Co-hosted by SHAPE America’s Western District and Central District
SEL Conference


July 31 - August 1, 2019

Convention Center at the Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Socials & Networking


Summer Social & Silent Auction

Come out and join us for appetizers, fun and networking!
Wednesday, July 31 | 6:00 p.m. 

Crooked Pint Ale House
2020 West Russell Street
Sioux Falls, SD

We are also pleased to be hosting the Kathleen Kinderfather silent auction. Proceeds will benefit the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.*

Farewell Happy Hour

Thursday, August 1 | 3:00 p.m.
Sioux Falls Convention Center

Join us for a complimentary beverage and a chance to meet SHAPE America leadership and 2019 SHAPE America Teacher’s of the Year.

*Limited appetizers and a cash bar will be available.

SHAPE America Cuddle Corner

Numerous studies show the positive effects that a pet companion can have on human physical and emotional health. Join us in the Cuddle Corner on Wednesday and Thursday to visit with some of our adoptable canine and feline friends. Let your stresses melt away, while sharing your love and affection with these amazing companions. You may just find your next furry family member!

Cuddle Companions


Cuddle Corner Schedule

  • Wednesday, July 31
    • 12:00 am - 2:00 pm
      • Max AHCR alum
      • Emmy
      • Ripcord
      • Shane or Nathan
      • Twix (tenative)
  • Thursday, August 1
    • 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
      • Max AHCR alum
      • Lennon
      • Carl
      • Emmy
      • Shane or Nathan

Almost Home Canine Rescue is a 100% volunteer-run, 501c3 non-profit organization dedicated to assisting, rescuing, fostering and improving a lifetime of love and care for unwanted, homeless, abused or neglected pets.