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Sunday, November 1
 

10:00 AEDT

Face painting by 'Party Animals Face Painting'
Whether you want to be a tiger, a princess, a frog or a zombie, Party Animals Face Painting will transform you! All our products are vegan, non-toxic and water washable. Arm and hand designs available too. Big kids welcome!

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00 - 17:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 4

10:00 AEDT

Craft activities All day
Craft activities running all day,  based around a theme of what we might encounter while we picnic, include,  making a butterfly sun catcher,  a pompom caterpillar,  and a apple tree

Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00 - 18:00 AEDT
Super KIds Zone 2

10:00 AEDT

Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association Art Show
A varitye of dfferent art display by 10 artist and groups that support the ethical treatment of natures creaturs.

Moderators
Exhibitors
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Aex

Alex Zilla picked up a pen and paper in 2014, discovering his talent for art which still baffles him today. He was born in Australia but raised in Asia in a British International School. With no formal education in the arts, Alex has grown a following of over 5000 on Instagram and... Read More →
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Anastasia

Art and Soul by Anastasia
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The Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association

For the Art page: The 2015 WVD Art Space is respectfully sponsored by the Melbourne chapter of the Supreme Master Ching Hai International Association. Supreme Master Ching Hai is a world-renowned spiritual teacher, humanitarian and artist, and this year the Art Space will feature a special ex... Read More →
avatar for Bianca

Bianca

Artist
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Bonnie

Bonnie has studied the fine and visual arts and design at Swinburne University of Technology, Monash University Caulfield Campus and Curtin University. She has participated in group shows at both Swinburne and Monash University. Bonnie lives in rural Victoria and this has inspired... Read More →
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Hartmut

Hartmut Kiewert was born on the 24th of July 1980 in the city of Koblenz/Germany. In 2003 he took up his studies of fine art at Burg Giebichenstein University of Art and Design at Halle (Saale)/Germany. He received his diploma with honors in 2010. Since 2008 his artworks are focused... Read More →
avatar for Jen

Jen

Jen Meyer has been creating art since she was a small child—it still shows on the undersides of her grandmothers furniture.
Over the past ten years, her work has been exhibited across the country and sold to collectors around the world. Her current interests include a love for... Read More →
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Justine

Inspired by public art, community art/ shows, live arts, portraits, fantasy, nature and dreamtime. Justine has been involved in arts workshops, exhibitions, murals and shows for the last 20 years. Melbourne based artist. 
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Melanie

Born in 1982 in southern Germany, Melanie always had a strong connection to nature, the Black Forest in particular. After completion of her Photography apprenticeship in 2006 she travelled to Brisbane in 2007 where she worked as a studio assistant and photo editor at a commercial... Read More →
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Tams

Creator, Soul Stories
Artist, lamplighter and storyteller ~ Tams’ is working hard to return all of the wonderful stories she’s been given in some kind of magical way or another… After a mega dance career and country change, she finds herself fumbling from day to day with a smile on her face and gypsying... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00 - 20:30 AEDT
Supreme Art Exhibition

10:00 AEDT

Fitness Zone - Active & Chill (demos & interactive sessions by vegan coaches. Watch or experience yoga, crossfit, weight training, Bike'nBlend smoothies & heaps more on rotation every 15 minutes)
Evolved Generation and Raw Events are proud to present to you a fully interactive, exciting and heart-pumping Fitness Zone for the first time this year at World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015! 

Our Fitness Zone will provide plenty of opportunities to browse through the booths filled with our food, drinks, products and services partners. For those keen to get interactive, the Fitness Zone will also be jam-packed with both active and chilled-out challenges you will be able to easily particpate in! 

The Fitness Zone will be run by the Evolved Generation coaches and special guests we've recruited from all over the globe!
Plant-based personal trainers, fitness models, crossfit and strength coaches, bodybuilders, ultra-marathoners, dieticians, yoga, pilates and spin bike instructors + heaps more will be on hand to motivate, inspire and challenge you throughout the day!

You are welcome to swing by for a chat with our team or to just watch the fitness action. You don't have to participate directly in the activities to experience what's possible when people are powered by plants!

If you're keen to try your hand at a mini-workout, or fitness challenge  - make sure you bring appropriate footwear and clothing.  

Our team will be running sessions every 15 minutes throughout the day, so you can keep coming back to try it all! Be sure not to miss the chance to jump on our peddle-powered Bike'nBlend smoothie bikes either!

Spread the word, tell your family, friends and significant others! 

Get ready to stretch or sweat it out in a fun and friendly environment while guided by our passionate plant-based trainers. All experience levels welcome :)

The Fitness Zone space into 6 mini zones:

Zone 1:
'Welcome/sign-in' area

Zone 2:
'Bike'nBlend': smoothies and smoothie product sponsors 

Zone 3:
'Active': rig, mini workout tasters, comps

Zone 4:
'Chill': pilates, yoga, stretching

Zone 5:
'Shop'nChat': products/services showcase (books/products, plant-based personal trainers table, fitness clothing, body composition machine, food and drink tastings)


Zone 6:
Pose'nPout: photos and posing demos with our fun fitness  photo frame


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Moderators
avatar for Lucy Stegley

Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Matthew Bate

Matthew Bate

Author, Ex-AFL player, Sports Nutritionist, 365 Days of Wholeness
Matt played 102 senior games over 8 years as a professional AFL (Australian Football League) footballer for the Melbourne Demons football club. He is now a published author, health coach, and a certified holistic sports nutrition practitioner. Matt is extremely passionate about educating... Read More →
avatar for Crissi Carvalho

Crissi Carvalho

Fitness Model, Online Trainer & Coach, Vegan Fitness Model, Evolved Generation
I started in the fitness industry at a young age of 16 year olds…. and spent 12 years personal training, teaching aerobics’, competing in both sport aerobics’ and back then better known as body shaping (fitness model) comps. Now at 42 years of age and after almost 10 years out of the industry, I decided to get back into the fitness industry and re-educate people on... Read More →
avatar for Robert Cheeke

Robert Cheeke

Author, Bodybuilder, USA, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
Robert Cheeke, Founder of VeganBodybuilding.com and author of the bestselling book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, as well as Shred It!: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet,  Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Simone Collins

Simone Collins

Physique & Crossfit Athlete, Evolved Generation
Vegan figure competitor and ethical graphic designer Simone’s health and fitness journey began in 2010.  In an attempt to regain health and fitness, and recover from anxiety, stress, depression and being underweight, she started training at Doherty’s Gym City.  As Doherty’s... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Evans

Jeremy Evans

Personal Trainer, Professional Dancer, Evolved Generation
Jeremy was born in Ballarat, Victoria and has lived in Melbourne since 2009. Jeremy found his passion for movement at the age of 13 in the form of Irish Dancing. Jeremy performed with The Australian Irish Dance Company for over 10 years and is now co-director of The Australian Irish... Read More →
avatar for Evolved Generation

Evolved Generation

plant-based personal trainers, coaches & creatives, Evolved Generation
Evolved Generation and Raw Events are proud to present to you a fully interactive, exciting and heart-pumping Fitness Zone for the first time this year at World Vegan Day Melbourne 2015! Our Fitness Zone will provide plenty of opportunities to browse through the booths filled with... Read More →
avatar for Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray

Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray

Raw Vegan Path
Throughout the year 2013, to inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran together around... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Riddles

Amanda Riddles

Cofounder, personal trainer, A Very Small Vegan Kitchen
Amanda Riddles, 34, is an ex PE/Health Secondary Teacher who saw her weight increase and health deteriorate when experiencing some years of depression, anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.Today her and her partner, Peter Kearny, (also vegan) have their own business... Read More →
avatar for Natasha Seeto

Natasha Seeto

Vegan Bikini Athlete, Evolved Generation
Recipes: Cool as a Cucumber Gazpacho & Mojito MagicNatasha is an Australian national champion bikini athlete who lives a vegan lifestyle. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. It... Read More →
avatar for Tegan Steele

Tegan Steele

restauranter, author, coach, Urban Projuice
Tegan is Author of ‘365 Days of Wholeness’, Holistic Health and Lifestyle Coach, Personal Trainer, Retreat Facilitator, Speaker, Vegan Cook, and more... but really just a girl who wants to make the world a healthier place one person at a time. Tegan’s inspiration for going plant-based... Read More →
avatar for Jake Stevanja

Jake Stevanja

I have been an overweight / obese person my whole life and have been struggling to lose the weight and get healthy since my early teens. I have always had a deep desire to be fit, healthy and have an active lifestyle. I have been through all the ups and downs, fads and gimmicks... Read More →
avatar for Luke Tan

Luke Tan

Founder of Evolved Generation, strength coach, author, Evolved Generation & The Awake Method
Founder, Author and Speaker Regarded as Australia’s number one plant-based strength coach, Luke is an author and a plant-fuelled athlete that has won international awards.  Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help professionals... Read More →
avatar for Emilie Tan

Emilie Tan

Raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete, Evolved Generation / The Awake Method
Co-founder of Evolved Generation, raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete Canadian born Emilie has been a high level athlete most of her life. She is extremely passionate about inspiring people to reach their full physical and mental potential, while maintaining a perspective of sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Taylor

Lucy Taylor

dietitian, Bloom Nutritionist & Evolved Generation
Lucy Taylor is a Melbourne based Dietitian and Nutritionist specialising in plant-based/vegan diets. Lucy strongly believes that the healthiest vegan diet is a whole food, plant-based diet, which doesn’t include processed foods or added oils. Lucy is passionate about teaching people... Read More →
avatar for Shani Vetter

Shani Vetter

personal trainer, Evolved Generation & Smiling Assassin Fitness
Vegan fitness model, personal trainer After living in Zimbabwe for most of her life, Shani moved to Australia in 2001. She fell in love with the health and fitness industry and eventually jumped into the world of personal training, starting Smiling Assassin fitness, a resistance-based... Read More →
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Christian Vetter

Professional photographer, Evolved Generation & Christian Marc Photography
Christian was born in Germany but raised in Australia from a young age. Coming from a German background of home-cooking such as Goulash, Bratwurst and roast meat, you would think it would have been a very hard transition to make into a plant-based diet but once he opened his eyes... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 10:00 - 20:30 AEDT
Fitness Zone (by Raw Events & Evolved Generation)

10:10 AEDT

Vegan Transformations Panel (Raw Events)
Vegan Transformations PANEL:'Real Life Examples of Regaining Health, Passion and Purpose'

Description: Hear from both athletes and everyday people who have overcome fitness, mindset, physical internal and external setbacks to go on to thrive via switching to a vegan diet. From suffering through various states of illness, weight issues, lethargy, depression, and lack of self-belief and direction, to excelling in endurance and strength sports, these panel members have dug deep to turn their lives around. Find out what drives these plant-based role models to keep striving towards becoming the best version of themselves.

MCs/moderators: 
Lucy Stegley (Raw Events, Evolved Generation)
Natasha Seeto (Australian National Bikini Champion)

Panelists: 
- Simone Collins (figure and crossfit athlete, graphic designer)
- Luke Tan (author, PT, strength coach)
- Janette Murray-Wakelin (ultra marathoner, author, cancer survivor)
- Jake Stevanja (Forks Over Knives featured runner)
- Crissi Carvalho (personal trainer, coach, vegan meal delivery service and fashion line founder)
- Amanda Riddles (activist, personal trainer, former PE teacher)
- Robert Cheeke (founder of VeganBodybuilding.com, entrepreneur, author)


Duration: 50 minutes (timeslot: 10.10-11am )

Areas we will cover:
- Background on establishment and motivation behind speakers' sisituations
- Before/After snapshots
- What factors contribute to a successful transformation

Structure of the panel will be:
- Intro to topic and panelists by MC (5 mins) 
- Questions to the panel from MC (30 mins) 
- Questions from audience to panel (10 mins)

Moderators
avatar for Natasha Seeto

Natasha Seeto

Vegan Bikini Athlete, Evolved Generation
Recipes: Cool as a Cucumber Gazpacho & Mojito MagicNatasha is an Australian national champion bikini athlete who lives a vegan lifestyle. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. It... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Stegley

Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Crissi Carvalho

Crissi Carvalho

Fitness Model, Online Trainer & Coach, Vegan Fitness Model, Evolved Generation
I started in the fitness industry at a young age of 16 year olds…. and spent 12 years personal training, teaching aerobics’, competing in both sport aerobics’ and back then better known as body shaping (fitness model) comps. Now at 42 years of age and after almost 10 years out of the industry, I decided to get back into the fitness industry and re-educate people on... Read More →
avatar for Robert Cheeke

Robert Cheeke

Author, Bodybuilder, USA, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
Robert Cheeke, Founder of VeganBodybuilding.com and author of the bestselling book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, as well as Shred It!: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet,  Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon... Read More →
avatar for Simone Collins

Simone Collins

Physique & Crossfit Athlete, Evolved Generation
Vegan figure competitor and ethical graphic designer Simone’s health and fitness journey began in 2010.  In an attempt to regain health and fitness, and recover from anxiety, stress, depression and being underweight, she started training at Doherty’s Gym City.  As Doherty’s... Read More →
avatar for Amanda Riddles

Amanda Riddles

Cofounder, personal trainer, A Very Small Vegan Kitchen
Amanda Riddles, 34, is an ex PE/Health Secondary Teacher who saw her weight increase and health deteriorate when experiencing some years of depression, anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.Today her and her partner, Peter Kearny, (also vegan) have their own business... Read More →
avatar for Jake Stevanja

Jake Stevanja

I have been an overweight / obese person my whole life and have been struggling to lose the weight and get healthy since my early teens. I have always had a deep desire to be fit, healthy and have an active lifestyle. I have been through all the ups and downs, fads and gimmicks... Read More →
avatar for Luke Tan

Luke Tan

Founder of Evolved Generation, strength coach, author, Evolved Generation & The Awake Method
Founder, Author and Speaker Regarded as Australia’s number one plant-based strength coach, Luke is an author and a plant-fuelled athlete that has won international awards.  Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help professionals... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 10:10 - 11:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

