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March 20-22



New details being added daily!!

Please join us for our 2024 VFHS Annual Conference at the gracious and very pet-friendly Founders Inn and Spa, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Virginia Beach. 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 register today and help us spread the word!


Click here for online hotel reservations or call 757-366-5700 and use group code  VFHS1 to receive the special rate.

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Conference Agenda can be found here once available.

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

2024 Agenda 

The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies is inviting submissions for speakers for the 2024 VFHS Conference taking place at the Founders Inn & Spa in Virginia Beach on March 20-22.


This annual gathering is the state’s largest and most well-attended conference for animal welfare professionals and volunteers. The workshop sessions are generally 45 minutes but may be adjusted as needed. The deadline for submissions is October 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 Founders Inn & Spa.  Special group rate of $119/night for king and $139/night for 2 queens applies until March 6, 2024. 


A special thank you goes out to the Portsmouth Humane Society who will serve as the Host Agency for the conference! 


Partner with Us

The Virginia Federation of Humane Societies is pleased to invite you to participate as a partner at our 2024 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 2024 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 more information on the benefits of becoming a conference partner, please click on our 

2024 Sponsor/Exhibitor Brochure

Please register online at the link below or email us at with any questions.

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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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