July 30th - August 2ndHilton Mark Center
5000 Seminary Rd in Alexandria, VA


Special thanks to last year's sponsors below. Stay tuned for the list of AR2015 sponsors!

*** Platinum Sponsor ***

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. FARM believes in the inherent self-worth of animals, enhanced environmental protection, and public health. With offices in Washington, DC and Portland, OR, FARM organizes the Animal Rights National Conference, the 10 Billion Lives Tours, World Day for Farmed Animals, and other life-saving programs.

*** Gold Sponsor ***

In Defense of Animals (IDA) is a non-profit organization working to end animal exploitation, cruelty, and abuse by protecting for the rights, welfare, and habitats of animals, as well as to raise their status beyond mere property, commodities, or things. IDA's campaigns cover animals around the world through investigation, rescue & rehabilitation, public education, political & consumer advocacy and litigation.

*** Gold Sponsor ***

Last Chance for Animals (LCA) is a national, non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating animal exploitation through education, investigations, legislation, and media attention. They believe that animals are highly sentient creatures who exist for their own reasons. LCA therefore opposes the use of animals in food and clothing production, scientific experimentation, and entertainment and promotes a cruelty-free lifestyle and the ascription of rights to non-human beings.

*** Gold Sponsor ***

Mercy For Animals (MFA) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization that believes non-human animals are irreplaceable individuals who have morally significant interests and hence rights, including the right to live free of unnecessary suffering. MFA is dedicated to promoting non-violence towards all sentient beings through public education campaigns and demonstrations, undercover investigations, and open rescues.

*** Gold Sponsor ***

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is the largest animal rights organization in the world, with more than 3 million members. PETA focuses its attention on the four areas in which the largest numbers of animals suffer the most intensely for the longest periods of time: on factory farms, in the clothing trade, in laboratories, and in the entertainment industry. They work through public education, cruelty investigations, research, animal rescue, legislation, special events, celebrity involvement, and protest campaigns.

* Silver Sponsor *
A Well-Fed World (AWFW) is based in Washington, DC and works across the partisan, issue, and religious divides to empower individuals, grassroots groups, and national leaders. AWFW is a health, hunger and environmental organization that explicitly promotes the benefits of wholesome, plant-rich eating and other green food choices. AWFW goes beyond quick-fixes, and instead works for long-term, structural change at all levels.
** Silver Sponsor **
Compassion Over Killing (COK) is a non-profit animal advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with an additional office in Los Angeles. Working to end animal abuse since 1995, COK focuses on cruelty to animals in agriculture and promotes vegetarian eating as a way to build a kinder world for all of us, both human and non-human.

** Silver Sponsor **
International Primate Protection League (IPPL) is a grassroots non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world's remaining primates, great and small. Among their many activities, they organize international protest campaigns, conduct investigations, operate a sanctuary for rescued gibbon apes in South Carolina, and offer financial support for other activities that help monkeys and apes.
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Sea Shepherd Conservation Society (SSCS), established in 1977, is an international non-profit, marine wildlife conservation organization. Their mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world's oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. They use innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document, and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.

** Silver Sponsor **

Stop Animal Exploitation NOW! is a national non-profit animal advocacy organization dedicated to the rights of all animals.  Their strength comes from their exclusive focus on eliminating animal experimentation.  Their mission is to end the exploitation of animals imprisoned in laboratories by educating the public with the reality of what is happening inside the vivisection industry and engaging government agencies to enforce laws, issue citations, and levy fines against criminal labs.  Through in-depth investigations of laboratories, international protests and events, and national media campaigns, SAEN exposes and ends the misery of animals.

** Silver Sponsor **

Turtle Island Foods, known for Tofurky® and tempeh products, creates delicious vegan products to promote the health and vitality of both the people and the ecosystems of our "island" home. For almost 30 years they have worked to create delicious, nutritious, convenient and affordable vegetarian food that make a difference in people’s lives and have a minimal impact on our environment.

