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Get Vida Vegan Con in your hands!

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Happy one mere week ’til Vida Vegan Con III! As you hopefully caught on our Instagram feed (follow along with @vidavegancon for behind-and-in-front of the scenes updates!), we’re going an extra step for our third conference with a digital conference platform. This means you have a free handy-dandy guide with all of our class info, official and unofficial events, speaker bios and all the Vegan Bazaar info you can handle.

This Sched.org site is for all full weekend registrants, where you can plan your conference schedule (not an obligation, with the exception of Amey’s Zine Workshop) from an interactive, super up-to-date platform on your own smart phone or tablet. In fact, as  full weekend attendees, you should have received an email earlier today to get things started!

It’s easy: Turn on your device. Open this very link: https://vidavegancon.sched.org.

This will prompt you to bookmark onto your home screen. Go for it! Make a quick account, and start exploring!

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 Photo by Julia.

See you all next week in Austin!!

Advance signup for Amey’s Zine Workshop at Vida Vegan Con III!

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Amey Mathews.VVC speakersHello, everyone! Here is the required advance sign-up for Amey Mathew’s  Zine Workshop at Vida Vegan Con.

This extended workshop will be held through a break and into a second session period on Saturday morning at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center. This is the only class that politely asks for advance sign-up (although you’ll be able to RSVP to others on our upcoming app). Amey would like to connect with you all ahead of time. This will be an intimate workshop, with 11-15 attendees.

You can catch up with Amey with this VVC Speaker Series interview.

Reminder: Vida Vegan Con III is now sold out of full weekend tickets, but you can join us at Friday’s opening day Vegan Bazaar! See you all so soon!

Presenting the Vida Vegan Con III T-Shirts, designed by Herbivore’s Josh Hooten!

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When we asked Herbivore’s Josh Hooten to design our Vegan Bazaar postcards and were introduced to this charming armadillo, we thought the same thing so many of you did: “I need that on a t-shirt!

And gosh, sometimes dreams do come true: We’ve got our favorite Vida Vegan Con T-Shirts yet!

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This year, we’ve ordered a few slightly different standard (but awesome) T-Shirt styles in both Unisex and “Ladies” in an array of sizes. Yay! Click on the sizing links below to figure out more on what you’d like to pick up during VVC weekend.

More on sizing & shirt styles in store:

Anvil Ringspun Lightweight 980

Portland & Company Ladies Essential Ringspun 150

Bella + Canvas Relaxed Jersey 6400 

All shirts are solid black (via Portland’s Ink Brigade) and will be available via cash or card on all 3 days of the ‘Con. Pricing to follow.

Please note: we are not doing any pre-orders. The T-Shirts will be sold out at the VVC merch table during Friday’s Vegan Bazaar (first come, first served!!) and again on Saturday and Sunday during the conference happenings.  Any remaining will be sold online afterwards.

Go ahead, rock the armadillo and own a piece of VVC…forever!

Full Weekend Tickets Sold Out, Head to the Vegan Bazaar!

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The murmurs are true. With 14 days until Vida Vegan Con III hits Austin, we can proudly announce that we’re sold out of full weekend registrations! Thank you all so, so, so much!

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We truly appreciate our attendees so: all of you who’ve been before and wanted to return, and all of those who’ve decided to join us for the first time this year at our final conference. We’ll see you all in 2 weeks…or sooner! [Seriously, Jess here, posting this from Bouldin Creek over coffee & tofu ren]

If you missed out and you’re super serious about wanting to join us, we suggest you do one or more of the following:

  1. Tweet @vidavegancon and let us know you’re looking for a ticket and we’ll re-share, in case there’s someone who can no longer make it. Make sure to use #vidavegancon
  2. Write on our VVC Facebook wall or leave a comment on our updates over there or on Instagram, so folks can see you’re on the look for a ticket!
  3. Leave a comment on this post below, with your contact info or twitter @user.

Disclaimer: It’s important to know that Vida Vegan Con does not offers refunds or cancellations. All ticket transfers are done independently and are your own responsibilities. Once a transfer is complete, all you need to do is email info@vidavegancon.com both parties’ names, the new attendee’s name, and your contact emails. After that, we’ll add the new party to our door list and send out a confirmation email. Please make all transfer 72 hours before the ‘Con, so we can finalize our door list!

THIS IS AWESOME: For the first time ever, we’re mixing things up and opening up an entire day of the ‘Con experience for the Vegan Bazaar.

This means that IF YOU MISSED OUT on grabbing a ticket, or don’t have the entire weekend free, or it’s just not feasible to purchase registration, take that time off of work and fly out here, or you’re just looking for something fun and deliciously vegan to do one afternoon: You can still attend our Vegan Bazaar!

Vida Vegan Con presents Vegan Bazaar

ALL ABOUT THE VEGAN BAZAAR: The new festival offers a taste of Vida Vegan Con, where you can meet all of our vendors at once (at last count, over 70!), get your sample on, watch live demos by the “Queen of Vegan DessertsFran Costigan, and Bianca Phillips of Vegan Crunk, take in special talks from best-selling cookbook author Terry Hope Romero of Vegan Latina and Gene Baur of Farm Sanctuary, and learn from Joanna Vaught’s Vegan Family + Parenting panel, and just “How We Made Austin Awesome“, with moderator Stephanie Bogdanich, aka “Lazy Smurf“.

