Animal Rights National Conference

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The Animal Rights National Conference is a conference in the United States, about Animal rights issues, held annually in a different state every year.

The 2020 Conference is scheduled to take place July 16-19 in Portland, Oregon.

A typical conference involves a thousand attendees.

History

The first Conference, under the name Action For Life, was organized in 1981, in Pennsylvania, making It the world's largest and longest-running animal rights gathering.

Between 1988 and 1996, the annual animal conferences were were taken over by Peter Link and the National Alliance for Animal Rights.

Since 2000 it has been organized by FARM.

1981

at the Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania

1982

San Francisco

1983

Montclair, NJ

1986

Chicago

1987

Cambridge, MA

1991

FARM organized A Decade of the Animals conference in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 1981 launch.

2001

Washington DC

2003

Unsure of whether the West Coast could support a conference and wary of losing the continuing interest of the Washington area, FARM organized two conferences in the summer of 2003, in both Washington and Los Angeles.

2012

Awards went to Joe Connelly and Colleen Holland, co-founders of VegNews Magazine

2013

Award to Erica Meier, Executive Director of Compassion Over Killing

2016

Lila Copeland, Young Animal Activist of the Year

2017

Aug 3-6 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.

Awards:

2018

June 28 through July 1 in Los Angeles, Ca.

Awards went to:

2019

was held in July 25-28, 2019 at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center just outside Washington, DC.

More than 1,600 animal rights activists attended[1].

Awards

Exhibitors

Panel discussions

  • The Ethics of Sanctuaries
  • Where Does Our History Lead Us?

Film Screenings

2020

see Animal Rights National Conference 2020

mission

format

speakers, Exhibits, debates, panel discussions and awards.

Links