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8th International Vegan Festival -- Aug 6-13, 1995 -- San Diego, California

Program

A World to Share Conference

  • First time in the western hemisphere
  • Hosted by Vegetarian Union of North America (VUNA) in cooperation with The American Vegan Society
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA

General Information

Lectures, classes, workshops will be in Aztec Center in these rooms: Montezuma (our main hall), Backdoor, Council, Calmecac, and Chantico. Videos are shown all day in Presidential, titles/times will be posted there. Council meetings of VUNA, VI, IVU: In Aztlan (lower level, Aztec).

Montezuma is on the main level of Aztec Center, as are the Festival Book Room and Exhibits Room. All other meeting rooms are on the lower level. Cooking Classes are in Tula, near Zura.

Festival Registration Badge is the only ticket to educational sessions, and use of any applicable campus facilities. Registrants must wear badges at all times.

This program is up-to-date as of press time, but subject to changes as announced at evening sessions or posted on the notice board.

Video and Audio Tapes are made of selected presentations, and they may be ordered in the Book Room. To avoid distractions to the speakers and audience, and due to copyrighted material, we regret that no other video or audio taping can be permitted.

Education Program is open to the general public, on a daily-free or single-session ticket basis. See Registration Table staff (main floor, Aztec) for tickets.

Festival Registrants and general public may visit free the following areas:

  • Festival Book Room (Casa Real, main floor, Aztec Center).
    Open daily: 12:15 - 1:45pm, 4:50-7pm, 9-10pm
    Saturday, August 12: 12:15 -5:15pm only
    Sunday, August 13: 8:30am - 12:00 noon.
  • Festival Exhibits are in the Peiffer, Quiet, and Montezuma Lounges (main floor, Aztec Center), and will be open at times posted.
  • Festival Children's Center. For ages 2-12, during educational sessions only. Each parent spends at least one session helping in the center.
  • Vegan Festival meals: dining hall - West Commons Building.
    Served: breakfast: 7:30 - 8:30am, lunch 12:30 - 1:30pm; dinner 5:00 - 6:00pm
    Your meal ticket lets you into the dining room. Treat it as you would cash.
  • Special Charter Bus Visit to Tijuana is an extra-cost option (about $20) Wednesday afternoon.
    Please book your ticket on arrival at Festival, or as soon after as possible: see staff at registration table.
    U.S. residents should have identification such as driver's license, etc. Foreign visitors require multiple-entry visa for return to U.S.A. from Mexico.
  • Daily Activities: Monday August 7 through Sunday August 13 - Brisk Walk from 6:30 - 7:30am (Start from Zura). Yoga from 7:00 to 7:45am (Tula).
  • Athletic Facilities: Swimming Pool (Outside, Zura Residence complex).
    Festival hours with lifeguard are from 1:30 - 5:30 PM, Sunday, August 6 through Saturday, August 12. Please do not swim at other times, or when lifeguard is not present. Do not swim alone. Children should always be accompanied by adult. Jogging will be enjoyed on this beautiful campus.
  • Registrants may also use the Tennis Courts. Some are lighted. Exercise Room and Weight Room are available, on a per-use fee basis.

Educational Program

Sunday, August 6

10 AM - 3 PM
Registration at Zura Hall & Villa Alvarado Late Arrivals: See front desk in your residence hall (Zura or Villa Alvarado)

1:45 PM
Vegan Action: Meals on Campus w. Leor Jacobi - 55 min: Backdoor
Cooking Demo: Food Tasting - Great Vegan Products w. Jennifer Raymond - 2 hours: Tula

2:50 PM
Veganism and Mental Health w. Gabriel Cousens, MD - 55 min: Backdoor
Singles Workshop w. Maynard Clark - 55 min: Council
Are You Really that Hungry? - factory farm slides w. Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico

