Application Information

How to Apply to Speak at AR2020

The Animal Rights 2020 National Conference welcomes speaking proposals through Monday, March 2. The event will take place July 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency in Portland, OR. Click here to view the application or continue reading to find out more.

Most available speaking slots are for daytime sessions which are one hour in length with varying formats. Depending on the topic, some sessions may feature one or two speakers, while others may feature up to four as a collaborative effort. Speaking times range from 10 to 40 minutes depending on the topic and format. All daytime sessions will allow for at least 15 minutes of audience Q&A.

We encourage innovative ideas for both format and subject. Our formats consist of:

Panel Sessions - Panel of speakers (2-4) take turns presenting followed by audience Q&A

Panel Discussions - Presentations in which the panel is discussing the topic and answering questions from a moderator

Workshops - Interactive presentations in which attendees will participate and learn "hands-on"

Group Discussions - Attendees discuss a topic among themselves with a moderator leading to facilitate and stay on topic

Film with Q&As  - Film screening hosted by filmmakers (and/or others involved in the film) followed by questions from the audience

Other -  We are also interested in formats that do not fit into one of the above categories

Topic categories include animal abuse and related issues, effective advocacy strategies and tactics, personal and organizational growth, new concepts or challenges, and discussions of controversial issues.

This form will be open until Monday, March 2. You have the opportunity to propose up to two presentations that you are willing and able to offer at AR2020. We suggest you take a look at last years program booklet to get a better idea of formats and topics.

If you are interested in joining as a moderator, please email us with your bio and topics of interest.

We welcome everyone to apply and encourage people of color, women, non-binary, LGBTQ+, immigrants, people with disabilities, activists and academics to present at the Animal Rights 2020 National Conference.