We've jam packed the day with inspiring talks, panel discussions and workshops from the brightest vegan thinkers and innovators.

Feast your eyes on what you can expect with the below talks, panel and workshop information.

 

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Ⓥ Vevolution Ⓥ

Vevolution Stage

Henry David Firth & Ian Theasby
Founders of BOSH!

The Power Of Free
How a give-first mindset can help you build stronger relationships, even more customers and create the change you want to see in the world.

Lucy & Tiffany Watson
Feed Me Vegan & THREESIXFIVE

In Conversation With The Watsons
Live Q&A with Lucy and Tiffany Watson hosted by Venetia Falconer

Sarah Bentley
Founder of Made In Hackney

From Chicken Shop To Chickpeas: How To Get A Community To Embrace Vegan Food
Sarah Bentley, founder of vegan community cookery school Made In Hackney, talks about how the award winning small charity has been successful in getting disparate groups such as toddlers, pensioners, recovering addicts (including chicken shop addicts), low income families - and even Public Health Hackney - to come together and embrace vegan food. 

Meriel Armitage
Founder of Club Mexicana

Equality In Veganism: Is This The End?
As veganism moves into the mainstream, how do we protect it from the patriachal systems that benefit the privileged? And can we instead influence the mainstream to create a more equal and diverse future?

Sarah-Jane Crawford
Presenter and Founder of Viappi

From KFC To Veganuary: The Most Unlikely Vegan
There was a time DJ and TV presenter Sarah Jane wore mink coats and enjoyed nothing more than a bucket of KFC. In this talk Sarah Jane will share her story and tell the world about Viappi her new vegan food finder app. 

Tobias Leenaert
The Vegan Strategist

How To Create A Vegan World
Tobias talks about four key ingredients for a vegan world. They are qualities or attitudes that the vegan movement can use more of: open-mindedness, to be able to consider different tactics and strategies and think out of the box. Empathy, to be able to get through to people more easily. Rationality, in order to avoid “vegalomania” and purism. And positivity, to keep on keeping on.

Hilary Jones
Ethical Director at LUSH 

Can Companies Ever Play A Genuine Role In Improving The World?
 Hilary was a full time animal rights and environmental activist who ended up being part of a multi-national company.  Having spent her life distrusting and challenging companies, she’s had to switch to finding ways to use corporate power for good. 

JP and Alex Petrides
Co-Founder of allplants

Inspiring The Next Billion Plant-Powered People
This year, weeks after launching their food delivery service, allplants, brothers JP + Alex raised the biggest investment round for a vegan start-up in Europe. Today, they'll be revealing their plans for the future, and how we will inspire the next billion plant-powered people.

Heather Mills
Founder of V-Bites

Overcoming Adversity To Feed The World An Environmentally Friendly Plant Based Food
In August 1993 Heather was involved in a road accident with a police motorcycle, suffering the loss of her left leg below the knee amongst many other injuries. In order to save her leg from infection Heather had to go on a plant based diet. Because of this heather created the now plant based multi-award winning ethical Vegan food company, VBites.

David + Steve Flynn
The Happy Pear

Health, Happiness & How To Build A Business Out Of Your Passion
Possibly the world's happiest twins David and Stephen Flynn (The Happy Pear) will share their health and happiness secrets and help you discover how to build a business out of your passion. 

John Lewis
Bad Ass Vegan

Vegans Aren't Filling The Hospitals
John "Bad Ass Vegan" Lewis discusses his take on the vegan movement and why people should incorporate a plant based lifestyle for themselves and for the planet.

Derek Sarno
Wicked Healthy & Tesco

Clarifying Your Purpose
From setting up award-winning restaurants and catering for the stars to becoming co-founder of Wicked Healthy and Tesco’s Chef - Director of Plant Based Innovation, Derek will talk about discovering his life’s purpose, and his transformation through compassion, from lobster fisherman to Tibetan monastery to plant pusher.

Isabelle von Kohler
Princess Of The Unicorns

The Magic Behind My Body And Mind
Sharing my personal journey about how after 13 years i woke up and took charge of my life to create a fitter and healthier version of myself. 

