We are thrilled to announce the 2022 National Conference – the Animal Justice Party's annual, members-only weekend! We'll hear from animal rights politicians, activists and thought leaders from around the world. The best part is you can join in-person in Sydney or online!
Animal Justice Party
2022 National Conference
Sydney + Online
“Building political power for animals, people and planet”
EXCLUSIVE: Join us for an inspiring, members-only weekend learning from animal rights politicians, activists and thinkers from around the world!
With the option to attend live in Sydney or livestream it all online, be part of the action as we bring you the latest from the absolute forefront of the global movement to build political power for animals, people and the planet!
Our program contains politics, thought leaders, activism, workshops and more – and if you join us in person, you will also get to enjoy very fancy, all-day, delicious vegan catering!
We’ll be hearing from the leader of the world’s most successful animal rights party, Esther Ouwehand of the Dutch Party for the Animals (PvDD). Now in their 20th year, the Dutch Party for the Animals holds six of the 150 seats in the Netherlands’ House of Representatives and has 80 elected members at national, regional and local levels, as well as a member in the European Parliament! Esther will be sharing with us the keys to their growth and success!
From Spain, Ana María Béjar, one of the Directors of the Animalist Party Against Mistreatment of Animals (PACMA) will be sharing their groundbreaking work changing the entrenched violence in their culture around bullfighting and hunting. This theme hits very close to home here in Australia and there’s a lot for us to learn!
And of course, our own elected Animal Justice Party representatives will be giving you an exclusive insight into the work they’ve been doing and an insider look at being an animal rights politician here in Australia! You’ll be hearing from MP Andy Meddick (Vic), Emma Hurst (NSW), MP Mark Pearson (NSW) and Councillor Matt Stellino (NSW) – each in their own special, individual session just for members.
From the world of thought leaders, New York University’s Associate Professor Jeff Sebo (Clinical Associate Professor – Environmental Studies; Affiliated Professor – Bioethics, Medical Ethics, Philosophy, and Law; Director of the Animal Studies M.A. Program; Director of the Mind, Ethics, and Policy Program) will be giving us a special presentation about farming insects – and why that’s a wrong turn for humanity. In a special presentation just for the Animal Justice Party, he’ll be talking insect sentience, insect suffering, and the greenwashing of industries who seek to exploit them for food. We’ll also learn about who has the most to gain from exploiting them (hint: animal agribusiness!)
From the University of Queensland, Professor Greg Marston will be giving us a special presentation about universal basic income. We’ve all heard that universal basic income could be good for people, but Greg will reveal how it doesn’t stop there – universal basic income would also benefit animals and the planet!
We’ll also be joined by CEO Paul Bevan (Magic Valley) on the future of cultured meat – or, as he puts it, the future of meat! (It’s cultured.)
ADVOCATES AND ACTIVISM
We have an all-star line-up joining us from the world of activism, including renowned founder of The Save Movement, Anita Krajnc, as well as expert outreacher, debater and social media influencer Earthling Ed.
From Australia, animal law expert Dr Meg Good will give us an insight into the work of powerful new mega-group Alliance for Animals – formed by a coalition of Australian animal protection organisations such as Animals Australia and Voiceless. She’ll share how they’re making an impact for animals in the political sphere.
Plus, more to be announced!
Please note: in compliance with travel restrictions and environmental concerns, our international guests will be joining us virtually – which is how we’ve been able to bring you such a rich round-up of guests this year!
Every guest is delivering a unique presentation specifically tailored to the theme of our conference and the aims of the Animal Justice Party.
All speakers will also have a Q&A portion of their presentation, so whether you're joining us in person or online, whether the speaker is international or local, you’ll be able to engage and interact.
How do I attend?
We are thrilled to be able to offer this conference both in person in Sydney and broadcast online, with differing ticket prices.
In person: For those of you who have been keen to reconnect in person after the past two years where that hasn’t been possible, we will be overjoyed to see you at the University of Technology, Sydney, and we look forward to meeting friends, new and old.
Online: For those who’d prefer to access the conference virtually, we’ll be broadcasting all sessions live and you’ll be able to take part in the Q&A sessions as well.
Don't worry, there will be plenty of opportunities to interact and socialise if you attend online. We’ll be running special interactive workshops where you’ll be able to see and hear your fellow online participants, and there’ll be social rooms where you can mingle (virtually) during the breaks!
What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets now!
*You must be a current financial member of the Animal Justice Party to attend the National Conference*
To join or renew your Membership, head to the site for your state or territory:
Ticket purchases are tax-deductible. Special discounts apply for concession and Young AJP Members.
Ideas for Presentations or Workshops
Do you have expertise in an area that you’d like to share at the conference? We welcome new ideas for presentations or workshops and invite you to submit a proposal here.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch: email NSW State Director [email protected].