Do you want to make a difference for people, animals, and the environment? If so Phoenix is the place to be in the coming new year.  Leaders in the field of humane education from across the globe will be gathering here to transform humane education. Arizona Humane Society (AHS) is hosting the 2019 APHE National Humane Education Conference, which will take place January 16-18, 2019. This transformative event will offer three days of professional networking, presentations, and much more to help enhance humane education programs.  In addition, the event will feature a very special guest appearance by the heroes of Animal Planet’s Animal Cops Phoenix, a reality TV show highlighting the work of the Arizona Humane Society’s animal cruelty investigators and Emergency Animal Medical Technicians™ (EAMTs™). Each year, AHS’ field operations team responds to more than 12,000 animal rescues and investigations.

What is a humane educator? A humane educator is anyone who teaches and promotes humane attitudes toward people, animals and the environment.

This event facilitates professional development opportunities for educators who teach kindness and compassion towards all. The conference is open to all those in the Phoenix-area and beyond who are interested in learning more about integrating humane education into their formal and informal classrooms as part of common core, STEM, prosocial learning, character education, and anti-bullying resources.

Attendees will participate in innovative, thought-provoking, and dynamic presentations and workshops, including an opening address by Emmy Award winning film maker Alison Argo, producer of The Last Pig. There will also be networking opportunities, roundtable discussions on a variety of related topics, vegan meals, and an off-site excursion to the Phoenix Herpetological Society. So if you are ready to make a difference in the world we welcome you to this inspirational event which allows staff and volunteers of animal shelters, animal care and control agencies, zoos, museums, park districts, schools, colleges, universities, and other local, regional, and national entities to learn and share together.


  • Starting Wednesday, January 16th, 2019, repeated every 3 days until Friday, January 18, 2019 — all day


National Humane Education Conference

1521 W. Dobbins Road
Phoenix, 85041


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