5:00 - 6:00 pm - DINNER (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
Welcome from VUNA, Peter McQueen, VUNA President - 10 min
Welcome from VI, Julia Hope Jacquel, VI Festival - 10 min
Welcome from IVU - Surendra Mehta, PhD, IVU President - 5 min.
Welcome from AVS - H. Jay Dinshah, AVS President - 5 min.
Welcome from Festival itself - Maynard S. Clark, Festival Program Planner for VUNA - 5 minutes
Keynote Address: VEGANISM: THE HEART OF THE MATTER, Michael Klaper, MD - 50 minutes

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA, (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Monday, August 7

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Panel: Fitness and Nutrition - Montezuma. Bernie Thimian, Jay Lavine, MD, Ruth Heidrich, PhD, William Harris, MD
Nature Cure: How It Can Help You - Eric Karlsson - 1 hour: Backdoor

9:00 AM - Noon
IVU Council Meeting - IVU Council Members - 3 hours: Aztlan

10:00 AM
Milk Alternatives, Calcium Courses, Food Guides - Melina Vesanto, RD, MS - 1 hour: Montezuma
Conscious Eating - Gabriel Cousens, MD - 1 hour: Backdoor
Cooking Demonstration: Wrap and Roll - Kay Bushnell - 2 hours: Tula

11:15 AM
Health without Drugs, Ronald Cridland, MD - 1 hour: Montezuma
Nutrient Analysis, William Harris, MD - 1 hour: Backdoor
Preserving Vision through Nutrition, Jay Lavine, MD - 1 hour: Council
Singles Workshop: Amie Hamlin - 1 hour: Calmecac

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
Veganism and the Environment, Brian Gunn-King, CE - 55 min.: Montezuma
Enervation and Rest, Ronald Cridland, MD - 55 min: Backdoor
Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism, William Harris, MD - 55 min: Council
Vegetarianism in Asian Religions, Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
Getting to Know the Meat Industry (slide show), Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico
Cooking Demonstration - Luscious and Raw: From the Conscious Kitchen: Tatiana Wrenfeather - 2 hours: TULA

2:50 PM
Treating Heart Disease with Knife OR Fork - 55 min: Montezuma
4th Generation Farmer, Rancher, Feedlot Operation ... Now a Vegan! Howard Lyman - 55 min: Backdoor
Vegetarianism and Animal Rights in Judaism, Jay Lavine, MD, Discussion Moderator - 55 min: Council
Tai-Chi, Bruce Getrost - 55 min: Outside Zura (outdoors)

3:55 PM
Womens Health Concerns, Agatha Thrash, MD - 55 min: Montezuma
Problems of the Prostate, Robert Kradjian, MD - 55 min: Backdoor
Veganism and Reverence for Life, H. Jay Dinshah - 55 Min: Council
Vegan Netiquette: INTERNET, Patricia Rathbone - 55 min: Chantico

5:00 - 6:00 PM (can linger late) - DINNER - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
A Race for Life, Ruth Heidrich, PhD - 15 min
Promoting a Vegan World, Alex Hershaft, PhD - 10 min.
The Health of Vegans, Agatha Thrash, MD - 30 min.
How Much More Can the Planet Stand?, Howard Lyman - 50 min.

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA, (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Tuesday, August 8

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Vegans International: Individual Nations Report
Brian Gunn-King, CE, Chairman - 3.5 hours: Montezuma

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
Save Yourself from Breast Cancer, Robert Kradjian, MD - 90 min: Montezuma
Vegans International Network Meeting, Brian Gunn-King, CE, Will Westerman - 1.75 hour: Backdoor
Human Diets: Classic to Contemporary - Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
The Making of an Activist, Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico
Cooking Demonstration: Fast, Fresh, and Fun: Rachel Tyldsley (England) - 2 hours: TULA

2:50 PM
Save Yourself from Breast Cancer, Robert Kradjian, MD - 90 min: Montezuma
Vegans International Network Meeting, Brian Gunn-King, CE, Will Westerman - 1.75 hour: Backdoor
Menu Merry-go-round, Freya Dinshah - 55 min: Council

