July 10th - 13th • Westin LAX Hotel
5400 W Century Blvd in Los Angeles, CA

Structure

AR2014's four-day program will feature a hundred presenters from 60 organizations representing virtually all sectors of our movement. These presenters will appear in seven plenary sessions (bringing all attendees together), and 75 breakout sessions, which are configured along several concurrent tracks. In each time slot, you 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 debates about controversial issues (Saturday).

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. 
  • Morning Workout Sessions of several varieties cater to active early risers at 7:30 am.
  • Networking Receptions, every evening, offer free snacks and a chance to network with fellow attendees.
  • The Awards Banquet & Auction, on Saturday evening, features award presentations, comic relief, and a fundraiser.
  • Exhibits, open between 10am - 6pm, showcase movement merchandise, literature, and vegan treats.

Here's an overview of what each day will look like:

Thursday, July 10

4:00pm – 10:00pm Registration
4:00pm – 5:30pm Welcome Reception & Movie Screening
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:20pm – 9:30pm Opening Plenary
9:30pm – 11:00pm Networking Reception & Singles Mingle

Friday, July 11

7:30am – 8:15am Group Workout and Yoga
8:00am – 8:45am Free Morning Snack
8:00am – 10:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:10am Morning Plenary
10:15am – 6:00pm Exhibits
10:30am – 1:20pm Choose Your Workshops
1:30pm – 2:20pm Lunch
2:30pm – 5:50pm Choose Your Workshops
6:00pm – 7:00pm Dinner
7:20pm – 9:30pm Evening Plenary
9:30pm – 11:00pm Networking Reception & Singles Mingle

Saturday, July 12

7:30am – 8:15am Group Workout and Yoga
8:00am – 8:45am Free Morning Snack
8:00am – 2:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:10am Morning Plenary
10:15am – 6:00pm Exhibits & Videos
10:30am – 1:20pm Choose Your Workshops
1:30pm – 2:20pm Lunch
2:30pm – 5:50pm Choose Your Workshops
6:30pm – 7:30pm Banquet Dinner
7:30pm – 9:30pm Awards Ceremony & Benefit Auction
9:30pm – 11:00pm Networking Reception

Sunday, July 13

7:30am – 8:15am Group Workout and Yoga
8:00am – 8:45am Free Morning Snack
8:00am – 12:00pm Registration
9:00am – 10:10am Morning Plenary
10:15am – 6:00pm Exhibits
10:30am – 1:20pm Choose Your Workshops
1:30pm – 2:20pm Lunch
2:30pm – 5:20pm Choose Your Workshops
5:30pm - 6:50pm Closing Plenary
7:00pm – 8:00pm Dinner
8:00pm –11:00pm Celebration of Animal Rights

Monday, July 14 (Post-conference activities)

8:00am - 8:45am Free Morning Snack
9:00am - 5:00pm Training & Protests

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