Speakers

On this page we present an overview of the speakers that have so far been confirmed to present at the conference in 2024. This list is preliminary and will continuously be updated – so check back every now and then. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please see the contribution infos.

Aditi Pateriya
Aditi Pateriya
(India) live in Luxembourg
assistant professor, School of Law, UPES, Dehradun (India), pursuing Ph.D. from Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala (Punjab) (India)
Aim Pichayapohn Ritkampee
Aim Pichayapohn Ritkampee
(Portugal) live in Luxembourg
Thai animal justice advocate, program and communication assistant at Animal Alliance Asia, and co-founder of Veganism Thailand
Alli S.M.Abad
Alli S.M.Abad
(Germany) live in Luxembourg
political theorist, queer-feminist, and animal rights activist based in Hamburg, Germany
Becky Jenkins
Becky Jenkins
(Ireland) live in Luxembourg
academic, activist, actor, and writer from Wexford, Ireland
Carolina Mesquita
Carolina Mesquita
(Portugal) online
project manager at the Portuguese Vegetarian Association
Colin Goldner
Colin Goldner
(Germany) live in Luxembourg
Ph.D., clinical psychologist, CEO of Great Ape Project, Germany
David Pannell
David Pannell
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
founder of Vegan Business Tribe, the presenter of the Vegan Business Tribe Podcast, and author of the book "Vegan Business Revolution"
David Ramms
David Ramms
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
vegan activist and YouTuber promoting veganism and animal ethics
Doe Nyamadi
Doe Nyamadi
(Ghana) live in Luxembourg
vegan and animal rights activist
Eduard Nistru
Eduard Nistru
(Romania) live in Luxembourg
Romanian filmmaker and journalist investigator known for Natura Umana and Meat the Victims NL documentaries
Farištamo Eller
Farištamo Eller
(Estonia) live in Luxembourg
animal rights activist, conservationist, and communications manager of the Estonian animal advocacy organization Loomus
Francesco De Giorgio
Francesco De Giorgio
(Italy) live in Luxembourg
antispeciesist ethologist, known as a source of inspiration due to the combination of being a scientist-activist and a practical facilitator in daily life for animals in need
Friederike Schmitz
Friederike Schmitz
(Germany) live in Luxembourg
author, animal liberation activist, and co-founder of Faba Konzepte, a think tank supporting transformation towards a plant-based food system
Gemunu de Silva
Gemunu de Silva
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
veteran animal rights advocate and investigative photojournalist leading Tracks Investigations, dedicated to pursuing global animal justice
Gerrah Selby
Gerrah Selby
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
former British SHAC activist, current animal advocate, activist, and abolitionist, campaigning against oppression in all its forms through a variety of ways
Haru Lev
Haru Lev
(South Korea) live in Luxembourg
filmmaker, writer, and rapper who resists all forms of hierarchical violence through subversive art that cracks normality and breaks down boundaries
Helen Barker
Helen Barker
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
animal rights artist, UK event co-ordinator for The Art Of Compassion Project
Jack Hancock-Fairs
Jack Hancock-Fairs
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
filmmaker and YouTube content creator promoting concern for farmed animals and wild animals
Johannes Pichler
Johannes Pichler
(Austria) live in Luxembourg
co-founder of Effective Animal Advocacy Austria and a board member of Effective Altruism Austria
John Curtin
John Curtin
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
veteran animal liberation activist currently involved in the Camp Beagle campaign to close down MBR Acres, an industrial breeding facility providing beagles for animal testing in the UK
Josue Cabrera
Josue Cabrera
(Guatemala) live in Luxembourg
explores the impact of white supremacy on animal rights organizing, unveiling hidden manifestations and offering transformative solutions
Kastriot Korro
Kastriot Korro
(Albania) live in Luxembourg
associate professor at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Agricultural University of Tirana for Wildlife Diseases
Kevin Xia
Kevin Xia
(Austria) live in Luxembourg
generalist at Hive and an effective altruism and animal advocacy community builder
Laura Broxson
Laura Broxson
(Ireland) live in Luxembourg
founder and spokesperson of the National Animal Rights Association in Ireland
Lena Ella
Lena Ella
(Austria) live in Luxembourg
full-time animal liberation activist from Vienna, Austria, who is best known for her insights on entering and filming inside slaughterhouses and on kill floors through the power of love-based activism and kind perseverance
Liz Wheeler
Liz Wheeler
(Canada) online
co-founder of Secondhand Stories, a chicken sanctuary located in Canada
Luisa Hilbrand
Luisa Hilbrand
(Germany) live in Luxembourg
organizer for the Peta Streetteam Bremen, student of epidemiology at the University of Bremen
Mark Moore
Mark Moore
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
author of "The Dark Secrets Of An Animal Farmer", vegan, and animal rights activist
Martin Ahlquist
Martin Ahlquist
(Sweden) live in Luxembourg
animal rights musician and activist
Martin Balluch
Martin Balluch
(Austria) live in Luxembourg
animal activist since 1985, founder of the Austrian Vegan Society in 1999, and president of the Austrian Association Against Animal Factories VGT since 2002
Martin Enn
Martin Enn
(Estonia) live in Luxembourg
animal rights activist and environmental activist from Estonia
Martin Smedjeback
Martin Smedjeback
(Sweden) live in Luxembourg
full-time animal rights and climate activist from Sweden
Martin Stanley Adansi
Martin Stanley Adansi
(Ghana) live in Luxembourg
environmentalist, animal rights and vegan activist
Melanie Joy
Melanie Joy
(United States/Germany) live in Luxembourg
psychologist, author, and longtime vegan and social justice advocate, and she is the founding president of Beyond Carnism
Mich Dressel
Mich Dressel
(Germany/Luxembourg) live in Luxembourg
full-time anti-vivisectionist, linguist, and animal rights activist from Luxembourg, living in Germany
Monica Wang
Monica Wang
(China) live in Luxembourg
a native of Guangxi province in China, director of XBVegan, and a prominent voice among young vegan millennials in China
Nathan McGovern
Nathan McGovern
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
Plant-Based Universities co-founder and Animal Rising press coordinator
Nick Jukes
Nick Jukes
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
co-ordinator of InterNICHE, working to replace animal experiments in higher education with humane, innovative alternatives
Nicole Rawling
Nicole Rawling
(United States) online
MII`s Chief Executive Officer, responsible for providing strategic direction, leadership, and vision for advancing the next-generation materials industry and ensuring MII`s impact
Nikki Botha
Nikki Botha
(South Africa) live in Luxembourg
intersectional vegan civil society activist from South Africa
Olga Chevganiuk
Olga Chevganiuk
(Ukraine) live in Luxembourg
head of the international department of UAnimals, Ukraine
Orla Coghlan
Orla Coghlan
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
Orla has worked for the past three years with Animal Rising, helping to develop several major campaigns, including the Grand National disruption, dairy industry blockades, and animal rescues
Philip McCulloch-Downs
Philip McCulloch-Downs
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
UK-based vegan artist/author/activist
Rebecca Cappelli Loviconi
Rebecca Cappelli Loviconi
(Switzerland) live in Luxembourg
award-winning filmmaker, photojournalist, and public speaker 
Richard Twine
Richard Twine
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
sociologist, co-founder of the European Association for Critical Animal Studies (EACAS), and chair of the Research Advisory Committee of The Vegan Society
Rik Jansen
Rik Jansen
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
Rik has worked for the past three years with Animal Rising, helping to develop several major campaigns, including the Grand National disruption, dairy industry blockades, and animal rescues
Sam Tucker
Sam Tucker
(Australia) live in Luxembourg
founder of Open Paws, a nonprofit dedicated to ensuring the future of AI benefits all sentient beings
Sharisse Kanet
Sharisse Kanet
(United States) live in Luxembourg
assistant professor at Worcester State University whose main research interests include animal rights and Eastern philosophies
Shawna Weaver
Shawna Weaver
(Canada) live in Luxembourg
mental health expert who has spent the last decade studying the intersection of mental health and climate change
Simone Scampoli
Simone Scampoli
(Italy) live in Luxembourg
animal liberation activist and executive director at Capra Libera Tutti Sanctuary in Rome
Sole Iriart
Sole Iriart
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
veteran animal liberation activist currently involved in the Camp Beagle campaign to close down MBR Acres, an industrial breeding facility providing beagles for animal testing in the UK
Sophie Wenzel
Sophie Wenzel
(Austria) live in Luxembourg
Plant-Based Universities DACH coordinator
Susan Hargreaves
Susan Hargreaves
(United States) live in Luxembourg
a 44 year veteran of the animal rights movement, educator, author, and founder of AnimalHeroKids.org
Tom Harris
Tom Harris
(United Kingdom) live in Luxembourg
animal liberation activist, who was imprisoned for being part of a campaign that the British government refused to let succeed
Victor Duran-Le Peuch
Victor Duran-Le Peuch
(France) live in Luxembourg
host of the French podcast *Comme un poisson dans l`eau*, which tackles various issues surrounding speciesism, animal studies and the animal rights movement
Willem Vermaat
Willem Vermaat
(Netherlands) live in Luxembourg
philosopher and lecturer in communication and rhetoric; public speaker and writer for animal liberation

A list of all presentations/workshops/discussions can be found here.