10:15 AEDT

Anne & Tim - Melbourne Vegan Eats: Salad & Pesto
Julienne Salad with Peanut, Lime & Chilli Dressing
&
Broad Bean Pesto

Presenters
avatar for Anne Brunsdon

Anne Brunsdon

Social Media Foodie, Melbourne Vegan Eats
Recipe/s: Julienne Salad with Peanut, Lime & Chilli Dressing / Broad Bean PestoI became vegan in 1999 after growing up on a dairy farm. What was normal for dairy farming families definitely wasn't normal for me. Tim and I have a passion for veganising classic dishes we sometimes miss... Read More →
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Tim Slingsby

Home Cook, Melbourne Vegan Eats
Recipe/s: Julienne Salad with Peanut, Lime & Chilli Dressing / Broad Bean PestoI became a vegetarian quite a few years ago now after it became overly apparent that animals did not need to die for food. As time went on, I realised that being involved in basically any industry in... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:15 - 10:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

10:30 AEDT

Tommy Castles

Tommy Castles is an 18 year old Surf Roots musician who has been mentored by leading Australian roots & blues musicians. He is a trained flamenco/spanish guitarist & has already made 2 Nation Wide T.V. appearances with his music & was awarded ‘best new performer’ at Port Fairy Folk Festival in 2015.

 


Entertainment
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Tommy Castles

“ There is no denying Castles’ incredible multi-instrumental and experimental abilities, and he is definitely one to watch!” Speaker T.V. "Sounds like this dude's got plenty of energy and he'd need it to to handle the plethora of instruments around him." Triple J, Dave Ruby-Howe. “One... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 10:30 - 10:55 AEDT
Music Stage

11:00 AEDT

Paula Brugger

Abolitionist Education: Transcending the Three Dimension Sustainability Perspective

Talk:

Consistent data reveal that the livestock production chain is at the core of social and environmental impacts, besides raising ethical concerns regarding human and nonhuman animals. To tackle this, a critical environmental education, focused on animal abolitionism is proposed. The debate encompasses the inclusion of ethics as a sustainability dimension.


Presenters
avatar for Paula Brugger

Paula Brugger

International Vegetarian Union
Professor at the Ecology and Zoology Department of Santa Catarina Federal University, Brazil. She holds a PhD in “Environment and Society” and coordinates the Ecological Justice Observatory (OJE/UFSC). Research interests include Environmental Education, Sustainability, Science... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00 - 11:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

11:00 AEDT

David & Niki - A Fist Full of Hummus & Alkaline Superfoods: Pizza, Fetta & Ice cream
Recipes:
Marinated coconut fetta
&
Mostly Raw Pizza (with pesto, fetta, tomato and avocado)
&
Mango Coconut Icecream

 

Presenters
avatar for Niki Angelopoulos

Niki Angelopoulos

Naturopath and Blood Microscopist, Alkaline Superfoods
Niki is a dynamic, talented Naturopath and Blood Microscopist. She has a specialised interest in alkaline nutrition, vegetarian/vegan diets and maintaining the acid/alkaline balance in the body. She started out as a remedial massage therapist with a focus on elite athletes and dancers... Read More →
avatar for David Nightingale

David Nightingale

social media foodie, firefighter, A Fist Full of Hummus
A career firefighter and a professional abseiler with a passion for the kitchen, over his 8 years of being vegan David has continued to perfect the art of vegan cooking. His creative skills in the kitchen and his strong knowledge base of nutrition and food science are all self taught... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00 - 11:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

11:00 AEDT

18 - 25 Vegan Speed Dating
This is a Vegan only speed dating event.
Please come to meet the person of your dreams, or just to meet othe liked minded vegans looking for company!

Moderators
avatar for Shanae

Shanae

Event Admin
I am so happy to be the Human Resources Manager at this years World Vegan Day Festival. My main job leading up to and on the day of the event will be coordinating the volunteers. If you have any volunteer questions or would like to sign up last minute just email me at info@wvd.org.au... Read More →
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Kirsten Henderson

Speed Dating

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00 - 12:00 AEDT
Speed Dating Area

11:00 AEDT

Scavenger hunt running all day
Our World Vegan Day scavenger hunt is aimed at engaging the older child in the festival. Come along to the chidrens area, collect your hunt questions and visit the stalls to find the answers. Children who return their completed question sheets to the childrens area will receive a prize.
suggested age range 6+ 

Sunday November 1, 2015 11:00 - 16:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 3

11:10 AEDT

JAIID

JAIID is a Melbourne based contemporary singer, performer and songwriter. In collaboration with The MiddleMan, her mission is to share her message of universal love through the universal language of music.

 


Entertainment
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JAIID

JAIID is a Melbourne  based contemporary singer, performer and songwriter. Fresh on the scene after having taken the time to find her voice. She met producer and collaborator, The MiddleMan, in 2012 and together, they began to create a sound that was both Fresh and Familiar. JAIID... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:10 - 11:40 AEDT
Music Stage

11:30 AEDT

Story Time with Lisa Lollipop
Lisa Lollipop will be reading the vegan fairy tale 'Lena of Vegitopia'.
 Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals is a vegan-themed fairy tale about how one brave little girl stands up for the animal friends of her land and helps rescue them from being eaten. The book promotes messages of kindness, compassion, and action and shows that magical things can happen when you harness the power of veggies.
Written by Sybil Severin and illustrated byCarlos Patino.


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 1

11:30 AEDT

James Aspey
Starting January 1st, 2014, James Aspey commenced his journey around Australia whilst engaging in a vow of silence for 365 days. What this meant is that he voluntarily sacrificed my ability to speak for the entire year! In this presentation James will be able to speak about that experience, his appearance on Sunrise and his mission.

James Aspeys Mission is: 
"To raise awareness of the cruel ways in which humans currently exploit other animals for food, clothing, entertainment, and testing."
"To show how delicious and awesome vegan food is.”
"To prove that by consuming no animal products we can live a perfectly healthy and potentially healthier life. That goes for athletes, children, breast feeding mothers, and everyone else.

Presenters
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James Aspey

James Aspey is a 28 year old vegan, animal rights activist from Sydney, Australia. He became a Personal Trainer after winning his battle with cancer, and coached others on how to live healthier,more positive lives for 9 years. During that time he learned about the health benefits... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:30 - 12:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

11:45 AEDT

Miracle Mile

4 Piece Indie Rock band looking to bring a good time with their Kings of Leon/Strokes vibe. Kick off your shoes and relax your socks for these guys.


Entertainment
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Miracle Mile

4 Piece Indie Rock band looking to bring a good time with their Kings of Leon/Strokes vibe. Kick off your shoes and relax your socks for these guys.


Sunday November 1, 2015 11:45 - 12:15 AEDT
Music Stage

12:00 AEDT

Opening Designer Fashion Show
Fashion is Back at this year World's Vegan Day.

The event will be held inside the Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds and will incorporate a Environmental and Vegan Friendly Runway. The team at STYLE Runway Australia will be holding its runway at12:00PM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM so make sure you come along to check it out.

Opening Show at 12:00PM includes Performance by STYLE Runway Australia Models 

Showcasing Designers:

Cameron and James, Heather Ellis, SULU Designs, Vegan Fitness Body, Tuyet Lam, Blu Rayne Designs and Tamarabell Linares.

