DIY Vegan: A vegan conference FOR the community, BY the community
DIY is short-hand for “do it yourself”, and that speaks to the essential spirit we’d like to capture for this conference. What would you like to say or hear at a grassroots vegan conference?
With the DIY Vegan conference model, anyone will be able to submit a topic proposal — the only requirement will be that it involves some aspect of veganism, which could include animal rights, philosophy, environmental, social justice, religion, edible, ethics, advocacy strategies, “how to” type topics (raise vegan children, bake vegan, leaflet, etc). The proposals received will then drive the content of the conference.
At this point in time, this is just an “idea”. Do we have enough support and/or interest in the community for an event like this? Support would be needed from both speakers and volunteers in administrative areas, i.e. marketing, organizing, logistics, administrative help, etc.
Event: DIY Vegan Conference
Date: Early Feb 2009 (weekend)
Location: Oakland, CA (Lake Merritt area)
And, there is always the possibility that if this event is success, it could happen again in different parts of the Bay Area.
Your early feedback will be our gauge whether there’s enough interest and support within the community to proceed with this event.
Please reply via email or leave us a blog comment and indicate whether you would submit a proposal, volunteer at the event, attend the event, or, have no interest at all in the event. Please ask your interested friends to do the same.