Vegan World 2026!
Conference


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Description

Prof. Peter Singer, an ethicist from Princeton University, said that in 50 years, man will wonder why we ever ate meat? That assumes there will be thinking people around in 50 years. If we mindlessly continue to destroy the planet at the current rate, there may not be any.

At times we are called to do what is necessary, not just what is politically possible. This is one of those times.

YEAR ZERO : 2026 is the year when 100% of wild vertebrates are projected to disappear with current trends if the mainstream, egocentric consumer culture of normalized violence continues unchecked. Since 2026 is just 8 short years from now, this is a "Holy Shift" moment for humanity! Vegan World 2026! Conference is a multi-disciplinary forum for academics, professionals and ordinary citizens to come together and co-create the political, economic and social infrastructure for the "New Model." The New Model is an eco-centric, life-enriching culture of normalized nonviolence so that we may Prevent YEAR ZERO from ever occurring.

Student participation is greatly encouraged!

Format

During the Vegan World 2026! Conference, participants will brainstorm Shifts of interest to them and work out strategic plans for accelerating these shifts, enabling the brainstorming of deeper and deeper questions towards coherent future activities.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ Macdonalds and Main, Mesa, AZ
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Zen Nights Block Party and Registration

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ Soul Center, Mesa, AZ
9:00am - 10:00am - Coffee, Registration and Mingling
10:00am - 10:45am - Welcome and Opening Keynote
11:00am - 11:45am - Community Activity
12noon - 12:45pm - Organic Vegan Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm - Shifts Breakouts
2:00pm - 2:45pm - Shifts Breakouts (contd.)
3:00pm - 3:45pm - Shifts Panel
4:00pm - 4:45pm - Shifts Panel (contd.)
5:00pm - 5:45pm - New Model Breakouts
7:30pm - 10:00pm - World Premiere of "A Prayer for Compassion" @ Nile Theater, Mesa, AZ

Sunday, October 28, 2018 @ Soul Center, Mesa, AZ
10:00am - 10:45am - Community Activity (optional)
11:00am - 12noon - Souls Unfolding - an Inter-Spiritual Wellness Ministry (optional)
12noon - 12:45pm - Organic Vegan Lunch
1:00pm - 1:45pm - New Model Breakouts (contd.)
2:00pm - 2:45pm - New Model Panel
2:00pm - 2:45pm - New Model Panel (contd.)
4:00pm - 4:45pm - Concluding Keynote
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Community Activity