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Vegan and Animal Rights Conference

13–14 April 2024

Mercure Hotel Manchester,

UNITED KINGDOM

Conference Speakers

Matthew Glover—Keynote Speaker

Matthew Glover—Keynote Speaker

Matthew is a leading entrepreneur, investor and animal advocate campaigner...

Amro Hussain

Amro Hussain

Amro Hussain is the Senior Public Affairs Manager for Humane Society International UK...

Ayrton Cooper

Ayrton Cooper

Ayrton Cooper, BSc Zoology, is Campaigns Manager at Animal Justice Project...

Claire Palmer

Claire Palmer

Claire Palmer, founder of Animal Justice Project, has 20+ years of experience in animal...

Dr Matthew Cole

Dr Matthew Cole

Dr. Matthew Cole is a Lecturer in Criminology at The Open University. Matthew has...

Jack Slater

Jack Slater

Jack Slater is an activist with a particular interest in institutional change that can have a positive...

Jane Land

Jane Land

Jane Land is the co-founder of Veganuary. A former English teacher turned animal advocate...

Kerri Waters

Kerri Waters

Kerri is co-founder of Vegans Support the Farmers. Her focus is on food and farming systems...

Laura Walton

Laura Walton

Laura Walton is the Campaigns Manager at UK animal rights charity Freedom for Animals...

Lex Rigby

Lex Rigby

As Viva!'s Head of Investigations, Lex is responsible for coordinating hard-hitting...

Matthew Chalmers

Matthew Chalmers

Matthew is the PR Coordinator at The Humane League UK. He has worked in the...

Natalie Braine

Natalie Braine

Natalie is the Narrative Lead at Animal Think Tank, researching the most persuasive narratives, stories...

Nicola Round

Nicola Round

Nicola is Outreach Director at Adfree Cities. She is interested in understanding and exposing the...

Rich Hardy

Rich Hardy

Rich Hardy has been a professional campaigner and global investigative journalist for thirty...

Robbie Locke

Robbie Locke

Robbie Lockie, a trailblazer in digital media and a staunch advocate for food transparency, with...

Sam March

Sam March

Sam is a barrister at 9 King's Bench Walk & advisory board member at the Animal Law Foundation...

Sofia Balderson

Sofia Balderson

Sofia co-founded Impactful Animal Advocacy , a global hub for farmed animal advocates to...

Susan Hargreaves

Susan Hargreaves

Susan Hargreaves, author/educator/activist has investigated abuse in...

Alistair Stewart

Alistair Stewart

Alistair is a regional coordinator in the Plant-Based Universities (PBU) core team...

Amy Odene

Amy Odene

Amy has worked both professionally and voluntarily for social good causes for over 15 years...

Ben Newman

Ben Newman

Director at Animal Rising, guiding role in UK grassroots activism for 4 years...

Constance Li

Constance Li

Dr. Constance Li, Impactful Animal Advocacy co-founder with 20+ yrs in animal...

Edie Bowles

Edie Bowles

Edie is a solicitor and the managing director of Advocates for Animals. She has advised...

Jack Waverley

Jack Waverley

Jack Waverley is a marketing scholar and consumer researcher...

Jen Deighan-Schenk

Jen Deighan-Schenk

Jen Deighan-Schenk is the Community Development Manager at We The Free...

Laila Kassam

Laila Kassam

Laila Kassam is a founder of Animal Think Tank, a grassroots organisation building a social movement

Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Lee Williscroft-Ferris

Lee Williscroft-Ferris represents the Animal Welfare Party on Hexham Town Council...

Lizi Zipser

Lizi Zipser

Lizi has been an animal activist since 2001, working on global legal precedents for the banning of...

Mel Broughton

Mel Broughton

Mel has been a grass-roots animal rights activist for over forty years.  In that time he has been...

Natasha Bailey

Natasha Bailey

Natasha is an Education Officer at Animal Aid where she creates educational resources on...

Orin Cooley-Greene

Orin Cooley-Greene

Orin is a Regional Coordinator in the Plant-Based Universities Core Team...

Rick Holland

Rick Holland

Rick Holland is the founder of Confident Philanthropy, aiming to change the way we think...

Ronnie Lee

Ronnie Lee

Ronnie is best known for being one of the founders of the Animal Liberation Front, but in recent...

Sébastien Moro

Sébastien Moro

Sébastien Moro, French science popularizer, specializes in animal cognition and behaviour...

Stephanie Lane

Stephanie Lane

SPECIESISM.WTF was founded in 2023 by Interdisciplinary Artist and Animal Rights Activist Stephanie...

Tom Harris

Tom Harris

Tom Harris (author of Your Neighbour Kills Puppies) has twenty years of experience in the animal...

Amanda Richards

Amanda Richards

Amanda has been a vegan & animal rights activist for over 30 years...

Arun Patel

Arun Patel

​​Arun is a long time activist and, together with his wife Silvia, is lead organiser for Manchester Pig Save...

Claire Ogley

Claire Ogley

Claire is an experienced public affairs, policy and communications professional, working as...

Dan Kidby

Dan Kidby

Dan Kidby is a Co-Founder of Animal Rising. He has been central to the strategic...

Hannah Yates

Hannah Yates

Hannah is Head of Communications for The Humane League UK...

James Morgan

James Morgan

James Morgan is Executive Director at Vegan Hacktivists, where he supports the development...

Joe Wills

Joe Wills

Joe is a lecturer at the University of Leicester. He’s published widely in the field of animal rights law...

Laura Hellwig

Laura Hellwig

Laura Hellwig is the managing director and head of campaigns of Viva!—Europe's largest vegan...

Leila Dehghan

Leila Dehghan

Leila is a plant-based nutritionist and vegan activist with a background in medicine. As a...

Mark Westcombe

Mark Westcombe

Mark is a member of Animal Think Tank, a collective which seeks to develop knowledge about...

Molly Elsdon

Molly Elsdon

Molly Elsdon is a campaigner at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)...

Nathan McGovern

Nathan McGovern

Nathan has been active in the animal and climate movements since mid-2021, after attending...

Orla Coghlan

Orla Coghlan

Orla works as part of the strategy team with Animal Rising. Over the past three years, she has helped...

Rob Udale

Rob Udale

Rob conducts research for Animal Think Tank to determine the messages, frames, and narratives...

Rupert Evelyn

Rupert Evelyn

Rupert Evelyn is a renowned journalist and communicator. Known for his impactful exposés...

Shakira Free

Shakira Free

Shakira has been qualified as a veterinary nurse for 15 years and has worked internationally...

Stuart Evans

Stuart Evans

A TEDx speaker, researcher, and founder of the Animal Alliance Project, Stuart's work blends...

Vanessa Johansson

Vanessa Johansson

Vanessa Johansson is a trustee and Media Officer at The Animal Law Foundation. Vanessa is involved...

Vegan and Animal Rights Conference

13-14 April 2024

Mercure Hotel Manchester,

UNITED KINGDOM

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