Vida Vegan Con II

Heads up! VVC 2013 Is Almost Sold Out!

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What’s sadder than the last cookie? No cookie at all.

Yeah, so even with 100 more registrant spots this year, we’re still running out of space for y’all. Wow. Our handy little PayPal inventory alert told us we are down to 30 tickets for our three-day weekend of learning and funning and eating and sharing.

They’re still available here—but we don’t want to rush you. Make sure you read through the registration info and double-check your calendars, because these are nonrefundable tickets.

Not sure about lodging and transportation? Find more information (and a ton of helpful links) on our Travel & Lodging pages. And if your questions aren’t answered on our FAQ page, email us at VidaVeganConference @ gmail . com.

For those of you who already registered, we’ll see you in May!

Design the 2013 Vida Vegan Con T-Shirt!

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Update: We will be unveiling the winner soon!

Hey, You!
Design the Vida Vegan Con II T-shirt!

When it gets down to it, not much is better than your favorite T-shirt, and we at Vida Vegan Con want to be that T-shirt! And we want YOU to help make that happen. So, we are holding a contest to design that very T-shirt!
This shirt will be available for pre-order and pickup at the conference registration desk—and limited online, too.

Here’s the deal…


Please email your design in PDF format by March 16, 2013, to

We ask that you include the final (as it can be) file and are open to ever so slight, teeny tiny modifications if need be. Vida Vegan logo and other information may be included in addition to your design on the front or back of T-shirt (one print location only). We’re thinking a dark shirt color, and it will likely be screen-printed.

We will pick our very favorite and share all submissions online for help along the way.

You need not be an attendee to enter!

Please include:

Vida Vegan Con II
Vida Vegan logo (see below) – or make a new one!

Consider including:

May 2013
May 24-26, 2013
Portland, OR
Portland, Oregon
Vegan Summer Camp
Vegan stuff!


Vida Vegan website profile,two tickets to the Saturday night Galarma & Silent Auction, fame, and of course, glory.

Here’s a little bit of official inspiration to get you going:

Vida Vegan Con Logo

VVC Badge

That’s it! For now….


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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

The Publishing Panel

2011 Vida Vegan Con speakers Kelly Peloza, yours truly, Leigh-Chantelle and Lauren Christensen

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Part of the ever-appropriate Reality, Identity & Blogging panel

Reality, Identity & Blogging Panel

The awesome Casa Bonita lunch buffet (please tell me someone else out there appreciates this silly reference)

Casa Bonita

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.

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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.