Save the date DUBLIN VEGFEST 22nd & 23rd September 2018

Programme 2018

You can now download the programme for Saturday and Sunday

Sessions in the programme are subject to change. 

Day 1
22 Sep 2018
Day 2
23 Sep 2018

Saturday 22nd / Vegan Health & Athletes Panel

Youtuber and student doctor Leo Venus, ultra-runner Heather Gordon, power lifter Hulda B. Waage and pole sports champion Michael Donohoe will share their journey with veganism, what they eat, how they train, recover and compete. If you thought you need meat to be strong , fast or smart, this team will help you change your mind!
Heather Gordon

Saturday 22nd / Evelyn Suttle / NARA: Ireland’s Fur Trade (movie & talk)

Evelyn Suttle from NARA will be presenting the documentary 'Ireland's Fur Trade (2017)'.  She'll be answering your questions about the barbarity of Irish fur farms, as well as explaining what the current animal welfare laws in Ireland are, and how campaigners are trying to shut down this industry. 
Evelyn Suttle

Saturday 22nd / Paul Knapp – The Fire Fighting Chef (food demo)

Paul Knapp is a regular TV chef on Ireland AM. He hopes to create a greater awareness for change through healthier lifestyle choices, asking  people to change to more ethical choices and plant based food solutions.
The Fire Fighting Chef

Saturday 22nd / Dr. Melanie Joy: Vegan Communication: The Problem and the Promise

The way vegans communicate with each other can either damage or empower the vegan movement. In this talk, psychologist, activist, and communication and relationship specialist Dr. Melanie Joy discusses how one kind of vegan communication is causing serious problems in the movement and costing animals’ lives--and what vegans can do to fix it.
Dr. Melanie Joy

Saturday 22nd / Glauce Lucas: Vegan Children – A Look at Family Choices

After the successful talk “Raising Vegan Children: We’re Doing It Right” and features in the Irish media (newspapers, radio and TV), Glauce is back to Dublin VegFest this year to share her personal experience and also an insight into the different families around Ireland – and the world – raising the children vegan: “Vegan Children – A Look at Family Choices”.
Glauce Lucas

Saturday 22nd / James O’Donovan: Vegan Sustainability, Exploring the transformational potential of vegan agriculture on climate change and biodiversity loss and how to get there.

This talk will highlight the impacts of animal agriculture, globally and in Ireland, on biodiversity loss, climate change and ocean ecosystems. It will also show how a transition to a vegan food system can reduce global farmland by more than 75% – an area equivalent to the US, China, the European Union and Australia combined – and still feed the world. The talk will also show how a vegan agricultural system can reverse climate change and why beef and dairy grazing systems are inherently unsustainable.
James O’Donovan

Saturday 22nd / Tracey Ryan (Bia Beauty Skincare): DIY vegan beauty products (demo)

Tracey of Bia Beauty Skincare will join us at Dublin Vegfest on Saturday 22nd September for a demo focusing on making some high quality vegan self care products.
Tracey Ryan

Saturday 22nd / Hot Sauce Competition

FEEL THE BURN! Our Table heat things up with their Hot Sauce competition on Saturday 22nd. The rules are simple eat hot chili sauce and survive among your fellow competitors! MC for the event, is no stranger to enduring extreme situations, The Vegan Badass; Patrik Baboumian . Entry is free. Entrance forms and details coming closer to the date. Stay connected here or on our social pages.
Hot Sauce Competition

Saturday 22nd / Fiona Oakes: Awakening the activist within

 In this talk Fiona will share her advice, experiences, key motivators, inspirations and aspirations and endeavour to demonstrate how to unlock your full potential for the good of others as she has endeavoured to do whenever and wherever she can.
Fiona Oakes

Saturday 22nd / Ahlam Taryara & Jasmine Owens / Palestinian Animal League: Intersectionality and veganism in the Palestinian context.

Ahlam will be presenting a brief on the challenges and opportunities for an intersectionality discourse in Palestine. She will also briefly introduce Palestinian Animal League's approach to promote a new insight into the sacrifice concept in Islam (which has been announced prior to the Sacrifice Feast last month). 
Ahlam Tarayra and Jasmine Owens

Saturday 22nd / Ellie Kisyombe (Our Table): One Human race / Food is Culture (demo)

Learn more about life in Direct Provision via Ellie’s charming talk and a simple dish demo on Saturday 22nd September 2018.
Ellie Kisyombe

Saturday 22nd / Amy True

Amy True is a London Based Rapper, Singer & Poet who creates conscious Hip Hop & Soul in a variety of ways. She is part of Peoples ArmyMovement & former member of Caxton Press.
Amy True

Saturday 22nd / Dr Milton Mills: Are Humans Designed to Eat Meat?

