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Schedule


Talks - Lifestyle & Campaigns

Taking place in the Syndicate Wing on the first floor of the venue

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Saturday

12.00 - Kim Stallwood - Animal Rights Explained

1.00 - Kate Fowler - Reasons to be Cheerful (Part I)

2.00 - Lisa Mitchinson (Wood Green) - A spotlight on the nations unwanted pets and what this means for rehoming centres

3.00 - Jasmijn de Boo (the Vegan Society) - Vegan Business, Brand and the Bottom Line - Trends and Success Stories

4.00 - Justin Kerswell & Jane Easton (Viva!) - 30 Day Vegan: improve your life in just one month

5.00 - Jess Lewis and Matt CumminsMeat Eaters Diary - Carnivore to Vegan. Matt's Story...

6.15 - The Vegan Society - Becoming a Trustee

 

Sunday

12.00 - Jessie Treverton - Sea Shepherd local campaigns

1.00 - Dominic DyerFrom Badgers to Elephants: standing up for wildlife at home & abroad

2.00 - Max Tuck - Fuelling your active lifestyle – essential elements to help you get more from your workouts, recover faster and feel amazing

3.00 - Hunt Saboteurs Association - Hunt Sabotage in the 21st Century

4.00 - Victoria Eisermann and Pola Pospieszalska - Vegan ethics and dog rescue

 

Saturday

12.00 - Kim Stallwood - Animal Rights Explained

What does animal rights mean? Is it the same as animal welfare? How different are moral rights and legal rights? Which organisations should I support? Is being a vegan compulsory? Bring your questions, along with your tips on how to be a more effective campaigner, to this interactive workshop.  

http://www.kimstallwood.com/

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1.00 - Kate Fowler - Reasons to be Cheerful (Part I)

In a world where animals are seen as commodities and their suffering is institutionalised, are there any reasons at all to celebrate? Animal Aid’s Kate Fowler thinks so. Come and enjoy some of the positive outcomes of campaigning from the local to the national level. This is a gripe-free zone!

www.animalaid.org.uk

Twitter: @KatFow

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2.00 - Lisa Mitchinson (Wood Green) - A spotlight on the nations unwanted pets and what this means for rehoming centres

We can have everything we want, when we want it, but is this always a good thing?  Wood Green, The Animals Charity is at the forefront of the crisis facing the nation’s homeless and abandoned pets so, with a focus on dogs, discusses the rationale behind stray populations and the challenges facing rehoming centres today.

www.woodgreen.org.uk

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3.00 - Jasmijn de Boo (the Vegan Society) - Vegan Business, Brand and the Bottom Line - Trends and Success Stories

The Vegan Society CEO, Jasmijn de Boo, will talk about labelling of vegan products and the vegan trademark, which was launched 25 years ago. She will also discuss worldwide examples of the growth in vegan business, case studies of vegan brands and factors that affect the bottom line. How do you see the future of vegan business?

www.thevegansociety.com
https://twitter.com/jasmijndeboo
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/jasmijn-de-boo

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4.00 - Justin Kerswell & Jane Easton30 Day Vegan: improve your life in just one month

Viva! have recently launched their incredibly successful and totally free 30 Day Vegan programme to help people make the switch to a healthier, happier and kinder diet. An informative and fun talk/workshop to discuss ways to go and stay vegan and how easy and rewarding it is. With Viva!’s food and cookery co-ordinator Jane Easton and Viva! campaigns manager Justin Kerswell. Sign up to go vegan for a month at www.viva.org.uk/30dayvegan






5.00 - Jess Lewis and Matt Cummins - Meat Eaters Diary - Carnivore to Vegan. Matt's Story...

Matt Cummins is a vegan boxer from London. He grew up a self confessed carnivore and swore he could never have a diet without meat.  

Then when Matt reached his late twenties, Matt was overweight, depressed and suffering from health problems such as high blood pressure and psoriasis which were all linked to an unhealthy lifestyle - Matt realised he had to make changes.

What started was an amazing journey and transformation back to health, that saw Matt become a  Champion Thai Boxer, Vegan and Spiritualist.  Today Matt is a co-organiser of Gathering of Minds and will share his story..

Ourgom.com

Facebook.com/GatheringofMinds

Twiter.com/Gathering_Minds

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6.15 - The Vegan Society - Becoming a Trustee

A chance to find out about contributing to the governance of The Vegan Society. 

With an introduction by CEO Jasmijn De Boo.

www.vegansociety.com

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Sunday

12.00 - Jessie Treverton - Sea Shepherd local campaigns

Jessie will speak about the Sea shepherd conservation society and its many campaigns around the world but with a particular emphasis on more local campaigns including the ongoing UK seal protection campaign and the Faroe Islands campaign to stop the annual slaughter of small citation.








1.00 - Dominic Dyer - From Badgers to Elephants: standing up for wildlife at home & abroad 

Dominic Dyer CEO Badger Trust & Policy Advisor to the Born Free Foundation & Care for Wild will provide an overview of his work as a writer, broadcaster & campaigner for wildlife protection & animal welfare on a UK & International basis 

He will focus on his work as a leading figure in the anti badger cull campaign and his work on international issues including the ivory & rhino horn trade & dolphin slaughter & exploitation for marine parks 







2.00 - Max Tuck - Fuelling your active lifestyle – essential elements to help you get more from your workouts, recover faster and feel amazing

Join scientist and vegan/living foods expert Max Tuck as she guides you on a fascinating tour of the human body and what it needs for optimal performance. Whether you're a performance athlete or just getting started with a healthier lifestyle, you'll gain valuable insight into how your food choices affect every aspect of your health.







3.00 - Hunt Saboteurs Association - Hunt Sabotage in the 21st Century

The Hunt Saboteurs Association will give a brief history of 50 years of hunt sabotage and what has happened in the 10 years since the ban on hunting with hounds. Plus a look at how attitudes are changing and what the future holds for hunting and the HSA. We will explain how supporters can get involved and help the fight against blood sports.


4.00 - Victoria Eisermann and Pola Pospieszalska - Vegan ethics and dog rescue

Victoria and Pola founded Vegan Angels last year as they want to inspire others to go Vegan for the animals, for their health and our planet. 

The ladies have been appointed VegfestUK official celebrity bloggers and vloggers and will be giving an informative talk about the work that they do with animals around the world and also telling you about their Vegan journey and revealing  their cruelty free beauty products and giving tips on health and fitness. They look forward to meeting you!

www.victoriaeisermann.com

k-9angels.org

www.facebook.com/theVeganAngels



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