Join APHE for three days of professional networking and presentations that will enhance your humane education program. This is the national conference for humane educators!
Our deadline for the call for presentations has passed. Please stay tuned for our list of presenters.
Wednesday, February 24th
12:30pm Conference Check-In @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]
1:00pm Conference Begins
6:15pm Kickoff Mixer @ Charleston Animal Society [2455 Remount Road, N. Charleston, SC 29406]
- Bus leaves from the Hyatt at 6:15pm, Mixer starts at 6:30pm
Thursday, February 25th
8:30am Conference Check-In @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]
9:00am Conference Begins
6:00pm Dinner and Auction @ Hyatt
Friday, February 26th
9:00am Conference Begins @ American Theatre [446 King St, Charleston, SC 29403]
12:00pm Conference Concludes with Box Lunch
1:00pm *Optional* Excursion to the Birds of Prey [$45, See Below]
6:00pm *Optional* Excursion to a Cocktail Party at a Historic Charleston Home [Free, See Below]
Registration: Conference registration includes 3 days of presentations and workshops, the mixer, the auction and dinner, and all meals during the conference. Cost is $300 ($250 for members- become a member here for $50!). NOTE: Conference registration closes on February 16th.
Register by clicking the "Register" button in the darker-shaded box in the upper left hand corner of this Web page.
Scholarships: APHE is proud to offer limited scholarships to qualified members through the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Applications are due December 18, 2015.
We are pleased to offer an online application process this year: Apply Now!
All scholarships are received via reimbursement including conference registration, airfare/transportation, and hotel rooms. Recipients will be notified by January 15th, 2016. Please send any scholarship-related questions to Scholarship@aphe.org.
The conference hotel is the brand new beautiful Hyatt House/Place Charleston/Historic District [560 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403], just 3 blocks* from the conference location. Breakfast is included! Our group discount is $175/night which can be reserved using code G-APHE.
Although the two hotels adjoin the reservation departments are separate & you must register accordingly:
For a King Studio (with queen sleeper sofa) at Hyatt House please click here and enter code G-APHE at checkout or call 843-207-2299 & mention “Assoc. of Professional Humane Educators”
For Two Queens (with queen sleeper sofa- 3rd person is $10/night) at Hyatt Place please click here and enter code G-APHE at checkout or call 843-414-4900 & mention “Assoc. of Professional Humane Educators”
*If there are mobility issues to get to/from the conference, please email email@example.com for transportation options.
Excursions: We have 2 fantastic excursions planned for conference goers - both on Friday, February 26th after the conference concludes. Luckily, they are built into the schedule so you can do both!
Center for Birds of Prey
Ideally situated on a 152-acre campus near Charleston, the center is dedicated to the study of birds and their habitats, avian welfare, and to engaging the public in important environmental issues that affect birds and humans alike. We will see the fascinating birds, watch flight demonstrations and get a behind-the-scenes tour of the medical facility.
This excursions starts Friday, February 26th at 1pm from the Hyatt and returns at 5pm.
Find out more about the Center for Birds of Prey.
REGISTER HERE for the Birds of Prey
Let’s top off the amazing day with a complimentary cocktail party at the historical William Gibbes House. Built in 1772, it's located on Charleston’s charming South Battery Street. Charleston Animal Society’s Board President Elizabeth Bradham will open up her National Register Property to APHE members for a wonderful capstone cocktail party!
This excursion starts Friday, February 26th at 6pm from the Hyatt. Transportation is provided only TO the cocktail party. After the party, either walk two miles through the bustling Charleston streets back to the hotel, enjoy an evening of entertainment at one of the many establishments along the way, or take a pedicab, free trolly, or taxi. If you would like assistance in planning your return to the hotel, we are happy to help! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the Bob Villa tour of Gibbes House.
REGISTER HERE for the Cocktail Party
Auction: Join us on February 25th for a complimentary dinner along with silent and live auctions to benefit the Nathania Gartman Memorial Scholarship Fund. Quality humane education materials as well as fun items in a range of prices will be included.
Contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations are critical to the success of the benefit auction. The valuable and unique items contributed from around the country are what make this auction so special. APHE encourages its members to solicit donations or to donate your special purchases to help raise money for this vital cause.
- Auction Information and Donation Form
- Sample Letter to Solicit Donations
Please send any auction donations with the donation form to the following address:
Charleston Animal Society
Attn: De Daltorio
2455 Remount Rd.
North Charleston, SC 29406
If you would like to volunteer to help with setting up the auction, conducting the auction, or cleaning up after the auction, please contact us at email@example.com.
We have two fantastic options for exhibiting at this year's conference:
Do you have something that you would like to sell at the conference? Apply for a vendor booth! Vendor booths will be open to attendees during special exhibiting breaks. Vendor applications are due January 10th. Vendor Application
Sharing Corral/Poster Sessions
Do you have something you would like to share with other humane educators? Conference attendees have the opportunity to showcase their new and innovative programs, lessons and resources at the sharing corral. Participants will display information and talk to attendees during special exhibitor breaks. Sharing Corral/Poster Session applications are due January 24th.
Sharing Corral/Poster Sessions Application
- All cancellations, refund requests and registration transfers must be communicated to the conference coordinators at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Registration transfers are allowed. They must be coordinated by the individuals involved and the names of those involved must be communicated to the conference coordinators before the start of the conference.
- If a cancellation is required:
- A full refund minus a $25 processing fee up until 10 days before the first day of the conference can be requested. First day of the conference is defined as the day the presentations start.
- After the 10 day window, no refunds will be given.
- No refunds for the excursion will be given. However, excursion fees can be transferred to someone else in the case of cancellation. If this needs to occur, the conference coordinator must be notified before the excursion.