3:55 PM
Panel: Physicians Q&A - 55 min: Montezuma - Agatha Thrash, MD; Ronald Cridland, MD; Michael Klaper, MD; Thomas Nocun, MD
Informal Discussion: Local Groups - Local Organizers/Officers - 55 min: Council

5:00 - 6:00 PM DINNER (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
Our Precious Planet, Patricia Carney (EarthSave) - 10 min. CONSCIOUSNESS, MEDITATION, AND HEALTH - Deepak Chopra, MD - 1 hour (perhaps longer)
(perhaps an extra speaker in here, but not certain at this point)

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Wednesday, August 9

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Designer Diets for Getting Well, Agatha Thrash, MD - 1 hour: Backdoor
Eating for Performance and Endurance, Ruth Heidrich, PhD - 1 hour: Council
Expanding Your Local Vegetarian Group: Keith Akers, Kate Lawrence - 1 hour: Calmecac

10:00 AM
Panel: ANIMAL RIGHTS - Leon Jacobi, Christine Sheppard, Larry Kaiser, Scott Williams - 1 hour: Backdoor
The Pillars of Ahimsa, H. Jay Dinshah - 1 hour: Council
Professional Discussion (by invitation only) Active Clinicians Only - 1 hour: Calmecac
Cooking Demonstration: “Culinary Delights from China” Francis Janes - 2 hours - TULA

11:15 AM
Vegan Children or Precocious Development: Agatha Thrash, MD - 1 hour: Montezuma
GATT and NAFTA: How They Affect Our Food - Howard Lyman - 1 hour: Backdoor
Panel: Preparing a Local Vegetarian Handbook & Directory - Kevin Pickard and Peter McQueen - 1 hour: Council

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
CHARTER BUS TRIP TO TIJUANA (SPECIAL EVENT) - Amie Hamlin,. Social Coordinator - 3.5 hours: Convene Outside Zura Vegetarianism in Europe and America: Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
Winning People's Minds: Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico
Cooking Demonstration: Kitchen Gardening: Sprouting a New Leaf in Life - Cherie Soria - 2 hours: TULA

5:00 - 6:00 PM DINNER (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
INDIA NIGHT
Story/Play of India (with the Jain Players) - 30 minutes
Indian Tradition of Vegetarianism - Surendra Mehta, PhD (IVU President) - 30 min.
An Overview of Jainism - Narendra Sheth, PhD (President, JAINA) - 30 min.
Cultural Dance and Music - San Diego Jain Community - 10 min.

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Thursday, August 10

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Panel: Physicians Q&A - 1 hour: Montezuma - Robert Kradjian, MD; Michael Klaper, MD; William Harris, MD; Trespidi, MD
An Animal's View of Industrial Agriculture: Howard Lyman - 1 hour: Backdoor How Veganism Changed My Life - The Audience, Freya Dinshah, Moderator - 1 hour: Council Informal Leadership Meeting (No Audience) - National/Regional Leaders Only - 1 hour: Chantico

10:00 AM
Cruelty-Free and Simple Living: Marcia Pearson - 1 hour: Montezuma
Ethical Vegetarianism: Roshan Dinshah - 1 hour: Backdoor
How to Relate to Omnivores: Francisco Martin - 1 hour: Council
Press Conference (by invitation only) Amy Rosenbaum Clark, Marr Nealon - 1 hour: Calmecac Cooking Demonstration: Warming Up to Living Foods - 2 hours: TULA

11:15 AM
The Science Behind Vegan Nutrition: Michael Klaper, MD - 1 hour: Montezuma
Environmental Nutrition (slides) - Chef Ron Pickarski (CEC) - 1 hour: Backdoor
The Vegan Story: Freya Dinshah - 1 hour: Council
Press Interviews (by invitation only) - Amy Rosenbaum Clark, Marr Nealon - 1 hour: Calmecac
Singles Workshop: Sarah Dalal - 1 hour: Chantico

