2024 One Voice Conference

The 2024 One Voice: Michigan Pet Alliance Conference & Expo on October 9-11 in Grand Rapids gathers more than 300 staff, volunteers and advocates from animal welfare organizations, shelters and rescues throughout Michigan.

The theme of this year’s conference is Better Together, as we assemble leaders and visionaries to share the latest research and best practices in animal welfare. 

The in-person event at the Sheraton Grand Rapids Airport Hotel will include ample networking opportunities, giving participants time to engage with each other, as well as with our subject matter experts and exhibitors, and to share ideas and experiences. 

This is a dog-friendly hotel (extra fee will apply) and MPA has reserved a limited number of guestrooms for conference attendees and exhibitors at $139 per night. Details are included in the confirmation email you will receive after registering.

Breakout tracks include: 

  • Unleashing the Potential of People Power: Harness the collective strength, skills and potential of the people within your organization to drive positive change and promote a sense of community. 
  • Nurturing the Health & Well-being of Companion Animals: Take your strategies to the next level to promote the physical and emotional health of the animals in your care.
  • Enhancing the Lives of Pets in Your Community: Promote responsible pet ownership and foster a sense of community to improve the lives of pets outside of your organization.
  • Paving the Path to Progressive Animal Welfare Programs: Delve into innovative best practices, strategies and methodologies that contribute to the well-being of companion animals in your care. 
  • Advancing Shelter and Rescue Operations: Improve operations, efficiency and effectiveness in the field and within your shelter or rescue. 
  • Saving Lives, One Paw at a Time: Explore creative ways to find adopters for homeless pets, support pet owners and improve the lives of companion animals.
MPA Conference Oct. 9-11, 2024 3-day Ticket pricing Standard-June 30-August 25, 2024 Members $245, Non-Members $280 Late-August 26-Sept 15, 2024 Members $295, Non-members $330

To receive member pricing, please register using the email address associated with your MPA account or join MPA today.

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If you are an MPA member and you want to volunteer at the conference or with other projects within our organization, please complete this volunteer form.

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Registration is non-refundable. Transfers are permitted.

If you have any questions, please email conference@michiganpet.org.