* Silver Sponsor *

Veganuary is a new global campaign that encourages people to go vegan for the month of January. With its first launch this year, Veganuary rallied thousands of participants from more than 72 countries around the world. Each participant receives practical advice and support to create an easier transition to veganism and to inspire people to maintain the diet post January. With big plans for expansion, the campaign aims to reach 100,000 participants next year!

** Silver Sponsor **

provides grants to vegan activists to support their outreach efforts. They fund programs all over the world that inspire people to go and stay vegan.

** Silver Sponsor **

VegNews, the premier vegan lifestyle magazine, serves up the latest in meat-free news, food, travel, politics, and buzz. Named one of the “Best 50 Magazines” by the Chicago Tribune (#18) and the country’s “Best Lifestyle Magazine” in 2008, 2009, and 2010, it is read by more than 225,000 people in 38 countries. The vegan media company also produces the award-winning VegNews.com along with a collection of popular e-newsletters, blogs, cookbooks, events, and vacations.

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* Bronze Sponsor *
ACTAsia for Animals works in China promoting compassion for animals and respect for the environment. ACTAsia's humane education program has trained hundreds of humane educators who are teaching thousands of Chinese schoolchildren. They raise awareness about the brutalities of the fur trade and work with grassroots animal activist groups across China teaching them to be more professional and more effective.
* Bronze Sponsor *
Animal Action Network (AAN) is a non-profit, nonsectarian, Colorado-based organization that supports and promotes the humane and ethical treatment of animals by human beings. AAN works to educate the public on suffering of animals, environmental damage, and human health impact that is related to the use of animals by humans.
* Bronze Sponsor *
The Anti-Fur Society is a group of dedicated, and caring volunteers working around the world to better the lives of fur-bearing animals. A project of the Misha Foundation, a 501(c)(4) organization, its members can lobby public officials and campaign for or against candidates for public office. Their focus is to form groups or support already existing ones around the planet, especially in areas notorious for cruel methods of fur production. Through diplomacy, education and outreach, they strive to educate consumers of the intense suffering caused by the making of fur and leather garments, thus encouraging them to reject fur and all clothing based on animal exploitation.
* Bronze Sponsor *
Cool Cups is a Santa Monica, California-based company which manufactures and distributes a 100% vegan, gelatin-free gel-cup snack to supermarkets, health food stores, school and college cafeterias, hospitals, and other places where people are concerned about eating a clear, all-natural product that contains no gelatin made from animals.
* Bronze Sponsor *
Investigative Mechanics, also known as JusticeUndercover.com, provides specialty covert gear to human and animal rights organizations, investigative journalists, and other crusaders. They are in the process of forming a non-profit organization dedicated to helping and supporting human, animal and earth rights throughout the world.
* Bronze Sponsor *
National Museum of Animals & Society is dedicated to enriching the lives of animals and people through exploration of our shared experience. To this end, NMAS promotes respect for life and compassionate ethics in advancing healthy, meaningful inter- connections with the animal world.

* Bronze Sponsor *
The Humane League is a 501(c)3 animal advocacy organization that works to protect all animals through public education, campaigns and rescue. We have staffed offices serving the greater metro regions of Philadelphia, Boston, Maryland, New York City, Charlotte, Seattle, San Francisco and Dallas, and our work for animals extends nationwide. Funding comes from their over 6,000 members and supporters.
Vegan Outreach is a non-profit organization working to expose and end cruelty to animals through the widespread distribution of their illustrated booklets: Why Vegan?, Even If You Like Meat, and Compassionate Choices, along with their follow-up Guide to Cruelty-Free Eating. Vegan Outreach booklets have gone to a diversity of interested individuals, many of whom had no idea about the consequences of their consumption habits, and who possibly would never have otherwise received such compelling information.
* Bronze Sponsor *
The White Coat Waste Project was founded by a team of individuals with serious concerns about the growth of the government’s $12 billion annual taxpayer-funded animal experimentation budget. As a taxpayer “watchdog” group, the White Coat Waste Project is unique; they're focused on exposing and eliminating the waste, fraud, and abuse that’s “baked-in” to the annual $12 billion, big-government animal experimentation budget.