London Just Held Europe’s Biggest Ever Vegan Conference

Over 500 visitors from across Europe attended Vevolution festival’s inaugural event on November 5, making the conference the biggest of its kind in Europe.

Vevolution, which was founded by vegan social entrepreneurs Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel focused on delivering short inspiring educational talks to attendees. A range of speakers discussed wide ranging issues from food, mental health, intersectionality, fitness and activism to a crowd of up to 400 people in the main room. Additional talks and panels were hosted in the smaller room.

Vevolution will be releasing videos of the main stage talks in due course. These videos will be free to access on YouTube and will form the first content of a video platform currently in development sharing educational talks from Vevolution events.

Festival founders Clarkson and Nadel say: “We want everybody to be able to benefit from the wisdom shared at Vevolution. This is why we are reinvesting in video content to start the process of building a library of inspiring talks for people to access.

“We are very much focused on creating a new kind of learning experience for people interested in veganism and conscious living. The conversation about how we create a better world is needed more now than ever before. We’re excited about the small part Vevolution can play in spreading a message of veganism as an inclusive, compassionate and understanding social justice movement.

“Vevolution 2016 was a celebration of everything that is wonderful in the vegan community. The feedback from attendees has been great and already having exciting discussions about expanding the festival in 2017.”

Vevolution festival 2016 headline’s sponsor was Tideford Organics. Other sponsors included Oatly, One Planet Pizza, Bute Island Foods, Planet-Kind, Sgaia, Viva!, Animal Aid and Bühler and Co.

(Pic caption: Writer and environmental activist, Tamsin Omond on the Vevolution stage. Photo by Sarah Koury/Entirety Labs)

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