2020 Summit & Workshop. Kanab, UT. 

September  21 - 25, 2020

Collaborative Care and Enrichment – Creating Partnerships for Positive Results!

**Special Note**

If you choose to sign up for the 3-Day Summit and not the 5-Day Summit & Workshop you are welcome to remain in Kanab and attend the General Sessions at the Conference Center sheduled for the Thursday & Friday.  You may also want to take advantage of volunteering at the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary. 

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Register Before

January 31, 2020 

Your  registration process, please read carefully. 

    1. Choose the Five-Day Summit + Skills Workshop, then decide which of the Skill groups you want to register for. See below
    2. The decide if you are going to book your hotel room nights at the same time. If you choose the package option, then you may pay over several months. 
    3. If you register before the Early Bird cutoff, January 2020, then you will automatically receive the Early Bird pricing which is 15% discount. 
    4. When you register if you are a PPG member you will need the member code to access the member rates. This can be found on the top of your member area home page when you are logged into the site.

    Best Friends 

    Volunteering at Best Friends During The Event

    Essential Documentation for You to Complete – Your Best Friends Volunteer Profile

    Everyone attending the Best Friends Event as part of the PPG Group MUST establish a volunteer profile with Best Friends by completing their volunteer process. This will enable you to go onto the sanctuary grounds and interact with the animals. If you do not establish a volunteer profile you will not be allowed onto Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  An additional benefit for you of establishing a volunteer profile is that during our workshop you will be allowed to sign up for additional working volunteer groups or working training groups. These are highly sought after positions so this is a great benefit for workshop attendees.  There are no exceptions to this policy.

    To create a volunteer profile use this link here .  The system will have you create a profile, read and sign off on the safety guidelines, electronically sign the volunteer agreement (waiver), and watch the online orientation video. If you have previously volunteered at the sanctuary and have an existing account then you do not need to create a new one. 

    Pre-& Post Event Volunteering

    For event attendees that wish to volunteer before or after the PPG workshop you can also use the self-scheduling tool.  Once your volunteer account is complete the system will walk you through completing your schedule.

    To create a schedule enter your volunteer dates and select a required 15 minute Welcome Center volunteer check-in, then choose volunteer shifts in your preferred animal area . 

    Each animal area has a specific number of volunteer openings for example Horse Haven has 4 volunteer openings per shift while Downtown has 35.  The self-scheduling calendar will list the current availability for each animal area.   Once the volunteer schedule is complete you can email it to yourself or a friend and add and delete shifts or change animal areas based on availability.  

    Want To Help Best Friends In Other Ways

    There are a number of ways to give to best friends. A good starting point is by visiting here.

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                  Join as a Member

                  1. Member - a gift of $25 or more. (Renew Annually)

                  When you become a member, you’ll receive:  

                  • A one-year subscription to Best Friends’ bimonthly magazine
                  • Lodging discounts when you visit the Sanctuary
                  • Special invitations to events around the country
                  • Quarterly newsletters and email updates to keep you in the loop

                  2. Golden Circle Member-  annual donations of $1,000 or more

                  • Engagement opportunities within the Golden Circle:
                  • Special VIP experience by reservation when you visit the Sanctuary or any of our regional centers
                  • Quarterly insider updates, directly from the CEO, exclusively for Golden Circle members
                  • Invitation to special events at the Sanctuary and across the U.S.
                  • Your personal Best Friends contact accessible by phone or email
                  • One free registration to the Best Friends National Conference
                  • A Golden Circle certificate commemorating your membership and commitment

                  3. Guardian Angel Member  - Monthly gift 

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