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Photo courtesy of Dr. Kwane Stewart

This year, Animal Care Expo has an amazing line-up of more than 170 speakers from around the world speaking on nearly 100 workshops across 12 tracks. Some highlights include:

  • After an opening comedy routine by actor and comedian Hal Sparks, CNN’s 2023 Hero of the year, Dr. Kwane Stewart, will present the Welcome Session keynote to deliver a message of hope and inspiration.
  • A panel of animal welfare professionals who will speak on the significance of Humane Discourse and respectful dialogue, moderated by the one and only, Sherron Washington.
  • Daymond John, Star of ABC’s Shark Tank and Vice Chair of Petco Love’s Board of Directors, will join us for a fireside chat during the Friday Main Stage session to share his life experiences to inspire the next generation of animal welfare leaders.
  • Cat Daddy, Jackson Galaxy, will highlight how you can bring out the best in every cat using ritual and rhythm.
  • 2023 welcome session keynote speaker Dr. Jyothi Robertson will discuss how we can work together to solve the veterinary crisis in shelters

But that is just a taste of our lineup of fantastic speakers and the amazing content they have in store for you. Check out the full Expo speaker list now!

And remember, if you’re interested in becoming a speaker for Expo 2025, applications will be open May 15 – July 31. More information coming soon!

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