1. What is the conference dress code?

There is no formal dress code for the conference. We expect most attendees will choose to wear business or business casual attire.

2. I'm a speaker. Do I still have to register?

Yes. All attendees must register, including speakers and moderators. For assistance or questions, please contact the conference at animallawconference@dal.ca.

3. Are any conference events open to the general public?


Yes! The public is welcome to attend two conference events for free and without registration. Space is allocated on a first come, first served basis, so show up early to ensure you get a seat.


  • The conference opening & keynote address by Professor Peter Singer at 7:30 pm on Friday, October 4. 

  • The Intersectional Future of Animal Law keynote plenary panel at 4:15 pm on Saturday, October 5. 

4. I can no longer attend the conference. Can I refund or transfer my ticket?


Please see the conference Ticket Policy on the registration page. The conference is sold out, so if you can no longer attend, we would appreciate you contacting us as soon as possible so we can add a guest from the waitlist. Please email animallawconference@dal.ca.

5. Can I bring my dog to the conference?

We regret that companion animals are not able to attend the conference, with the exception of service animals.

6. Will there be vegan options available at the conference?


Yes! All food served at the conference will be vegan, containing no meat, fish, dairy, eggs, or other animal products.

7. Is student support available?

Yes! Members of student Animal Justice clubs at Canadian law schools were invited to apply for student travel grants. The grants have now all been allocated.

8. Are professional development credits available for conference sessions?

Some conference sessions may be eligible for professional development credits. Please consult with your provincial law society to confirm.

9. What is the best way to travel between the airport and the conference venue?

Please visit our Travel & Accommodation page for suggestions.

10. Can you suggest any veg-friendly restaurants in Halifax?

You can find a list of veg-friendly restaurants, stores, and other businesses on Happy Cow. We also suggest checking out Narcity's list of vegan-friendly restaurants. 

11. What sights should I see in Halifax?

We suggest checking out some Halifax tourism websites for tips on local sights and activities, including:

12. Can I sponsor the conference?

Yes! For information about sponsorship opportunities, please email animallawconference@dal.ca.