SAVE THE DATE FOR MAKING A DIFFERENCE 2018!
Registration is $45 and includes access to all talks, buffet lunch, the expo, and an after hours networking event
MADN is now offering student registration at $20
Registration Scholarships Available
MADN’s Thomas Parrish Scholarship Fund can provide for a limited number of registration fee waivers. If resource limitations prevent you from attending the conference, we encourage you to complete this application.The application period is now closed.
The Making A Difference 2018 Scholarship Committee happily approved 7 applications from 3 different states for this event!
Regional Donation Drive Nominations Now Open
We are currently planning a donation drive for our attendees. One organization from each of Kentucky's three regions will be selected to participate. Nominate your favorite organization of choice via our online form.
The nomination period is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated!
The representatives include:
Western - Humane Society of Edmonson County
Central - Cairn Rescue USA
Eastern - Tri State Spay & Neuter TNR
**Click on the organization's name to download their wish list.
Meet Your Match Expo
If you're organization is looking to expand your message, and recruit volunteers, consider reserving a table at the Meet Your Match Expo! We are now 2/3 of the way full, but there are still some spots available. Tables are $10 and include one free registration with the purchase of another registration. Organizations can bring one cat or dog pet ambassador to represent them at their table. Go to our Eventbrite page and reserve a table today.
This year’s animal welfare conference presented by Making A Difference Now (MADN), will be held Friday, September 21, 2018, at the Clarion Hotel North, Lexington Kentucky (same location as 2017). Conference activities will include:
Morning General Sessions:
Best Friends Animal Society KY Activities - Getting To No Kill by 2025 and Collaboration and Coalition-Building by our featured presenter Marc Peralta, Senior Director of Regional Programs for Best Friends Animal Society.
Luncheon Keynote Presentation:
A Holistic Recipe for Humane Communities by Kenny Lamberti, Southeast Regional Director for Best Friends Animal Society.
Afternoon workshops in two tracks:
1) Shelter/rescue organizations, veterinarians and staff
PLUS: An expanded Meet Your Match Expo! REGISTER TODAY!
**CEUs have been approved through IAABC and CCPDT, and Workshop I, Better Behavior, Better Outcomes presented by Beth Strickler, MS, DVM, DACVB, CDBC, has been approved for 1.25 CEUs by the KY Board of Veterinary Examiners. Please indicate your intent to acquire CEUs when you register.
A HUGE Thank You Goes Out To Our Silver Level (and above) Sponsors!