We put out the call. We read the submissions. We talked. We made spreadsheets. We talked some more. We used and abused a dry-erase board… You simply cannot imagine how hard it was for us to narrow down our speaker lineup. Such amazing talent. Such fantastic voices. Why can’t Vida Vegan Con be a week long?! (Seriously, Google, how about sponsoring us?)
But we’ve done it, and now we can’t wait to share it with you! Each week we’ll feature a handful of speakers, with a teaser of what sort of expertise they’ll be sharing with you (to supplement the class topics sneak peek we posted last week).
As in past years, we’ve curated this lineup of activists, authors, smartypantses, and other leaders in their fields to share with you their skills, their unique voices, and their ability to inspire.
So here they are, in randomly random order, your first handful of Vida Vegan Con III speakers:
Susan Voisin, of Fat Free Vegan.
An overwhelming crowd favorite from VVC2013, Susan will be teaching us post-processing for food photography—how to fix almost anything with software. She’ll also be sharing teaching duties in a class on monetizing your blog.
Sasha Perry, of Strongest Hearts.
New to VVC, Sasha is a veteran filmmaker who was recently a producer and shooter (the camera kind!) on a little show called “Whale Wars” on Animal Planet. Sasha will be presenting on video and film as activism through storytelling. Get ready to get inspired!
Ginny Messina, of The Vegan RD.
Ginny’s back for her third round of VVC, and we couldn’t be more honored to bring you arguably the best-respected voice in vegan nutrition. This year she’ll be talking about a super hot topic, preventing ex-vegans.
Tashina Combs, of Logical Harmony.
Tashina has become the go-to resource for vegan cosmetics and bodycare and we’re glad to welcome her to her first time speaking at VVC. She’ll be teaching us about the difference between cruelty-free and vegan cosmetics, what to look for, what questions to ask, and who you can trust.
Brian Patton, of The Sexy Vegan.
Cookbook author, podcaster, and the 2013 Vida Vegan Galarama host, Brian is presenting his first VVC class this year. He’ll be breaking down social media and teaching us how to tweet like you give a damn.
There you have it, round one, with so much more to come! Ready to register? Especially as we announce speakers, these tickets are gonna go fast. Put in for your vacation time and reserve your spot today!
Vida Vegan Con III ∗ May 29-31, 2015 ∗ Austin, TX
Hey, all! The Galarama soiree is tonight!
Advance tickets sales are now over, but there will be tickets for $20 at the door. Bring your local friends and plus-ones!
Here’s our bar menu reposted from Galarama.org:
#Galarama Bar Menu
Featured Cocktail & Mocktail: So Delicious Creamsicle
$6/ $4 (sans vodka)
Grain-free vodka, mandarin Jarritos (or soda of choice), orange juice,
splash of So Delicious coconut creamer. Over ice.
Grain-Free Vodka + Choice Of:
Cranberry Hot Lips Soda
Orange Mango Spindrift Soda
Lemonade Sprindrift Soda
Grapefruit Sprindrift Soda
Spindrift Raspberry Lime Seltzer Water
Root Beer or Soda Float $4*
with any of the above flavors and a scoop of So Delicious Vanilla Ice Cream
*Made with Vodka $6
***Any drink in keepsake VVC mug $10***
Beer + Wine
BridgePort Summer Squeeze (bottle) $4
Vegan Wine (Red or White) $5
Loise d’ Estree Brut Sparkling Wine $20
Jello Shots! $3 or 2 for $5
assorted flavors ~ vegan, organic, made with Monopolowa grain-free vodka
Bottle of Spindrift, Hot Lips or Jarritos Soda $2
Plus: The Sexy Vegan, Tandem Treats, Taco Pedaler, Artisan Vegan Cheeses from Miyoko Schinner, Eastside Distilling, our exciting Silent Auction for Chimp Sanctuary Northwest, and the So Delicious Ice Cream Spectacular.
Location (!!): Staver Locomotive, our unique home for the evening, is located at 2537 NW 29th Portland, OR 97210 Trimet.org #15 bus and Portland Streetcar to NW 23rd. Use the Trimet TripPlanner to easily figure it out! There is street parking and free parking in the Powells Warehouse lot.