Animal Rights National Conference
The 2020 Conference is scheduled to take place July 16-19 in Portland, Oregon.
A typical conference involves a thousand attendees.
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.
at the Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania
FARM organized A Decade of the Animals conference in Washington, DC, to commemorate the 1981 launch.
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.
Awards went to Joe Connelly and Colleen Holland, co-founders of VegNews Magazine
Lila Copeland, Young Animal Activist of the Year
Aug 3-6 at the Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, Virginia.
- Melanie Joy, author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows
- Zoe Rosenberg, Young Animal Activist of the Year
June 28 through July 1 in Los Angeles, Ca.
Awards went to:
- lauren Ornelas, founder and executive director of the Food Empowerment Project
- Genesis Butler, Young Animal Activist of the Year
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.
- Angelina Poli, Youth Activist award
- Elaine Hendrix, Animal Rights Star
- Tracye McQuirter, U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame
- Wren Steel, Grassroots Animal Activist
- The Ethics of Sanctuaries
- Where Does Our History Lead Us?
- A Prayer For Compassion
- Countdown to Year Zero
- Cows Come Home
- Gold Doesn't Rust
- Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story
- Long Gone Wild
- The Invisible Vegan
speakers, Exhibits, debates, panel discussions and awards.