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International Animal Rights ConferenceInternational Animal Rights Conference

Call for Contribution

Please note that we have now filled all available slots for presentations and workshops. You can still send us your details and we can put you on the backlog in case we get some cancellations.

The International Animal Rights Conference 2012 is a conference organized by activists of the animal rights movement for the animal rights movement. So, of course we are looking for animal rights advocates who wish to actively contribute as content providers. If you wish to contribute by giving a presentation or a workshop, please read on.

Types of Contributions

We would like to address all aspects of the animal rights work - both theoretical and practical. For the theoretical aspects the contributions will be in the form of presentations mainly whereas the practical aspects will most likely also include various workshops.


Presentations are set up so that first the speakers present their topics and afterwards there is time for questions from the audience. There are short presentations where there are approximately 30-35 minutes for the presentation and 15-20 minutes for the questions and long presentaions where there are approximately 50-60 minutes for the presentation and 20-30 minutes for the questions.


Workshops are intended to provide practical information of use in the animal rights work or about the vegan lifestyle. Workshops should provide approximately 35 minutes of information and then leave 20 minutes for questions from the audience.


Discussions are intended to collectively gather information of use in the animal rights work. Discussions should provide an introduction of about 5-15 minutes and then leave time to work on the topic for about 65-75 minutes.

Panel Discussions

Panel discussions are intended to present different view points about a certain topic and to discuss these different viewpoints.

Requirements / Who may Contribute?

All content provided at the conference is to be given in English, so to be able to contribute you need to be fluent in English. The only exception are small workshops that address a special area focusing on work in a certain country. Participants that give a presentation are required to provide us with the slides or notes of their presentation in English at least three weeks prior to the conference, since we will translate them into German and French.

Besides that we will only allow contributions from people engaged in the struggle to end animal exploitation - which means that contributors must be vegans. We will not allow any persons associated with religious sects (e.g. Universal Life) or right-winged groups (e.g. AG Tierrecht) to contribute in any form.

Benefits for Contributors

Unfortunately our budget does not permit us to cover the travel, food and lodging expenses for all speakers. However all speakers can participate at the conference for free and get free meals at the conference location.

Contact Us

After having read the above information and you wish to contribute, please send us an email to containing the following information:

We will review your information and get back to you. Please note that we reserve the right to decline anyone the right to contribute to the conference. Also note that we will organize the presentations and workshops into topic areas and also that we have to limit the contributions in certain areas to provide room for diverse topics.

note: all information on this web site is subject to change as the conference planning proceeds
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