Jennifer Stojkovic on stage at the AVA Summit

Animal and Vegan Advocates Unite in L.A.

The AVA Summit is back Thursday, July 27.

Despite years of successful campaigning and vegan advocacy, global meat consumption is still rising. A new international summit, The Animal & Vegan Advocacy (AVA) Summit is tackling this head on. The new flagship conference for the animal & vegan advocacy movement is bringing together diverse and contemporary thought leaders and experts in animal advocacy. The AVA Summit is the space in which organizations and advocates gather in community and advance their collective impact on systemic change for animals.

“If you are ever in doubt about how to do good in the world — speak up for
animals. And join the many, many people already doing so: Because our voice
gets louder when we gather.”

Julia Reinelt, Director, AVA Summit

Join close to 1,000 advocates to learn from 80+ expert speakers on animal advocacy, social justice, effective altruism, and food systems change. Some speakers from 2022 include:

  • Peter Singer, The Life You Can Save
  • Jennifer Stojkovik, Vegan Women’s Summit
  • Melanie Joy, Beyond Carnism
  • Leah Garcés, Mercy For Animals
  • Bruce Friedrich, The Good Food Institute
  • Naijha Wright-Brown, Black Veg Society
  • Sharon Núñez, Animal Equality
  • Genesis Butler, Youth Climate Save
  • Monica Chen, Factory Farming Awareness Coalition

“Attendees can expect to leave with newfound inspiration, strategies, and methods to be more impactful advocates – whether in their personal advocacy, or within their organizations.”

Michael Webermann, Program and Partnerships, AVA Summit

The AVA Summit welcomes people with all motivations, including animal rights, animal welfare, social justice, environmental impact, or personal health. The diverse speaker list will expose attendees to a broad range of strategies and tactics for advancing this vision, from grassroots activism to highly specialized engagement, legislative change, corporate engagement, and advancing animal-free technologies.

“Our attendees work on all kinds of strategies and tactics, but they share one
goal: Creating a world in which animals are taken out of the food system and
other human uses.”

Julia Reinelt, Director, AVA Summit

The organizers of AVA hope that attendees will be empowered to continue with their effective and influential efforts within the movement, with the goal of empowering them to succeed in saving the lives of animals by systematically changing the food system.

The Animal & Vegan Advocacy (AVA) Summit will take place in Los Angeles, CA at the LAX Marriott Hotel. The event will begin on Thursday, July 27, 2023 at 1pm PST, and end on Sunday, July 30, 2023 at 6pm PST.

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The Animal & Vegan Advocacy (AVA) Summit

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