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2 February 2002
AR2002 Discounted Registration Closes 2/15/02

Here is a friendly reminder that the discounted $100 registration rate for Animal Rights 2002, our movement's annual national conference, goes up to $120 on February 15. Refunds are provided for cancellations. Visit for more details and registration.

The conference will be held between June 28 - July 3 at the Mclean (VA) Hilton (same place as the past two years), near the nation's capital.

The program is expected to follow last year's pattern, including plenary sessions, workshops, 'rap' sessions, campaign reports, videos, and exhibits, as well as Newcomer Orientation, planning meetings, group workouts, Employment Clearinghouse, and Awards Banquet.

However several new features are being considered, including Networking Receptions, Q&A sessions with movement leaders, Industry Panel, intensive 4-hour communication seminars, and a March on Washington.

Nearly a hundred speakers have already signed up, including Carol Adams, Neal Barnard, the Baustons, Alan Berger, Theo Capaldo, Robert Cohen, Karen Davis, Michael Greger, Holly Hazard, Alex Hershaft, Steve Hindi, Elliot Katz, John Kullberg, Howard Lyman, Mike Markarian, Jim Mason, Ingrid Newkirk, Wayne Pacelle, Tom Regan, Tracy Reiman, Craig Rosebraugh, Peter Singer, Kim Stallwood, Paul Watson, and Zoe Weil.

Major supporting organizations are American Anti-Vivisection Society, Animal Legal Defense Fund, Animal Protection Institute, Doris Day Animal League, FARM, Farm Sanctuary, Fund for Animals, HSUS, In Defense of Animals, National Anti-Vivisection Society, New England Anti-Vivisection Society, PETA, PCRM, United Poultry Concerns, and Veg News.

Sincerely, Alex Hershaft, National Chair, AR2002

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