Speaker Spotlight Thursday: Grant Butler

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In February 2010, Grant Butler, food writer at The Oregonian (yes, print still exists, guys, geesh!), went vegan for a month in a self-described ‘”journalistic stunt”. (Read about his reasons here.)



A couple of years later, and here we are: Grant Butler is The Oregonian’s resident vegan, and he even moderated a couple of panels at 2011’s inaugural Vida Vegan Con. Attendees of The Dating and Mating Panel and The Nutrition Panel may remember his thoughtful and engaging questions.

When applications started rolling in for Vida Vegan Con 2013, Jess, Michele and I were stoked to see that Mr. Butler applied.

As a journalist, and a vegan professional working in a very non-vegan world, his proposals intrigued us and we’re really geekily excited to have him as a speaker for the 2013 conference.

His topics (stay tuned for class announcements, sooooon!) will be engaging, thoughtful and professional, just like the man himself.


Only seminally related, I saw a few weeks ago on his Facebook page the most delicious looking  vegan cinnamon rolls everrrrrrrrrrrrrr. If that man can bake like that, we want him involved in as many vegan events as he can stomach!



Tickets available for Vida Vegan 2013 here.

{and tickets still available for the Vida Vegan Tech Seminar in Seattle on November 3 here}

2 thoughts on “Speaker Spotlight Thursday: Grant Butler

    spabettie said:
    October 11, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I have loved following Grant’s journey and seeing him at vegan events around town… really happy he will be returning to VVC again as well!

    beachmama said:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Grant is making an intelligent choice. I’m 8+ years vegan have never missed any food I now do without. You’ll not only lose weight (if you eat mostly whole, unprocessed foods), you’ll have more energy and spunk in your step.

    Can’t wait to hear more from you!

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