International Vegetarian Union (IVU)

For a vegetarian world. For people. For animals. For the planet.
Be part of this world: 8 - 14th November 2004
Plan your trip now! Costão de Santinho Resort & Spa
Praia do Santinho - Florianópolis - Brazil

Congress Index


Note: some details of this program may change before the Congress.

Simultaneous translation Portuguese-English-Portuguese will be available at Session 1.
Other sessions: (E) for English - (S) for Spanish - (P) for Portuguese.
There can be minor alterations.


10:00-18:00 Registration and check in

12:00-14:00 Lunch (only for those staying in Costao)
15:00-16:00 Circular transcultural dances - Eliana Gavenda and Tânia Valladares
16:00-17:00 Living Design Fair- Ana Branco
17:00-18:00 Welcome ceremony
18:00-18:22 Animal Rights - video - Alex Bourke (E/P)
19:30 Evening meal
21:00 Opening Dance Show - Odília Cuiabano


09:00-19:00 Cruelty-free Products Fair

10:00-14:00 Living Design Fair

10:00-12:00 Food Demonstration I - Adventist School vegetarian meals (P)

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration II - Caryn Hartglass - Its a wrap! Fun wraps, for appetizers and main dishes, wheat and grain free, using all raw ingredients (E)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration I - Myrian Ganzerli - Vegetarian gourmet culinary (P)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration II - Victoria Boutenko - Raw food apetizers (E)

07:00-08:00 Yoga - Mirko Costa
08:00-09:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:30 Dr Stephen Walsh
Easy ways to improve health on a vegetarian diet (E/P)

Sheila Valigora
The teaching of Ethics at vet schools - why more vets are not vegetarians? (P)

Marly Pedra and Paulo César dos Santos - Vegetarianism and the culture of peace (P)

Alex Bourke
The way of the vegan (E)
Paul Turner
Food for life - - the world's largest
vegetarian food relief. (E)
11:00-12:00 Dr Sonia Felipe
Animal production: The abolitionist philosophical critique (E/P)

Yu Pi Yueh
The 5 Elements Law and vegetarianism (P)

Maria Laura Garcia Packer
Vegetarianism and spirituality (P)

Gerry Coffey
Food & mood: Violence or tranquility (E)

Latin-American vegetarian organizations meeting - formation of UVL

12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 David Pye
Why are environmentalists not vegetarians? - A DVD video show followed by discussion (E/P)
Tina Fox
Vegetarian approval schemes - the VSUK experience (E)

Alberto Gonzalez
Alive food culinary and the practice of family medicine (P)

Arnaldo Sisson Filho
The vegetarian Christianity of Anna Bonus Kingsford (P)
Francisco Martin
Veganism in relationship to the exploitation of animals and violence (E)
15:00-16:00 Dr Paula Brügger
Why animal protectors eat animals (E/P)

Julio César Acosta Navarro
Coronary risk factors in a vegetarian, semi-vegetarian and omnivorous population in Peru (P)

Dr Maria Luiza Branco Nogueira da Silva
Alive food for all - an experience (P)
Dr Gabriel Buist
Vegetarianism and the Order of Cross - was Jesus a vegetarian? (E)
IVU Council meeting
(members only)

16:00-16:30 Coffee/tea break
16:30-18:00 Plenary - FOR PEOPLE. The benefits of a vegetarian diet - Stephen Walsh, George Guimarães, Sally Errey. Chair Gerry Coffey
18:00-18:12 Session 1 - Impact of fresh, healthy foods on learning and behavior - video - Appleton Central Alternative High School (E/P)
19:30 Evening meal
21:00 Caryn Hartglass - sing. Saurabh Dalal - Who wants to buy dairy-air (E)


7:30-13:30 Nutritional evaluation for a study with vegetarians - fasting for at leas 2 hours required

09:00-19:00 Cruelty-free Products Fair

10:00-14:00 Living Design Fair

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration I -Sally Errey - Cancer fighting and immune boosting dishes (E)

