AR2020 Refund Policy

AR2020 Refund Policy

At this time, we are planning for the the Animal Rights 2020 National Conference to take place as scheduled on July 16–19 in Portland, OR. Please view our health and safety page for details.

Our standard refund policy is as follows: Reduced cancellation fee of $25 until May 1. Late cancellation fee of $40 until June 12. Sorry, no refunds for cancellations after June 12.

Given the current situation, we will hold the reduced rate cancellation fee of $25 until the start of the event. If you initiate cancellation, please understand that the cancellation fee goes toward recovering processing fees and other costs. If you are experiencing financial difficulties, contact us and we will do our best to be fair and flexible in adjusting to your situation.

In the unfortunate event that AR2020 is cancelled due to the COVID-19 crisis, you will have the following options:

  1. Transfer your registration to next year's conference (which will likely be scheduled at the same venue and time of year) with the locked-in rate.
  2. Donate the full cost of your registration for a tax-deduction to help us offset our losses.
  3. Request a full refund with no cancellation fee.

Please feel free to contact us with any questions.


If you need to cancel your hotel reservation, you must contact the hotel directly. If you booked with the Hyatt Regency Portland you can cancel 48 hour prior to check in to avoid fees. You can modify/cancel your hotel reservation on their website here or call (971) 222-1234. If you have booked elsewhere, we suggest you contact them directly to find out about your options. Let us know if you have any questions.