Their Lives, Our Voices 2009

Midwest Animal Advocacy Conference

The TLOV 2010 website is now live.

TLOV 2008 reception area

Their Lives, Our Voices gathers activists from around the country for an inclusive, high-quality, hands-on conference focused on empowering advocates in their efforts to help farmed animals. This event is accessible to all animal advocates, showcasing diverse 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.

TLOV is hosted by Compassionate Action for Animals.

The conference starts in the evening of Friday, June 12, and continues through Sunday, June 14. The conference venue is the Hubert H. Humphrey Conference Center in Minneapolis, MN.

More information about the conference. Read what attendees said about TLOV 2008.


Registration is open! You can pay for the conference now, but not dorm housing. Don't worry, you register now and pay for housing later if you like. The rate is $30 for students and low-income individuals, $45 for everyone else.

If you can afford it, please consider registering at the Individual Sponsor rate of $100. Sponsorships help us keep costs low for everyone else, and help support the conference.

To pay, you will first need to log in or create a new account. Then you can purchase your ticket.

Latest News

06/21/09 Norm Phelps Transcripts Online

Norm Phelps has graciously provided us with the transcript of both of his talks, which we've posted on this website.

06/16/09 TLOV 2009: A Big Success

We want to thank the over 200 attendees who came for this year's Their Lives, Our Voices conference over the weekend. A big thank you goes out to all the wonderful speakers, exhibitors, sponsors, and volunteers.

Stay tuned for a more extensive re-cap of the weekend and video footage of selected presentations!

06/11/09 Registration and Other Info for this Weekend

You will not receive a paper ticket or some other confirmation of registration prior to the event. If you've already paid or will be volunteering/speaking, simply come to the registration desk to pick up your badge.

Also, you do not need to register for specific workshop sessions in advance.

Let your friends and fellow activists know that online and day-of registration are still open!

You can find an address for the TLOV venue, at the Humphrey Conference Center here.

There should be plenty for you to do during your visit to the Twin Cities outside of the conference. Like any major cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul have plenty of restaurants, museums, concerts, theater, cinemas, clubs, parks, etc. If you are trying to find something veg-friendly to do, we have provided you with a small list of places and events to help get you started. Check out our info here.

06/09/09 Tom Regan Cancellation

We have recently been informed that Tom Regan, one of our keynotes, will be unable to speak at TLOV due to pressing personal circumstances. Our condolences go out to Mr. Regan and we are of course saddened that he will not be able to join us, but this is one of those "stuff happens" situations. We are aiming to air a DVD recording of his presentation during a later workshop slot on Saturday.

Nathan Runkle has graciously agreed to step in and fill the keynote slot that Tom Regan had. Runkle is the Executive Director of Mercy For Animals (MFA), a national non-profit animal advocacy organization he founded in 1999. He has played a leading role in the organization's groundbreaking undercover investigations at Ohio's four largest egg factory farms, rodeo events, and a North Carolina poultry slaughterhouse. Through his work with MFA, Nathan has appeared in stories by dozens of newspapers and radio programs, as well as on PBS, NBC, CBS, ABC and FOX affiliates. In 2007 VegNews Magazine named Nathan one of the "25 Most Fascinating Vegetarians."

We're very grateful that he can fill in on such last-minute notice!

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