June 28 - July 1 ♦ Los Angeles, CA
Sheraton Gateway Hotel

AR2018 PROGRAM SCHEDULE - Detailed

 

Pre-Conference: Thursday, June 28th
Registration not required
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Mindfulness & Meditation for Activists Workshop (Details Here)

Room: Salon 214, 2nd Level

 

Thursday, June 28th
 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm Registration Opens (Register here)
 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Welcome Reception
Complimentary food samples and drinks
 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm  Exhibitor Set-up - Century Foyer, Ballroom, California Foyer
 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Hotel Dinner Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️ – Brasseire
 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Opening Plenary: Welcome - Grand Ballroom
MC - Miyoko Schinner, Miyoko’s Kitchen
Opening Ceremony by Miyoko Schinner & Genesis Butler
Welcome by Dawn Moncrief & Jen Riley
Gold Sponsor Addresses: A Well-Fed World, Animal Equality, Compassion Over Killing, Farm Animal Rights Movement, Mercy For Animals, Miyoko’s Kitchen, and The Humane League

What is Animal Rights? by Anita Krajnc of Toronto PigSave, Fighting for Animal Liberation by Chris Delforce, writer/director of the film Dominion, The Animal Rights Revolution by Simone Reyes of Social Compassion, and The Anatomical Case for Veganism by PCRM's Dr. Milton Mills

 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Networking Reception - Brasserie
Complimentary food samples

 

Friday, June 29th
 7:30 am - 8:15 am Fitness - Room 105
Mirko Buchwald
  Mindfulness Meditation - Room 214 (upper level)
Ariel Nessel, Bob Isaacson
  Yoga - Room 103
Namita Money
 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Registration Opens
 8:00 am - 8:45 am Complimentary breakfast snacks & Brewing Good Coffee at reduced cost
Vegan breakfast options offered in the hotel restaurant
 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Morning Plenary: Communicating Change - Grand Ballroom
MC - Nassim Nobari, Seed the Commons
Brief announcements by conference staff and attendees.

Communicating Change by Melanie Joy of Beyond Carnism, Veganism as Identity by KR Vargas of La Raza for Liberation, and Life Hacks for New Activists by James Aspey of Voiceless365

