A Very Special Vida Vegan Con 2013 Speaker Preview

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Psssst….between us, we received over 100 submissions when we posted our open call for speakers for the second Vida Vegan Con, in May 2013. The decision-making was SUCH hard work and an ongoing process for several weeks after the deadline closed (this was May 1, 2012—over a year in advance!) We wanted a smaller pool of speakers vs. our 2012 conference, to open more opportunities for our wonderful speakers to share their thoughts, and we now have an utterly amazing list of talented individuals we are stoked to reveal soon.

With that, we thought it was time to more-than-officially leak a few names, because if you’re like us organizers, any whisper of Vida Vegan news is always exciting.

Reflecting the grand list (which will be posted on its own page later this summer, we promise), these folks are passionate individuals who you may recognize as authors, speakers, community leaders, witty writers, bloggers, activists, hosts, 2011 speakers, new folks we’re thrilled to add, and delightful combinations of all and any of the above.

Vida Vegan presents the following speakers  for our second conference (in no particular order):

Laura Beck, Vegansaurus
Ginny Messina, The Vegan RD
Hannah Kaminsky, Bittersweet Blog
Jasmin Singer and Mariann Sullivan, Our Hen House
Bianca Phillips, Vegan Crunk
Lisa Pitman, Vegan Culinary Crusade
Joni Marie Newman, Just The Food
John McDevitt, The Laziest Vegans
Nava Atlas, VegKitchen
Maeve Connor, Heartichoke Supper Club
Nicole Sopko, Vegan Things I Like
Sayward Rebhal, Bonzai Aphrodite
Erika Larson, The Cosmopolitan Hour
Leigh-Chantelle Koch, Viva La Vegan
Kelly Peloza, The Vegan Cookie Connoisseur
Gena Hamshaw, Choosing Raw

And this is just a sneak peak at the full lineup. More to come! With handy links & all. Tickets (and scholarships!) are still available over here.

See you all back in Portland in May!

If you’re interested in speaking at the August 2014 conference in Chicago, IL, stay tuned for the open call! No need to email us at this time.