The Animal Advocacy Conference goes virtual: June 30 – July 2, 2021. 

The Animal Advocacy Conference brings together, for the first time, researchers from different fields in the social and behavioral sciences, and animal activists and advocates from around the world.

Learn about the latest ideas, findings and campaigns in the following domains:

  • The psychological, social, and societal factors shaping how we perceive and think about animals, human-animal relations, and animal welfare and rights
  • The impact of advocacy and activism strategies related to animal rights, veganism, meat reduction and reduction of other animal products (e.g., dairy, eggs)
  • The social and behavioral science of animal cruelty, meat consumption (and other animal-product consumption), vegetarianism/veganism, and speciesism
  • The connections and intersections between human-animal relations and human intergroup relations as well as between animal ethics and other social justice domains including environmentalism, feminism, and anti-racism

This conference uniquely bridges the gap between academic researchers and activists/professionals in the field of vegan and animal rights advocacy. We will create a stimulating environment where academics and activists/advocates exchange relevant knowledge, engage in lively debates, share their ideas, and can start collaborations.


The conference program includes some of the world’s leading scholars and advocates in the field with exciting public keynote presentations, several symposia and sessions with talks, a poster session, and a panel discussion on effective animal advocacy.


The submission portal has closed. 



The conference is organized by Dr Kristof Dhont, Victoria Krings, Alina Salmen, and Maria Ioannidou, with the help from members of SHARKLab at the University of Kent.

To contact the conference organizers, please email


Thank you to ProVeg International for providing funding for this conference.