THE RETHINKING ANIMALS SUMMIT 2017
Please join us for The Rethinking Animals Summit 2017. This urgent assembly of science, health, business, conservation, animal welfare, security and ethics leaders and concerned citizens will address the volatile coexistence of human and non-human animals in a world threatened by rampantly exploitative economic activities. Can we ignite sustainable actions to create a healthy and humane future that includes the protection of all creatures?
Through new insights and dialogue, we’ll increase awareness, evolve attitudes, develop new models of thinking, and set precedent for necessary action on behalf of other species.
The ReThinking Animals Summit has been made possible
in part by the generous support of the
The New York Academy of Medicine at 1216 5th Avenue
The Threat to Human Health
Our treatment of animals around the world is making us sick.
Contributor, New York Times
Dr. Scarlett Magda
Founding President, Veterinarians International
Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH
Neurologist, Public Health Specialist
Co-Founder and Global Strategy Director, 5 Gyres
The Threat to Global Security
How we contribute to terrorism and international crime through the exploitation of animals.
Senior Director, TRAFFIC, WWF
President and CEO, IFAW
Gary A. Flory
Agricultural Program Manager, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Mark Spalding, JD
President, The Ocean Foundation
The Threat to the World Economy
The long-term costs of short-term thinking.
Senior Reporter, ProPublica
Carl Safina, PhD
Founding President, The Safina Center
CEO, Compassion in World Farming
David E. Guggenheim, PhD
Founder and President, Ocean Doctor
The Threat to Environmental Sustainability
Are we consuming to kill the planet?
Contributor, New York Times
Executive Director, EIA International
President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary
Susan Shaw, DrPH
Founder and Executive Director, Marine and Environmental Research Institute
The Threat to our Happiness
The high price we pay for anthropocentric behavior.
Steven M. Wise, Esq.
President, Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc.
Rev. Fletcher Harper
Will Travers, OBE
President, Born Free Foundation / Born Free USA
U.S. Country Director, IFAW
Evening at the The Explorers Club
Limited tickets for a special evening at the Explorers Club to meet the speakers, guests and experience the Wild Sounds of Ben Mirin, beatboxer, birder and DJ Ecotone!
Founder, Coller Capital; Jeremy Coller Foundation; FAIRR
Rebecca Riley, Esq.
Senior Attorney, NRDC
Business for Sustainable Solutions
Making a profit while protecting the environment and biodiversity.
Director, Global Community and Development, The B-Team
Vice President, Development and Impact, Vizzuality
Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Ecovative Design
Biodesigning Our Future
Changing how we maintain life and growth on the planet.
Jennifer Jacquet, PhD
Environmental Scientist, Writer
Founder and CEO, Pembient
Founder, Living Architecture Lab
US National Park Service / Oxford University:
Women Leaders in Conservation
Tapping the Global Citizen
The power of individuals to change the world.
James Deutsch, PhD
Wildlife Conservation Director, Vulcan Philanthropy
Stephen M. Kohn, Esq.
Founder, National Whistleblower Center
Alex Dehgan, PhD, JD
Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
Mary Ellen Hannibal
Author, Citizen Scientist
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan
569 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue
The Explorers Club
46 E 70th Street