Milton Mills, MD practises urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He...
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Dr. Milton Mills

Saturday 22nd / Marine ‘a privileged vegan’: Creative Activism: A case for critical connections over critical mass

We can’t use the same capitalistic thinking to free animals, as that which created their oppression. We must do away with the logic that set up these speciesist hierarchies and creatively (re)imagine the future. Inspired by a variety of feminist and anti-racist activists, this talk will explore some powerful ideas to rethink the human–animal divide, make new connections, and build a way forward.
Marine ‘a privileged vegan’

Saturday 22nd / Ciara Norton (Vegan Mammy): Vegan Cooking for Kids Demo

Ciara Norton is a vegan blogger and a vegan mammy living in Ireland.  She has three kids, Rian, Oran and Síofra who are all being raised as vegan. Her blog veganmammy.com is all about raising vegan kids, their favourite recipes, and their lives as a vegan family. Ciara’s recipes are all vegan, and she tries to make them quick, easy, affordable, and with ingredients that are easy to find. They’re mostly healthy and suitable for babies or young kids. Ciara wants to show that being vegan is healthy and delicious for people of all ages.
Vegan Mammy

Saturday 22nd / Dessert island sessions

Keep your eyes peeled on sessions on body image and veganism, macho myths & the vegan community, how to feed the vegan world, art as a way of communicating the vegan message, etc. coming soon.
Dessert island

Saturday 22nd / Patrick Baboumain: V is the new alpha

Patrik will be presenting his 3rd book “V is the new alpha” as one of the most vocal Voices for a vegan lifestyle in the field of sports.
Patrik Baboumian

Saturday 22nd / Dawn Moncrief: Plant-Based Approaches to Reduce Global Hunger and Climate Change

Dawn Moncrief will discuss the connection of a vegan diet to reducing global hunger, with a component of climate change. Her talk will address the problem of using animals for food from a global hunger perspective, with a focus on inefficiencies, food prices, deforestation & climate change. 
Dawn Moncrief

Saturday 22nd / Holly White: Vegan-ish (book signing & food demo)

Dubliner Holly White has been working as a broadcaster and journalist for over a decade. Holly worked for TV3 and UTV both behind, and in front of the camera, as a presenter, stylist and contributor. She is a full-time blogger. Her website Holly.ie and her popular social media accounts centre around sustainable fashion, beauty and living. She is passionate about style, natural beauty and veganism.
Holly White

Sunday 23rd / Dr. Donal Bailey: Eating Plants, Moving More, Living Healthier Longer: What We Know And Why We Don’t Do It

Dr. Donal Bailey is a medical doctor and athlete, converted to plant-based diets for many reasons. He works as a GP with training and experience in Sports Medicine. He has always been passionate about sports and exercise and believes that nutrition is the most frequently overlooked and misunderstood key to performance as well as great health. Donal set records and claimed international and Irish national champion titles in track cycling. Over the last few years, he has moved to ultra distance and mountain running – on a plant based diet. Donal has a deep academic and practical knowledge of the nutrition challenges facing athletes across disciplines. He’s passionate about the importance of healthy personalized nutrition. His new Irish sports nutrition company YPB, Your Personal Best, is a whole food, plant-based solution. Donal will be part of the Vegan Athletes Panel on Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Dr. Donal Bailey

Sunday 23rd / Ahlam Taryara & Jasmine Owens / Palestinian Animal League: Intersectionality and veganism in the Palestinian context.

