Program

There are main sessions and parallel session. Main sessions last for 60 minutes with the last 15 minutes devoted to Q&A. During parallel sessions participants will have to choose between one of three talks. These slots last for thirty minutes with the last 10 minutes being Q&A. Between all slots will be at least a 30 minute break to allow all participants to get to know each other, discuss the content of the talks, and debate the most effective strategies for reducing the suffering of all sentient beings.

Saturday – May 21st

09:00 AM – 09:30 AM Welcoming & Opening Address
H3010
09:30 AM – 10:30 AM Overcoming Ourselves and Winning Change for Animals
– Nick Cooney –
H3010
11:00 AM – 11:30 AM No Protection without Democratic Representation
– Dan Lyons –
H3010
Making Compassion Easier: a Strategy for Vegan Critical Mass
– Tobias Leenaert –
H1012
The Psychology of Speciesism
– Lucius Caviola –
H1058
12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Academic Activism: Sensitizing to Sentience and Suffering
– Stevan Harnad –
H3010
01:00 PM – 02:00 PM Lunch Break
02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Evaluating Advocacy: Strategies and Lessons Learned
– Jon Bockman –
H3010
The Moral Significance of Future Technologies
– Tobias Baumann –
H1012
Sentience and Metta Training in Buddhist Ethics
– Beril Sözmen –
H1058
03:00 PM – 04:00 PM Panel: How to End Farm Animal Suffering?
– Brian Kateman, Jacy Reese, Sebastian Joy, Martin Balluch –
H3010
04:30 PM – 05:00 PM Wild Animal Suffering and Intervention in Nature
– Oscar Horta –
H3010
The Open Philanthropy Project and Farm Animal Welfare
– Lewis Bollard –
H1012
Sentience as a Political Argument
– Bernd Ladwig –
H1058
05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Sentience Politics: Our Strategic Approach
– Adriano Mannino –
H3010
06:30 PM – 09:30 PM Dinner and Get-Together

 

Sunday – May 22nd

09:00 AM – 10:00 AM How Meta-strategies Can Multiply our Impact
– Ruairí Donnelly –
H3010
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Cellular Agriculture: a Practical Solution to Factory Farming
– Gilonne d’Origny –
H3010
Animal Welfare in UK Law: Redefining “Unnecessary Suffering”
– Natalie Cargill –
H1012
Strategies to Reduce Suffering of Farm Animals (incl. fish)
– Mahi Klosterhalfen –
H1058
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Understanding the Psychology of Eating Animals for Effective Vegan Advocacy
– Melanie Joy –
H3010
12:30 PM – 01:30 PM Lunch Break
01:30 PM – 02:00 PM How Many Non-human Animals Should There Be?
– Simon Knutsson –
H3010
Upgrade Your Activism – New Ways to Be More Effective for Animals
– Ria Rehberg –
H1012
Animal Rights: Looking beyond one’s Plate
– Krishna Singh –
H1058
02:30 PM – 03:30 PM Panel: What Makes Legislative and Judicial Activism Effective?
– Monica Miller, Colin Goldner, Jay Shooster –
H3010
04:00 PM – 04:30 PM Towards a Happy Biosphere
– David Pearce –
H3010
Building a Movement of Nonviolent Action: Why and How
– Zach Groff –
H1012
Welfare, Agriculture, and Probability
– Simon Jenkins –
H1058
05:00 PM – 06:00 PM Panel: Research for the Animal Movement: What Priorities Does It Suggest?
– Jon Bockman, Jacy Reese & Adriano Mannino –
H3010