 10:30 am - 6:30 pm Exhibit Areas Open (free to visitors) - Century Foyer, Ballroom, California Foyer
 10:45 am - 11:45 am Newcomers I: Making The Most of AR2018 - Redondo
The AR movement, visions and strategies, and making the most of the conference with lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project, Veda Stram of All-Creatures.org, and Jen Riley, conference co-chair
  Power of Individual Advocacy - Malibu
Personal identity and ways to get active on your own with James Aspey of Voiceless365, Shemirah Brachah of Farm Animal Rights Movement and Susan Prolman of Activism For Animals. Moderated by Kiki Adami
  Know Your Rights 101 - Laguna
How to exercise our basic rights of free speech and assembly with Mark Kleiman of Voice for the Animals and lawyer Matthew Strugar. Moderated by Odette Wilkens
  Power of Documentaries - Hermosa
The role of documentaries in advocating for animal rights with producer of The Last Pig Allison Argo, director of Speciesism: The Movie, Mark Devries, director of The Invisible Vegan, Jasmine Leyva, and director of What’s for Dinner, Jian Yi. Moderated by Kelly Witwicki
  Relationships & Communication - Gateway
Improving relationships and communication with non-vegans (and with other vegans), presented by Melanie Joy of Beyond Carnism
  FILM: So Give Me An F - Grand Ballroom
Clips from a new documentary on the reality of FFA a nd 4-H animal agriculture programs. Q&A with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, Barbara English of Living Ubuntu, and film director Synthian Sharp
 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Abuse of Animals in the Wild - Redondo
Overview of hunting, poaching, habitat destruction, and more with Lisa Levinson of In Defense of Animals and Damien Mander of International Anti-Poaching Foundation. Moderated by Anne Dinshah
Lisa Levinson, Damien Mander, Shirley McGreal
  Mainstreaming Our Message - Malibu
Getting our message to the public through print media, TV, and radio with Karen Dawn of DawnWatch, Rachel Krantz of Mercy For Animals and author Robin Lamont. Moderated by Kiki Adami
  Shutting Down Ag-Gag Laws - Laguna
Coalition strategies, undercover investigations, and stories in defeating Ag Gag laws with Matthew Liebman of Animal Legal Defense Fund and lawyer Matthew Strugar. Moderated by Odette Wilkens
  Queering Animal Liberation - Hermosa Drawing lessons, building bridges, advocating for animals in LGTBQ+ communities with pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary, and The Vegan Drag Queen Honey LaBronx
  Nature of Social Change - Gateway
Resources, stages of social change, creating change with Anita Krajnc of The Save Movement. Moderated by Sophia Deluz
  FILM: The Last Pig and Q&A - Grand Ballroom
A pig farmer's journey to enlightenment along his final year of raising pigs for slaughter. Q&A with producer Allison Argo
 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Break for Exhibits and Hotel Lunch Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️ – Brasseire
1:15pm – 2:15pm Vegan Campaigns to Change Menus & Minds with Compassion Over Killing - Gateway
1:15pm – 2:15pm Animals Can Talk: Tales from Rancho Compasión with Miyoko's Kitchen - Laguna
 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Abuse of Animals for Entertainment - Redondo
Abuse of animals in circuses, rodeos, zoos, aquariums with Rachel Carbary of Empty the Tanks, Carrie LeBlanc of Compassion Works International, and Jeff Matthews of VanAquaFacts. Moderated by Anne Dinshah
  Engaging Food Business - Malibu
Working with companies and other institutions to increase vegan options with Jaya Bhumitra of Animal Equality, author Kristie Middleton, and Kassy Ortega of The Humane League. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Confrontation & Investigations - Laguna
Power of investigations and direct action in advocating for animal rights with Mary Kate Fain of Liberation Philly and Mike Wolf of Compassion Over Killing. Moderated by Kelly Witwicki
  Animal Activism in China - Hermosa
What's unique, successes/loses, lessons for the U.S., how to help with Leah Edgerton of ProVeg International, Pei Su of ACTAsia, Jenny Tang of WuWei Sanctuary Park, and Jian Yi of Good Food Fund. Moderated by Gwenna Hunter
 
Growing Our Potential - Gateway
How to best maximize our personal effectiveness with activist Aashish Bhimani and Candy Valentino of The Animal Friends of Westmoreland. Moderated by Rachel Krantz.
  FILM: Stolen Lives Project and Q&A - Grand Ballroom
A pig farmer's journey to enlightenment along his final year of raising pigs for slaughter. Q&A with Terran Baylor of Dolphin Project, and Kery Shaw of The Stolen Lives Project
 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Abuse of Animals for Fashion & Accessories - Redondo
Abuse of animals for leather, fur, feathers, and wool; screening of short film CRY OF THE INNOCENT: The Voices That Can't Speak with director Kathleen Lowson and Alycia Corpiel of Space Coast Animal Rights. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
  Animal-Friendly Finances - Malibu
How to put your money toward cruelty-free investing & spending Joshua Levine of RBC, Brenda Morris of Humane Investing, and Alicia Robb of Cruelty Free Investing. Moderated by Rachel Krantz
  Speaking Powerfully - Laguna
How to be confident and effective in speaking on behalf of animals with Odette Wilkens of Equal Justice Alliance and Erica Meier of Compassion Over Killing
  Animal Activism in India - Hermosa
What's unique, successes & loses, and how to help with Jessika Ava of FARM, Aneeha Patwardhan of Vegan Outreach, Prashanth V of FIAPO, and Eileen Weintraub of Help Animals India. Moderated by Gwenna Hunter
Advocating Through Stories - Gateway
How to effectively advocate for animals through personal experiences & fictional stories with Indra Lahiri of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and author Christopher Locke. Moderated by Anne Dinshah
 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm FILM: Kangaroo: A Love-Hate Story - Grand Ballroom
Reveals the truth surrounding Australia’s love-hate relationship with its beloved icon. Q&A with Mick McIntyre
 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm Truth Behind Dairy & Eggs - Redondo
The hidden ways dairy and egg industries harm animals the environment with Ashley Capps of A Well-Fed World, Nassim Nobari of Seed the Commons, and Justin Van Kleeck of Triangle Chicken Advocates. Moderated by Maureen Cohen-Harrington
  Empowering Youth - Malibu
Effective ways of engaging young people in vegan advocacy with Genesis Butler of A Vegan Child's Journey, Barbara Gates of Lean Green Kids, and Susan Hargreaves of Animal Hero Kids. Moderated by Sophia Deluz
  Importance of Language - Laguna
Power of words and phrases in advocating for animals with Amanda Houdeschell of Species Revolution, and Shawna Weaver of Animal Allies Humane Society. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
  Animal Activism in Mexico - Hermosa
What's unique, successes/loses, and lessons for the U.S., how to help with Mariana Arellano of Faunaccion, Dulce Ramirez of Animal Equality, and Katia Rodriguez of Vegan Outreach. Moderated by Rachel Krantz
Compassion Unlocks Identity - Gateway
Explores our vegan worldview through self-truths, self-care, and community care. Presented by author Jasmin Singer
 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm Hotel Dinner Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️ – Brasseire
 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm Evening Plenary I: The Power of Diversity: Strategic & Demographic - Grand Ballroom
MC - Dawn Moncrief, A Well-Fed World
Improve Advocacy with a Diversity of Strategies by Harish Sethu of CountingAnimals
Effective Altruism & Gender Equity by Kelly Witwicki of Sentience Institute
Food Justice: Making Connections by lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project 
The Movement as an Ecosystem by pattrice jones of VINE Sanctuary
Radical Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion by Dr. A. Breeze Harper of Sistah Vegan Project
 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Networking Reception - Brasserie
Enjoy light snacks, a cash bar, and great company