Ahlam will be presenting a brief on the challenges and opportunities for an intersectionality discourse in Palestine. She will also briefly introduce Palestinian Animal League's approach to promote a new insight into the sacrifice concept in Islam (which has been announced prior to the Sacrifice Feast last month).
Ahlam Tarayra and Jasmine Owens

Sunday 23rd / Glauce Lucas: Vegan Children – A Look at Family Choices

After the successful talk “Raising Vegan Children: We’re Doing It Right” and features in the Irish media (newspapers, radio and TV), Glauce is back to Dublin VegFest this year to share her personal experience and also an insight into the different families around Ireland – and the world – raising the children vegan: “Vegan Children – A Look at Family Choices”.
Glauce Lucas

Sunday 23rd / Mairi Rivers (Ginger Vegan) / food demo: Fueling my Running Habit

Mairi, mum of 4 sporty kids and marathon runner herself, will be showing you how to make 2 or 3 different flavours of energy balls as well as turning one of them into the base of a delicious tart for dessert on Sunday 23rd September 2018. 
Ginger Vegan

Sunday 23rd / Fiona Oakes: Awakening the activist within

In this talk Fiona will share her advice, experiences, key motivators, inspirations and aspirations and endeavour to demonstrate how to unlock your full potential for the good of others as she has endeavoured to do whenever and wherever she can.  The most important message being ‘everyone’s activism is equally important and potentially impactful’ and should be recognised and respected as such.  The greatest and most positive step you can take is to decide to do something rather than to ignore and do nothing in the belief you can’t make that much difference.
Fiona Oakes

Sunday 23rd / Grace Rubinger (Skinfull Affairs): Beauty demo

Skinfull Affairs is a vegan-friendly beauty salon in the heart of Dublin city. They believe that natural beauty comes when you make conscientious decisions that benefit not only you, but the planet and its animals, too. Their beauty salon is also an emporium of some of the best cruelty-free, natural and vegan cosmetic and intimate products on the market today. Grace will present vegan brand La Canope to help you venture upon your cruelty-free journey on Sunday 23rd September 2018.
Skinfull Affairs

Sunday 23rd / Christina Leopold (Addicted to Dates): food demo

Christina credits her background in culinary arts for helping her to look at ingredients used in traditional recipes and develop them using a plant based substitute. She also draws daily inspiration from the ever growing vegan community on instagram. Addictedtodates is about bringing vegan recipes to the mainstream, and uniting both vegan and non vegan communities through delicious, healthy food. It’s about replacing regular treats with cruelty free alternatives without ever having to compromise on taste!
addictedtodates

Sunday 23rd / Hot Sauce Competition

FEEL THE BURN! Our Table heat things up with their Hot Sauce competition on Saturday 22nd. The rules are simple eat hot chili sauce and survive among your fellow competitors!  MC for the event, is no stranger to enduring extreme situations, The Vegan Badass; Patrik Baboumian .  Entry is free. Entrance forms and details coming closer to the date. Stay connected here or on our social pages.
Hot Sauce Competition

Sunday 23rd / Roger Yates: Vegan Pioneers Rock

Roger Yates' talk Vegan Pioneer Rick will make us familiar with some of the people who founded the vegan social movement in the 40s. Roger will explain how they formed a peace movement during WWII and saw being vegan as a means of transforming humanity into a less violent species (they had a grand vision!).
Roger Yates

Sunday 23rd / Patrick Baboumain: V is the new alpha

Since going vegan in late 2011 Patrik Baboumian has become one of the most vocal Voices for a vegan lifestyle in the field of sports. Two books, three world records and six years after going vegan the former strongman competitor is still going strong and loud for the animals. With the documentary “The Game Changers” (executive producer James Cameron) and his third book “V is the new alpha” just out, he still has some big shots in the stall to continue his quest as literally the strongest voice for veganism on this planet.
Patrik Baboumian

Sunday 23rd / Karla Vargas: What is the future of animal rights? As veganism becomes increasingly popular, how must our efforts change?

What is the future of animal rights? As veganism becomes increasingly popular, how must our efforts change? In this talk, KR will discuss the challenges the movement currently faces with regards to remaining radical in its foundation, and becoming relevant to other social and environmental justice movements.
KR Vargas

Sunday 23rd / Nicole Matthews: My journey from veganism to activism: How Yulin came to my family

Today Nicole is a committee member of ICABS; Irish Council Against Blood Sports and a proud Mama to Legend, an amputee greyhound survivor of China’s dog meat trade slaughterhouses. Nicole has spoken as an expert witness at the government Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine debates on the General Scheme of the Greyhound Industry Bill 2017. Nicole will share a story that travels across continents, through the challenges of rescues, campaigning in Ireland and worldwide to become someone who has gone from vegan to animal advocate and activist for greyhounds. Nicole will appear with a very special guest, so make sure to attend her talk on Sunday 23rd September.
Nicole Matthews