Joel Bravette
Social Entrepreneur

Tell My Man SHUT UP!
Jay Brave will be sharing some comedic material gleaned from his first year and half of being vegan. Be prepared for music, spoken word and comedy, as he brings his kaleidoscope of vegan energy to proceedings!

Damien Clarkson
Co-Founder of Vevolution

Giving Plant-Based Culture A Home
One year on from co-founding Vevolution. Damien Clarkson will outline our plans for the future and in a Vevolution exclusive reveal an exciting new project designed to accelerate the creation of plant-based culture. 


Ⓥ ProVeg Ⓥ

ProVeg Stage

Torre WashingtonDominick Thompson and John Lewis 

In Conversation
This informal conversation will see John Lewis sit down with special guests Torre Washington and Dominick Thompson. Expect lots of great stories and fitness secrets from these inspiring vegan athletes.  

Grace Regan
Founder of SpiceBox

From Silicon Valley to Street Food
3 years ago, SpiceBox founder, Grace Regan, was tipped as a young tech entrepreneur to watch. Her startup Clippet News had raised considerable investment and caught the attention of media heavyweights. In May 2015, she was accepted on to a prestigious start up accelerator in Silicon Valley and so packed her bags to go live the Californian tech dream.

But then she went vegan....

Join Grace to hear about the highs and lows of starting a vegan food business. Get tips on how to succeed in the ever crowded London street food scene and heat about how she plans to grow SpiceBox.

Loui Blake
Entrepreneur

Creating A Vegan World Through Business
Loui Blake leads a talk on the role of business to create a vegan world. Discussing entrepreneurship, leveraging large companies in order to accelerate the movement and actions we can all take on a daily basis.

Laura Way
Founder Of Votch  

Running A Vegan Business: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
Running a vegan business, the good the bad and the ugly   Laura Way, founder of Votch, the UK’s first vegan watch brand talks about the highs and lows of running a vegan business and how to make your business dreams become a reality.

 
 
 

Toni Shephard
Executive Director of Animal Equality

Hidden No More: Using Virtual Reality To Open Up Farms And Slaughterhouses
Toni's will talk outline how Animal Equality is using their virtual reality experience, iAnimal, to take people inside intensive farms and slaughterhouses. She will share the filming techniques they use to maximise the immersive nature of this medium and enable people to feel as though they ARE an animal trapped inside these terrifying places, as well as the impact their films are having around the world.   

Rosie Wardle
Jeremy Coller Foundation

The Power Of Investors To Drive A Plant-Based Future
The talk will outline the efforts of the FAIRR initiative, a global coalition backed by $4trillion of investment assets, to highlight the financial risks linked to animal agriculture and to engage with global food companies to shift to plant-based proteins. The talk will also explore the food technology revolution spearheaded by companies such as Memphis Meats and Impossible Foods, which has a real potential to end animal agriculture in our lifetime.

 
 

Ⓥ Panels Ⓥ

Panels

Environment Panel

Let’s Talk About The ‘Cow In The Room’    
Animal agriculture is one of the leading drivers of climate change, yet policy makers continue to ignore the ‘cow in the room’. This means vegan environmental activism is needed now more than ever as we approach the point when catastrophic climate change is unavoidable. Join our expert panel and be empowered to make an impact for animals and our planet.

 Emma Kemp
 ‎Project coordinator at 10:10

Zephie Begolo - Chair
Head of Campaigns at ProVeg UK

 

Fitness Panel

Powered By Plants    
We all know we can be fit and healthy on a vegan diet, but what exactly should we be eating? How should we be training? Hear from a panel of plant-based athletes on these and many more issues relating to vegan fitness. Find out how you can not only survive, but thrive when powered by plants. 

Chase Armitage
Athlete and Actor

Isabelle von Kohler
Princess Of The Unicorns

Adam Stansbury
The Plant Powered PT

Maria Chiorando - Chair
Head of Written Content at Plant Based News

 

Parenting Panel

Raising The Next Generation    
From pregnancy to breastfeeding to weaning to handling the medical profession to challenges at school, hear tips and advice on a range of topics from a panel of parents with first-hand experience of raising the next generation of vegans and activists.

