NYU's Animal Studies Initiative will host “Digital Animals,” a one-day conference addressing what changing technologies mean for animal protection, on Friday, February 20, 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. at NYU’s Hemmerdinger Hall

"Digital Animals" Conference--Feb. 20
"Digital Animals" Conference poster

Sessions will focus on: animal representation in digital media; how new technologies, including drones, can be used for animal protection; the risks that digital media can pose to animal welfare; and the role of digital activism.

Speakers will include: Tim Zimmerman, associate producer and co-writer of “Blackfish”; Pascaline Clerc, senior director of policy and advocacy for animal research issues at the Humane Society; Dan Fagin, a professor at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and winner of a 2014 Pulitzer Prize for his book “Tom’s River”; Izzie Lerer, founder and editor-at-large of “The Dodo,” a digital platform for animal news; and others.

For a complete schedule of speakers and sessions, please go to digitalanimals.org.

The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at the event's website. For more information, please call 212.992.7470. Subways: N, R (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place).

Reporters interested in attending must contact James Devitt, NYU’s deputy director for media relations, at 212.998.6808 or james.devitt@nyu.edu.

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