The Vegan Academy

A diverse number of topics surrounding the whole vegan ethos will be explored in this section; located on the Lower Floor in the Syndicate Wing

Timetable

Saturday

12:00pm

How to Create a Vegan World Together

Earthling Ed

Through discussing personal experiences and the real world implications of animal exploitation, the talk will delve into how we can[…]

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Earthling Ed

1:00pm

Veganism And The Media: What do we want and how do we get it?

Chas Newkey-Burden, Maria Chiorando

Veganism has never been of more interest to the media, but what does the movement want from the media –[…]

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Chas Newkey-Burden

Maria Chiorando

2:00pm

Global Sustainability: The Animal Agricultural Industry And The Economy

Adam Drage

Adam will look at how the driving values of our current socioeconomic model are shaping the animal agriculture industry and[…]

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Adam Drage

3:00pm

Power, Privilege and Veganism: Learning and Unlearning

Trent Grassian

How do our identities and experiences intersect with our vegan identities and how do they affect the way we engage[…]

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Trent Grassian

4:00pm

The Rise of Veganism: More than just a Trend?

Kerry McCarthy MP

How do we ensure that being vegan is not just seen as a personal ‘lifestyle choice’, but as an ethical[…]

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Kerry McCarthy MP

5:00pm

How To Raise a Conscious Vegan Child (BSL interpretation available)

Deepa Devlukia

Deepa Devlukia – conscious parenting coach, film maker and vegan parent – will be talking about raising a vegan child[…]

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Deepa Devlukia

Sunday

11:00am

How to organise a small community vegan fair

Helen Wright

I have organised two small vegan fairs, in Surrey, over the last 16 months, and would like to share my[…]

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Helen Wright

12:00pm

How I Healed My Eating Disorder Using My Vegan Mindset

Vegan Chef Day

After years of struggling with emotional battles around food Chef Day went on a three year journey to discover how[…]

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Vegan Chef Day

1:00pm

Minding Our Mental Health

Sandra Higgins

Working as a vegan educator and animal rights activist can be psychologically challenging. Sandra has over two decades of clinical[…]

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Sandra Higgins

2:00pm

How you can use your position to become a positive role model for veganism

Anneka Svenska, Annie Robertson Connolly, Carla Fraser, Dan Richardson, Daryna Milgevska, Heidi Mumford-Yeo

Media savvy vegans ‘Angels for the Innocent Foundation’ are bringing a supersonic, celebrity panel to VegfestUK to talk about how[…]

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Anneka Svenska

Annie Robertson Connolly

Carla Fraser

Dan Richardson

Daryna Milgevska

Heidi Mumford-Yeo

3:00pm

Veganism On The Map - How Do We Best Represent It?

Vegan Geezer

Exploring how veganism has become established within the mainstream, how it is viewed by others, and the different forms of[…]

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Vegan Geezer

4:00pm

Deepening Your Understanding of Veganism

Daniel Kidby

In order to effectively fight for animal liberation we need to have a clear understanding of the nature and causes of[…]

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Daniel Kidby