The world's largest and longest-running animal rights gathering, the Animal Rights National Conference (ARNC), is to take place this summer.
Held at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center just outside Washington, DC, from July 25-28, this year's conference features around 100 presenters from more than 60 organizations across the movement.
The conference also boasts a 'variety of educational and networking opportunities' including support workshops for activists, group discussions, more than 100 exhibits - which are free to visitors - and film screenings.
'Informs and inspires'
"Our multilayered program informs and inspires newcomers, trains and empowers activists, and strengthens the animal rights movement to advance our shared mission of creating a world free of animal exploitation," the conference's website states.
"#AR2019 strives to be a safe space, inclusive and accessible to all. In an effort to minimize financial barriers, we offer registration discounts, working opportunities, and full or partial scholarships."
ARNC is still accepting applications for speakers, with an extensive list of preliminary speakers already lined up, including:
- Aysha Akhtar - Neurologist/public health specialist
- Allison Argo - ArgoFilms and THE LAST PIG
- Rachel Atcheson - Deputy Strategist to the Brooklyn Borough President
- Olympia Auset - SÜPRSEED
- Anthony Bellotti - White Coat Waste Project
- Aashish Bhimani - Animal Rights Activist
- Jaya Bhumitra - Animal Equality
- Aryenish Birdie - Encompass
- Edita Birnkrant - NYCLASS (New Yorkers for Clean, Livable, and Safe Streets)
- Darina Bockman - Vegan Leaders