July 7th - 10th Los Angeles, CA
 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel


What? When? Where?

The Animal Rights National Conference is the U.S. animal rights movement's annual national conference. It is also the world's largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, hailing back to 1981. It is the only conference open to all points of view on achieving animal liberation.

AR2016 will take place July 7 - 10 at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel located at 6101 West Century Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045.

Why Attend?

The Animal Rights National Conference is designed for people who wish to improve their animal advocacy skills or simply to network with other animal activists. The Conference offers a number of educational and networking opportunities, including:

  • Sessions on animal advocacy, organizing, tactics, and issues
  • More than 100 speakers from 60 organizations
  • Eyewitness reports on key campaigns
  • 100+ free exhibits
  • Video premieres
  • Newcomer Orientation
  • Nightly networking receptions
  • Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Closing celebration on Sunday evening
  • Post-conference protests on Monday

How to Register?

Pre-registration is now closed. Regsitration is available on site for $250 for the full conference. The Exhibit Hall is free -- simply check in at the registration desk on site and we'll issue you a Visitor's Pass, which also comes with one free daytime session.

Where to Stay and Eat?

The Sheraton Gateway Hotel offers discounted sleeping rooms with cruelty-free beddding at $140 (plus tax) with single, double, triple, quadruple occupancy and a complimentary shuttle to and from LAX airport. Dogs are welcome! Visit our lodging page for more information.

All food offered at the conference is vegan (free of animal products). The conference offers free continental breakfast and evening snacks. Vegan lunch and dinner buffets will be prepared by the hotel and pre-sold with registration.

How to Get There?

The Sheraton Gateway Hotel is located right next to the Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and is easily accessible by plane or car if you're from out of town or by car and public ground transportation if you're local.

If you drive, we advise that you pre-pay for parking to get a discounted rate of $10.95/day. Joe's Airport Parking can be booked online at that rate now. The Sheraton charges $13 for daytime parking and $17 for overnight.

If you're flying into LAX, you can take a free shuttle directly to the Sheraton. The shuttle service is provided by LAX Easy Park and runs every 10-15 minutes. Simply follow the red shuttle signs once you exit the terminal. If you have questions, contact the shuttle service directly at 800-939-3317.

How to Save $$$?

To find out more, visit our "Ways to Save" page.


Who Are the Organizers?

The Animal Rights National Conferences have been organized since 1981 by Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) with some breaks between 1987 and 2000, then every year since 2000. They are typically co-sponsored by more than a dozen national organizations.

Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM) is a national non-profit organization working to end the use of animals for food through public education and grassroots activism. We believe in the inherent self-worth of animals, as well as environmental protection and enhanced public health. Find out more at www.farmusa.org.