Want to attend AmPA! 2020, but need permission from your boss? It can be intimidating asking your already cash-strapped organization to fund a trip to the American Pets Alive! Conference. Below are some tips to help convince your team that attending is well worth your time.
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1. What you’ll learn:
2. Leaders you’ll meet:
You’ll have a chance to learn from Lifesaving leaders who developed Austin’s No Kill model or have made the model successful in their communities. Meet the leaders who propel and sustain the No Kill movement. The AmPA! Conference brings together movers and shakers who work as executive directors, community activists, shelter staff, civic leaders and anyone interested in pushing their community make lifesaving a true priority. Some of our speakers are:
In addition to meeting and hearing from these amazing speakers, you can network with several of our conference sponsors and exhibitors to help make connections that can benefit your organization!
3. What Past Attendees Say About the Conference:
Below you’ll find a sample email on how to approach this topic. We highly encourage you include personal details on why you feel it essential to attend, but we have tailored the language below to express the amazing benefits you and your organization will receive by attending!
Sample Letter (cut and paste into your document and edit as needed)
Hi (First Name),
I’d like to ask your permission to attend the American Pets Alive! (AmPA!) Conference in Austin, TX from February 28-March 1, 2020. Click here to visit the conference site.
The AmPA! Conference is the nation’s premier gathering for No Kill education and was developed by the largest No Kill city in the US, Austin, TX. By attending, I will be able to learn from leaders in animal sheltering and gain insight into actionable tactics I can implement upon my return.
The conference is three days and I can tailor the curriculum to our specific needs and can qualify for CEU credits as well. There is also early bird pricing for $175 per registration compared to the regular price of $200.
I’ll have the opportunity to network with the nation’s leaders in No Kill, as well as other shelter staff, community activists, and civic leaders. Some of the announced speakers are:
Dr. Ellen Jefferson, Executive Director, Austin Pets Alive! and American Pets Alive!
Ryan Clinton, Attorney and Founder of Fixaustin.org
Kristen Auerbach, Director, Pima Animal Care Center
Mike Kaviani, Director of OC Animal Care
Paula Powell, Director of Animal Services, El Paso Animal Services
David Meyer, CEO of Adopt-A-Pet.com
I’d like to attend on behalf of our organization.
Still have questions about the American Pets Alive! Conference? Don't hesitate to Contact Us. We hope to see you Feb. 28-March 1, 2020 in Austin! Don't forget to sign up for our newsletter so you can be alerted when the schedule is announced!