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.

Locations

Zen Nights Block Party @ S Macdonald & W Main, Mesa, AZ
Soul Center @ 420 W Mahoney, Mesa, AZ
Nile Theater @ 105 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
Vista Del Sol Theater @ 701 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ

Final Schedule

Friday, October 26, 2018 @ S Macdonald & W Main
6:00pm - 9:00pm - Zen Nights Block Party and Check-in

Saturday, October 27, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast, Check-in and Mingling @ Soul Center
10:00am - 10:45am - Welcome and Shifts Prep @ Soul Center
11:00am - 11:45am - Community Activity @ Soul Center
12noon - 12:45pm - Organic Vegan Lunch @ Soul Center
1:00pm - 1:45pm - Shifts Breakouts @ Nile Theater
2:00pm - 2:45pm - Shifts Breakouts (contd.) @ Nile Theater
3:00pm - 3:45pm - Shifts Panel @ Nile Theater
4:00pm - 4:45pm - Shifts Panel (contd.) @ Nile Theater
5:00pm - 5:45pm - Community Activity @ Nile Theater
7:00pm - 10:00pm - World Premiere of "A Prayer for Compassion" @ Nile Theater

Sunday, October 28, 2018
9:00am - 10:00am - Breakfast and Mingling @ Soul Center
10:00am - 10:45am - New Model Prep @ Soul Center
11:00am - 12noon - Souls Unfolding - an Inter-Spiritual Wellness Ministry (optional) @ Nile Theater
12noon - 12:45pm - Organic Vegan Lunch @ Soul Center
1:00pm - 1:45pm - New Model Breakouts @ Nile Theater
2:00pm - 2:45pm - New Model Breakouts (contd.) @ Nile Theater
3:00pm - 3:45pm - New Model Panel @ Nile Theater
4:00pm - 4:45pm - New Model Panel (contd.) @ Nile Theater
5:00pm - 5:30pm - Concluding Keynote @ Nile Theater
6:30pm - 9:00pm - The Future of Food Panel & Dinner co-sponsored by ASU VegOut Club @ Vista Del Sol Theater