On this page we present an overview of the speakers that will form the content of the conference. This list currently only reflects a fraction of the final list of speakers. If you are interested in presenting a topic, please see the contribution infos.
- Carol J. Adams (USA)
feminist theorist and author of books on eco-feminism
- Steven Best (USA)
professor of philosophy at University of Texas at El Paso
- Catriona Blanke (Germany)
junior assistant Animals' Angels; editor; actress
- Renate Brucker (Germany)
historian, sociologist, has written several essays dealing with the life and work of Magnus Schwantje and the links between animal rights and movements committed to social progress
- Stijn Bruers (Belgium)
activist and writer about environmental and animal rights ethics
- Emil Franzinelli (Germany)
student of philosophy at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University (Frankfurt) and editor of the german animal rights magazine "Tierbefreiung"
- Jessica Gröling (UK)
postgraduate researcher and teaching assistant in sociology at Exeter University, writing her doctoral dissertation on animal rights
- Camille Hankins (USA)
Win Animal Rights, North American Animal Liberation Press Office
- Felix Hnat (Austria)
activist, chairman of Vegan Society Austria, accused in the §278 trial
- Kai Horsthemke (South Africa)
associate professor of philosophy in the Wits School of Education/ University of the Witwatersrand
- Melanie Joy (USA)
professor, psychologist, activist, and author of "Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows"
- Lisa Kemmerer (USA)
associate professor of philosophy and religions at Montana State University Billings, is author and editor of seven books and nearly thirty scholarly articles
- Jeff Mannes (Luxembourg)
student in sociology, philosophy and gender studies and spokesman of the Vegan Society Luxembourg.
- Brendan McNally (UK)
activist and organizer for several UK groups and campaigns and international networks
- Anteneh Roba (Ethiopia/USA)
president and co-founder of International Fund for Africa
- Sarah Rutherford Smith (South Africa)
lecturer for legal philosophy at the University of South Africa, South African representative of the International Fund for Africa, currently working on her doctorate in animal rights
- Christian Vagedes (Germany)
designer, founder and chairman of the vegan society Germany, author of "veg up. die veganisierung der welt"
- Chad Weidner (Netherlands)
lecturer and researcher in ecocritcism at Roosevelt Academy - Utrecht University
note: all information on this web site is subject to change as the conference planning proceeds