Founder, Turnstone Animal Health
  • Lisa Moses, VMD, DACVIM, CVMA, Pain and Palliative Care, Angell Animal Medical Center; Research Fellow in Bioethics, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School; Bioethics Scholar and Chair, Animal Ethics Study Group, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics
  • Gary Patronek, VMD, PhD, Independent Consultant and Adjunct Professor, Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
  • David Petrick, VMD, JD, President, The Delta Consortium Regulatory Consulting, Ltd.
  • Linda Rhodes, VMD, PhD, Independent Consultant
  • Lou Tasker, PhD, Independent Consultant
  • G. Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Shelter Medicine, University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Jesse Winters, Senior Director, Community Initiatives, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals