|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
23rd IVU World Vegetarian Congress 1975
Orono, Maine, USA
from Vegetarian Voice, Vol.1, No.6, (Nov/Dec)1974:
XXIII WORLD VEGETARIAN CONGRESS
UNIVERSITY OF MAINE * ORONO, MAINE 04473
Welcome to World Vegetarian Congress
We at the University of Maine at Orono wish to welcome in advance those of you who will be atending the World Vegetarian Congress on our campus in August 1975. A university campus is an especially appropriate setting for a Congress of individuals and societies whose goals are intellectually and socially for the general good. We are proud to have been chosen the site for the first such Congress to be held in the Western Hemisphere.
You will find Maine a beautiful place to be and, for the most part, unspoiled and clean. Better still, you will find Maine people friendly and straightforward, products of the environment in which they have been fortunate to work, to play, to live and to grow.
We are looking forward to having you among us.
COME TO THE CONGRESS
THIS IS FOR YOU - For singles, couples, families. Whether your interest in vegetarianism and better, more natural living is from the standpoint of ethics and Reverence for Life, scientific nutrition and better health, or economy and ecology - you'll find the 23rd WORLD VEGETARIAN CONGRESS to be truly an unforgetable experience.
The entire 1100-acre University of Maine campus has been reserved for this once-in-a-lifetime occasion; this includes the modern dorm facilities (capacity 4000), meeting halls, classrooms, exhibition areas; plus athletic, sports, and recereational areas and equipment, such as tenpin bowling alleys, tennis courts, mammoth indoor swimming pool, canoes and sailboats, ping-pong and pool tables, tents and camping equipment (for off-campus outings by Congress registrants), bicycles, athletic fields, all at no charge to Congress Registrants. Special hours will be arranged during the congress, for visiting the University art gallery, anthropology museum, and planetarium, also at no charge.
Here in this beautiful and unspoiled setting (half the campus is still in woodland, with five miles of biking trails), you will enjoy an educational program of a type and scope that has never been presented at any time. You will hear noted world speakers and teachers - both doctors and lay people - from all around the world, who will help you to a thorough understanding of the progressive concepts and practices of modern vegetarianism.
You will meet delegates and visitors from dozens of foreign countries, as well as a multitude from the U.S.A. and Canada - all gathered together for this unique event of information and education, and for the planning of vegetarian activities on a local, national, and global basis.