Whew, your friendly conference organizers are back from Austin, TX and diving right back into conference-planning hyperdrive! It’s not as if we stopped in Texas, of course, but we were there to research a new Vida Vegan possibility, see some friends, and eat a taco or two, or ten. And all the chips & salsa we could get our greedy hands on. Contemplating Vida Vegan Con II naturally has us reminiscing (and reflecting, analyzing, and so proud of) the very first Vida Vegan Con in 2011. It’s hard to believe it was over a year ago!
Here are some of our photo memories, shockingly somehow taken when the organizers took a moment to breathe or inhale more coffee and coconut creamer.
Isa Chandra Moskowitz moderates the 2011 Publishing Panel
2011 Vida Vegan Con speakers Kelly Peloza, yours truly, Leigh-Chantelle and Lauren Christensen
Part of the ever-appropriate Reality, Identity & Blogging panel
The awesome Casa Bonita lunch buffet (please tell me someone else out there appreciates this silly reference)
One of our lovely, super-duper appreciated assistants, Karla
More Casa Bonita: with all vegan, fresh, gluten-free, raw, soy-free, and nut-free options, of course
Here's Janessa saying something great and probably wishing she had a taco...
One of the truly definitive moments, during our opening night VegNews Cupcake & Champagne reception.
It totally speaks for itself. And now, well - the countdown is so, so on with 99 days remaining as of this post! Expect a bajillion Vida Vegan Con II updates coming your way, right here.