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration II - Victor Maceda - The 10 best food of the planet (quinua, kañawa, maca, tarwi, camu camu, amaranto, tuna, Amazonian nut, stevia etc) and Guillermo Tapias - Nutritional contribution of Andean-Amazonic foods (S)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration I - Caroline Bergerot - Chocolate cake etc (P)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration II - Aris La Tham - Raw food meals (E)

07:00-08:00 Yoga - Pedro Kupfer
08:00-09:30 Breakfast
10:00-11:00 Laerte Fernando Levai
Defense of farm animals - Juridical
instruments (E/P)

Alexandre Pimentel
Vegetarianism: Strategy for needy communities (P)

Dilip Barman
"Vegetarian" gardening (E)
Fernando Travi
Vegetarianism as a base for integral health (mind-body), survival and human development (P)
Francisco Martin
The struggle for animal rights in Latin countries (E)

Dr Aris La Tham
The philosophy of raw foods (E/P)

Sergio Greif
Fighting hunger with vegetarianism (P)

João Pedro Abrahão Matzenbacher
Vegetarianism and pure logic (P)

Françoise Berthoud
Why vaccinate a vegetarian child?... any child! (E)

12:00-14:00 Lunch
Saurabh Dalal
The vegan revolution to a world hunger solution (E/P)

Alex Bourke
Publish a vegetarian book (E)

Gerry Coffey
Why vegan - questions and answers (E)

George Jacobs
Animal-friendly language: How to speak vegetarian (E)

Alejandro G. Stankevicius
The role of Internet in the spreading of vegetarianism (S)
15:00-16:00 Eric Slywich
Reverting diseases through a vegetarian diet (E/P)
Tobias Leenaert
Conducting a vegetarian campaign (E)

Sheila Waligora
Organic agriculture - history, ecological bases, sustainability (P)

Delio Esteve
Naturism: a health epidemic (S)
16:00-16:20 Coffee/tea break
16:20-16:30 Session 1 Elizabeth MacGregor - Repudiation note to Farra do Boi (E/P)
16:30-19:30 Plenary - IVU - General Meeting. All welcome to attend and anyone can speak, but only official delegates can vote.
19:30 Evening meal
21:00 Vegetarian luau- afro-brazilian dance


7:30-13:30 Nutritional evaluation for a study with vegetarians - need to fast for at least 2 hours

07:00-08.00 Yoga - Aline Goetz
08:00-09:30 Breakfast
Excursions and free time
19:30 Evening meal
21:00 Fashion with Compassion (UDESC)


09:00-19:00 Cruelty-free Products Fair

10:00-14:00 Living Design Fair

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration I - Caryn Hartglass - Cooking with tofu - from appetizer to dessert! Appetizers, dips, main dishes and desserts are prepared from tofu with a variety of flavors and textured. (E)

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration II - Dr Aris La Tham - Raw food preparation workshop/presentation. (E)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration I - Gerry Coffey - DREAM CREAM, the: NO Fat, No Sugar, No Guilt, Earth Friendly Ice Cream Alternative (E)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration II - Alexandre Pimentel - Sprouts and vegetal "milks" (P)

