Bringing people together can be one of the most effective means of social transformation. In conceiving the vision for Safe & Humane initiative, Kirkpatrick Foundation has determined to convene groups and organizations for animal wellbeing. Included in the first few years of the initiative, the foundation has hosted the triennial ANIMAL Conference, the Intersection Conference for the Oklahoma Link Coalition, the origination meeting for CommonBonds, and several other gatherings to bring together the leaders of the region to better the lives of Oklahomans and Oklahoma animals. 

(Pictured below: The ANIMAL Conference, October 2018; American Humane Rescue Truck Event, May 2016; National Urban Ecosystems Forum, September 2017 ; and  Oklahoma Link Intersection Conference, November 2017)