SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, September 23rd, 6:00 PM
VIP Reception: Libations and Legislation, - join us for a VIP cocktail hour featuring animal friendly legislators! ($49 includes open bar and light refreshments.)
Saturday, September 24th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Join us for an empowering day where you will learn to Stand Up & Speak Up! for animals in Texas, then end celebrating our progress dining and dancing with the Network! We are bringing to Texas the most influential voices for animals in the country! Some of our featured speakers include:
Joyce Tischler, Founder, ALDF
"Covering the Bases, Legal Strategies for Protecting Animals"
Animal Legal Defense Fund Founder, Joyce Tischler, will host a panel discussion with ALDF legal experts to discuss the value of using legal strategies that include legislation, litigation and regulation to advance animal laws. The panel will use the complex legal issues related to the captive exotic wildlife trade as an example.
Senior Vice President of Government Relations, ASPCA:
“Trends in Animal Protection Legislation Across the Country”
This talk will explore recent developments in state and federal legislation impacting animals, identifying positive advances as well as threats. Special attention will be given to legislation impacting dogs, cats, horses and farm animals. Larger themes will be reviewed regarding prevention of cruelty and an increasing focus on community-based efforts for policy reform.
John J. Pippin
M.D., F.A.C.C., Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM)
"Animal use in medical education and research: Progress and Prospects"
Proponents of animal experimentation claim that it has played a crucial role in virtually all medical advances. This speaker argues that the use of animals for these purposes is unreliable and certainly unnecessary. Legal and economic concerns will also be discussed, including efforts toward tighter regulation of the tens of billions of dollars spent on animal experiments.
Saturday Evening Party – 7:00PM- 10:00 PM
Join us for a blow-out party featuring a live band, unlimited delicious food and open bar. Come party your paws off with us!
Unable to join us? Please make a donation to our scholarship fund and help an Animal Control Officer or shelter professional from an under-served area attend!
The Austin Renaissance Hotel ● 9721 Arboretum Blvd. ● Austin, TX 78759 ● (512) 343-2626
*Please note the deadline has passed for our room rate and our block of reserved rooms at that rate are sold out. We have a block of rooms available at TownePlace Suites-- see below!*
SPECIAL RATE ACCOMMODATIONS AT THE TOWNEPLACE SUITES (A MARRIOTT HOTEL)
TownePlace Suites Austin Northwest/ Arboretum
10024 N Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78759
Book your room rate for Texas Humane Legislation Network here or call 512.231.9360
Mention the THLN conference for a special rate of $99! We have a select block of rooms at this rate so please don't delay!
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