Animal Rights 2017 National Conference

The Animal Rights 2017 National Conference (AR 2017) will be held August 3-6 at the Hilton Marks Center in Alexandria, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.).  Registration opened January 9.  The first conference was held in 1981, and the organizers hail the event as the largest and longest-running animal rights conference in the world.

In 2016, over 1,700 attendees from 42 states and 18 countries gathered in Los Angeles.  About 150 speakers presented in 80 sessions on topics such as “Getting Politically Active for Animals.”  Other activities included film screenings, for example The Pacer in the Marathon, a documentary spotlighting the political Party for the Animals in the Netherlands.

For the Humane Party, a growing political party committed to rights for all animals, the conference represents an opportunity for networking as well as for providing information and education about the party’s platform, vision, mission, values, and goals.  Many points of view on animal rights and liberation are represented at the conference; thus, it is a venue to which it is important for the party to add its viewpoint and be a voice in the discussions.  Volunteers operated an outreach booth at the 2016 conference.  Attendees had the opportunity to meet and have their photos taken with 2016 presidential candidate Clifton Roberts.

Maggie Sargent, organizer of the Humane Party’s booth at AR 2016, with Clifton Roberts

If you would like to volunteer for the Humane Party, please fill the contact form on the party’s website.