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 Export to Your Calendar 11/12/2017 to 11/15/2017
When: November 12-15, 2017
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DoubleTree by Hilton, Miami Airport Convention Center
711 NW 72nd Ave
Miami, FL  33126
United States
Contact: Kelly Anderson

Online registration is available until: 11/12/2017
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SAWA 2017 Annual Conference & National Council on Pet Population Research Symposium
November 12-15, 2017


As Leaders Committed to Excellence in Animal Welfare, our goal is to deliver quality education, networking opportunities and cutting edge information to enhance your career and professional achievements. Join us!

View the Annual Conference Brochure that contains an overview of the sessions.  Additional session and speaker information is coming soon.

National Council on Pet Population 2017 Research Symposium
Human Factors that Influence Pet Acquisition, Ownership, Retention and Relinquishment - November 15

The leaders of the National Council on Pet Population work to facilitate the collection, evaluation, and communication of reliable information to promote positive human-animal interactions, and reduce the number of homeless cats and dogs. This Research Symposium will feature ten highly esteemed researchers' summary of their completed studies and how the findings may be applied at the shelter or community level.

Pre-Conference meeting requires separate registration. 

DoubleTree by Hilton, Miami Airport Convention Center

711 NW 72nd Ave,
Miami, FL. 33126

Book your hotel accommodations by October 19, 2017 – Be sure to reserve early as we expect to sell out!
On-Line Reservations:
Phone-in Reservations: 1-305-261-3800.
When calling the hotel, please use SAWA Group Code: ASA
(Conference Dates: Nov 12 – 14, 2017 – Pet Population Symposium Date: Nov 15, 2017)
SAWA Group Rate of $189.00

**Please note the hotel has a 72hour cancellation policy, so plan accordingly**

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport:
Miami Intl. Airport:

Ground Transportation to/from all local airports
Hotel Shuttle
Airport super shuttle - $16.00 (approx. cost)
Cab - - $27.00 (approx. cost)
Uber/Lyft – Grab the app from the Apple or Google Play store

Hotel Parking
Self-parking/Daily: $7/day in/out privileges
Valet parking/Daily: $12/day with unlimited in/out privileges


Miami-Dade Municipal Shelter
Tuesday, Nov. 14th 4-7P

Advance reservations required. Tour is limited to the first 80 people that register. (Transportation included)

Payment must be received or postmarked by October 1, 2017 to receive the Early Bird registration fee.
Regular registration must be postmarked with payment by October 20, 2017.
Late registration begins October 21, 2017.

Annual Conference participants may bring guests to evening meals by paying the Annual Conference Guest Social Fee (does NOT include attendance at sessions, or daily breakfasts, lunches or breaks). Guest Social Fees @ $115 per person (Paid [postmarked] by October 21 OR paid on-site).
Guest Social Fee @ $130 per person if they opt in for shelter tour (Paid [postmarked] by October 21 OR paid on-site).

Full refund if requested in writing on or before October 2, 2017
$50 processing fee if requested in writing by October 20, 2017
No refunds after October 21, 2017

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