For those taking an active part in the congress, for example, by giving talks, workshops or holding panel debates, we offer free admission. Please send submissions for contributions to the program to care-program (at) vgt.at. We will do our very best to include all well thought out ideas in the program. Should the program become too full, we may ask contributors to combine issues where possible to ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to have their issue included.
Those reliably helping out during the conference with jobs such as door supervision, moderating. taking responsibility for the sound or taking care of the info-stand also have free admission on the day that they help out. Please contact events (at) vgt.at in advance for coordination.
Options for Program Contributions
- A 10 minute introduction talk followed by a 40 minute discussion. If more than one person submits the same issue, a further introduction talk can be given. Total time: 50 minutes.
- A talk lasts approximately 40 minutes with a further 10 minutes for discussion. Total time: 50 minutes.
- Panel debate
- A discussion with several speakers and a moderator. Particularly relevant issues can be given a double program session.
- Submissions to take part in the planned art exhibition can be made up until 31 August 2017 to events (at) vgt.at.
- Film screening
- It is also possible to screen films coupled with a discussion.
If I have given a lot of thought to a particular issue and I think my ideas are of interest to others then I can submit this as a talk. If I want as many other people as possible to air their views on an issue that is imortant to me, then a workshop is the best format. If there are opposing views on an issue that are held by various groups or individuals then I should submit this issue as a panel debate in which respective representatives can each make their case.
Please forward this call for contributions to all people, groups, organisations, email lists and social networks in the animal welfare/animal rights scene!
Tips for screen presentations
Our experience shows that the technical side of things works best if presenters bring their own laptops, since they know best how they work. We ask all presenters to test their equipment beforehand. Please take a few minutes to read the following speakers' information through:
We only have HDMI- and VGA- cables in standard size. People with mini or micro versions of these or any other connectors should bring their own adaptors.
- Using one of our laptops
If needed we can supply laptops for presentations. Because of security concerns we do not use Microsoft or Apple devices. Therefore, we can not guarantee that typical files created with software such as PowerPoint or Keynote can be displayed properly or at all on our devices. We recommend exporting your presentations to PDF (or even to images) in order to ensure your presentation can be shown on any system without technical problems.
At least in the main hall (Don Bosco Saal) audio-playback on computers is possible. Your device needs to have a normal headphone jack. There are plenty file formats for video. Many are not easily playable on all devices. Because of that we recommend that you use MP4 or AVI (H.264 codec) for video files. For audio playback please use either OGG, FLAC, WAV or MP3!
Please don't panic! There will be a team of volunteers at the venue, dedicated to helping you overcome technical problems. If you have technical questions before the conference, please write an email to to events (at) vgt.at. We will answer them as soon as possible.
Filming of talks and photographing during CARE
We aim to film as many of the CARE talks as possible and plan to make them freely available without any copyright restrictions. While we intend to film only the speakers, we can't guarantee that people in the audience wont be recognisable. We therefore ask those people who would rather not appear in film material to sit away from where the camera is filming.
When participants arrive at the reception, they will be offered symbols which they can wear to signal that they don't want to be filmed or photographed. This should go some way towards reducing the likelihood of of this happening. The symbols will also help by making it possible to edit the material to make people anonymous before we publish it.
We want to point out that the CARE conference is a public event. In times of omnipresent mobile phones with a wide range of multimedia functions, we can not ensure that attendees will not be recognisable in media created by other attendees at the event.
With this in mind, we ask all attendees to act responsibly and not create or make publicly available media that may compromise others privacy.
Constructive Congress Atmosphere
In order to ensure open discussion we need an atmosphere of unconditional respect between participants, speakers and their respective opinions.
There will be no admission to the congress for persons known to be active in giving police information about the animal rights movement or individuals in it.