July 30th - August 2nd ♦ Hilton Mark Center
 just outside Washington, DC

Structure

AR2015's four-day program will feature more than 140 presenters from 80 organizations representing virtually all sectors of our movement. These presenters will appear in seven plenary sessions (bringing all attendees together), and more than 75 breakout sessions, configured along several concurrent tracks. In each time slot, you can choose the session that best fits your needs and interests:

  • The Issues track covers various types of animal abuses and the underlying issues (best for newcomers).
  • The Organizing track suggests improvements in personal and organizational effectiveness.
  • The Tactics track addresses campaign strategies and outreach to various constituencies.
  • Campaign Lessons offer reports and advice on activities from leading national and local organizations (Friday).
  • Rap Sessions engage participants in open discussions about controversial issues (Saturday).
  • Additional tracks provide related sessions on different themes each day. 

Additionally, here are some other program highlights you won't want to miss:

  • Morning & Evening Plenary Sessions, which bring together all attendees in one room for keynote speakers and critical topics. 
  • Awards Banquet & Auction, on Saturday evening, features award presentations and a fundraiser.
  • Networking Receptions, every evening, offer free snacks and a chance to network with fellow attendees.
  • Celebration of Animal Rights, Sunday evening, features delicious food and comedian Jamie Kilstein
  • Exhibits, open between 10:30am - 6pm, showcase movement merchandise, literature, and vegan treats.

View the detailed schedule here (with a few last-minute changes likely).

All sessions are recorded, and the recordings will be available for purchase.