Plus, we’ll have at least four food trucks with special menus right parked outside The Marchesa’s door: Cool Beans, Arlo’s, Sadie B. Foods and The Vegan Nom!

Grab your tickets to Friday’s Vegan Bazaar right now and save $6 off advance admission with the discount code “TOFUTACO“, which is good until Sunday morning, 5/17.

WANT A TABLE? We’re still open for vendors of all types & sizes. Email us info@vidavegancon.com for more info.

YOU SHOULD KNOW: The Vegan Bazaar is included for all Vida Vegan Con attendees and speakers, who receive an exclusive first hour from noon-1pm during the Miyoko’s Kitchen Mixer, with Miyoko Schinner & crew (who will be there all day, too)! RSVP on Facebook. The entire event is open to the public from 1pm-7pm.

Come hungry & bring a bag for any goodies you pick up!

Vida Vegan Con III adds Gene Baur and Ayinde Howell to lineup!

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As if you needed one more reason to join us at Vida Vegan Con later this month (and well, we’re talking about one more full weekend registration spot remaining as of this very afternoon!), you’ve now got two!

We’ve been keeping these amazing vegan fellas under wraps for quite some time now, as we finalized our action-packed, three-day schedule of events, and there’s no better time than now to announce the crazy big news:

Gene Baur and Ayinde Howell have joined to complete our Vida Vegan Con lineup!!!!

More about these vegan wonders:

Ayinde Howell is the co-author of 2014’s stellar cookbook, The Lusty Vegan: A Cookbook and Relationship Manifesto for Vegans and Those Who Love Them, and we bet you’ve heard of his long-running, eclectic vegan website, ieatgrass.com. In addition to serving as the website’s Editor in Chief, Ayinde is the owner and chef of acclaimed culinary-event focused company, Wildflower, and host of the new vegan cooking series “Like a Vegan” on Ulive.com. Ayinde’s hit recipes have appeared in The New York Times, VegNews Magazine and Essence, among others. This multi-talented vegan force joins our 2015 lineup for a very special class: talking energy, idea-growth, charisma and serious goals in Entrepreneuralim 2.0: Consistency.

Most recently featured on the one-and-only Daily Show discussing the purpose and benefits of eating mindfully, Gene Baur is a widely respected activist, author and the co-founder and president of Farm Sanctuary, America’s leading farm animal protection organization. Gene published his first book Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food, in 2008, and it’s much-anticipated follow-up, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life, arrived just last month. Gene has been described as “the conscience of the food movement” by TIME magazine, and will be no doubt be inspiring both of our audiences in just over two weeks, with a Welcome Address during Friday’s Vegan Bazaar (which is open to the public and has plenty of room for more attendees!) and his solo presentation on Saturday morning during our early conference sessions, entitled The Paths to a Mindful Life.

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Don’t miss out!

Check out our:

 2015 Conference Agenda

Full Speaker Lineup

& grab your spot for our Vegan Bazaar or better yet — the final Vida Vegan Con Weekend!

Three Spots Remain for Vida Vegan Con!

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Oh, goodness! We’re now twenty days away from the very final* Vida Vegan Con!

Here’s one big heads up for all the folks who’ve been contemplating attending the very best vegan-packed weekend of their life (in our opinion, of course):

THREE PRECIOUS TICKETS REMAIN!

ONE TICKET REMAINS, KIDS!

Those are full, glorious weekend registrations, which get you into Friday’s opening day Vegan Bazaar an exclusive hour early for Miyoko’s Kitchen Mixer with plenty of freaking delicious cultured nut cheeses & early access to all our vendors and food trucks, and Saturday and Sunday’s full day of intensive classes, panels, workshops and four surely epic vegan meal buffets. See the full weekend agenda for all the beautiful details.

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  • All three days of official conference happenings, May 29-31, 2015, including Friday’s Vegan Bazaar
  • Two full days of intensive panels, presentations , breakouts and hands-on workshops, featuring 25+ badass, vegan speakers from all walks of life & expertise
  • Complimentary attendance + exclusive pre-hour of Miyoko’s Kitchen Hour at Friday’s newVegan Bazaar
  • Official VVC SWAG Bag-Of-Wonder (pick up on Saturday)
  • Four epic vegan meal buffets, including more tacos than you could possibly imagine!
  • Four seriously tasty snack + coffee breaks
  • & Friends 4 Eva!

 

Thanks for being a part of the final experience! Check out our 2015 Speakers+ Full Conference Agenda. Here’s a glimpse below:

Reserve your ticket this way, baby.

*Tis true. Read this heartfelt post for more.

10 Tickets Remain for final Vida Vegan Con!

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Listen up, folks.

We’re here to announce that there are ten mere full weekend tickets remaining to join the final….VIDA VEGAN CON III !

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Your registration includes:

  • All three days of official conference happenings, May 29-31, 2015, including Friday’s Vegan Bazaar
  • Two full days of intensive panels, presentations , breakouts and hands-on workshops, featuring 25+ badass, vegan speakers from all walks of life & expertise
  • Complimentary attendance + exclusive pre-hour of Miyoko’s Kitchen Hour at Friday’s new Vegan Bazaar
  • Official VVC SWAG Bag-Of-Wonder (pick up on Saturday)
  • Four epic vegan meal buffets, including more tacos than you could possibly imagine!
  • Four seriously tasty snack + coffee breaks
  • & Friends 4 Eva!

Thanks for being a part of the final experience! Check out our 2015 Speakers + Full Conference Agenda.

Reserve your ticket this way, baby.

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