2024 Annual Training Conference

New England Federation of Humane Societies Annual Training Conference 2024


The New England Federation of Humane Societies (NEFHS) will be holding our Annual Conference from Monday, March 18 – Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick, Rhode Island.


The program is being finalized – you can see the current program here.




Ticket Type
Early Bird Registration
1/1/24 – 2/18/24
Regular Registration
Starts 2/19/24
1 Day Registration
2 Day Registration
3 Day Registration


Special Sessions on Monday, March 18, 2024:

The first day of the conference, Monday, March 18th, will feature two tracks for the day. It is designed for attendees to follow one of the two tracks for the entire day.

  • Track One: Back to Basics
    • Perfect for newer animal welfare employees or volunteers looking to gain an intro to some important animal care topics.
  • Track Two: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    • Perfect for all levels of management and executives, this track will cover DEI topics in animal welfare. More details on specific topics to come!


Cancellation Policy:
At any time prior to the start of the event, conference registrations may be transferred to another individual.
Cancellations requested until 2/28/24: registration fees will be refunded minus a $20 processing fee.
Cancellations requested after 2/28/24 (starting 3/1/24): registration fees are final and non-refundable.
To transfer your registration to another person or to request a cancellation of your registration, please email treasurer@newenglandfed.org.



Here is the hotel information:


Crowne Plaza: Providence-Warwick (Airport)
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI 02886
(401) 732-6000
Click here to go to the hotel’s website.
There is no fee for parking at the hotel.
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Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. Reservations must be made by March 1, 2024 to receive the NEFHS discounted rate. You can book online at: Crowne Plaza or by calling the hotel reservations line at (401) 681-4723 and reference the group code NEF. The room rate is $145 per night plus tax.
The hotel is dog-friendly with a $50 cleaning fee. While the hotel has dog-friendly rooms, only service animals are allowed in meeting spaces.
Click here for a map of the hotel’s location.
There is no fee for parking at the hotel.