Deepa Devlukia
GirlBoyFoodBaby

Laura Pierson
Vegan Mama 

Shashi Ioannides
Co-Founder of Living Naturally 

Sarah Bentley - Chair
Founder of Made In Hackney

 

Food Panel

Food As Activism    
One of the most effective ways to encourage people to try a plant-based diet is to let them experience just how delicious it can be. With fresh insights and anecdotes from our panel of chefs and industry experts, discover how best to tempt and entice with food that tastes incredible.

 Day Radley
Vegan Chef Day

Henry David Firth & Ian Theasby
Founders of BOSH!

Grace Regan
Founder of SpiceBox

Maria Chiorando - Chair
Head of Written Content at Plant Based News

 

Activism Panel

Effective Activism For A Vegan Future    
Learn how to maximise your impact as a vegan activist. By sharing their thoughts and experience on topics from effective communication to strategic campaigning, our panel can help you become a more powerful advocate for animals.

Tobias Leenaert
The Vegan Strategist

Matthew Glover
Co-Founder of Veganuary

Vicky Bond
Managing Director of The Humane League UK

Jimmy Pierson - Chair
UK Director at ProVeg International


Ⓥ Workshops Ⓥ

Workshops

Pitch + Plant
Vevolution and BRAN Investments have partnered to bring Pitch + Plant to Vevolution Festival this November. Budding plant-based entrepreneurs will pitch to a panel of judges for a chance to win £1,500 plus mentorship from BRAN Investments. With the runner-up receiving a £500 prize. 6 startups have been selected to pitch to the investors at the festival, come watch the action!

Faces of Veganism With Bright Zine
Bright Zine invite everyone at Vevolution Festival to join them in creating a large-scale collaborative piece. Join their 'Faces of Veganism' project and be part of history. The workshop runs all day, but come early and make your mark.

The Activist Within Us All With London Vegan Actions
The founders of London Vegan Actions and The Earthlings Experience will lead an open discussion and workshop on all the creative ways in which we can be active, helping to share new ways to be active and inspire each other on the way. Participants will also create their own special on-the-go activist packs so everyone will have something to take home with them. This workshop will show how we can all make a difference in our own unique way. Love & light!

Fermentation Workshop With Made In Hackney:
Our favourite local community food kitchen Made In Hackney will host a Fermentation workshop. The process of fermenting foods is as old as humanity. Fermenting preserves food and makes it more digestible and nutritious. Valued for its complex tastes, fermented foods are a powerful aid to digestion and a protection against disease.

Using Social Media To Be A Positive Advocate For Veganism
Want to learn about how to use social media and build a YouTube channel effectively to communicate the vegan message and to be a positive advocate for veganism? If so this is the discussion for you. Join us for an informal discussion about digital comms and YouTube and how to communicate effectively on various platform.

Ocean Artivism With Francesca A. Page
The eco artist Francesca Page is creating an hour-long workshop full of ocean information, inspiration and hands-on drawing activities! She is collaborating and skyping with marine biologists, shark conservationists, underwater photographer and founder of Sharks 4 Kids, Jillian Morris who will talk more in-depth about shark biology and facts about the species. The remaining time of the workshop will be involved using your creative skills to create change! Francesca will go through her process of creating and show examples of others to help inspire and influence your own creations.

Entrepreneurial Clinic Sessions
Vegan entrepreneurs with backgrounds in business, food and fashion will sit down with you one on one in these business clinic sessions. If you want to start a vegan business or already have a business but need advice then these sessions are for you! Entrepreneurial Clinic Session hosts are: 
Derek Sarno (Wicked Healthy & Tesco), Vanessa Miquilena (Vida Bakery), Loui Blake (Tribe Creative Agency), Laura Stageman, (Votch), Ashish Goyal (BRAN Investments), Grace Regan (SpiceBox) & Adam Reeve (‎Seedrs).


Your Hosts

Vevolution Stage
Damien Clarkson and Judy Nadel
Damien will be hosting the main stage and Judy will be running around ensuring all runs smoothly.

ProVeg Stage
Jimmy Pierson
Jimmy will be hosting the ProVeg stage bringing his insight and wit to the proceedings. 

Vevolution Stage
Venetia Falconer
Venetia is a presenter from London. You may have seen her on the TV with 4Music, or online with Tastemade.


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