We are excited to introduce a brand new Twin Cities Veg Fest community tent! In the community tent a variety of activities provide the chance to:
- get to know other festival attendees
- have in-depth conversations with our speakers during round-table sessions
- learn more about healthy plant-based eating
- have fun
Read on to learn more!
Come to the Community Tent at 12:00 to 12:30 and meet your fellow Meet-up and Twitter pals for a round of “Get to Know You BINGO”.
Ask A Dietitian Table
Do you have questions about how to approach a plant-based diet? We’ve got you covered. Twin Cities Veg Fest has lined up several dietitians who will be available throughout the festival to help answer questions and provide resources to help you along the way to healthy living.
Twin Cities Veg Fest Photo Booth
Capture your memories of Twin Cities Veg Fest at our Photo Booth outside the tent. We will be inviting you to post your pictures using our hashtag #tcvegfest18.
Compassionate Action for Animals (CAA) Information Table
Learn about many of the events, programs, and initiatives of CAA, the organization that organizes the festival. You’ll find many volunteer opportunities to become involved with cultivating empathy for animals and moving to a plant-based diet. Also, sign up to learn about becoming a mentor or mentee with CAA’s new mentorship program.
Round Table Sessions
We’ve lined up round table sessions that where you will be able to go deeper into topics you are interested in. These discussions will be led by our speakers and will field your questions.
1:00 – 1:30 and 1:30 – 2:00
Plant-Based Nutrition for the Aspiring Vegan
Lauren Plunkett RDN, LD, CDE, and Owner at LP Nutrition Consulting
Why you are the right person to help animals
Christine Coughlin, Minnesota State Director for the Humane Society of the United States
2:15 – 2:45 and 2:45 – 3:15
The Right Way To Be Right
Cam Awesome, Vegan Athlete and Inspirational Speaker
(Tentative) Veganism on a Budget
Julie Knopp, Educator, Writer & Non-Profit Leader
3:30 – 4:00 and 4:00 to 4:30
What Animals Teach Us, and Why It Matters
Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director at Catskill Animal Sanctuary
Religious (and Non-Religious) Approaches to Helping Animals
Mark Berkson Ph.D., Professor and Chair in the Department of Religion at Hamline University
by Vic Massaglia, community tent coordinator and Compassionate Action for Animals board member