We are very excited to announce the key-note speaker for our 4th annual conference in September will be Ledy VanKavage!
Ledy VanKavage is the Senior Legislative Attorney and National Manager of Best Friends Animal Society's Pit Bull Terrier Initiative. Before coming to Best Friends Ledy was the Senior Director of Legislation and Legal Training for the ASPCA. In 1985 she organized the Madison County Coalition Against Pound Seizure, successfully stopping the sale of pets for research in her county. She then founded the Madison County Humane Society (now Metro East Humane Society) and was its president for eight years. In 1992 she co-founded the Illinois Federation of Humane Societies and was a cofounder of Operation SPOT (Stop Pet Overpopulation Today.) She has spearheaded the passage of over 30 humane state bills and is current Chair of the American Bar Association's Animal Law Committee. Ledy and her husband have adopted three pit bulls and oversee a community cat colony. She contends that pit bulls and ferals face many of the same challenges.
Please click here to learn more about our 4th annual conference and register today!
To see our full list of speakers please click here.
Sponsorships still available - Thanks to the following sponsors:
2012 CONFERENCE UNDERWRITER
THLN Board of Directors
Joe & Jewell Maida
Houston Humane Society
Randy Ahlschlager & Cheryl Martinez
THLN Southeast Texas Chapter Leadership Team
For more information, please contact:
Rick Bousquet, Executive Director
Texas Humane Legislation Network
Downtown Radisson -Austin
111Ceaser Chavez @ Congress
Austin, TX 78701
Downtown Radisson - Austin is our venue for this year's conference. This beautiful hotel is located on Lady Bird lake and within walking distance to many attractions downtown Austin has to offer.
The Radisson has offered attendees of the THLN Annual Conference a special group rate of $109 / per night. The THLN room block is limited. Please book today. The deadline for this rate is September 6, 2012
Rate includes Complimentary Internet in guest rooms and throughout the hotel as well as free parking.