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BarkWorld Expo Announces Keynote Speaker Lineup

October 16, 2015

BarkWorld Expo has announced the keynote speaker lineup scheduled to appear at the event, which will take place from November 5 to 7 at the Loews Hotel in Atlanta.

“We are beyond excited for the rock star line-up of speakers that we have in store for this year’s event,” said Jennifer Black-Glover, chief digital officer for i-5 Publishing. “BarkWorld brings together some of the biggest names and brightest thinkers in the industry.”

BarkWorld Expo’s keynote speakers will include:

Katie Caperton, editor-in-chief of HLN Digital, who is responsible for directing the editorial content for the CNN’s newly launched digital platform,

Gus Kenworthy, an Olympic silver medalist, freestyle skier, and animal rescuer, who adopted five Sochi dogs while competing at the 2014 Winter Olympics and created a social media campaign to help raise awareness for stray dogs in the Japanese city.

Shorty Rossi, the “Pit Boss” actor, author and pit bull activist, who created Shorty’s Pit Bull Rescue, a business that rescues, rehabilitates and places neglected and abused pit bulls into new homes.

Shaun Sears and Tom Otto, Animal Planet stars, who founded Canopy Cat Rescue in 2009 in their home state of Washington as a service to rescue cats stuck in high trees.

Ahmed and Ashley El Shourbagy, the co-founders of Dogs of Instagram and Lucy & Co, a curated pet boutique.

For more information on speakers, registration, event schedule and hotel accommodations, visit

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