July 30th - August 2ndHilton Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd in Alexandria, VA

FAST FACTS

What? When? Where?

The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement's annual national conference. It is also the world's largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. It is the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation.

AR2015 will take place July 30 - August 2 at the Hilton Mark Center hotel located at 5000 Seminary Rd in Alexandria, VA, just outside Washington, DC.

Why Attend?

The Animal Rights National Conference is designed for people who wish to improve their animal advocacy skills or simply to network with other animal activists. The Conference offers a number of educational and networking opportunities, including:

  • 100 sessions on animal abuse, organizing, tactics, and issues
  • 100 speakers from 60 organizations
  • Eyewitness reports on key campaigns
  • 90 free exhibits
  • Video premieres
  • Newcomer Orientation
  • Nightly networking receptions
  • Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Closing celebration on Sunday evening
  • Protests on Monday

How to Register?

Pre-registration will open in February 2015. Please check back then!

The Exhibit Hall is free -- simply check in at the registration desk on site and we'll issue you a Visitor's Pass, which also comes with one free daytime session.

Where to Stay and Eat?

The Hilton Alexandria Mark Center offers a discounted sleeping room rate of only $99 plus tax with single, double, triple, quadruple occupancy. It also provides dog beds, discounted parking, and free Metro and airport shuttle.

How to Save $$$?

  • Earn back the cost of registration by helping on site
  • Take advantage of our low-income, student, and long-distant travel registration rates
  • Apply for a full scholarship
  • Use our Travel Board to coordinate carpools (coming soon)
  • Use our Lodging Board (coming soon) to share a room or sign up for our $20/night floor space
  • Enjoy our free morning and evening snacks
  • Bring your own food & beverages

To find out more, visit our "Ways to Save" page.

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Who Are the Organizers?

The Animal Rights National Conferences have been organized since 1981 by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) with some breaks between 1987 and 2000, then every year since 2000. They are typically co-sponsored by about a dozen national organizations.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a national non-profit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health. Find out more at www.farmusa.org.