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March 29-31



New details being added daily!!

Please join us for our 2023 VFHS Annual Conference at the gracious and very pet-friendly Hotel Madison and the Shenandoah Valley Conference Center in Harrisonburg, VA. The hotel rooms and meeting areas are beautiful and spacious! The collection of speakers is sure to inspire.  The opportunities to learn and network are endless, so please save the dates!


Registration is available online 

or by requesting a registration form from

Click here for online hotel reservations or call (540) 564-0200 and use group code VFHS23 to receive the special rate.

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Conference Agenda can be found here.

This is being updated daily. Dates and times are subject to change.

2023 Agenda 

We are currently inviting submissions for speakers.

If you are interested in being a presenter at our 2024 conference, please email us at

The deadline for submissions is May 31, 2023.

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The conference features practical information and current topics on animal welfare and also provides continuing education credits for Humane Investigators and Animal Control Officers, making it possible to earn 10+ CEU credit hours.


For information about hotel accommodations, amenities and driving directions, please visit Hotel Madison.  Special group rate of $99/night applies until February 28, 2023. 


A special thank you goes out to the Rockingham-Harrisonburg SPCA who will serve as the Host Agency for the conference! 

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Partner with Us

The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies is pleased to invite you to participate as a partner at our 2023 Annual Conference. The conference provides outstanding educational and networking opportunities.  The VFHS Conference is the perfect opportunity to enhance your marketing efforts, expand your business visibility and demonstrate your support for animal welfare and protection.


VFHS has the following partnership opportunities for the 2023 Conference!


Sponsorship – By participating as a sponsor, your company/organization will be recognized as one of the leading supporters of animal protection, care and rescue.  As a sponsor, you will get free advertisement as well as an opportunity to display your products/information at a table in our Exhibit Area.


Exhibitor – Exhibiting is the perfect opportunity to enhance your marketing efforts and expand your visibility. The exhibit hall will be located at the center of conference activities where meals, breaks, social hour and award ceremony will be held.

For Sponsor and/or Exhibitor opportunities, please register online at the link below or contact me at  


For more information on Partnership Opportunities, please click on our 2023 Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure. 

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Thank you to the following businesses and organizations for sponsoring our 2023 Conference.  We could not do this without your generous support.

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