Vida Vegan Con II took place last weekend, May 24-26, in Portland, OR. Vida Vegan Con is the world's first international vegan blogging & social media conference. Below is a recap of who was there and what went down (from a non-attendee).
Vida Vegan Con is a professionally run, annual conference designed to celebrate, explore, and fine-tune the practice—and ever-growing community—of vegan bloggers and users. It's an action-packed weekend of workshops, discussion panels, speakers, special events, exhibitor exhibits, vegan food, and more.
- 350 vegan bloggers
-blog enthusiasts and future bloggers
The Speaker Lineup this year included some of my favorite vegan bloggers, such as:
-Cadry Nelson of Cadry’sKitchen
-Sayward Rebhal of BonzaiAphrodite
-Susan Voisin of FatfreeVegan
(I highly recommend following these food bloggers. Even if you aren’t vegan, their recipes are incredible)
-also Michelle Schwegmann of Herbivore Clothing (check out their clothing sometime!)
Some of my favorite Sponsors/Exhibitors included:
- Fabe's Natural Bakery: delicious vegan cookies sweetened with fruits, veggies and grains (and absolutely no refined sugars). (http://www.fabesnatural.com/)
-Upton's Naturals: Faux meat products made of seitan (check out their products here: http://uptonsnaturals.com/products/)
- Tofurky: Faux deli meats, sausages, hot dogs and vegan pizzas. (http://www.tofurky.com/)
- Beanfields: Bean & Rice chips (products here: http://www.beanfieldssnacks.com/our_snacks.html)
- Beauty Without Cruelty: Vegan make-up that is not tested on animals (check out their products here: http://www.beautywithoutcruelty.com/index.html)
- Alternative Outfitters: a Vegan Boutique located in the Los Angeles area. (http://www.alternativeoutfitters.com/)
-Vegan Cuts: an online marketplace & monthly subscription box for discovering new vegan products. (http://vegancuts.com/)
Check out more of their great sponsors here!
And don’t forget to follow Vida Vegan Bloggers Conference on Facebook to stay up-to-date on the happenings and details of next year’s conference: VVCIII…