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Saturday, July 28


Social Media 201

Learn how you can be an effective advocate for animals by using social media to create positive change by creating your own campaigns or supporting existing campaigns.  You’ll learn how to engage like-minded people, leverage your existing social networks, and rally support for your cause!

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Kymberlie Adams

Manager, Social Media, ASPCA Kymberlie has worked in the animal welfare field for more than 15 years. As the Manager of Social Media for the ASPCA, she combines her love of writing with her campaign experience to develop, implement and track strategies for the organizations social... Read More →
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Ann Hogan

Community Manager, The Humane Society of the United States Anne Hogan is the Community Manager at the Humane Society of the United States, where she focuses on Facebook engagement for a page of more than one million fans as well as maintaining a Twitter account with over 100,000... Read More →
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Pulin Modi

Senior Campaigner, Change.org
Pulin Modi is a senior campaigner at Change.org. His goal is to empower the platform’s users to run effective, inspiring campaigns on many issues including animals, the environment, health, and food. Pulin graduated from Vassar College with a self-designed degree in “Ecology of... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2012 2:00pm - 3:00pm


Ending Animal Experimentation through Scientific Innovation and Public Policy

Want to win big changes for animals suffering in laboratories and the classroom? There are critical first steps, such as identifying the problem, getting the facts, assessing the landscape, setting your goals and knowing what your resources are. Then what? Your leadership and relationships make all the difference. We’ll role play how to carry out the critical planning steps and how to effectively work with diverse partners in the community to make the change you are seeking. You’ll leave the workshop with a list of new prospects to help the animals in the short and, especially, long term. 

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Laura Bonar

Program Director, Animal Protection of New Mexico Laura Bonar is program director for Animal Protection of New Mexico (APNM) and Animal Protection Voters, leading APNM\'s Chimps To Sanctuary campaign since 2010. Since 2007 she has helped pass stronger local and state animal protection... Read More →
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Kathleen Conlee

Senior Director, Animal Research Issues, The Humane Society of the United States Kathleen Conlee has worked at The HSUS since 1999 and oversees projects that seek to replace animals for research and testing as well as reduce animal suffering. Conlee’s work involves policy and corporate... Read More →
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Nicole Green

Director of Education for the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS) She has worked for AAVS, in Jenkintown, PA,  for over 12 years, helping to educate students, educators, andother concerned individuals about the use of animals in research, testing, and education. Ms. Green... Read More →

Saturday July 28, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Sunday, July 29


Compassion Without Borders: Fighting Animal Cruelty Worldwide

Meat, fur, and other animal derived products move easily across borders, along with ideas and practices relating to the treatment of animals, so animal protection campaigns must also be global.  Drawing upon examples from the campaigns against factory farming in developing countries/emerging economies, the trans-continental effort to halt the slaughter of seals for fur, and local programs to protect companion animals in China, this workshop showcases an array of strategies (including influencing international trade and investment policies, and utilizing on-line communication tools) to foster compassion worldwide.  Participants will be invited to examine their responsibilities and roles in protecting animals outside of their country.

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Rebecca Aldworth

Executive Director, Humane Society International/Canada For fourteen years, Rebecca has been a firsthand observer of Canada\'s commercial seal slaughter, escorting more than 100 scientists, parliamentarians and journalists to witness the killing. Rebecca was one of the principle... Read More →

Michael Baker

World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA)
Chief Executive, World Society for the Protection of Animals
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Irene Feng

Cat and Dog Welfare Director (China), Animals Asia Foundation Irene Feng is driving Animals Asia's Friends or Food campaign to end dog and cat eating and related animal-therapy projects. Through these groundbreaking programmes, Animals Asia is working to end the terrible cat and... Read More →

Chetana Mirle

Director, Farm Animal Welfare, Humane Society International Chetana Mirle, Ph.D. is the director of HSI’s Farm Animals department. In addition to overseeing HSI’s campaigns against factory farming in India, Brazil, Mexico, and Costa Rica, and helping to build the capacity of... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2012 10:15am - 11:30am


Keeping Your Eye on The Prize: Winning Single Issue Campaigns
Working on a single-issue campaign? Hear from three experts who have each taken on the specific components of a focused campaign to protect animals. Becky Robinson, Alley Cat Allies, will walk through a case study of a campaign to save and improve the lives of cats in Wake County, North Carolina. Howard Baskin, of Big Cat Rescue, will take attendees through his campaign to end tiger cub petting. Carey Theil of GREY2K USA will report on his organization’s work to end greyhound racing. Use this session as a primer to chart your path to victory!

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Howard Baskin

Advisory Board Chairman, Big Cat Rescue
Advisory Board Chairman, Big Cat Rescue Howard Baskin spent 11 years at Citicorp in various assignments, most recently as Director of Strategic Planning for the Commercial Real Estate Division. After leaving Citicorp in 1991 he was an equity participant and general manager in three... Read More →
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Becky Robinson

President, Alley Cat Allies As president of Alley Cat Allies, Becky Robinson leads the nation’s only advocacy organization dedicated to the protection and humane treatment of cats. Co-founded by Robinson in 1990, Alley Cat Allies became the first organization to develop, introduce... Read More →
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Carey Theil

Executive Director, GREY2K USA Since co-founding GREY2K USA with Christine Dorchak in 2001, Carey has been sourced in hundreds of news articles about greyhound racing, and has published guest columns about the industry in the Boston Globe, Rocky Mountain News, Orlando Sentinel, Providence... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2012 2:00pm - 3:15pm


The Inner Lives of Animals
The past two decades have seen a blossoming of scientific discoveries about animal minds and feelings. , Sentience (the capacity to feel) being the bedrock of ethics, this information has great potential to advance the moral status of animals. In this workshop, host Jonathan Balcombe will describe some of the more compelling examples of these discoveries in a lavishly illustrated (PowerPoint) format. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions throughout the session.

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Jonathan Balcombe

Department Chair, Animal Studies, Humane Society University Animal behavior expert Jonathan Balcombe is a passionate advocate for animals and their living spaces. His best-selling books Pleasurable Kingdom and Second Nature and his recently-released pictorial book The Exultant Ark... Read More →

Sunday July 29, 2012 4:45pm - 5:45pm