Here we want to give a short overview of the concept of the International Animal Rights Conference. This will hopefully help you to decide whether you should participate at the conference and hopefully also helps understand why we have made certain decisions in the planning process.
The organizers of the conference are active in the animal rights movement in Germany and Luxembourg and have participated at various others conferences in Europe and the United States. The goal of the International Animal Rights Conference 2011 is to provide a truly international platform for people active in the animal rights movement and those interested in learning more about animal rights. The conference should function as a networking platform for animal rights activists, but should also present current animal rights views. One main aspect is also the practical animal rights work. Therefore we have decided to provide the following:
We have been searching for a while for an appropriate location for the conference. Since we did not want to organize just another regional animal rights conference where mostly participants from close by areas would attend, we needed a truly international location which provides that basis for bringing animal rights advocates from various countries together. We believe that Luxembourg is such a location, since this small country in the heart of Europe does hot have a large animal rights community itself and since this multilingual region is very international by itself.