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

Join AR2015

Pre-registration for AR2015 is now closed. But we encourage you to join us on site!

RegLine14If you'd like to register for the full Conference, the on-site rate is $250. Full registration includes Thurdsay through Sunday, July 30 - August 2: morning & evening plenary sessions, daytime workshops, film screenings, morning snacks, evening networking receptions, as well as our Sunday night closing party. Just walk up to our registration desk to join on site!

Don't want to register for the full event? Stop by for free as a visitor to check out the exhibit hall and attend one daytime session. Free exhibits are open July 31 & August 1 (Friday & Saturday) 10:30am - 6pm and August 2 (Sunday) 10:30am - 5pm. Just stop by the registration table to get a free visitor's pass. 

Individual sessions are available for purchase as well at the following prices: 

  • Daytime Session - $10
  • Morning Plenary - $15
  • Evening Plenary - $20

AR2015 is taking place on the lower level of the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center Hotel at 5000 Seminary Rd, Alexandria, VA 22311. Parking for hotel guests is $5/day and $8/day for all others (mention Animal Rights Conference when exiting).

Post-conference activities on Monday, August 3 are free and open to everyone.




We hope to see you there! Dogs are welcome too!




Safe Space Policy

By the act of registering for the Animal Rights 2015 National Conference each conference registrant agrees to act respectfully toward other attendees, speakers and exhibitors, and Conference management.

The Animal Rights National Conference strives to create a "safe space" environment, where all participants feel welcome. We do not tolerate behavior, language, and/or literature that is hurtful to other Conference participants. This includes non-consensual physical contact and remarks putting down a person's race, ethnicity, age, size, appearance, gender, sexual expression or orientation, physical ability, or mental competence. Filming or photographing of Conference participants without consent is not permitted.

All violations should be reported to the manager on duty (MOD) at the Conference information desk. The MOD will then direct the person to a "quiet room," provide a trained counselor, and/or institute corrective action, which may include removal from the Conference or even arrest.

The Animal Rights National Conference is devoted to advancing the vision that "animals have the right to be free from all forms of human exploitation." The Conference does not welcome advocacy of continued exploitation of animals under improved conditions, sometimes labeled as "humane" or "happy." At the same time, we recognize that sincere and devoted advocates of the animal rights vision may embrace different paths, missions, strategies, and tactics. We view the respectful  discussion of these different approaches (except for injury to living beings) as critical to finding our own way to advance the vision of animal rights. Individuals attempting to  exclude, disrupt, or silence such discussion may be asked to leave.

Organizers of the Animal Rights National Conference have devoted considerable personal experience, ingenuity, and other resources to  craft an effective program designed to bring together the animal rights advocates, while allowing for free expression of a wide variety of views. This is why individuals engaging in disruption of scheduled sessions, holding unauthorized sessions in our function rooms, and/or unauthorized leafleting and posting may be asked to leave. At the same time, our Conference is always a work in progress, and we welcome suggestions for improvements.