The Association of Professional Dog Trainers

Oct 21 – 24, 2020. Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati

“If there’s more to life than dogs, please let us know.” I can’t wait to be with this association, talking all things dogs, and business! Rockin’ a talk with this group on getting future-ready, and how to create evangelists for their dog-training fans.

Cremation Innovations Summit

Sept 18, 2020. Charleston, SC

The funeral business is always looking for new ways to serve their families. And, with pets being the new family member, dignified and respectful end-of-life services are just the thing.


International Cemetery Cremation & Funeral Association

March 30, 2020. San Antonio, TX

Dedicated funeral, cemetery, and cremation providers land in San Antonio to share best practices, network, and hear from the experts on the funeral client and services of today.

TANEXPOEducation conference

March 28, 2020. Bologna, Italy

International death care experts come together in a robust learning venue in Italy. With a diverse agenda, attendees will surely find all they need to take their businesses to today, and beyond.

2020 Pet Loss Grief & Companioning Certificate Course

June 23 – 25, 2020. Dallas, TX

Three full days of a variety of sessions to help end-of-life professionals be the best they can be for those families needing a bit of light in their darkness. From the soft-skills of working with families to the business elements to run a successful business, you’ll get it all here!

PLPA/IAAHPC Members Registration


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See the full registration details and agenda for this robust 3-day retreat-style learning! 

Pet Professional Guild Pet Loss Class

February 22 -23, 2020, Tampa, FL

Join us for two robust days of doing a deep dive into the emotional journey of the end-of-life walk with a beloved pet. Learn more about how to walk with those needing a companion, understanding what pet parents need during this time, the benefits of rituals, compassion fatigue, and so much more! Not only will this program bring the attendees the learning needed to help pet lovers, it’s also a beautiful self-care workshop on understanding our own journey’s and experiences with loss, grief, and our own authentic self.

Veterinary Hospital Managers Association

September 10 – 11, 2020. Orlando, FL

True to their branding motto, this association is truly Advancing Managers, Transforming Practices. With the new pet loving client of today, preparing animal hospitals for the future will be key!

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