July 10th - 13th • Westin LAX Hotel
5400 W Century Blvd in Los Angeles, CA


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.

AR2014 will take place July 10-13 at the Westin LAX Hotel located at 5400 West Century Blvd in Los Angeles, CA.

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:

  • 100 sessions on animal abuse, organizing, tactics, and issues
  • 100 speakers from 60 organizations
  • Eyewitness reports on key campaigns
  • 90 free exhibits
  • Video premieres
  • Newcomer Orientation
  • Nightly networking receptions
  • Awards Banquet on Saturday evening
  • Closing celebration on Sunday evening
  • Protests on Monday

How to Register?

Register online or give us a call at 301-530-1737.

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?

The Westin LAX Hotel has excellent accomodations including:

  • Affordable room prices (reserve your room)
  • Bedding and personal care products free of animal ingredients and testing on animals
  • Complimentary internet access
  • Delicious vegan food 
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Highly discounted parking ($5/day, compared to the usual $25 rate)
  • An outdoor swimming pool and an outdoor terrace for our evening receptions
  • Dogs (under 40 lbs) are welcome and provided with an outdoor terrace to run around

For details about booking your room at the Westin LAX Hotel, click here.

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 about 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.