Registration Open- Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism Conference March 8-10 Online

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Registration is now OPEN for the Emerging Voices for Animals in Tourism (EVAT) virtual conference (March 8th-10th, 2023). Animals appear in the context in myriad ways, from beasts of burden to photo-props and as lively encounters in eco-tourism initiatives. Our conference serves to address the issues faced by animals in tourism, by bringing in fresh perspectives and emerging voices.

Designed to bring together scholarship and advocacy to better the lives of animals in tourism- this year's EVAT conference builds upon the success of the 2022 inaugural event by furthering global representation. This year’s conference is therefore scheduled across three days and anchored in three time zones to accommodate attendees and speakers from across the world:


March 8th: The Americas (starting noon EST)

March 9th:: Europe and Africa (starting noon GMT)

March 10th: Asia-Pacific (starting noon JST)


Topics of discussion include, but are not limited to: animal welfare, animal ethics, cultural heritage, conservation, media, consumption, tradition and religion. Conference talks encompass a wide range of species issues (concerning invertebrates, fish, birds, reptiles and mammals) across tourism types (including animal-encounters, eco-tourism, animal-based sports and zoos).

EVAT 2023 presenters include animal studies and tourism scholars, industry professionals, journalists, poets, and international animal NGOs; thus, we provide a platform for participants from varying disciplines and at varying career stages to come together and discuss the issues faced by animals in tourism. Through our event, we promote and open the way for the development of transdisciplinary collaborative praxis with reach beyond the conference walls. 

For a full program of the event click here

And to register, click here.

For any queries concerning the event or registration, please contact the organizers- Dr Carol Kline and Jes Hooper by email: with the subject title “EVAT23”.


  • $15 for emerging and early career scholars 
    • (e.g. students, recent graduates and independent scholars), 
  • $50 for established scholars and industry professionals
    • (e.g. pre-2018 graduates)
  • $125 for unlimited attendees 
    • (e.g. for Professors, NGOs or industry businesses who wish to open up the conference to their students, staff, or colleagues).

*Registered attendees will receive a link to join each day of the event along with recordings after the event.