For more information, please refer to our Business website at http://stylerunway.wix.com/stylerunwayau 

Sponsors
avatar for Adorn Cosmetics

Adorn Cosmetics

Director, Adorn Cosmetics
Adorn launched in 2008 and its commitment to producing the best Eco-Luxe beauty products, mineral makeup and organic skincare, that delivers flawless, professional results, has made it a trusted and credible Australian owned and made brand! Our proud commitment to minimise both our... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00 - 12:30 AEDT
Fashion Area

12:00 AEDT

Katrina Fox

Vegan World Domination – One Business at a Time

Presenter: Katrina Fox

Making it as easy as possible for the masses to eschew animal products from their lives is an important role in the animal rights, health and environmental activism movements. Find out vegan entrepreneurs’ secrets of success and how to start and grow your own ethical, advocacy-based business.


Presenters
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Katrina Fox

Journalist & Author, Vegan Business Media
From being chased by riot police during a demonstration against a farm breeding kittens for vivisection in the UK, to advising a high-profile whistleblower in Australia, Katrina Fox proudly helps rebels with causes to make a positive difference in the world by sharing their stories... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00 - 12:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

12:00 AEDT

Evolved Generation & Vegie Girl - Fitness Food Demos + Q&A
Recipes:
Lucy Taylor: Easy Quinoa & Chickpea Salad
Emilie Tan & Luke Tan: Super Endurance Chia Pudding
Billy Simmonds & Tegan Steele (Vegie Girl): TBC

Moderators
avatar for Lucy Stegley

Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
avatar for Billy Simmonds

Billy Simmonds

athlete and entrepreneur, PranaOn
Billy Simmonds first stepped on stage as a bodybuilder in 2007, and has since gone on to win competitions internationally and turned professional. Many people in society do not associate strength with a vegan diet. Billy Simmonds shatters that myth as he demonstrates how he has achieved... Read More →
avatar for Luke Tan

Luke Tan

Founder of Evolved Generation, strength coach, author, Evolved Generation & The Awake Method
Founder, Author and Speaker Regarded as Australia’s number one plant-based strength coach, Luke is an author and a plant-fuelled athlete that has won international awards.  Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help professionals... Read More →
avatar for Emilie Tan

Emilie Tan

Raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete, Evolved Generation / The Awake Method
Co-founder of Evolved Generation, raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete Canadian born Emilie has been a high level athlete most of her life. She is extremely passionate about inspiring people to reach their full physical and mental potential, while maintaining a perspective of sustainability... Read More →
avatar for Lucy Taylor

Lucy Taylor

dietitian, Bloom Nutritionist & Evolved Generation
Lucy Taylor is a Melbourne based Dietitian and Nutritionist specialising in plant-based/vegan diets. Lucy strongly believes that the healthiest vegan diet is a whole food, plant-based diet, which doesn’t include processed foods or added oils. Lucy is passionate about teaching people... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00 - 12:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

12:00 AEDT

Captain Adam the friendly pirate
Captain Adam the Friendly Pirate has been sailing the seven seas for seven years now. He will be making cartoons, singing pirate songs, running fun games and handing out prizes.


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:00 - 14:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 1

12:30 AEDT

The Moon Raja

The Moon Raja are a three piece band from Melbourne and with a mashup sound of blues, jazz and psychedelic music, their set isn't one to miss.


Entertainment
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The Moon Raja

The Moon Raja are a three piece band from Melbourne. They are greatly instrumental with their music rooted heavily in blues, with psychedelic and jazz influences. The Moon Raja is made up of three conscious vegans whose greatest passion is music and feel it is their greatest tool... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:30 - 13:00 AEDT
Music Stage

12:30 AEDT

Jonathan Balcombe

Talk title: ANIMALS' INNER LIVES: Notes from a Vegan Biologist

From optimistic starlings, to dogs who object to unfair treatment, animals lead lives of acute sensitivity, awareness, and virtue. Against this backdrop, our own behavior toward animals needs a major overhaul.


Presenters
avatar for Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe

Jonathan Balcombe has a PhD in ethology (animal behaviour) from the University of Tennessee, where he studied communication in bats. He has published over 50 scientific papers and book chapters on animal behavior and animal protection. In 2011 he was presented with the St. Francis... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 12:30 - 13:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

12:30 AEDT

25 - 35 Vegan Speed Dating
This is a Vegan only speed dating event.
Please come to meet the person of your dreams, or just to meet othe liked minded vegans looking for company!

Moderators
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Kirsten Henderson

Speed Dating

Sunday November 1, 2015 12:30 - 14:30 AEDT
Speed Dating Area

13:00 AEDT

Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray

Talk: Running Out of Time

Veteran ultra-endurance runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray, they have proved beyond any doubt that living a raw, vegan conscious lifestyle results in optimal health where physically, mentally and emotionally, anything is achievable. They will inspire you to make the positive changes in your life that you like to make.


Presenters
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Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray

Raw Vegan Path
Throughout the year 2013, to inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran together around... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 13:00 - 13:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

13:00 AEDT

Jade & Kath - Panaceas Pantry: Raw Pecan Brownie & Raw Noodle Bowl
RAW CHEWY PECAN BROWNIE WITH ALMOND BUTTER FROSTING
&
BLOOD BUILDING RAW GREEN NOODLE BOWL with SPRING HERBS


Presenters
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Jade W

social media foodie, Panaceas Pantry
Jade is an accredited naturopath and nutritionist, passionate food stylist and photographer, whole foods advocate and one half of the Panaceas Pantry duo, a social media feed focused on both cooked and raw vegan recipes.Kathie is a passionate foodie, cafe manager, raw desserts creator... Read More →
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Kath W

social media foodie, Panaceas Pantry
Kath is a passionate foodie, cafe manager, raw desserts creator, recipe developer and animal lover, who hopes to funnel her passions into a future whole foods cafe.Jade is an accredited naturopath and nutritionist, passionate food stylist and photographer, whole foods advocate and... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 13:00 - 13:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

13:15 AEDT

Krishool
Krishool is an African born multi-talent artist who blends soulful vocals with energetic dance moves. Currently performing gigs around Melbourne, he could also be seen on "The Voice Australia" in 2014.


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Krishool

A guaranteed crowd pleaser, African born Krishool has a natural ability to bring dance and rhythm to his performances. He acknowledges an influence from artists Michael Jackson, Usher and John Legend, and enjoys covering soul, jazz and hip hop with a peppering of rock ballads. More... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 13:15 - 13:45 AEDT
Music Stage

13:30 AEDT

Dr. Susianto Tseng
Talk Title: Scientific Studies on Tempe Nutrition

The president of the International Vegetarian Union, Dr. Susianto Tseng will present research on the potential of  tempe as a source of vitamin B12 and its implementation to a vegan and vegetarian diet. Scientific data will be shown to support how tempe formula was able to maintain normal level of serum vitamin B12 with people on plant based diets.