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
Panel: Women's Health - 55 minutes: Montezuma - Spice Williams, Ruth Heidrich, PhD; Kay Sheehan, PhD
Vegans International Network Meeting - 2 hours: Backdoor - Brian Gunn-King, CE; Will Westerman
Food Irradiation Update: Janet Allen - 55 min: Council
Vegetarianism in the 19th and 20th Centuries: Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
Doing Effective Presentations: Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico
Cooking Demonstration: Seitan: The Friendly Alternative - Brook Katz - 2 hours: TULA

2:50 PM
Essene Christianity: Bianca Leonardo, PhD - 55 min: Montezuma
Vegans International Network Meeting (continued) - 2 hours: Backdoor Brian Gunn-King, CE; Will Westerman
The Nonviolent Imperative: H. Jay Dinshah - 55 min: Council
Promotion of Vegetarianism Through the Media - Amy Rosenbaum Clark (Vegetarian Times) - 55 min: Calmecac

3:55 PM
World Vegetarian Day: Norma Jean Wallace - 55 min: Montezuma
The Truth, The Whole Grain, and Nothing but the Veggies: Richard Allgire - 55 min: Backdoor
Prophet of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Bianca Leonardo, PhD - 55 min: Council
Panel: Vegan Businesses - 55 min: Calmecac - Chef Al Chase, Joann Sisco, Greg Caton

5:00 - 6:00 PM DINNER (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
EcoCuisine: An Update - Chef Ron Pickarski, CEC - 15 min.
The New Vegan Internet: Greg Caton (Lumen Foods) - 10 min.
Vegan Health Alert: Avoiding Nutritional Pitfalls - Michael Klaper, MD - 40 min.
A Life Story: Spice Williams - 50 min.

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Friday, August 11

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Vegan Version of the U.S.D.A. Food Pyramid guidelines - Vesanto Melina, RD (slides) - 1 hour: Montezuma
Vitamin L: Love and Laughter: Rev. Thomas Kopko - 1 hour: Backdoor
Health School Lunch Program: What Now? - Patricia Carney (EarthSave) - 1 hour: Council
Panel: Building Local Group Membership - 1 hour: Calmecac - Peter McQueen, Kevin Pickard
Gardeners Discussion Time - 1 hour: Chantico - Freya Dinshah, Moderator

10:00 AM
Pregnancy, Children, and the Vegan Diet - 1 hour: Montezuma - Michael Klaper, MD
Vegetarian Entrepreneurs - 1 hour: Backdoor - Greg Caton (Lumen Foods), Karen Young
Vegetarianism in Christianity: Ancient and Modern: Keith Akers - 1 hour: Council
Panel: How to Organize a Vegetarian Food Fair - Kevin Pickard and Peter McQueen - 1 hour: Calmecac
Cooking Demonstration: Quick and Easy Organic Vegan Cuisine - Chef Al Chase - 2 hours: TULA

11:15 AM
Tree-Planting Ceremony: Brian Gunn-King - 30 minutes - Outside

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
The Ethics of Diet: Michael Klaper, MD - 55 min: Montezuma
Are We Destroying the Earth with our Forks: Howard Lyman - 55 min: Backdoor
Your Future in the Culinary Arts: Chef Al Chase - 55 min: Council
Vegetarianism Before the Industrial Revolution: Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
Planning Successful Campaigns: Alex Hershaft, PhD - 55 min: Chantico
Cooking Demonstration: Fabulous Flavors of Europe Rochelle Del Gunter - 2 hours: TULA

2:50 PM
Choose to Live Fully and Celebrate Life: Susan Smith-Jones, PhD - 55 min: Montezuma
Jainism: Religion of Ahimsa - 55 min: Backdoor - Saurabh Dalal, Narendra Sheth, PhD (JAINA)
Energy, Exercise, and Rest: Douglas Graham, DC - 55 min: Council
Tai-Chi: Bruce Getrost - 55 min: Outside Zura (outdoors)

3:55 PM
Choose to Live a Balanced Life: Susan Smith-Jones, PhD - 55 min: Montezuma
Early Christianity and Vegetarianism: Dr. Charles Vaclavik - 55 min: Backdoor
Vegetarianism for over 60 years: How Fasting Helps - Arne Wyngqvist - 55 min: Council

5:00 - 6:00 PM DINNER (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA

PETA's International Chicken-Out Campaign: Tracy Reiman - 20 min
The McLibel Case: Dan Mills (England) - 15 min.
Veganism: Mind, Body, and Spirit: Rebecca Hall - 50 min.

