August 3 - 6 Hilton Mark Center
just outside of Washington, DC

Join AR2016

Thanks for your interest in joining us at the Animal Rights 2016 National Conference! The conference begins Thursday, July 7th at 4pm and ends Sunday night, July 10th.

Pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register on site! Basic registration includes access to all plenary and daytime sessions, exhibit hall, networking events, video premieres, as well as free morning and evening vegan snacks. Post-conference activities are free and open to everyone.

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Registration Rate Schedule

  Bundle Basic Deadline
Advance  $335  $150  May 20
Standard  $385  $200  June 20
On Site N/A $250 N/A

Lodging is not included with the cost of registration. Click here for details on booking your room.

Exhibit Hall

The exhibit hall, complete with a hundred groups and vegan vendors, is free! It's open Friday & Saturday, July 8th & 9th 10:30am - 6pm and Sunday, July 10th from 10:30am - 5pm. If you'd like to stop by to browse the exhibits, simply check in at the registration desk on site during those times and we'll issue you a visitor badge, as well as one ticket to attend a free daytime session.

Safe Space Policy

By the act of registering for the Animal Rights 2016 National Conference each conference registrant agrees to act respectfully toward other attendees, speakers and exhibitors, and Conference management.

The Animal Rights National Conference strives to create a "safe space" environment, where all participants feel welcome. We do not tolerate behavior, language, and/or literature that is hurtful to other Conference participants. This includes non-consensual physical contact and remarks putting down a person's race, ethnicity, age, size, appearance, gender, sexual expression or orientation, physical ability, or mental competence. Filming or photographing of Conference participants without consent is not permitted.

All violations should be reported to the manager on duty (MOD) at the Conference information desk. The MOD will then direct the person to a "quiet room," provide a trained counselor, and/or institute corrective action, which may include removal from the Conference or even arrest.

The Animal Rights National Conference is devoted to advancing the vision that "animals have the right to be free from all forms of human exploitation." The Conference does not welcome advocacy of continued exploitation of animals under improved conditions, sometimes labeled as "humane" or "happy." At the same time, we recognize that sincere and devoted advocates of the animal rights vision may embrace different paths, missions, strategies, and tactics. We view the respectful  discussion of these different approaches (except for injury to living beings) as critical to finding our own way to advance the vision of animal rights. Individuals attempting to  exclude, disrupt, or silence such discussion may be asked to leave.

Organizers of the Animal Rights National Conference have devoted considerable personal experience, ingenuity, and other resources to  craft an effective program designed to bring together the animal rights advocates, while allowing for free expression of a wide variety of views. This is why individuals engaging in disruption of scheduled sessions, holding unauthorized sessions in our function rooms, and/or unauthorized leafleting and posting may be asked to leave. At the same time, our Conference is always a work in progress, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.

Cancellation Policy

Sometimes cancellations are necessary. If so, send us your preferred method of cancellation in writing by e-mail or mail.

  • Donate your registration and receive a tax deduction. Donate your registration to FARM or the AR Conference Scholarship Fund (by June 27).
  • Request a refund in writing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or via snail mail to the address below. Reduced cancellation fee of $25 until May 31st. Late cancellation fee of $40 until June 27. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after June 27.

If requesting a refund in the mail, please send a letter with full contact information and reason for cancellation to:

10101 Ashburton Ln
Bethesda, MD 20817

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