Presenters
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Dr. Susianto Tseng

• Doctor in Nutrition, Faculty of Public Health, University of Indonesia (Summa Cum Laude) • Chair of International Vegetarian Union (IVU) • President of Asia Pacific Vegetarian Union  (APVU) • Head of Indonesia Vegetarian Society (IVS) • President of Vegan Society of... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 13:30 - 14:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

14:00 AEDT

Mantra Meditation Group
Mantra Band meets every Wednesday 6:00pm at the Mantra Lounge for a dose of soothing meditation and kirtan. Each session is led by a different kirtan artist and often features guided meditation, visuals, beautiful musicians, live music and dancing.

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Mantra Meditation Group

Mantra Band meets every Wednesday 6:00pm at the Mantra Lounge for a dose of soothing meditation and kirtan. Each session is led by a different kirtan artist and often features guided meditation, visuals, beautiful musicians, live music and dancing.


Sunday November 1, 2015 14:00 - 14:25 AEDT
Music Stage

14:00 AEDT

Evolved Generation
'Evolved Generation - Changing hearts, minds and physiques through fitness!' 

MC: Lucy Stegley

Presenters:
Simone Collins
Lucy Taylor
Luke Tan
Emilie Tan
Shani Vetter
Chistian Vetter
Jeremy Evans

Moderators
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Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
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Simone Collins

Physique & Crossfit Athlete, Evolved Generation
Vegan figure competitor and ethical graphic designer Simone’s health and fitness journey began in 2010.  In an attempt to regain health and fitness, and recover from anxiety, stress, depression and being underweight, she started training at Doherty’s Gym City.  As Doherty’s... Read More →
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Jeremy Evans

Personal Trainer, Professional Dancer, Evolved Generation
Jeremy was born in Ballarat, Victoria and has lived in Melbourne since 2009. Jeremy found his passion for movement at the age of 13 in the form of Irish Dancing. Jeremy performed with The Australian Irish Dance Company for over 10 years and is now co-director of The Australian Irish... Read More →
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Luke Tan

Founder of Evolved Generation, strength coach, author, Evolved Generation & The Awake Method
Founder, Author and Speaker Regarded as Australia’s number one plant-based strength coach, Luke is an author and a plant-fuelled athlete that has won international awards.  Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help professionals... Read More →
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Emilie Tan

Raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete, Evolved Generation / The Awake Method
Co-founder of Evolved Generation, raw food chef, ultra-endurance athlete Canadian born Emilie has been a high level athlete most of her life. She is extremely passionate about inspiring people to reach their full physical and mental potential, while maintaining a perspective of sustainability... Read More →
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Lucy Taylor

dietitian, Bloom Nutritionist & Evolved Generation
Lucy Taylor is a Melbourne based Dietitian and Nutritionist specialising in plant-based/vegan diets. Lucy strongly believes that the healthiest vegan diet is a whole food, plant-based diet, which doesn’t include processed foods or added oils. Lucy is passionate about teaching people... Read More →
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Shani Vetter

personal trainer, Evolved Generation & Smiling Assassin Fitness
Vegan fitness model, personal trainer After living in Zimbabwe for most of her life, Shani moved to Australia in 2001. She fell in love with the health and fitness industry and eventually jumped into the world of personal training, starting Smiling Assassin fitness, a resistance-based... Read More →
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Christian Vetter

Professional photographer, Evolved Generation & Christian Marc Photography
Christian was born in Germany but raised in Australia from a young age. Coming from a German background of home-cooking such as Goulash, Bratwurst and roast meat, you would think it would have been a very hard transition to make into a plant-based diet but once he opened his eyes... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 14:00 - 14:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

14:00 AEDT

Yoko - Shoku Iku & Natasha: Cacao Sponge & Green Drinks
Recipes:
Raw Cacao Sponge Squares
&
Cool as a Cucumber Gazpacho
&
Mojito Magic

Presenters
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Yoko Inoue

Wholfoods Chef & Restauranteur, Shoku Iku
Recipe:Raw Cacao Sponge SquaresYoko is the founder of Melbourne based organic raw food and living food cafe, Shokuiku. The desire to feed her new born daughter and herself healing natural food lead Yoko to discovering the importance of the relationship between good health, diet and... Read More →
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Natasha Seeto

Vegan Bikini Athlete, Evolved Generation
Recipes: Cool as a Cucumber Gazpacho & Mojito MagicNatasha is an Australian national champion bikini athlete who lives a vegan lifestyle. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. It... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 14:00 - 14:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

14:30 AEDT

Cake Time!
Cake Time!
Sharing food together is an excellent way to celebrate World Vegan Day. Come and join us for a slice of free cake on our picnic rugs in the childrens area.
Cakes donated by 'Vegan Cakes By Monika' , find them on facebook here....
https://www.facebook.com/SweetTreatsbyMonika


"Hi I am Monika, I was always passionate about cruelty free baking & decorating, however, it was not until 2014 that I decided to venture into this magical awe inspiring journey of cake decorating. The first cake I decorated was for my best friend for her baby shower. I was pretty proud of my creation then, but there was a lot to learn……This is where my Love Affair with Cakes started and it launched Vegan Cakes by Monika earlier known as Sweet Treats by Monika. 
I wanted to showcase that cruelty free cake can not only taste great but look awesome too. I offer Custom Designed Cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. Every customer is consulted to understand what they are looking for. Everything baked here is 100% eggfree, dairy free, gelatine free, Alcohol free, free of shellac, carmine and cochinea. Soy free and gluten free cakes & Cupcakes can be made if requested."
 


Sunday November 1, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 1

14:30 AEDT

Philip Wollen

“Beyond Veganism. . . . From Ethical consumption to Ahimsan Character”

 Summary:

 Philip Wollen describes how our attitudes towards activism, literature, science are more than vocations. They are markers which describe our character. He uses Occam’s Razor, named after the 14th Century Jesuit, to show that “When faced with a number of alternative solutions to a problem, the simplest solution is the best”.

 

He concludes that “Veganism is the New Swiss Army Knife for a Sustainable and Ethical Future”. . . .  .one instrument solves our Environmental, Health, Economic, Ethical and Resource challenges.


Presenters
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Philip Wollen

At age 34 Philip was Vice President of Citibank. He was rated by Australian Business Magazine in the Top 40 executives in Australia. His assignments took him around the world. At age 40 he decided to give away everything he had with warm hands and die broke. He jokes, “So far, we... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

14:30 AEDT

Speed Dating - Lesbian/Gay
This is a Vegan only speed dating event.
Please come to meet the person of your dreams, or just to meet othe liked minded vegans looking for company!

Moderators
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Kirsten Henderson

Speed Dating

Sunday November 1, 2015 14:30 - 15:00 AEDT
Speed Dating Area

14:40 AEDT

Abolición
Abolición is an animal rights punk rock band based in Melbourne, Australia.
Born out of a shared passion, these 5 men have put together their creative minds to send vital messages through their music. 

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Abolición

Abolición is an animal rights band based in Melbourne, Australia.The story started in a shed, in sunny Richmond. Pedro Allemant was looking for vegan musicians in Melbourne. He had been active in the vegan music/AR scenes in Peru and Spain and he had been a regular stallholder over... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 14:40 - 15:10 AEDT
Music Stage

15:00 AEDT

Mark Doneddu

Mark Doneddu Tall Title: Is the Vegan Diet the Real Paleo Diet?