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE

Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)


Saturday, August 12

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Nutrition and Health: Charles Vaclavik, DO - 1 hour: Montezuma
Transitions to a Healthful Vegan Lifestyle: Chef Al Chase - 1 hour: Council
Building Your Vegan Web Site: INTERNET Kevin Pickard - 1 hour: Calmecac

10:00 AM
Panel: Forum for Vegan Families - Marcia Pearson, Freya Dinshah - 1 hour: Montezuma
Evidence for Pet Souls: Scott Smith, PhD - 1 hour: Backdoor (do feral animals have a different status? is it sociological?)
Promoting Vegetarianism and Veganism: Maxwell Lee (General Secretary, IVU) - 1 hour: Council
Cooking Demonstration: Traditional Tastes of Deutschland - Heidrun Leisenheimer - 2 hours: TULA

11:15 AM
VEGAN JEOPARDY: the Game (Audience participation) - Kevin Pickard, Peter McQueen - 1 hour: Montezuma
Singles Workshop: Amie Hamlin - 1 hour: Calmecac

12:30 - 1:30 PM - LUNCH - WEST COMMONS

1:45 PM
How to be a Healthy Vegetarian: Spice Williams - 55 min: Montezuma
PETA's International Chicken-Out Campaign: Tracy Reiman - 55 min: Presidential
Diet and the Spiritual Teachings: Rynn Berry - 55 min: Calmecac
Panel: Waging Vegan Campaigns - 55 min: Chantico - Alex Hershaft, PhD; Scott Williams
Cooking Demonstration: Fabulous Feasts without Fat - Jennifer Raymond - 2 hours: TULA

2:50 PM
The Global Vegan: Michael Klaper, MD - 55 min: Montezuma
The Order of the Cross: Marcia Pearson - 55 min: Council
Electronic Activism: INTERNET Larry Kaiser - 55 min: Chantico

3:55 PM
Body Building for Vegetarians and Vegans: Demonstration - Spice Williams - 55 min: Montezuma
The Cost of Meat: William Harris, MD - 55 min: Backdoor
Panel: Simplicity in Living - 55 min: Council - Patricia Breitman, Marcia Pearson
VEG*SM on the INTERNET: Mark Wisdom - 55 min: Calmecac - The World Guide to Vegetarianism and its referents

5:00 - 6:00 PM BANQUET (can linger late) - WEST COMMONS

7:00 PM - EVENING PLENARY SESSION - MONTEZUMA
Hostess: Marr Nealon (Actress, Days of Our Lives etc.)
Vegan Power: Michael Klaper, MD - 30 min.
Building Blocks: H. Jay Dinshah, Peter McQueen - 30 minutes
Farewells and Finals: Julia Hope Jacquel - 15 min.
Fashion with Compassion (Fashion Show) Marcia Pearson, Marr Nealon - 70 min.

10:00 PM - GET ACQUAINTED SOCIAL/DANCE
Led by Social Coordinator, Amie Hamlin - TULA (lasts until the cows come home, or everyone returns to their rooms, whichever is first)

Sunday, August 13

7:30 AM - 8:30 AM - Breakfast - WEST COMMONS

8:45 - 9:45 AM
Consistency and Commitment: Douglas Graham, DC - 1 hour: Montezuma
Veganism and Ethical Dilemmas: H. Jay Dinshah - 1 hour: Backdoor
Cooking Demonstration: A Lebanese Harvest - Kathy Silk - 2 hours - TULA

10:00 AM
Panel: Physicians Q&A - Michael Klaper, MD; Charles Vaclavik, DO, Igor Bukovsky, MD (Slovakia)


CHECK OUT TIME AT 12:00 NOON - BOOK ROOM CLOSES AT 12:00 NOON