Early registration is now available for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 12th annual Stakeholders Summit May 1-2 in Arlington, Va.

This year, the Alliance’s showcase event will explore the theme of “Activists at the Door: Protecting Animals, Farms, Food and Consumer Confidence."

The Summit is a one-of-a-kind conference that is attended by a diverse group of decision makers, including representatives from farms, ranches, food processors, restaurants, grocery stores, legislators, universities and government agencies. The Alliance welcomes Tom Brand, Executive Director of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting, as the 2013 Summit moderator.

Video and audio recordings from the 2012 Summit are available online. The 2012 Summit explored the role tradition and technology play in modern agriculture.

Early registration for the one-and-a-half day event is $325 for Alliance members and $375 for non-members, $275 for those in government or academia. Media and students interested in registering should contact Emily Meredith. Registration materials and a full event schedule (as of February 15, 2013) can be found on the Summit website.

The Summit will again be held at the Westin Arlington Gateway Hotel. Rooms are available at a special group rate of $249 per night on the hotel’s website or by calling (703) 717-6200.

This year’s Summit will be social! Summit updates will be posted on the Alliance’s Facebook page  and attendees are also encouraged to tweet about the event using the hashtag #AAA13.

For general questions about the Summit please contact summit@animalagalliance.org or call (703) 562-5160.