The Animal Advocacy Conference will take place June 22-24, 2023, in Keynes College at the University of Kent, Canterbury, UK.

Registrations are now closed.

The Animal Advocacy Conference brings together researchers from different fields in the social and behavioural 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 behavioural 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. The conference creates 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 research talks, a poster session, panel discussions and workshops.





Questions about sponsoring should be directed to the Conference Chair, Kristof Dhont: