Animal Writes
From 23 January 2005 Issue

Animal Rights 2005 Registration Opens

We are pleased to announce the opening of early registration for the Animal Rights 2005 National Conference Please visit and take advantage of the current discounted registration rate!

The conference will be held on July 7-11 at the superb Westin LAX Hotel in Los Angeles. Special features include fabulous accommodation rates with free dog beds, cruelty-free personal care products, discounted vegan meals, discounted parking, free airport shuttle, and use of the hotel's magnificent Grand Ballroom and Video Theater, with exhibits in one hall. More than a thousand people representing 80 groups are expected.

The schedule will begin with the Welcome Reception and Opening Plenary on Thursday evening and close with the Sunday evening Awards Banquet and Farewell Reception. Other features will include plenaries, workshops, rap sessions, campaign reports, videos, exhibits, Newcomer Orientation, Employment Clearinghouse, Networking Receptions, and musical interludes. A number of post-conference activities including seminars, special interest meetings, and demos, are planned by several groups for Monday, July 11.

The daily program will run along the traditional Issues, Organizing, Remedies, Raps/Reports, Videos, Exhibits tracks, but there will be ample time for socializing, networking, and scheduling special meetings. Key speakers signed up thus far include Lorri Bauston, Steve Best, Michael Budkie, Theo Capaldo, Karen Davis, Karen Dawn, Tim Gorski, Michael Greger, Alex Hershaft, Pattrice Jones, Elliot Katz, Howard Lyman, Paul Watson.

In this critical transition time for our movement, we expect a superb conference, with ample opportunities for learning, networking, strategizing, and "recharging batteries." This year, your presence is more important than ever. Be there for the animals and bring a friend!

We look forward to seeing you all in LA, Alex Hershaft - for the AR2005 Management Team

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