 

Saturday, June 30th
 7:30 am - 8:15 am Fitness - Room 105
Mirko Buchwald
  Mindfulness Meditation - Room 214 (upper level)
Ariel Nessel, Bob Isaacson
  Yoga - Room 103
Namita Money
 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Registration Opens
 8:00 am - 9:00 am Snack & Breakfast 
Free snacks and reduced cost coffee Full vegan breakfast for purchase at the hotel restaurant
 9:00 am - 10:45 am Morning Plenary: Strategies for a Positive Impact - Grand Ballroom
MC - Demetria Atkinson, Redefine Your Mind
Brief announcements by conference staff and attendees.
Sanctuaries as Outreach by Susie Coston of Farm Sanctuary
Community Building as Outreach by Brenda Sanders of AfroVegan Society
Utilizing Data as Outreach by Michael Budkie
Undercover Investigations as Outreach by Lindsay Wolf of Mercy For Animals
Global Institutional Change by Sebastian Joy of ProVeg International
 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Areas Open (free to visitors) - Century Foyer, Ballroom, California Foyer
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Addressing the Humane Hoax - Redondo
Dealing with "humane," "cage-free," and other misleading labels with Hope Bohanec of United Poultry Concerns and Justin Van Kleeck of Triangle Chicken Advocates. Moderated by Kelly Witwicki
  Running Local Events - Malibu
How to successfully organize outreach events in your community with Michelle Carrera of Chilis on Wheels, Aylam Orian of Our Planet. Theirs Too, and Brenda Sanders of Afro-Vegan Society. Moderated by Kiki Adami
  Get Inspired for Animals - Laguna
Empowering personal stories from successful leaders with Dotsie Bausch of Compassion Champs and author Will Tuttle of Circle of Compassion. Moderated by Veda Stram
  International Animal Advocacy - Hermosa
Grassroots activists share what’s happening in the animal rights movement in China and Mexico. Presented by members of the Global Animal Advocacy Program, Rosana Ng and Xochitl Rivera. Moderated by Dr. Linda Alvarez
  Nurturing Activism & Ourselves - Gateway
How to deal with take care of ourselves and avoid burnout with Tracye McQuirter, Ageless Vegan and Mary McQuirter, Ageless Vegan, Lisa Rimmert of Vegan Outreach, and Tiffany Walker-Roper of The Save Movement. Moderated by Sophia Deluz
  FILM: Cesar Chavez: Respect for All - Grand Ballroom
After screening this 22-minute film, the panel and audience will explore redefining the concept of progressive social justice to include nonhumans. Q&A with Deborah Elliott of Teach With Movies, Karen Dawn of DawnWatch, Gwenna Hunter of Vegan Outreach, and singer Daniel Redwood
 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Break for Exhibits and Hotel Lunch Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️ – Brasseire
12:00pm – 1:00pm Across the World with Animal Equality - Gateway
 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Abuse of Aquatic Animals - Redondo
Abuse of aquatic animals by the fishing industry with lauren Ornelas of Food Empowerment Project and Lindsay Wolf of Mercy for Animals. Moderated by Romina Giel
  Organizing Our Grassroots - Malibu
Engaging local activists in national campaigns with Rachel Black of The Humane League, Robert Grillo of Free from Harm, and Aylam Orian of Our Planet. Theirs Too. Moderated by Kelly Witwicki
  Fostering Healthy Work Cultures - Laguna
Guidelines for creating positive and productive work environments to maintain longevity with Andrea Gunn of The Humane League and Laura Henderson of Pasado's Safe Haven. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Influencing Lawmakers - Hermosa
How to work with lawmakers to enact and enforce animal protection laws with Former NYC Mayor's Animal Welfare Liaison Rachel Atcheson, Anthony Bellotti of White Coat Waste Project, and attorney Jay Shooster. Moderated by Odette Wilkens
  Running a Sanctuary - Gateway
How to run a successful animal sanctuary with Marji Beach of Animal Place, Laurelee Blanchard of Leilani Farm Sanctuary, Rachel McCrystal of Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, and Shirley McGreal International Primate Protection League. Moderated by Cameron O'Steen
 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm FILM: The Invisible Vegan and Q&A - Grand Ballroom
A 90-minute documentary exploring the problem of unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community. Q&A with Genesis Butler of A Vegan Child's Journey, director Jasmine Leyva, author Tracye McQuirter, and PCRM physician/nutritionist, Milton Mills
 3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Abuse of Animals for Science - Redondo
Abuse of animals in education, product testing, and drug research with Karen Budkie of SAEN, Stacey Ellison of SAEN, and Jerry Vlasak of NAALPO. Moderated by Romina Giel
  Supporting and Retaining Vegans - Malibu
How to support new vegans and prevent recidivism with Eric Lindstrom of Compassion Over Killing and Neta Rosenthal of Challenge 22+. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
 
