Tech Seminar

Veggie Grill + Tech Seminar = We Can’t Wait!

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All you cats ‘n’ kittens out there who are deprived of Veggie Grill, we have one question for you: Have you registered for the Tech Seminar yet? Because if you did, you’re gonna be noshin’ on kale salad, gut-filling sandwiches, and some of the best dern carrot cake this side of the Mississip’. (Disclaimer: It could be walnut & chocolate chip cookies and/or pudding parfait instead of the carrot cake.)

That’s right, Veggie Grill has just signed on to sponsor lunch for this November’s Tech Seminar in Seattle! We couldn’t be more excited to share this with you. If you’ve never eaten there before, picture all your fast-food guilty pleasures from your pregan days…well, let’s just show you!

And here’s Janessa and Michele doing what they do best—deciding what to eat!

Wanted: Vegan Seminar Seeks Pacific Northwest Videoblogger & Podcaster

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Vida Vegan Seeking Radio- and Video-experienced Vegans for Tech Seminar

Are you a vegan living in the Pacific Northwest who just happens to know some of the ins and outs of videoblogging or radio/podcasting? Are you a blogger with a film degree? Are you an A/V professional? Do you have a passion for radio or habit of podcasting? Do you want to help others learn? Can you talk to Mac and PC users? Android and iPhone folk?

We want you!

Details: Vida Vegan HQ is finishing up our agenda for the first ever Vida Vegan Tech Seminar on November 3, 2012, at the Seattle Public Library. Other topics include Design Basics, Coding/Nuts-n-Bolts, and Social Media Marketing Mastery. You will be asked to prepare one 40-minute presentation on videoblogging or podcasting and be ready to field 10-15 minutes of Q&A. Laptop/PowerPoint use is welcome. We will also require a written piece to include in our coursebook, be it an outline of your presentation, equipment specs, or tips (we’ll help you with this!).

For consideration, please email VidaVeganConference@gmail.com with your qualifications by July 31, 2012. A small travel reimbursement is provided.

Thank you!

Tech Seminar Registration Is Open!

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Ready to get your nerd on? Registration is now open for our November 2012 Tech Seminar. Get the tools you need to bend the Internet to your will.

Find out all you need to know here!

(If you still haven’t registered for May 2013’s three-day Vida Vegan Con, you can do that over here.)

Vida Vegan Tech Seminar

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Hot on the heels of 2013 Con registration, we have more news for you!

It’s the Vida Vegan Seminar Series. These are going to be one-day seminars focusing on a single topic, with a small classroom and instructors prepared to make sure you leave for the day with a nice little skill set. We’ll space them out (between the conferences) and try to travel around a bit with them.

Our first seminar is set to take place this fall—Saturday, November 3, at the gorgeous Seattle Public Library, to be exact—and we’ll be diving into the technical aspects of Internet veganism: blogging and social media. At the end of the day, you will be armed with skills and resources to build a more effective online presence.

Classes will run one at a time, with lunch and snack breaks, and are set to include (we’re locking down our instructors and their specialties now):

  • Shooting & Sharing Video
  • Podcasting on a Budget
  • Strategic Social Media & Outreach
  • Design Basics & Tools
  • Blog Building, Coding & Hosting

We are limiting class size to 50 attendees so everyone gets ample Q&A time. Registration will open Friday, July 20, and is nonrefundable, no exceptions.

Interested? All the info is on the Tech Seminar page, which we’ll be updating as details are confirmed.

VVC updates

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Hello, vegans on the Internet!

We have a few updates in the Vida Vegan Con universe.

First up, a big thank you and Mmmm, miso BBQ sauce to all who attended last weekend’s Exquisite Dinner at Bridgeport BrewPub and helped us raise some cash and awareness for Merciful Maiden Critter Haven. We’d love to throw future vegan dinners in the future—please get in touch if you have an idea for a location or if you’d like to get your restaurant involved. Don’t be surprised if we take this series on the road one day. More photos of the dishes at the bottom of the post.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been hard at work, exiting the early planning stages of May 2013’s Vida Vegan Con II in Portland, Oregon, reviewing applications from potential speakers and poring over countless Google docs. In case you missed it, the dates and location are up, and registration will open this summer.

In addition to grand plans for 2013’s Vida Vegan Con, we started thinking…we wanted even more content and share a never-ending travel bug, so why not pick the brains of the Pacific Northwest Silicon Forest vegans for something special?

As usual, stay tuned…for the Vida Vegan Tech Seminar this Fall—November 3, 2012, to be exact, in downtown Seattle, Washington, at the stunning Seattle Public Library. Registration will open soon! Get in touch if you’d like to be involved.

And just one more thing: All three organizers are proud to announce our involvement with this summer’s annual International Food Bloggers Conference, Foodista, which just so happens to be this August in Portland. All three conference organizers and bloggers, Janessa, Jess & Michele, will be holding a Niche Blogging talk, and we’re told Nutiva Organic will be providing a special vegan breakfast on Sunday. Plus, Foodista is  offering a special discount to all friends of Vida Vegan Con for the month of May, which can be found here.

With that, here’s more from our first Exquisite Dinner:

Spinach Dip 

The Pub Trio: Wookie Wings with hot sauce, Mac & Cheese, Red Bean Slider

Every day’s better with a Wookie Wing.

The Standard: Lentil Loaf with Miso BBQ sauce, rice flour-battered sweet potato fries, grilled asparagus

Dessert: Rich Chocolate Cake with Porter ganache and raspberry butterfly