2015 Kansas Animal Preparedness Conference Highlights

Operation PUP Tent Exercise

Volunteer Recognition Awardees (pictured left to right:  Carla Longacre, Jennifer Burns (back row) Carolyn Shultz, Kent Thomas (back row), Janell Jessup, Chris Barth, Micki Showmaker (back row), Christi Million, Shelly Marbut

Inspirational presenters, informative sessions, great volunteers and incredible networking opportunities made for an amazing 2015 Kansas Animal Preparedness Conference.  Held in Wichita Kansas at the Drury Hotel, October 16-17, 2015, a huge thank you goes to all who participated.  Check out the various highlights below from photos to volunteer awards and conference feedback.

Mark your calendar for the first statewide hands on exercise scheduled for October 14-16, 2016 at Crisis City!   In 2016 the annual conference, The Kansas Animal Preparedness Conference, will return.  The plan is to alternate between a conference and a hands on training exercise every other year.  Click here to see more on the 2016 Kansas Animal Response Exercise.

Feedback survey results will help guide the development of the 2017 Kansas Animal Preparedness Conference program.  Here are a few of the comments:

Positives:SART part 2 (68)

  • Networking (highest response made)
  • Great topics and sessions
  • Great information
  • Keynote speakers
  • Intro to disaster preparedness/awareness
  • Education and networking
  • Reconnecting with other volunteers
  • CORE training
  • Seeing what others have accomplished
  • Wide variety of sessions

Opportunities for Improvement:

  • Time management
  • Attendance
  • Can’t attend all the sessions, have to choose
  • Want handouts or access to materials
  • Not enough ACO, EM, Law enforcement attendees
  • Lack of team building activities
  • More exhibitors

Photo Gallery

Volunteer Recognition Awards

Christen Skaer Leadership Award

Thanks again to our conference sponsors!

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