Their Lives, Our Voices

Midwest Animal Advocacy Conference 2008

We have a venue and dates for TLOV 2009!

Their Lives, Our Voices gathers activists from around the country for a high-quality, hands on conference focused on empowering advocates in their efforts to help farmed animals. This event is inclusive and accessible for all animal advocates, showcasing diverse of topics and perspectives within our movement. Networking and attendee participation are vital to TLOV's success, so please come and help make our second annual TLOV conference an exceptional event.

This conference is being organized by Compassionate Action for Animals, an animal advocacy organization based in Minneapolis, MN.

The conference will take place Friday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, at the Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center in Minneapolis, MN.


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06/09/08 Thanks for Coming

TLOV is over, and we hope you all had a great time. Thanks to all the attendees and speakers for coming and participating. Please take what you've learned, and the inspiration you felt, and use it to help animals in your own community.

If you live in the Twin Cities area, we'd strongly encourage you to contact us here at Compassionate Action for Animals and get active with us as a volunteer. We also need your financial support. Please become a donor today.

We hope to see you all again at TLOV 2009.

Thank you,

TLOV Organizers

06/03/08 Thanks, Freeman

Freeman Wicklund has graciously agreed to step in and fill the keynote slot that Carol Adams had. We're very grateful for this, since he's doing this on ridiculously last-minute notice.

Thanks, Freeman!

06/02/08 Speaker Changes

First, some bad news. Due to pressing personal circumstances, Carol Adams will not be able to speak at TLOV. We're all bummed about this, but this is one of this "stuff happens" situations.

We do have some good news, which is that we've added Lorri Bauston to the schedule. Lorri is one of the founders of Farm Sanctuary, and has been active in the animal rights movement for over twenty years. We're excited to welcome her to TLOV!

05/30/08 Friday Night Reception: Be There for the Fun!

Things are really picking up here as the conference nears, but so far everything is going smoothly!

Just a reminder to come to the TLOV opening night on Friday, June 6. Come by anytime between 5-9pm to socialize with other attendees and speakers, sign-in at the registration desk, enjoy entertainment, food, and more!

Starting at 6:30pm, We will have plenty of delicious pizzas from the local favorite, Pizza Luce, and some other snacks and refreshments. At 7pm, prepare yourself for delightful jazz music from the J. Tyler O'Neill Trio ( And at 7:30pm, if you feel like kicking back and relaxing, we will start a light-hearted film on animal issues.

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