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12:30-1:00pm Arrival & Welcome

1:00-3:00 Session 1: Overview of Animal Farming in the U.S. and the Current Regulatory Environment

1:00-1:30 Introduction: How the American Legal System Protects Animal Food Producers, and the Consequences for Consumers and Animals

David Simon, Author, Meatonomics

1:30-2:30 Panel #1: Animal Welfare, Ag-Gag Laws, and the Need for Greater Transparency

Erica Meier, Executive Director, Compassion Over Killing

Paul Shapiro, Vice President, Farm Animal Protection, HSUS

Alexis Fox, Massachusetts State Director, HSUS (moderator)

2:30-3:00 Refreshments Break

3:00-4:00 Keynote Address: Findings, Recommendations, and Next Steps from The Pew Commission on Industrial Farm Animal Production

Robert Martin, Senior Policy Advisor, Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future

4:00-6:30 Session 2: The Future of Animal Farming

4:00-5:00 Panel #1: Regulating the Environmental Impacts of Animal Farming: Gaps, Overlaps, and Areas for Reform

Gregory Dain, Senior Assistant Regional Counsel, U.S. EPA Region 1

Matthew Hayek, PhD Candidate, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Erik Olson, Senior Strategic Director, Health and Food, Natural Resources Defense Council

Wendy Jacobs, Clinical Professor and Director, Harvard Law School Emmett Environmental Law and Policy Clinic (moderator)

5:00-5:30 Rise of the Super Bug: Antibiotic Overuse in Livestock

Liz Hallinan, Fellow, Animal Legal Defense Fund

5:30-6:30 Panel #2: Reducing Legal Barriers, Empowering Consumers, and Creating Pathways for Sustainably- and Humanely-Raised Meat

Claire Benjamin, Managing Director, Food Policy Action

Margiana Petersen-Rockney, Founder/Organizer, Young Farmer Network

Nathan Rosenberg, Fink Fellow, Natural Resources Defense Council

Baylen Linnekin, Executive Director, Keep Food Legal (moderator)

6:30-7:30 Reception