This two-day forum brings together the brightest minds in science, journalism, research, and sustainability to convene and discuss current and future trends affecting animals.  The ANIMAL Conference is a key element in achieving the Safe & Humane goal. The mission of the conference is to inspire those attending toward active compassion and advocacy, which can result in measurable change for animals and for the communities in which they live. 


Kirkpatrick Foundation hosted the ANIMAL Conference in 20152018, and 2021. ANIMAL 2024 will take place on October 18 and 19, 2024, at the Oklahoma City Zoo. Please follow the Kirkpatrick Foundation Facebook page and visit the ANIMAL Conference website for upcoming information about the conference agenda.