Animal Rights National Conference 2009

animal rights national conferenceThis year the Animal Rights National Conference will be held right here in Los Angeles.   (It was in Alexandria, VA last year.)  The conference runs July 16 - 20, 2009 and will be held at the Westin LAX Hotel: 5400 West Century Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Here is what you can expect:

  • 100 sessions, including keynote plenaries, workshops, raps/discussions & reports
  • 90 speakers representing 60 animal protection groups in seven countries
  • 90 free exhibits with compassionate shopping & social justice organizations
  • Sessions on personal skills development, activism, organizing & outreach
  • Eyewitness report on the Sea Shepherd whale wars and CA Prop 2 campaign
  • Presentations & networking with leaders of other social justice movements
  • Celebrity, Activist, and Campaign Awards at Saturday Banquet
  • 80 videos including premieres
  • Networking Receptions
  • Delicious vegan cuisine

The conference itself is not cheap, $160 for the full session, or $65 for one day. They do offer low income discounts. But if you don't qualify for one of those, there is still a reason to drop by if you can. From the Animal Rights National Conference website:

Visitors are encouraged to drop by Friday, Saturday and Sunday (9am-6pm) to enjoy our 90+ free exhibits, including compassionate shopping, delicious snacks & desserts, and amazing social justice organizations. One free session is also included, so bring your friends, stay for a meal, and make a day out of it!

If you are in the area and can swing by, this is defiitely a worthwhile event.  Don't forget to pass this info along to any of your friends or family who may be interested in the topic.

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