Few subjects generate the level of controversy as there is with diet. Mark in his talk will answer questions such as:

What did ancient people eat and what do most native people's eat?
What causes food addictions and how can you use this knowledge to your advantage?Where are highest Vitamin B12 deficiencies found and why?
When does Vitamin D deficiency occur and why do plant based diets help?
Who loses more weight – the high carb or the low carb dieters?
Why is a plant based diet is closest to the diet of ancient man?How can plant foods provide the best sources of omega3 oils?


Presenters
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Mark Doneddu

Vegetarian Victoria
Mark has been a Mechanical Engineer working in R & D and process development for 25 years, and holds several patents for mechanical innovations. He has also been studying and researching health and nutrition for many years, and often gives talks on these subjects. As well as being... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 15:00 - 15:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

15:00 AEDT

Grace & Evelyn - The Happy Clean Vegan & Nourish Not Punish: Sushi & Bliss Balls
 Recipe/s:
Fruit-free peanut butter bliss balls
&
Sushi and Peanut Satay Sauce 

Presenters
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Evelyn Angelopoulos

Food Blogger, Nourish Not Punish
Recipe:Fruit-free peanut butter bliss ballsEvelyn is a 22 year vegan food blogger who is passionate about educating others on how to live a cruelty-free lifestyle as well as the importance of self love. She is also a coeliac with fructose malabsorption, who has taught herself to create... Read More →
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Grace Thornell

social media foodie, The Happy Clean Vegan
Recipe:Sushi and Peanut Satay Sauce I am 22 years old currently studying to be a holistic coach. I work at Wild Yam health food store and veg cafe in Mordialloc.I suffer from fructose malabsorption so I love experimenting with low fodmap vegan recipes which you can find on my instagram... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 15:00 - 15:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

15:00 AEDT

Designer Fashion Show
The event will be held inside the Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds and will incorporate a Environmental and Vegan Friendly Runway. The team at STYLE Runway Australia will be holding its runway at12:00PM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM so make sure you come along to check it out.

Designer Show at 3:00PM includes:

Performances by Singer-Song Writer Czarina

Showcasing Designers:

SULU Designs, PEESH Designs, CKEYAL, Sonya Foster, WozWaste, Scarlett Vegan Bags, Cruelty Free Shop, WozWaste, Planet Vegan, Blu Rayne Designs, Tamarabell Linares, April Marie Swimwear

For more information, please refer to our Business website at http://stylerunway.wix.com/stylerunwayau

Sponsors
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Adorn Cosmetics

Director, Adorn Cosmetics
Adorn launched in 2008 and its commitment to producing the best Eco-Luxe beauty products, mineral makeup and organic skincare, that delivers flawless, professional results, has made it a trusted and credible Australian owned and made brand! Our proud commitment to minimise both our... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 15:00 - 15:45 AEDT
Fashion Area

15:25 AEDT

Dada Ono

Dada Ono is a two piece dark pop psychedelic band made up of an electric violinist and drummer. The core of the music was written by Nik Ranger while she was working teaching music in Cambodia using a synth keyboard bought at the only music store for $20US. By good chance Nik met Christine Rogers when she returned to Australia. Together using riffs and layered violin, guitar, keys, vocals and Christine's skilled versatility in drumming styles, Dada Ono transformed to a dynamic duo.


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Dada Ono

Dada Ono is a two piece dark pop psychedelic band with electric violinist, vegan of 7 years and vocalist Nik Ranger and drummer Christine Rogers. The core of the music was written by Nik Ranger while she was working teaching music in Siem Reap, Cambodia in 2014 using a synth keyboard... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 15:25 - 15:55 AEDT
Music Stage

15:30 AEDT

Story Time with Lisa Lollipop
Lisa Lollipop will be reading the vegan fairy tale 'Lena of Vegitopia'.
 Lena of Vegitopia and the Mystery of the Missing Animals is a vegan-themed fairy tale about how one brave little girl stands up for the animal friends of her land and helps rescue them from being eaten. The book promotes messages of kindness, compassion, and action and shows that magical things can happen when you harness the power of veggies.
Written by Sybil Severin and illustrated byCarlos Patino.


Sunday November 1, 2015 15:30 - 16:00 AEDT
Super Kids Zone 1

15:30 AEDT

Billy Simmonds

Billy Simmonds first stepped on stage as a bodybuilder in 2007, and has since gone on to win competitions internationally and turned professional. Many people in society do not associate strength with a vegan diet. Billy Simmonds shatters that myth as he demonstrates how he has achieved all that he has on a plant based diet.


Presenters
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Billy Simmonds

athlete and entrepreneur, PranaOn
Billy Simmonds first stepped on stage as a bodybuilder in 2007, and has since gone on to win competitions internationally and turned professional. Many people in society do not associate strength with a vegan diet. Billy Simmonds shatters that myth as he demonstrates how he has achieved... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 15:30 - 16:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

15:30 AEDT

35+ Vegan Dating
This is a Vegan only speed dating event.
Please come to meet the person of your dreams, or just to meet othe liked minded vegans looking for company!

Moderators
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Kirsten Henderson

Speed Dating

Sunday November 1, 2015 15:30 - 16:30 AEDT
Speed Dating Area

16:00 AEDT

Claire Mann

Title:  What to say when you don’t know everything

What conversational skills must you refine in order to confidently speak out about veganism without getting frustrated  or tongue-tied when you don’t have all the facts to hand?  


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Claire Mann

Presenter: Clare Mann, Vegan psychologist, communications trainer and author. Title: What to say when you don’t know everything What conversational skills must you refine in order to confidently speak out about veganism without getting frustrated or tongue-tied when you don’t... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 16:00 - 16:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

16:00 AEDT

Jacqui - Grateful Harvest: Fermented Foods
Recipes:
Vegetable and herbs fermentation demo 

Presenters
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Jacqui Kirkland

Grateful Harvest
Jacqui is the founder of her company, Grateful Harvest, which produces and supplies fermented beverages and foods.  Her great passion is to help people make the connections between gut health, the health of their body/mind. Plus, healing through whole food and lifestyle choices... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 16:00 - 16:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

16:10 AEDT

Joe Sampson

Joe Sampson is a vegan  singer songwriter and piano player. He has composed about 80 songs. His main influence is 60s pop.


Entertainment

Sunday November 1, 2015 16:10 - 16:30 AEDT
Music Stage

16:30 AEDT

George Jacobs

Title: Positive Psychology and Vegetarianism: Exploring the Connections

Positive Psychology is a proactive approach to mental health which focuses on people’s strengths and on what is going well in people’s lives, rather than on their weaknesses and problems. The Melbourne area is home to Geelong Grammar School, perhaps the Education world’s top practitioner of Positive Psychology. This presentation begins by explaining Positive Psychology and then explores connections between Positive Psychology and vegetarianism. These connections include: (1) in both, people take control of their lives to promote positive developments; (2) in both, people show gratitude to others; (3) in both, people exercise empathy and perform acts of kindness for others.


