How can we use our limited resources in order to help as many sentient beings as possible? The Sentience Conference systematically addresses this important issue. It will bring together scientists, activists, and politicians in order to discuss relevant topics such as effective altruism, new strategies, and innovative forms of activism. Participants will be united by the common goal of effectively alleviating the suffering of as many sentient beings as possible.
Speaker: Stevan Harnad, Professor of Psychology University of Québec in Montréal Time: Saturday, 12:00 PM – 01:00 PM Room: H3010 Most people would agree that it… Read more Academic Activism: Sensitizing to Sentience and Suffering
Speaker: Oscar Horta, Co-Founder Animal Ethics Time: Saturday, 04:30 PM – 05:00 PM Room: H3010 To date animal advocacy has paid little attention to the problem… Read more Wild Animal Suffering and Intervention in Nature
Speaker: Natalie Cargill, Project Manager: United Kingom Sentience Politics Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Room: H1012 The UK often boasts of some of the… Read more Animal Protection Law in the UK: Redefining “Unnecessary Suffering”
Speaker: Zach Groff, International Press Coordinator Direct Action Everywhere Time: Sunday, 4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Room: H1012 Dramatic nonviolent confrontation transformed the twentieth century,… Read more Building a Movement of Nonviolent Action: Why and How
Speaker: Gilonne d’Origny, Lead Development Officer New Harvest Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Room: H3010 Factory farming is a silent time bomb responsible for some… Read more Cellular Agriculture: a Practical Solution to Factory Farming
Panelists: Jon Bockman, Executive Director Animal Charity Evaluators Adriano Mannino, President, Effective Altruism Foundation Jacy Reese, Research Associate Animal Charity Evaluators Time: Sunday, 05:00… Read more Research for the Animal Movement: What Priorities Does It Suggest?
Speaker: Jon Bockman, Executive Director Animal Charity Evaluators Time: 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Room: H3010 Given the high level of uncertainty surrounding the effectiveness of… Read more Evaluating Advocacy: Strategies and Lessons Learned
Speaker: Simon Knutsson, Researcher Foundational Research Institute Time: Sunday, 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Room: H3010 What is a desirable non-human animal population size? When we… Read more How Many Non-human Animals Should there Be?
Speaker: Tobias Leenaert Time: Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Room: H1012 The empathy and compassion that many people feel for animals, is hard to… Read more Making Compassion Easier: a Strategy for Vegan Critical Mass
Speaker: Ruairí Donnelly, Executive Director Raising for Effective Giving Time: Sunday, 09:00 AM – 10:00 AM Room: H3010 Meta-strategies operate “one level up” — they improve… Read more How Meta-strategies Can Multiply our Impact
Speaker: Dan Lyons, Chief Executive Officer Centre for Animals and Social Justice Time: Saturday, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Room: H3010 Although Britain has a… Read more No Protection without Democratic Representation
Speaker: Nick Cooney, Director of Education Mercy for Animals Time: Saturday, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Room: H3010 Those of us who want to create… Read more Overcoming Ourselves and Winning Change For Animals
Panelists: Monica Miller, Legal Working Group Leader Non-human Rights Project Colin Goldner, Executive Director Great Ape Project Jay Shooster, Co-Chair NYU Student Animal Legal… Read more What Makes Legislative and Judicial Activism Effective?
Speaker: Beril İdemen Sözmen, Research Associate Technical University Istanbul Time: Saturday, 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Room: H1058 Sentience as a concept is central to Buddhist… Read more Sentience and Metta Training in Buddhist Ethics
Speaker: Adriano Mannino, President Sentience Politics Time: Saturday, 05:30 PM – 06:30 PM Room: H3010 Sentience Politics is an antispeciesist political think-and-do tank. Our current strategic… Read more Sentience Politics: Our Strategic Approach
Speaker: Mahi Klosterhalfen, Executive Director Albert Schweitzer Foundation Time: Sunday, 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Room: H1058 Founded in 2000, the Albert Schweitzer Foundation is committed… Read more Strategies to Reduce Suffering of Farm Animals (incl. fish)
Speaker: Krishna Singh, Legal Counsel PETA Germany Time: Sunday, 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Room: H1058 For the Animal Rights Movement it is essential to look… Read more Animal Rights: Looking beyond one’s Plate
Speaker: Tobias Baumann, Director of Strategy Sentience Politics Time: Saturday, 02:00 PM – 02:30 PM Room: H1012 This presentation outlines why individuals who will be born… Read more The Moral Significance of Future Technologies
Speaker: Lewis Bollard, Program Officer (Farm Animal Welfare) Open Philanthropy Project Time: Saturday, 04:30 PM – 05:00 PM Room: H1012 The Open Philanthropy Project recently launched… Read more The Open Philanthropy Project and Farm Animal Welfare
Speaker: Melanie Joy, President and Founder Beyond Carnism Time: Sunday, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Room: H3010 In this presentation, social psychologist Melanie Joy explains how… Read more Understanding Carnism for Effective Vegan Advocacy
Speaker: Ria Rehberg, Co-Executive Director Animal Equality Germany Time: Sunday, 01:30 PM – 02:00 PM Room: H1012 What are the benefits of using new technologies… Read more Upgrade your Activism – New Ways to Be More Effective for Animals
The conference is organized by the antispeciesist political think tank Sentience Politics, and will take place on May 21st and 22nd, 2016, at the Technical University of Berlin.