Vegan Nutrition for Optimal Health - Laguna
Leading vegan registered dietitians will inspire you about creating a plant-based diet to keep you in optimal health. Vesanto Melina of Nutrispeak, Jack Norris of Vegan Outreach, and RD Matthew Ruscigno will cover the basics on how to make your diet healthy, delicious & easy. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Power of Vegan Business - Hermosa
Vegan entrepreneurs share their stories of motivation and success with Miyoko Schinner of Miyoko's Kitchen and Stephanie Redcross of Vegan Mainstream
  Nourishing Community - Gateway
Nutrition-based approaches with broad anti-oppression impacts with physician/nutritionist Milton Mills and Brenda Sanders of Afro-Vegan Society. Moderated by Sophia Deluz
 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Countering Vivisection - Redondo
Effective arguments against animal testing; includes a group discussion with Michael Budkie of SAEN and Justin Goodman of White Coat Waste Project.
  Strategies for Campus Outreach - Malibu
Effective ways to advocate for animals on college campuses with Emmanuel Marquez of Vegan Outreach, Rachel Pawelski of Compassion Over Killing, and Meghan Smith of The Humane League. Moderated by Gwenna Hunter
  Utilizing Video for Mainstream Media - Laguna
Power of videos in mainstream media, commercials and social media with Nora Constance Marino of Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund and Jane Velez-Mitchell of JaneUnchained. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
  Working For Our Movement - Hermosa
Guidance on best utilizing your skills and resources to help animals with Irina Anta of Compassion Over Killing, Jill Carnegie of NYCLASS, and Greg Muren of Compassion Over Killing. Moderated by Romina Giel
  Beyond Interconnections - Gateway
A multidimensional picture of animal oppression and social justice advocacy with Aph Ko, author of Aphro-ism.
 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Break (Prep for Banquet)
 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Awards Banquet - Grand Ballroom
Join us for an amazing vegan food experience followed by the Awards Ceremony revealing the recipients of the U.S. Animal Rights Hall of Fame, and Grassroots Activist Award, Youth Activist Award. Actress and singer Daniella Monet will receive the Celebrity Animal Advocate Award.

