2021 Virtual Conference

The 75th New England Federation of Humane Societies Conference will be an exciting online experience April 6 – 8, 2021. You’ll get the most riveting speakers addressing the industry’s forefront issues, live Q&A with speakers, networking opportunities, an exhibit hall and more.

The conference is an annual professional development and community-building event organized by New England Federation of Humane Societies. The collection of speakers is sure to inspire. The opportunities to learn and network are endless. The conference features practical information and current topics on animal welfare and also provides continuing education credits.

The New England Federation of Humane Societies Annual Conference is a MUST attend event if you are involved in animal welfare.

NEFHS understands the financial challenges brought on by COVID-19. In order to make this online conference affordable and inclusive for everyone, and thanks to a generous grant from the John A. and Jane T. Weiderhold Foundation, we have significantly lowered the conference registration fees. An online conference format helps you save on travel and accommodation costs, and it allows you to expand your network by meeting and connecting with more people from the animal welfare sector than ever before. Moreover, all sessions will be available in the online conference platform post conference. Re-watch your favorite sessions at your own pace and on your own time.

CAWA CE: New England Federation of Humane Societies is an approved provider of content which enhances professional competence and aligns with the 5 domains of the CAWA Exam specifications. Every hour of training equals 1 CE towards CAWA Recertification.


We would like to thank the Weiderhold Foundation for supporting this year’s conference.

Prizes! It wouldn’t be a NEFHS networking event without prizes. Check out our NEFHS Scavenger Hunt! Those who complete the hunt and have 100% of the answers correct will be entered to win some NEFHS swag!



 NOTE – Registration will work best using Google Chrome or Microsoft Edge browsers.

Please note, when you register you will be provided a PIN that you will use to access the virtual conference. You will also use the email address that you registered with to access the conference. Please keep this information (we will re-send again closer to the actual event). If you are registering for a group of people, please include each registrant’s email address when you fill out their information as their log-in PIN will be sent to the email you use to register them. 

Please reach out if you have any questions, at info@newenglandfed.org.



For more details on each of the sessions, you can download the full schedule with session descriptions here.