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


The Animal Rights National Conference features a hundred speakers from dozens of organizations across the world, representing different experiences and paths to animal liberation.



Bina Ahmad - attorney, National Lawyers Guild

Aysha Akhtar - Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics

Silvana Andrade - ANDA

Vandhana Bala - Mercy For Animals

Jonathan Balcombe - HS Institute for Science and Policy

Matt Ball - Farm Sanctuary

Jennifer Barnes - Friends of Animals

Gene Baur - Farm Sanctuary

Anthony Bellotti - White Coat Waste Movement

Jaya Bhumitra - Mercy for Animals

Edita Birnkrant - Friends of Animals

Darina Bockman - Vegan Leaders

Jon Bockman - Animal Charity Evaluators

Hope Bohanec - United Poultry Concerns

Johnny Braz - Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Jenny Brown - Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary

Karen Budkie - Stop Animal Exploitation Now!

Michael Budkie - Stop Animal Exploitation Now!

Tim Burns - Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project

Jon Camp - Vegan Outreach

Katie Cantrell - Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

David Coman-Hidy - The Humane League

Nick Cooney - Mercy for Animals

Susie Coston - Farm Sanctuary

Richard Couto - Animal Recovery Mission (ARM)

Charlotte Cressey - Earth Energy

Karen Davis - United Poultry Concerns

Mark Devries - director, Speciesism: The Movie

Janet Enoch - Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK)

Alex Felsinger - Farm Animal Rights Movement

Mary Finelli - Fish Feel

Missy Freeland - Direct Action Everywhere

Lester Friedlander - DVM, Citizens Against Equine Slaugter

Bruce Friedrich - Farm Sanctuary

Toni Frohoff - In Defense of Animals

John Gibb Millspaugh - Unitarian Universalist Minister

Caryn Ginsberg - Faunalytics / author

Emmanuel Giuffre - Voiceless, animal protection institute

Justin Goodman - PETA

Andrea Gordon - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Nicole Green - Animalearn / AAVS

Che Green - Faunalytics

Robert Grillo - Free From Harm

Andrea Gunn - The Humane League

Alex Hershaft - Farm Animal Rights Movement

Steve Hindi - Showing Animals Respect & Kindness (SHARK)

Wayne Hsiung - Direct Action Everywhere

pattrice jones - VINE Sanctuary

Melanie Joy - author, "Why Love Dogs, Eat Pigs..."

Lisa Kemmerer - professor and author 

Anita Krajnc - Toronto Pig Save

Indra Lahiri - Indraloka Animal Sanctuary

Greg Lawson - Animal Concerns of TX Radio Show

Carrie LeBlanc - Compassion Works Intl.

Lisa Levinson - In Defense of Animals

Jeff Light - National Lawyers Guild / attorney

Mia MacDonald - Brighter Green

Liz Marshall - director, The Ghosts in Our Machine

Jo-Anne McArthur - We Animals

Shirley McGreal - Int'l Primate Protection League

Christopher McJetters - grassroots animal activist

Rachel Meeropol - Center for Constitutional Rights

Erica Meier - Compassion Over Killing

Kristie Middleton - Humane Society of the US

Pulin Modi - Change.org

Dawn Moncrief - A Well-Fed World

Victoria Moran - author, "Main Street Vegan"

Daphna Nachminovitch - PETA

Unny Nambudiripad - Compassionate Action for Animals

Ingrid Newkirk - PETA

Robert Nixon - Humane Political Action Comm.

Jack Norris - Vegan Outreach

Sharon Núñez - Animal Equality

lauren Ornelas - Food Empowerment Project

Kassy Ortega - Vegan Outreach

Brittany Peet - PETA Foundation

Will Potter - Green Is the New Red

Natalie Prosin - Nonhuman Rights Project

Simone Reyes - Running Russell Simmons

Dallas Rising - Animal Rights Coalition

Dave Rolsky - Compassionate Action for Animals

Marla Rose - Vegan Street

Aaron Ross - The Humane League

Matt Rossell - Animal Defenders International

Nathan Runkle - Mercy For Animals

Brenda Sanders - Open the Cages Alliance

Priya Sawhney - Direct Action Everywhere

Harish Sethu - Counting Animals

Christina Sewell - PETA

Ryan Shapiro - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Paul Shapiro - Humane Society of the US

Ori Shavit - Vegans on Top

Hannah Shaw - Alley Cat Allies

Victor Sjodin - Vegan Outreach

Allison Smith - Animal Charity Evaluators

Kim Socha - author, "Animal Liberation & Atheism"

Doll Stanley - In Defense of Animals

Cheri Thompson - Healing Species

Kenny Torrella - Humane Society of the US

Michael Webermann - Farm Animal Rights Movement

Lisa Winebarger - Compassion Over Killing

Mike Wolf - Compassion Over Killing

Ethan Wolf - Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Peter Young - Animal Liberation Frontline

Sebastian Zösch - German Vegetarian Association