Keynote Speaker

Carl Safina

Ecologist and Author

Panelists & Moderators

Maad Abu-Ghazalah

Founder and Executive Director, Daily Hugz Sanctuary, Palestine

Dr. Aysha Akhtar

President and CEO, Center for Contemporary Sciences

Meena Alagappan

Executive Director, Humane Education Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART)

Bianka Atlas

Independent Scholar, New Zealand

Owais Awan

Attorney and Advocate of the High Court of Islamabad, Pakistan

Nandita Bajaj

Executive Director, Population Balance

Elizabeth Baker

Regulatory Policy Director, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine

Marc Bekoff

Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado

Christopher Berry

Managing Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Jessica Blome

Partner, Greenfire Law, PC

Daina Bray

General Counsel, Mercy For Animals

Sebastiano Cossia Castiglioni

Founder and Chair, Vegan Capital SA

Stanley Chase

Founder, Louisville Vegan Jerky Co.

Hannah Connor

Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity

Tara Cooley

Teaching Fellow, University of Connecticut School of Law

Jake Davis

Staff Attorney, Nonhuman Rights Project

Alice Di Concetto

Founder, Animal Law Europe

Carter Dillard

Senior Policy Advisor, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Hugo Echeverria

Professor, Universidad Hemisferios, Ecuador; Co-chair, Research Group on Rights of Nature and Animal Rights, International Association of Constitutional Law

Anthony Elisueson

Litigation Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

David Favre

Professor of Law, Michigan State University College of Law

Lisa Feria

General Partner & CEO, Stray Dog Capital

Linda Fielder

Investigations Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nick Fromherz

Senior Staff Attorney and Adjunct Professor, Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment, Lewis & Clark Law School

Iselin Gambert

Professor of Legal Research & Writing, The George Washington University Law School

Stacey Gordon Sterling

Animal Law Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Shawna Gray

Clinical Social Worker;Ceg-A-Kin Nakoda Nation

Pamela Hart

Executive Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Caitlin Hawks

Deputy General Counsel for Litigation, PETA Foundation

Kathy Hessler

Clinical Professor of Law and Animal Law Clinic Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Hira Jaleel

Senior Associate, Axis Law Chambers, Pakistan

Ed Jamison

CEO, Operation Kindness

Mary Lee Jensvold

Associate Director and Primate Communications Scientist, Fauna Foundation

Jim Karani

Director, Lawyers for Animal Protection in Africa (LAPA)

Sue Leary

President, Alternatives Research & Development Foundation

Senator Raymond J. Lesniak

Founder & President, The Lesniak Institute For American Leadership

Emily Lewis

Senior Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Peter J Li

Associate Professor, University of Houston

The Honorable Elena Liberatori

Head of Court No. 4 in Administrative and Tax Litigation, City of Buenos Aires, Argentina

Will Lowrey

Legal Counsel, Animal Outlook

Erica Lyman

Clinical Professor of Law and Director, Global Law Alliance for Animals and the Environment, Lewis & Clark Law School

Maya Madsen

Owner and Founder, Maya's Cookies

Dr. Lori Marino

Founder and President, The Whale Sanctuary Project

Marty McKendry

Senior Advisor - Parliamentary Strategy (Senator Marty Klyne & Senator Pierre Dalphond), Canada

Russ Mead

The Shared Earth Foundation Visiting Professor, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Liberty Mulkani

Project Management Program Director, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Nicole Pallotta

Senior Policy Program Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Diego Plaza

President, Fundacion Justicia Interespecie Chile

Alicia Prygoski

Senior Legislative Affairs Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Priscilla Rader Culp

Education Program Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Rajesh K. Reddy

Global Animal Law and Animal Law Advanced Degree Program Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

David Rosengard

Managing Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Jessica Rubin

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Legal Practice Program, University of Connecticut School of Law

Joan Schaffner

Associate Professor of Law, The George Washington University Law School

Kathleen Schatzmann

Strategic Legislative Affairs Manager, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Megan Senatori

Associate Director, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Dr. K-lynn Smith

Postdoctoral Researcher, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, Macquarie University

Shawn Sweeney

Associate Vice President of Communications, The Jane Goodall Institute

Joyce Tischler

Professor of Practice, Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School

Akisha Townsend Eaton

Managing Attorney,Animal Legal Defense Fund

Tess Vickery

Policy Advisor to the Hon. Emma Hurst MLC, Australian Animal Justice Party

Mark Walden

Chief Programs Officer

Daniel Waltz

Senior Staff Attorney, Animal Legal Defense Fund

Amanda Whitfort

Professor, University of Hong Kong