Presenters
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George Jacobs

International Vegetarian Union
Positive Psychology is a proactive approach to mental health which focuses on people’s strengths and on what is going well in people’s lives, rather than on their weaknesses and problems. The Melbourne area is home to Geelong Grammar School, perhaps the Education world’s top... Read More →

Volunteers
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Brigitte

Artistic Director (Design)
Passionate about Events and staying healthy; running around with a radio in one hand and a tub of Zebra Dream ice-cream in the other is basically as good as it gets! I study full time at William Angliss Institute and work two regular casual jobs, but when I get time off I like to... Read More →

Sunday November 1, 2015 16:30 - 17:00 AEDT
Speakers' Area

16:45 AEDT

Beautiful Beasts

Beautiful Beasts are many things. An energetic crew of party starters, a saccharine sweet pop outfit and a dirty, soulful groove machine. The Beasts play fitzpop. Fitzpop is music written to jam to. Music to get sweaty to. Music to love to. Music for animals.


Entertainment
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Beautiful Beasts

Beautiful Beasts are many things. An energetic crew of party starters, a saccharine sweet pop outfit and a dirty, soulful groove machine. The Beasts play fitzpop. Fitzpop is music written to jam to. Music to get sweaty to. Music to love to. Music for animals.


Sunday November 1, 2015 16:45 - 17:15 AEDT
Music Stage

17:00 AEDT

Bruce Poon

Talkd Title: How to fix almost everything

How to fix almost everything…by changing your diet. One of the top reasons why people change their diet is to lessen their impact on the environment. What are those impacts?

 



Presenters
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Bruce Poon

Convenor - Victoria, Animal Justice Party
Bruce Poon is a consulting Project Manager in the Information Technology industry, a business owner and entrepreneur. He is the Convenor in Victoria of the Animal Justice Party, and stood for election at the 2013 federal and 2014 state elections. He co-founded and is a board member... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 17:00 - 17:30 AEDT
Speakers' Area

17:00 AEDT

Dinesh & Zac - Mantra Lounge: Buriyani + more
Recipes:
Layered Sri Lankan Buriyani
&
TBC 

Presenters
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Dinesh Mathew

actor, cook, marketing, Mantra Lounge
Dinesh Mathew has been a Vegetarian for twenty years and vegan for six years.  Of Sri Lankan decent, he has found it easy to veganise Sri Lankan and Indian cooking.  He has had regular cooking demonstrations at many events including at the recent Mind, Body, Spirit Festival.  He... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 17:00 - 17:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

17:00 AEDT

Open to all ages and eating habits
Moderators
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Shanae

Event Admin
I am so happy to be the Human Resources Manager at this years World Vegan Day Festival. My main job leading up to and on the day of the event will be coordinating the volunteers. If you have any volunteer questions or would like to sign up last minute just email me at info@wvd.org.au... Read More →

Sunday November 1, 2015 17:00 - 19:00 AEDT
Speed Dating Area

17:30 AEDT

Crocodile Rocket
Crocodile Rocket is a unique and entertaining tribute to Sir Elton John, one of the world's most iconic popular music figures. Crocodile Rocket stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe backed by an all-star live band.

Entertainment
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Crocodile Rocket

Crocodile Rocket is a unique and entertaining tribute to Sir Elton John, one of the world's most iconic popular music figures.   Crocodile Rocket stars classically trained musician Brenton Edgecombe backed by an all-star live band.  Brenton learned his first Elton John song at... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 17:30 - 18:00 AEDT
Music Stage

17:30 AEDT

Vegan Business and Media Leaders Panel (Raw Events)
Vegan Business and Media Leaders PANEL. 'Inspiring tales and expert tips on how to succeed in building your business and marketing your message.' 

Description: Hear from founders of plant-based products and services, coaches, authors, brand ambassadors and entrepreneurs who have become leaders in the health, fitness, food and publishing industries. Attend this panel to be inspired by how these Aussie trailblazers got started in business and how harnessing the power of the the media played a part in their success.

Areas we will cover:
- Background on establishment and motivation behind speakers' businesses/blogs/social media etc 
- How to build a successful career in the health and fitness industry to help you live your passion and help others
- Secrets to leveraging social media, branding and partnerships
- The 'new vegan economy': How to buy in for big change
MC/moderator: Lucy Stegley (Raw Events, Evolved Generation)

Panelists: 
Ash Sonthalia (Mantra Lounge restaurant, and travel business owner)
Billy Simmonds (entertainment industry, Mr Natural Universe 2009, supplement business owner)
Pana Barbounis (Pana Chocolate founder, business owner)
Paul Mathis (multi-restauranteur)
Katrina Fox (marketing expert, PR specialist, author) 
Matthew Bate (author, trainer, sportsperson, former AFL player, entrepreneur)

Moderators
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Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
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Pana Barbounis

Founder, Pana Chocolate
Pana grew up in a migrant family in Melbourne’s western suburbs. Beginning his hospitality career at age 16 as a dishwasher, Pana was noticeably driven to learn and move up, and by the time he was 21 he had opened his first business. From there he explored a plethora of ventures... Read More →
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Matthew Bate

Author, Ex-AFL player, Sports Nutritionist, 365 Days of Wholeness
Matt played 102 senior games over 8 years as a professional AFL (Australian Football League) footballer for the Melbourne Demons football club. He is now a published author, health coach, and a certified holistic sports nutrition practitioner. Matt is extremely passionate about educating... Read More →
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Katrina Fox

Journalist & Author, Vegan Business Media
From being chased by riot police during a demonstration against a farm breeding kittens for vivisection in the UK, to advising a high-profile whistleblower in Australia, Katrina Fox proudly helps rebels with causes to make a positive difference in the world by sharing their stories... Read More →
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Paul Mathis

Cofounder, chef, Supercharger
Paul is the founder of Supercharger - a restaurant with two locations in Melbourne serving delicious healthy vegan food, smoothies and desserts. Paul has had a long career in the restaurant industry and will be part of the Vegan Business & Media Leaders Panel on the Speakers' Stage... Read More →
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Billy Simmonds

athlete and entrepreneur, PranaOn
Billy Simmonds first stepped on stage as a bodybuilder in 2007, and has since gone on to win competitions internationally and turned professional. Many people in society do not associate strength with a vegan diet. Billy Simmonds shatters that myth as he demonstrates how he has achieved... Read More →
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Ash Sonthalia

Owner, Mantra Lounge
Mantra Lounge owner Ash Sonthalia says,“Mantra Lounge is all about changing perceptions, like the idea that vegan food is expensive or inaccessible.” Ash will be presenting on the Vegan Business & Media Leaders Panel hosted and moderated by Raw Events.About Mantra Lounge: Mantra... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 17:30 - 18:15 AEDT
Speakers' Area

18:00 AEDT

Dinesh & Zac - Mantra Lounge: Buriyani + Frozen Dessert
Recipes:
Layered Sri Lankan Buriyani & Frozen Dessert!

