Expand your life-saving network and make new friends! 

The Acatemy is loaded with opportunities to connect with other members of your cat-hustlin' tribe. Icebreakers, games, and hands-on activities are just the beginning.   


Meet sponsors and speakers, and enjoy some light shopping in our exhibitor area.   


Check out expertly curated product showcases that highlight the latest and greatest recommendations for keeping cats in homes.

Speaker practice

You've got a voice - don't be afraid to use it! 

Take advantage of our practice room, designed to help attendees get comfortable in front of an audience.  Your experience matters and we want to help you build confidence in sharing it with the public, or even at the 2021 conference. 

Arrive with a 5-minute talk prepared.  Powerpoint optional.

Signup details coming soon. 

Me-WOW! You're On the Air... With Arden Moore!

Each week, more than 500,000 animal-lovers tune into the

Oh Behave Show on Pet Life Radio hosted by Arden Moore. This award-winning podcast has been on the air for a decade and guests have included such feline favorites as Jackson Galaxy, Garfield creator Jim Davis and Samantha Martin of The Amazing Acrocats. 


Arden will transform into a roving reporter and will record an episode that spotlights the highlights from The Acatemy.


 Arden's show has been named as one of the top 3 pet podcasts by Oprah Winfrey (twice!) and airs on the

#1 pet radio network on the planet.


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VOlana Kote

Keep the cats that inspire you close with one of Volana Kote's bespoke whisker jewelry pieces. 

Conference attendees may use the code "ACATEMY2020" for 20% off any piece in the Etsy shop before 11.30.19.  

Orders will be delivered to the conference by the artist upon request. 

EGG hunt

Over 100 eggs will be hidden around the conference area throughout the weekend, holding cat-tastic treasures of all kinds! 

Inside, you'll find jewelry, gift cards, coupons, collectible pins, stickers, patches, candy, decals, accessories, and more. 


Will you be one of the lucky few who find a golden egg? 


Celebrate new friends and make memories with live performances from Kittens Slay Dragons and Sterling "Trap King" Davis, followed by Cat Lady Karaoke and entertainment from DJ Smooth. 

For those who prefer something more mellow, join the "Cat's Pajamas"movie night and pajama party! 

Tarot readings

Back by popular demand, we've got tarot readings for cat lovers, by cat lovers!

Volunteer Katie Brumstead will be sharing insights to help guide you through the new year using the super-whimsical Megan Lynn Kott's Cat Tarot deck.  


Cat Butt crochet

Learn a new skill or flex your crochet savvy with these adorable coasters! 

We provide the hooks, yarn, and instruction, you provide the cat butts. Create as many as you'd like and bring home some fun gifts for friends!