WE INVITE THOSE INTERESTED IN PROMOTING ACTIVE COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS AND OTHERS IN THEIR STATE AND NATION TO COME TO THIS ENERGIZING EVENT.
ATTRIBUTES OF ATTENDANCE
• Gain insight into the current topics of discussion and concern facing those in the animal wellbeing fields and what others are doing to overcome those challenges
• Actively support animals and learn how you can begin and sustain initiatives in your own community
• Learn what animal wellbeing resources are available to Oklahomans and those in the surrounding regions
• Take part in an energizing conference format that will leave you excited to get back to your community and share what you have learned
• Meet and develop relationships with other like-minded animal advocates
• Breakfast, lunch, and breaks for both days of the conference. An opening reception on Sunday evening will feature hors d'oeuvres and drinks
• Two days of informative breakout and plenary sessions
• Opportunities to network with individuals from different parts of the animal wellbeing field who work throughout the United States and in all areas of Oklahoma
• Full access to cat cafe, portrait studio, Scissortail Gifts shop, free materials
•Continuing Education credits
WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE ANIMAL CONFERENCE
IF I AM NOT FROM OKLAHOMA, CAN I STILL ATTEND THE CONFERENCE?
Of course. In fact, we welcome attendees from around the globe to attend the two-day conference. Kirkpatrick Foundation’s Safe & Humane initiative is to make Oklahoma one of the safest and most humane places to be an animal, but we endeavor to inspire communities elsewhere. In order to make our state a safer place, we encourage those in other areas of the country to contribute, expand, and share their knowledge and commitment to animal wellbeing.
IS THIS CONFERENCE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO ADVOCATE FOR ANIMAL RIGHTS?
Kirkpatrick Foundation’s Safe & Humane initiative and The ANIMAL Conference 2021support the idea of animal wellbeing. We welcome all in the animal wellbeing community who are respectful to differing points of view. Sometimes, language and terminology can be polarizing, and we have found that the phrase “animal rights” is both intentionally and unintentionally divisive. The Safe & Humane conference is designed to bring concerned and interested people together to study and communicate about the current issues and future trends of animal wellbeing.
ATTENDING THE CONFERENCE
WHEN AND WHERE WILL THE ANIMAL CONFERENCE 2018 TAKE PLACE?
The official dates of The ANIMAL Conference 2021 are Thursday, June 10, 2021, through Saturday, June 12, 2021. Please check the agenda for up-to-date information concerning session times and specific locations. This conference will be held at the Skirvin-Hilton Hotel on Friday and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center on Saturday. Pre-conferences activities have not been determined yet.
ARE MEALS INCLUDED IN MY REGISTRATION?
Yes. Breakfast, snack, and lunch will be offered both days of the conference.
WHAT IS THE DRESS CODE?
Attire is business casual. Feel free to be comfortable in slacks, denim, polo shirts, sweaters, blazers, blouses and most importantly, comfortable shoes. We recommend you dress in layers as temperatures in meeting rooms can vary.
IS THERE ACCESSIBILITY FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES AT THE SKIRVIN HILTON HOTEL AND THE OKLAHOMA CONTEMPORARY ARTS CENTER?
The Skirvin Hilton Hotel and the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center comply with the regulations set by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Please email the Skirvin and Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center events manager, should you need any special accommodations.
WHERE SHOULD I PARK DURING THE EVENT?
There is ample parking in the parking garage located directly to the east of the Skirvin. Please visit, http://parkingokc.com/santa-fe, for direction and pricing. Roadside parking is also available at an hourly rate.
Free parking is available on the east side of the Oklahoma Contemporary Arts Center. For more details about the center, please visit https://oklahomacontemporary.org/contact.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE ANIMAL CONFERENCE 2021?
On this website. A link to the registration page is found at the top of this website. Registration has not yet opened for the conference. Note that scholarships are available. Please inquire with Manda Overturf Shank, firstname.lastname@example.org, for more information.
I HAVE A QUESTION OR PROBLEM REGARDING MY REGISTRATION.
Please call Factor 110 operations manager at (405) 604-0041.
CAN I CANCEL MY REGISTRATION?
Full refunds, less a $50 cancellation fee will be honored for all cancellations received, in writing, by May 21, 2021. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after that date and registrants will be responsible for the full conference fee. Send cancellations to Factor 110 operations manager at (405) 604-0041.
HOW DO I MAKE A HOTEL RESERVATION?
Hotel room reservations can be made by visiting the Skirvin Hilton Hotel website or by calling (405) 272-3040. For more information about accommodations, visit our Location page for more details. Ask for the ANIMAL Conference room block for a discounted rate.
WHAT IS THE CLOSEST AIRPORT TO THE ANIMAL CONFERENCE 2021?
Will Rogers World Airport – Oklahoma City (OKC) it is located approximately fifteen minutes away from the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.