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Co-Founder of NYC’s First Cat Café Launches Feline-Focused Conference, Cat Camp

The conference will feature speakers and vendors for animal lovers to enjoy

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Cat Camp aims to connect people with cats through adoptions and educational programs.

Calling all cat lovers: This weekend, New York City will welcome its first “feline-focused symposium,” Cat Camp. The conference is the brainchild Christina Ha, the co-founder of the city’s first cat café.

In 2014, Ha combined her love for baking and cats by co-founding Meow Parlour, where patrons can rent time to relax with the cats, purchase food and beverages, and even adopt one of the felines, according to the café’s website.

Cat Camp will essentially be an extension of Meow Parlour’s concept as a weekend-long educational event and adoption fair for cat lovers and experts.

The conference’s speaker lineup includes Dr. Jennifer Conrad from the Paw Project, an organization that rehabilitates large cats; Adam Myatt, co-founder of the country’s first permanent cat café, Cat Town Café and Adoption Center; Ingrid King, author and lifestyle blogger; and Hannah Shaw, founder of the rescue and advocacy project Kitten Lady.

Cat Camp will also include a keynote from the host of Animal Planet’s My Cat From Hell, Jackson Galaxy, and an appearance from famous rescue cat Lil Bub.


The conference will take place at the Metropolitan Pavilion at 125 W. 18th St. on March 11 and 12. Tickets for the conference are currently available online.