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

Check Out the AR2015 Shirt Design!

Shirt15 smCheck out the AR2015 shirt design! Click here for a larger view.

If you've pre-purchased a shirt, you can pick it up on site at the AR2015 table. A limited supply will be available for purchase on site for $20 each. 

The Program Schedule Has Been Posted!

ProgramCover15bThe program schedule has been posted! This year's event features a jam-packed schedule that's nearly finalized! We've got more speakers than ever before representing every sector of our movement, two brand new tracks, and 85 sessions on relevant topics ranging from personal and organizational growth to running a sanctuary and creating viral videos.

Take a look at the outstanding line-up of speakers, as well as our amazing sponsors and exhibitors.

AR2015 will take place July 30 - August 2 just outside Washington, DC at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center. Join like-minded people including movement leaders, activists, vegan vendors, students, and others for an unforgettable experience.

Register today -- the last day to pre-register is 7/15! 

$150 Advance Rate Deadline Extended through this Sunday!

News- RegisterNowIf you're not yet registered, there's still time to take advantage of the discounted $150 registration rate. We've extended the deadline through this Sunday night, May 17th.

This year's conference is going to be bigger and better than ever! Check out the speaker lineup (with more coming soon!), as well as our amazing sponsors and exhibitors so far.

Join more than a thousand caring people including movement leaders, activists, vegan vendors, students, and others for an unforgettable experience.

Register by May 17th to get the discounted $150 rate!

Important Update About Booking Your Room

If you haven't yet booked your hotel room, please read this important update:


Due to increased attendance this year, we've sold out of our $99/night room block! We have negotiated another room block at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center at the rate of $119/night plus tax, which is still a significant discount from their normal rates. Please note that this rate is only for Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2.

To make a reservation, book online or call 800-HILTONS (800-445-8667). Specify Hilton Mark Center in Alexandria, VA. Mention Animal Rights Conference to receive our discounted rate.

If the increased cost is an issue, we've also negotiated with the nearby Courtyard Alexandria Pentagon South at the rate of $99/night plus tax. The Courtyard is located at 4641 Kenmore Avenue in Alexandria, VA. It is about a 10 minute walk to the Hilton Mark Center and both hotels offer free shuttles all day back and forth. The Courtyard will provide cruelty-free bedding, but unfortunately does not allow animal companions.

To make a reservation at the Courtyard across the street, book online or call 703-751-4510 and reference the Animal Rights National Conference.

Visit our lodging page for more information.

Initial Speakers List is Now Posted!

BTNSpeakers15cThe speaker lineup (with more coming soon!) is now posted! 

Among the 50 confirmed speakers (so far!) are:

Nathan Runkle of Mercy For Animals, Ingrid Newkirk of PETA, Steve Hindi & Janet Enoch of Showing Animals Respect & Kindness, Shirley McGreal of Int'l Primate Protection League, Jack Norris & Jon Camp of Vegan Outreach, Dawn Moncrief of A Well-Fed World, Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns, lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau of 30 Day Vegan Challenge, Matt Ball of VegFund, Nick Cooney of Mercy for Animals, Peter Young of Animal Liberation Frontline, Natalie Prosin of Nonhuman Rights Project, Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, and many more.

Register by May 15th to take advantage of the discounted $150 rate.

What Else?

Connect with attendees by visiting the message boards and join our Facebook event page.

Join the AR2015 team by signing up as a work scholar to earn back the cost of registration and contribute to the event! We also offer low-income and travel discounts.