Presenters
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Zac Bird

social media foodie
Zac always thought people who posted pictures of their food were crazy, until he discovered how divine vegan food is and now spends his days doing exactly that. This year he exited a career in events management to pursue his love of food and his first foray into bringing his food... Read More →
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Dinesh Mathew

actor, cook, marketing, Mantra Lounge
Dinesh Mathew has been a Vegetarian for twenty years and vegan for six years.  Of Sri Lankan decent, he has found it easy to veganise Sri Lankan and Indian cooking.  He has had regular cooking demonstrations at many events including at the recent Mind, Body, Spirit Festival.  He... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 18:00 - 18:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

18:15 AEDT

Kev 'n Tom band

Kev ‘n Tom have been playing in bands together and as a duo for over 30 years. Sending positive messages for all human and animal kind via their melodic pop tones, this year they will be joined by two other members for the stage of World Vegan Day.


Entertainment
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Kev 'n Tom band

Kev ‘n Tom (Kevin Sampson and Robert Thomson) have been playing in bands together and as a duo for over 30 years. Their mostly original music has been described as melodic pop with a positive message for all human (and animal) kind. As regular performers at World Vegan Day, their... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 18:15 - 18:45 AEDT
Music Stage

18:15 AEDT

Marly Winckler

Amazon Rainforest Destruction and Cattle Rearing

About 20% of the Amazon Rainforest was already destroyed. 80% of the already destroyed area is used by cattle rearing and soy (to feed animals for food). Some 6,000 km2 (about 1/5 of the territory of Belgium or about 1/12 times the size of UAE) are fired every year. The emissions coming from fire and cattle rearing in this region are more important than all emissions coming from big cities and transportation. Among other problems we are losing our big biodiversity (1/3 of world species) without even knowing it all. To mitigate the environmental and social impacts on Amazon Forest we need necessarily to tackle meat consumption issue.


Presenters
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Marly Winckler

International Vegetarian Union
Marly Winckler is a sociologist and translator. She is the translator of more than 60 books including Animal Liberation by Peter Singer and Becoming Vegetarian by Vesanto Melina and Brenda Davis. Vegetarian since 1983 she created “Sitio Vegetariano”– the first webpage on vegetarianism... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 18:15 - 18:45 AEDT
Speakers' Area

18:45 AEDT

Mark Pearson - AJP

Mark Pearson Topic for Speech: The Spectrum between Animal Welfare, Wellbeing and Rights

 


Presenters
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Mark Pearson - AJP

The Hon Mark Pearson MLC- Animal Justice Party Mark Pearson is the first Australian Member of Parliament to be elected on an animal justice platform. As the successful candidate for the Animal Justice Party, he was elected to the NSW Legislative Council in March 2015. Prior to entering... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 18:45 - 19:15 AEDT
Speakers' Area

19:00 AEDT

Mihra
Mihra are a 6-piece band of Melbournites with a sound that borrows from neo-soul, pop, and alt-rock and ties it together with introspective songwriting.

Entertainment
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Mihra

Mihra are a 6-piece band of Melbournites. Born early last year, the band have been steadily defining their sound, a sound that borrows from neo-soul, pop, and alt-rock and ties it together with introspective songwriting.


Sunday November 1, 2015 19:00 - 19:30 AEDT
Music Stage

19:00 AEDT

Amber & Leah - Pana Chocolate: Raw Desserts
Recipes:
Pumpkin Pie 

Almond Butter Fudge


Presenters
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Leah Morony

Head Chef, Pana Chocolate
Recipe/s:Raw Pumpkin Pie / Nut Butter Caramel (or truffles) TBCLeah joined the Pana Chocolate raw kitchen in February before being promoted to Sous Chef in May this year, and took over as Head Chef in August. She’s one talented lady! With a passion for organic food, Leah trained... Read More →
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Amber Wood

Product Development Chef, Pana Chocolate
Recipe/s:Raw Pumpkin Pie / Almond Butter FudgeAmber worked in Pana Chocolate’s raw kitchen as Head Chef before moving into her current product development role, which allows her the creative freedom to develop new cake, chocolate and specialty dessert recipes. Amber is a qualified... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 19:00 - 19:45 AEDT
Cooking Demos Area

19:15 AEDT

Repeat Fashion Show
The event will be held inside the Exhibition Pavilion at the Melbourne Showgrounds and will incorporate a Environmental and Vegan Friendly Runway. The team at STYLE Runway Australia will be holding its runway at12:00PM, 3:00PM and 7:00PM so make sure you come along to check it out.

Repeat Show at 7:00PM Showcasing the Best of the Best Designers held throughout the 2 Shows.

For more information, please refer to our Business website at http://stylerunway.wix.com/stylerunwayau

Sponsors
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Adorn Cosmetics

Director, Adorn Cosmetics
Adorn launched in 2008 and its commitment to producing the best Eco-Luxe beauty products, mineral makeup and organic skincare, that delivers flawless, professional results, has made it a trusted and credible Australian owned and made brand! Our proud commitment to minimise both our... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 19:15 - 19:45 AEDT
Fashion Area

19:15 AEDT

Ashok Kumar
Talk Title: Ahimsa

Ahimsa before & after Gandhi | Is the concept Ahimsa is it still relevant to the modern generation when it has undergone so many changes. Can veganism become a world religion and what are the challenges for a vegan?

Presenters
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Ashok Kumar

International Vegetarian Union
Advocate by qualification.BA.BL., Cofounder of sachet revolution in India ,industrialist, exporter, educationist ,trustee of ck collage Cuddalore, Poet & columnist, freelance, journalist, tedx speaker at Chennai. Social activist ,advisor to NGO Tdh core thiruvanmalai ,trained blind... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 19:15 - 19:45 AEDT
Speakers' Area

19:30 AEDT

Leo eascapes from the lab, story time and visit from Leo the ex lab cat.

Join us in reading the story of 'Leo escapes from the lab'.

Leo is an ex-laboratory cat who has found a forever home, Leo has won the heart of many and serves as an ambassador for all those remaining in laboratories around Austraila.

Leo the mostcot will be visiting us in the childrens area.



Sunday November 1, 2015 19:30 - 20:00 AEDT
TBA

19:45 AEDT

Mareya

Mareya's love for creating music birthed at age 4 after writing her first song with her Dad called "I Like Flowers". After winning awards throughout highschool and completing a Bachelor of music, she released her debut 4 track pop EP which received radio play soon after its release in some parts of New Zealand. Mareya continues to write prolifically in a variety of genre's, recording with her own arrangements and production.


Entertainment
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Mareya

Mareya's love for creating music birthed at age 4 after writing her first song with her Dad called "I Like Flowers". She attended the same high school that turned out artists such as Lorde, Gin Wigmore, The Checks, and The Veils to name but a few. During high school she was the winner... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 19:45 - 20:15 AEDT
Music Stage

19:45 AEDT

Bob Ratnarajah
Talk Title: Accidental Vegan – The journey to being vegan and beyond.

Bob Ratnarajah will reveal how he became accidentally vegan having been caring for Make Poverty History, Sustainability and Vegetarian circles. 


Presenters
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Bob Ratnarajah

Bob is a member of the International Vegetarian Union and the founder of V Stars – a community of members who advocate for a meat free lifestyle. With the 43rd IVU Veg Festival coming to Australia for the first time in 100 year history led V Stars to revive the Vegpledge Chal... Read More →


Sunday November 1, 2015 19:45 - 20:15 AEDT
Speakers' Area