THE RETHINKING ANIMALS SUMMIT 2017
A two-day public event in New York City on May 6th and 7th.
The Summit will be a diverse and comprehensive gathering of global experts in the research, conservation and humane treatment of animals conversing with leaders in business, government, media, education, theology and the arts to challenge our current understanding of animals and their environments.
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
Paula Kahumbu, PhD
Senior Attorney, NRDC
The Threat to Human Health
Our treatment of animals around the world is making us sick.
Contributor, New York Times
Jonathan Epstein, MPH, DVM
Vice President for Science and Outreach, EcoHealth Alliance
Aysha Akhtar, MD, MPH
Neurologist, Public Health Specialist
Co-Founder, 5 Gyers
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
President, The Ocean Foundation
The Threat to the World Economy
The long-term costs of short-term thinking.
Senior Reporter, RroPublica
CEO, GIST Advisory; Author, Corporation 2020; UNEP Goodwill Ambassador
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, PhD
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
CEO, Born Free USA
U.S. Campaigns 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
Business for Sustainable Solutions
Making a profit while protecting the environment and biodiversity.
Director, Global Community and Development, The B-Team
Founder, Wildlife Works, Inc.
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.
Fellow, Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics
Co-Founder and CEO, New Harvest
Founder and CEO, Pembient
Founder, Living Architecture Lab
Former CEO, Maddox Jolie-Pitt Foundation
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
Executive Director, For the Fishes; Developer, Tank Watch app
Annette Lanjouw, Drs.
Co-Executive Director, The ARCUS Foundation
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan
569 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
Thinking Animals United has reserved a limited number of rooms for guests, other than speakers, who are attending the ReThinking Animals Summit, at a rate of $199/night. This special rate will be available for three days from Friday, May 5th through Sunday, May 7th.
To make a reservation for one of these rooms, please follow the instructions below. These have to be made before April 5th to receive the discount.
Local Guests 1-800-222-8733 (1-800-222-TREE)
International Guests 001-212-752-7000
When calling, guests can reference the Thinking Animals, Inc., or group code TAU.
Guests can make reservations online at www.dtnewyork.com. Please have guests click “Reservations”, enter their arrival / departure dates, and use the group code TAU to reserve at the discounted rate.
The cutoff date for making ALL reservations is April 5, 2017 OR CLICK THE LINK BELOW. Reservations made after April 5th will be at a normal rates.
The New York Academy of Medicine
1216 5th Avenue
The Explorers Club
46 E 70th Street