Banquet tickets must be pre-purchased to attend the dinner. A limited number will be available for purchase at the AR2018 Meal Table. The program portion of the evening is open to all conference attendees after dinner at 7:00pm.

 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm U.S. Film Premiere: Dominion - Grand Ballroom
A documentary exposing the dark underbelly of modern animal agriculture through drones, hidden cameras, and handheld cameras. The feature-length film explores the morality and validity of our dominion over the animal kingdom. Q&A follows with the director Chris Delforce, co-producer Shaun Monson and members of celebrity cast.
 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm Networking Reception - Brasserie
Enjoy light snacks, a cash bar, and great company

 

Sunday, July 1st
 7:30 am - 8:15 am Fitness - Room 105
Mirko Buchwald
  Mindfulness Meditation - Room 214 (upper level)
Ariel Nessel, Bob Isaacson
  Yoga - Room 103
Namita Money
 8:00 am - 6:30 pm Registration Opens
 8:00 am - 9:00 am Snack & Breakfast Free snacks and reduced cost coffee Full vegan breakfast for purchase at the hotel restaurant
 9:00 am - 10:00 am Morning Plenary - Grand Ballroom
MC - Earthling Ed, Surge
Brief announcements by conference staff and attendees.
Power of Virtual Reality by Sarah Pickering of Animal Equality
Working the Frontlines of Puerto Rico by Michelle Carrera of Chilis on Wheels
Vystopia & the Importance of SelfCare by vegan psychologist Clare Mann
 10:00 am - 5:30 pm Exhibit Areas Open (free to visitors) - Century Foyer, Ballroom, California Foyer
 10:15 am - 11:15 am Abuse of Land Animals for Food - Redondo
Abuse of animals by the meat, dairy, and egg industries with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary and Robert Grillo of Free from Harm. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Raising Funds for Our Cause - Malibu
Effective techniques for funding our work with Nikki Bollaert of Blue Raven Strategic and Omri Paz of Vegan Friendly. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
  Power of Data - Laguna
How to help animals using research and data with Jo Anderson of Faunalytics and Michelle Rojas of Better Eating International. Moderated by Maureen Cohen-Harrington
  Animal Activism in Latin America - Hermosa
What's unique, successes/loses, lessons for the U.S., and how to help with Juliana Castaneda Turner of Juliana's Animal Sanctuary, George Guimaraes of VEDDAS, Sandra Lopes of Humane Society International, and Vivian Mocellin of Animal Equality. Moderated by Kiki Adami
  Focused vs. Single-Issue Campaigns - Gateway
Does focusing on particular animals hinder the liberation of animals from all forms of oppression? Join the discussion with Karen Davis of United Poultry Concerns
  Building Our Compassion Endurance - Grand Ballroom
Understanding self-care and tips for being long-term advocates for animals with Indra Lahiri of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary and author/psychologist Clare Mann. Moderated by Anne Dinshah
 11:30 am - 12:30 pm Abuse of Animal Companions - Redondo
Issues facing homeless cats, dogs, rabbits and other domesticated animals with Share Bond of C.A.R.E.S., Alycia Corpiel of Space Coast Animal Rights, and Renee Shamloo of National Cat Protection Society. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Engaging Through Religion - Malibu
Engaging various religious denominations in our work with Jeffrey Cohan of Jewish Veg, professor/attorney Tyson-Lord Gray, activist Scott Smith, and author Shmuly Yanklowitz. Moderated by Maureen Cohen-Harrington
  Power of Social Media - Laguna
Effective use of social media in animal advocacy with Ally Hinton of Farm Animal Rights Movement, Dan McKernan of Barn Sanctuary, and John Oberg of The Humane League. Moderated by Gwenna Hunter
  Animal Activism in Europe & UK - Hermosa
What's unique, successes/loses, lessons for the U.S., how to help with Matteo Cupi of Animal Equality, Matthew Glover of Veganuary, Sebastian Joy of ProVeg International, Earthling Ed of Surge. Moderated by Rachel Krantz.
  Microsanctuaries 101 - Gateway
Opportunities, challenges, and microsanctuary basics with Amanda Houdeschell of Species Revolution, and Hana Low and Rockwell Schwartz of The Microsanctuary Movement. Moderated by Kiki Adami
  How to Cope with Stress? - Grand Ballroom
Discussion and activist support group on preventing burnout, practicing self-care, and supporting each other. Rap session moderated by Marilyn Kroplick of In Defense of Animals and author/psychologist Clare Mann
 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Break for Exhibits and Hotel Lunch Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️ – Brasseire
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm How to Become an Activist with The Humane League - Gateway
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm Animal Activism with Mercy For Animals - Laguna
 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm Nutrition for Animal Companions - Redondo
Guidance on raising vegan dogs with veterinarian Armaiti May, Lindsay Rubin of V-Dog Dog Food, and Kery Shaw of The Stolen Lives Project. Moderated by Maureen Cohen-Harrington
  Building Coalitions - Malibu
How working with other social justice causes can save more animals with Victor Flores of Vegan Outreach, Amy Halpern-Laff of Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, and Brian Kateman of The Reducetarian Foundation. Moderated by Kelly Witwicki
  Winning and Enforcing Laws - Laguna
Winning and enforcing legislation to protect animals with Camila Cossio of Good Food Institute, Cheryl Leahy of Compassion Over Killing, Nora Constance Marino of Animal Cruelty Exposure Fund, and Jodie Wiederkehr of Center For Ethical Science. Moderated by Romina Giel
  The Future of Meat - Hermosa
Technological and social strategies for reaching the end of animal farming with Bruce Friedrich of The Good Food Institute, and Jacy Reese of Sentience Institute. Moderated by Kiki Adami
 
