Our Online Events
Our events are designed to assist nonprofits and other organizations,
as well as the public and other animal supporters, in helping animals ...
including companion animals, farm animals and wildlife.
Live events are available right from your computer, Internet device or phone
All times shown are for Eastern time zone. Times have been chosen
to include audiences from multiple time zones.
Next 2012 Live Event
The Internet can be used in amazing ways to help animals ... while also saving energy and the planet. Many innovative tools are available for communications, services and other timely purposes -- combined with creative new ways to be more effective. Be-our-guest for this dynamic Webinar and learn about an assortment of tools and strategies that you and your organization can put to work now. Get more done for your mission of helping animals. Co-hosted by Future Is Now Foundation.
Access this high impact event here at-no-charge: http://thevirtualsolutionscenter.com/Events.html
Samples of Our Prior Live Events ...
Changing Hearts & Minds
Gene Baur, President & Co-Founder
The Farm Sanctuary
Our guest for this live event is Gene Baur, President and Co-Founder of the Farm Sanctuary. The Farm Sanctuary is now celebrating its 25th year of service to animals.
Gene Baur's commitment to animals is legendary and he knows what it takes to truly make a difference on their behalf. Learn from his experience and wisdom
in this special one hour Web event.
Gene will make a presentation and then be interviewed on a range of issues
and concerns affecting farm animals. His message will have relevance to
all who care about animals, of all types.
Farm Sanctuary works to protect farm animals from cruelty, inspire change in the way society views and treats farm animals, and promote compassionate vegan living.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and to encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary has grown to become the nation's leading farm animal protection organization, with hundreds of thousands of supporters.
We work in rescue, education, and advocacy, and operate two farm animal sanctuaries, one in California and one in upstate New York. In 2011 we are celebrating 25 years of service
and commitment to this cause.
Highlighting milestones over the past 25 years – including landmark legal advances, shifts in public awareness, changes in the marketplace, and growing coverage of farm animal issues by the mainstream media – Gene’s thoughtful and moving presentations set forth the great progress we have achieved by working together and address what each of us can do to help to create
a more compassionate society.
Gene grounds his message not on accusations or judgments but on facts and research, as is evident in his best-selling book "Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food" (Simon & Schuster 2008). He appeals to our better selves and explains how we can, and why we must, align our everyday actions with our own values.
Come be informed and inspired by this unique and compelling presentation.
Please Note: A registration fee is not required for this program ... but we do not have funding for these events ... and do depend on donations from supporters. ... Support is welcome and valued in any amount from those who are able.
Changing Times: New Era Plans & Strategies - As the saying goes, "change is the order of the day". Economic, technological, political and broader societal change is having dramatic effects world-wide, including in the nonprofit community. New approaches are needed to stay relevant, effective and sustainable. Hot topics for this dynamic session -- and ways animal support groups can benefit -- include Internet technologies, social networking and the social consciousness/environmental movement.
Susan Tenby, Jessica Tally, Marcia Elder
Tech-Soup; Tech-Knowlogy.com; Future Is Now
Making a Difference – An enlightening look at the diverse ways those who care about animals can make a difference. Plus, special celebrity guest appearance.
See Faculty Tab above for further details on the presenters.
Note: This event was originally scheduled as a two-day conference with 17 sessions. It was changed to a Webinar series to run year-round. Further information about this change is here.
An outstanding line-up of presenters are the faculty for the Animal Power Virtual Series and our other on-line events, including:
- Top leaders from national and international animal support organizations
- Leaders of other national organizations expert in capacity building
- Program managers from diverse animal non-profits
- Officials from the print and broadcast media
- Veterinarians and other animal care professionals
- Local government officials involved with animal services
- Other experts and specialists in skills and strategies for non-profits
- Funders of animal support services and non-profit programs
- Suppliers of timely products and services to help animals
See Faculty Tab above for further details!
Registration is required for all live events. You'll find
- Easy on-line sign-up
- Amazingly low fees
- Discounts for early action
- Full & partial scholarships
- Major credit cards accepted
- Prize drawings for registrants
This Series Is Not ...
- A forum to promote a particular stance or debate differences in philosophy or positions
The Foundation understands that differing viewpoints can occur among organizations devoted to a cause and that each organization has its own mission, philosophies and goals. Our goal is to provide a valuable learning experience for any that seek to help animals.
This Series Is ...
The "Awakenings" events are part of a "first-ever anywhere" initiative to serve animals ... unique by virtue of:
- Reaching nationwide and beyond through the power of Internet technologies
- Bringing together supporters for companion animals, farm animals and wildlife alike
- Providing targeted professional programs to bolster support to animals on a widespread basis
- Involving experts from diverse fields coming together in a concerted effort to help animals
While not affiliated with any direct support groups for animals, the Foundation is focused on providing professional services to enable support organizations to excel in helping animals and those who care about animals.
The Foundation also offers services to non-profits and public agencies in producing their own on-line conferences, workshops and other events as well as other capacity building services.
We look forward to your participation in these far-reaching events.