This has its own page, but we wanted to talk to y’all about it in a more intimate blog setting.
From day one, we wanted to use this conference as a way to funnel some funds into the hands of animal sanctuaries. We’ve done that by devoting 5% of all registration fees to sanctuaries, and we’re holding a Silent Auction as part of our Saturday night celebration. We’ve chosen Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary as the beneficiary of that Silent Auction. (We’re also peeling off a bit of the Galarama ticket price for them.) We’re so excited to have them, and we’re happy to say Woodstock Co-Founder and Director Jenny Brown will be with us to talk to you about their mission.
We hope you can all join us. Conference speakers and registrants are already on our door list—you get in free! Our venue, Ambridge Event Center, is a pretty decent size, so we have opened it up to the public. Registrants, if you’re traveling with a buddy, you can purchase a ticket for them here. (That goes for you folks who didn’t get into the conference, too—public means public!)
Public admission is $25 (or $30 at the door, if they’re still available) and includes vegan bites from the (vegan) caterer, Sizzle Pie, Gardein, Daiya, and Upton’s Naturals, among others, one drink (BridgePort beer, cocktails or mocktails, or wine from The Vegan Vine), and <insert drumroll and anticipatory murmur of the crowd here> the Coconut Bliss sundae bar! Oh, and you’re entered to win door prizes! And we’re still working up more fun surprises! The event is all ages, but no drinking for the minors so bring your ID.
Intimidated by the Galarama idea? Don’t be! We’re pretty sure we’ll be seeing everything from hoodies and jeans to red-carpet dresses (dresses you’d see on the red carpet, not dresses made of red shag…no, wait! I call it! Nobody else can wear a rug dress!).
If you happen to be the owner of a company or a maker of things, we’d love to feature your wares/services as auction or door prize items. If not, spread the word and maybe you’ll reach one. The more cool stuff we get the more animals Woodstock can care for. To donate, fill out this form.
See you there!