The Future of Sanctuaries - Gateway
The expansion and direction of the animal sanctuary movement with Johnny Braz of Indraloka Animal Sanctuary, Gina Lynn of New Life Animal Sanctuary, Patti Nyman of Animal Place, Kathy Stevens of Catskill Animal Sanctuary. Moderated by Cameron O'Steen
  How Vegan is Enough? - Grand Ballroom
Discussion of where we draw the line with food & lifestyle choices. Rap session moderated by Karen Dawn of DawnWatch
 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Abuse of Non-Human Primates - Redondo
Reveals the plight of non-human primates in labs, in the wild, and for entertainment with Kari Bagnall of Jungle Friends and Shirley McGreal of International Primate Protection League. Moderated by Marissa Price
  Importance of Professionalism and Leadership - Malibu
Practical tips and guidance about professionalism and being an effective leader in speaking out for animals with David Coman-Hidy of The Humane League, Darina Bockman of Vegan Leaders in Corporate Management, and Jon Bockman of Animal Charity Evaluators. Moderated by Rachel Atcheson
  Publicizing Our Message - Laguna
Tips on how to engage with journalists, present your message, and gain media coverage that advances animal rights with Fleur Dawes of In Defense of Animals, Julia Orr of Jameson Animal Rescue Ranch, and Sarah Pickering of Animal Equality. Moderated by Rachel Krantz
  Environment & Population - Hermosa
How animal, environmental, and human population concerns interconnect with Dawn Moncrief of A Well-Fed World, Mia MacDonald of Brighter Green, and actress Alexandra Paul. Moderated by Maureen Cohen-Harrington
  Changing Nature of Vegan Advocacy - Gateway
Examines effective approaches in educating the public about veganism with Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary and Jack Norris of Vegan Outreach. Moderated by Sophia Deluz
  Is Killing Ever Justified? - Grand Ballroom
Discussion about if there are occasions when we can justify killing? Rap session moderated by filmmaker Shaun Monson
 5:15 pm - 6:30 pm

Closing Plenary: Celebrating Successes - Laguna
MC - Jasmin Singer, VegNews Magazine

Wrap up the your conference experience with inspiration about the animal rights movement’s accomplishments over the past year with Colleen Holland of VegNews Magazine and Erica Meier of Compassion Over Killing.

 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Hotel Dinner Showcasing Amazing Protein’s Lika®️Brasseire
 8:30 pm Closing Celebration - Grand Ballroom
Unwind and celebrate by joining us for drinks, snacks, and lots of fun!
Entertainers for the evening include MC Honey LaBronx, VeganEvan, musicians Chucho Merchán and ANML, as well as DJ Shawn Alexander