Sunday 23rd / Aine Carlin: Cook Share Eat Vegan (food demo & book signing)

Aine Carlin, author of Keep it Vegan, The New Vegan and the forthcoming Cook Share Eat Vegan, is a bestselling vegan author. With a focus on fresh, seasonal dishes that don’t rely on substitutes or hard-to-source ingredients, her easy approach to food appeals to a wide range of people, from vegan-cooking enthusiasts through to those simply wanting to dabble now and again. Whether you’re wanting to integrate more vegan recipes into your repertoire or have a vegan guest over for dinner, Aine’s straightforward, delicious ideas are always sure to delight. We’re looking forward to hosting Aine’s food demo and book signing on Sunday 23rd September.
Aine Carlin

Sunday 23rd / Dr Milton Mills

Milton Mills, MD practises urgent care medicine in the Washington DC area, and has served previously as Associate Director of Preventive Medicine, and currently as a member of the National Advisory Board, for Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). He has been a major contributor to position papers presented by PCRM to the United States Department of Agriculture regarding Dietary Guidelines for Americans and is the lead plaintiff in PCRM’s class action lawsuit that asks for warning labels on milk.
Dr. Milton Mills

Sunday 23rd / Evelyn Suttle / NARA: Ireland’s Fur Trade (movie & talk)

Evelyn Suttle from NARA will be presenting the documentary 'Ireland's Fur Trade (2017)'.  She'll be answering your questions about the barbarity of Irish fur farms, as well as explaining what the current animal welfare laws in Ireland are, and how campaigners are trying to shut down this industry.
Evelyn Suttle

Sunday 23rd / Tony Keogh (Cornucopia) food demo: Irish Supper

We all look forward to Tony’s cooking demo at Dublin Vegfest on Sunday 23rd September 2018. Tony will be preparing a vegan version of traditional Irish Supper: Seitan and barley stew, Bacon and cabbage salad with walnuts and brie and Vanilla and stout chocolate pot. 
Tony Keogh

Sunday 24th / Vegan Parenting Panel

Meet Glauce Lucas of All About Vegan... Food, Julia Feliz, author of Baby and Toddler Vegan Feeding Guide and Nicole Matthews of Kind Heart Conscious Planet discussing vegan pregnancies, school lunches and general life in vegan families.
Glauce Lucas

Sunday 23rd / Dessert island sessions

Keep your eyes peeled on sessions on body image and veganism, macho myths & the vegan community, how to feed the vegan world, art as a way of communicating the vegan message, etc. coming soon.
Dessert island

Sunday 23rd / Vegan Health & Athletes Panel

Youtuber and student doctor Leo Venus, ultra-runner Dr. Ailis Brosnan, power lifter Hulda B. Waage and ultra-athlete and medical doctor Dr. Donal Bailey will share their journey with veganism, what they eat, how they train, recover and compete. If you thought you need meat to be strong, fast or smart, this team will help you change your mind! Got a question on fitness or plant based vegan diets? Make sure you don't miss this chance to get an answer from people thriving on plants!
Leo Venus

Sunday 23rd / Dr Sean Owens: Plant Based Medicine In Ireland: Challenges And Opportunities

Dr Sean Owens is a pharmacist and doctor with an interest in nutrition, metabolic health and lifestyle medicine. Hailing from County Down N.Ireland, Sean initially studied pharmacy at Queens University Belfast before relocating to Dublin to practice community pharmacy in 2005. In 2010 Sean elected to study graduate entry medicine in UCD Dublin, 2010-2014, and in 2012 he was selected to investigate Triple Negative Breast Cancer at Emory University, Atlanta Georgia. Sean is currently in his final year of General Practitioner training, working in inner city Dublin where he works with outreach and homeless services.
Dr Sean Owens

Sunday 23rd / Aine Carlin: Cook Share Eat Vegan (food demo & book signing)

Aine Carlin, author of Keep it Vegan, The New Vegan and the forthcoming Cook Share Eat Vegan, is a bestselling vegan author. With a focus on fresh, seasonal dishes that don’t rely on substitutes or hard-to-source ingredients, her easy approach to food appeals to a wide range of people, from vegan-cooking enthusiasts through to those simply wanting to dabble now and again. Whether you’re wanting to integrate more vegan recipes into your repertoire or have a vegan guest over for dinner, Aine’s straightforward, delicious ideas are always sure to delight.
Aine Carlin

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