2020 Conference

The 2020 New Mexico Humane Conference:

2020 Vision

Coming August 6, 7 & 8, 2020 to the Embassy Suites – Albuquerque &  Animal Humane New Mexico

We are in the process of creating our awesome 2020 event. Check back regularly for event updates!

If you have any questions about information on this page, please contact us.

The New Mexico Humane Conference is now accepting speaker proposals for our 2020 conference!

The 2020 New Mexico Humane Conference will take place August 6, 7 & 8 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

This year’s theme is 2020 Vision. We will be focusing on how to take a holistic, “big picture” view of the challenges and successes in animal welfare across our country to help shape our life-saving efforts at home.

Our audience comes from a variety of backgrounds: animal control officers, animal care professionals, shelter staff, shelter management, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, behavior trainers and specialists, rescue groups, volunteers and executive directors. We seek workshops that will bring high quality professional development to meet the needs of this diverse group.

Sessions are provided as either 60 minute or 90 minute breakout presentations on Thursday & Friday, August 6th & 7th. Longer intensive workshop times (4 – 8 hours) are also considered for Saturday, August 8th.

To submit a Speaker Proposal, please complete the Speaker Proposal form by following the below link. Proposals must be submitted by March 6, 2020 for consideration.

Submit a Speaker Proposal

President & CEO, The Association of Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly SAWA)

Jim Tedford has been actively engaged in the animal welfare movement for more than 35 years. He currently serves as President & CEO for The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement (formerly known as the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators), a professional association of leaders in the fields of animal welfare and animal care & control. Tedford has been CEO for animal welfare organizations in New York, Louisiana and Tennessee. He served as a regional director for The Humane Society of the United States. He spent a number of years on the for-profit side assisting organizations with direct response fundraising strategies and served as Director of Animal Welfare Initiatives for Knoxville-based Radio Systems Corporation representing PetSafe and Invisible Fence brands. Jim has presented at national and regional conferences on various animal welfare issues, organizational development and not-for-profit management. Tedford received a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science from the University of Tennessee. Jim and his wife, Ann, share their home with two high-energy terriers, a macaw and an almost 30-year-old quarter horse.

Owner, Nonprofit Support & Success, LLC

Nancy Barnes-Smith, owner of Nonprofit Support and Success, LLC has over 35 years volunteering with and working for nonprofits in the US and Canada. She has started nonprofit organizations, been instrumental in retooling and renewing them, managed them through crisis and led them to achieving national awards. She is trained in International Best Practices for Nonprofit Management and Board Development.

Nancy has facilitated workshops for nonprofits for almost 15 years. Her humor, high energy and willingness to share her wealth of experiences–the good, the bad and the ugly, make her presentations come to life with ideas, information and best practices that you won’t forget!

Courses for Thursday, August 6, 2020

Courses for Friday, August 7, 2020

Course for Saturday, August 8, 2020

Enjoy your stay in Albuquerque at our conference hotel – the Embassy Suites Albuquerque Hotel & Spa!

1000 Woodward Place NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 245-7100

Reservations can be made by phone by calling 1- 800-EMBASSY / 1-800-362-2779/ 1-505-245-7100 or online using this link.

Be sure to reference the 15th Annual NM Humane Conference!

Special Room Rates for the 2020 New Mexico Humane Conference are:
$124/night Single and Double Occupancy
$134/night Triple
$144/night Quad

Special rate available before Thursday, July 23rd, 2020. Rooms under the special rate are limited, so reserve early!

Registration for the 2020 New Mexico Humane Conference opens May 1, 2020!

Registration fees:

  • $120 for the two day conference. Conference registration includes access to any presentations held at the Embassy Suites Hotel on Thursday, August 6 and Friday, August 7. Includes vegan meals and snacks served at the conference.
  • Additionally FREE workshops at Animal Humane New Mexico on Saturday, August 8. More details coming early 2020.

Need help to attend?

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer a limited number of complimentary registrations to individuals representing small or rural shelters, or privately funded rescue groups. To find out if your registration might qualify and apply, email [email protected] after May 1, 2020.

Register Here

More information about continuing education credits available for the 2020 New Mexico Humane Conference coming Spring 2020.


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