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Business of Saving Lives 2019 Event Page (before cancellation)

The Business of Saving Lives
Saturday, May 4, 2019 
8:00 am – 4 pm

Join ARF for a full day of professional development and networking to enhance your group's life-saving work! Located in the heart of the Bay Area, ARF's 15th annual Business of Saving Lives conference is the affordable, accessible option for rescues, shelters, and animal groups of all sizes.

Early confirmed speakers include:

Dr. Roger Haston, Chief of Analytics for PetSmart Charities
Dr. Denae Wagner, DVM, MPVM, Assistant Director of UC Davis Koret Shelter Medicine Program


Registration includes continental breakfast and a vegetarian lunch. Cost is $50 per attendee. Early bird price is $40 and runs through Friday, March 29.

For questions, please contact Sara Bragg, Community Programs Director at (925) 296-3106.

Travel and Accomodations

The conference will be held at Tony La Russa's ARF at 2890 Mitchell Drive in Walnut Creek, California. Carpooling is encouraged. 

Directions to ARF

For out-of-town visitors, there are several hotels within a three mile radius of ARF. Extend your stay and visit Walnut Creek's hiking trails, parks, shopping, dining, and more. 


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