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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 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.

2013 Vida Vegan Tickets!

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Hi folks!

First up, a big THANK YOU to all 100 excited Early Bird ticketholders!

Our pre-registration tickets sold out in under 24 hours (23 hours and 33 minutes, in case you were counting), and it blows us away!

Don’t fret—this simply means that our general registration is now open.

Tickets to the now-three-day, full weekend event that will be Vida Vegan Con are available RIGHT HERE (and have been selling!). Come on—May 24-26, 2013, just wouldn’t be the same without you.

If you’ve never been to Portland, Oregon, or Vida Vegan Con for that matter, why not make  trip out of it? Surely, we can think of a few reasons. Just check out last year’s official and immense vegan-friendly VVC google map (which will be updated for 2013, of course).

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Here’s some handy inspiration from our past and future attendees:

Get giddy with: Fresh Young Coconut,  Going Vegan, Shiny Happy Vegan and more as they come!
We’re gonna need a few more registration tables this time around….
2011 Vida Vegan Con SWAG Bag of Wonder

See you in 2013!

Registration is Live!

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Hey folks!


Registration is live!

To purchase your nonrefundable ticket to Vida Vegan 2013, click here.

(UPDATE: Early Bird Registration has sold out—100 tickets in less than 24 hours! Regular Registration is still available.)

The best weekend of 2013!

See you in 2013!

Upcoming: Pre-Registration Info for Vida Vegan Con 2013

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Oh, hello!

This post is about REGISTRATION! That’s right, this is the registration post about Vida Vegan Con 2013. The one you’ve been waiting for. Note: For info regarding the Vida Vegan Tech Seminar in Seattle this November, stay tuned. (The tech seminar is a one-day concentration of as many tech-related Internet/blogging topics we can cram into one day—plus lunch!)

Tickets for Vida Vegan Con 2013 (May 24-26) at the Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, go on sale Sunday, July 1, 2012, at 12 noon PST. Tickets will be sold in the same manner as 2011; there will be a PayPal link posted on our website for you to follow and buy. Once 100 specially priced Early Bird tickets are sold, the remaining tickets will become available at full price.

A few nitty gritties:

No cancellations or refunds. We tried really hard to handle ticket transfers and a waiting list last year and spent a gazillion hours trying to keep it fair and easy for you. We simply cannot do this again. Please think hard before you purchase your ticket. If an emergency does arise, we will attempt to help you find a buyer for your ticket, but we cannot take responsibility for it.

Scholarships: Like last year, we will offer two scholarship spots. (We really want everyone to be able to come!) If you do purchase a ticket and are awarded a scholarship, your ticket price will be refunded. Stay tuned for information on scholarship applications.

Sunday, July 1, 12 noon PST: Tickets go on sale on our website at the Early Bird rate of $200. We have 100 tickets in this range to release. When these specially priced tickets sell out, we’ll release the remaining tickets at full value, $280.

Also, we will reopen the Vida Vegan Con Bloggers Facebook group to new members.

Included in the price of your ticket:

  • Three full days of classes, workshops, panels, and discussions
  • Official conference meals
  • Gala attendance
  • Receptions
  • SWAG bag
  • Registration welcome bag
  • Program/Notebook

Not included in the price of your ticket:

  • Accommodation (we’ll have room block and lodging info up and available soon)
  • Off-site meals
  • Travel costs

We are so excited to see smiling happy returning faces and to meet new attendees and friends who come! It’s sure to be the three-day weekend of a lifetime.

Questions? Email us.

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