07:00-08:00 Yoga - Jane Prochnow
08:00-09:30 Breakfast
09:00-10:00 Scientific posters presentation
10:00-11:00 Ken O´Donnel
The ethic of care - contribution of vegetarianism
for a sustainable world (E/P)
Marcio Bontempo
Medical-scientific and nutritional bases of vegetarianism
Flavia Lippi
The journalist as a transformation agent in a TV program (P)
Dada Jinanananda
Vegetarianism and tantric theory (P)
Indira Flores
Using solar energy in constructions: models of solar kitchens and other functions in food (S)
11:00-12:00 Swami Param Gati
Kindness, passion and ignorance: Vedic philosophy, food and the nature of human behavior (E/P)
Dilip Barman
Why vegetarian (E)
Pedro Kupfer
The Importance of vegetarian diet for the practice of Yoga (P)
Nina Rosa Jacob
- video - Meat is Weak (E/P)
Vania Recchi
'Personhood' and natural rights (P)
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00:15:00 Alex Hershaft
The tragedy of factory farming - 80 slide show (E/P)
Dr. Mitsuru Kakimoto
The population and types of vegetarians
in Japan (E)
Tina Fox
Positive campaigning for a vegetarian world (E)
Manuel Alfredo Martí
Spreading vegetarianism in the meat country (S)
Jashu Shah
Jain philosophy of food (E)
Caryn Hartglass
Genetically modified foods - do we need them
and are they safe? (E/P)
Victor Maceda
The history and philosophy of food of a vegetarian empire (the Tiwanacotas and the ancient culture of the Aymaras and Quechuas) (S)
Bárbara Barros
Vegetarianism at the Adventist Church and Catharina Walzberg - study case (P)
Alex Bourke
Veganism for beginners (30 min) (E)
IVU Council Meeting
(members only)
16:00-16:30 Coffee/tea break
16:30-18:10 Plenary - FOR THE PLANET. The environmental issues of vegetarianism. Alex Hershaft, David Pye and Caryn Hartglass - Chair Tina Fox
18.00-18.13 Session 1 - Meet your meat - video PETA (E/P)
19:30 Evening meal
21:00 Fashion with Compassion (professional)


09:00-19:00 Cruelty-free Products Fair

10:00-14:00 Living Design Fair

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration I - Alexandre Pimentel - Natural food: soy and organics (P)

10:00-12:00 Food demonstration II - Freya Dinshah - From Freya's vegan kitchen: Feeding friends and influencing people (E)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration I - Victoria Boutenko - 12 steps to raw food (E)

14:00-16:00 Food demonstration II - Dilip Barman - Dishes from the ethnic vegetarian cooking. How to cook in large quantities (E)

07:00-08:00 Yoga - Regina Shakti
08:00-08:30 Mantra OM for World Peace with Regina Shakti
08:00-09:30 Breakfast at tent by the swimming pool
10:00-11:00 Sally Errey
Facts on fats - the good, the bad and the ugly (E/P)
Alex Hershaft
Winning hearts and stomachs - conducting successful vegetarian campaigns (E)
Dilip Barman
Vegetarian organizations (E)
Carmen Somaschi
The importance of the Mediterranean diet for vegetarians (E)
Victoria Boutenko
- How to help your children to eat healthy (E)
11:00-12:00 Nina Rosa Jacob
Humanitarian education: a way to peace (E/P)
Caryn Hartglass
Factory farming and the effect on the environment (water use, soil erosion, water pollution, etc.) (E)

Regina Shakti
Vegetarianism and Hinduism (P)


Dr Fernando Bignardi
How vegetarianism interferes in vitality (P)
IVU / EVU Forum
(council / board members only)
12:00-14:00 Lunch at tent by swimming pool
14:00:15:00 Stephen Walsh
Vegetarian controversies (E/P)

George Guimarães
Nutritional adequacy of vegetarian diet (P)


Tobias Leenaert
Starting and running a vegetarian organization (E)
Caryn Hartglass
Social aspects of being vegetarian - dealing with family and friends, social events, holidays, traveling. (E)
Guillermo Tapia
- Nutritional contribution of Andean-Amazonic foods (S)
15:00-16:00 João Meirelles Filho
How meat planet and soy planet are destroying the Amazon forest (E/P)
Melissa Martin
Changing with the times: the new face of vegetarian organizations (E)
Alex Bourke
Leadership for vegans (E)
Gerry Coffey
Cancer: breast, ovarian, colon and prostate. A frank discussion on its causes and treatment and the role diet plays in its promotion and (E)
Beatriz Rodrigues
- A proper way in naturism (E)
16:00-16:30 Coffee/tea break
16:30-18:00 Plenary - FOR ANIMALS. Global implication of animal production for meat - Christian Caubet and Sílvio Negrão - chair Dr Sonia Felipe
18:00-18:17 Session 1 - Eat less meat - video - CIWF (E/P)
18:20-19:00 Circular dance at the beach – Eliana Gavenda and Tânia Valladares
19:30 Gala Dinner at tent by the swimming pool
21:00 Latin American Dance Show
Sunday - departures and post-Congress tours