|International Vegetarian Union (IVU)|
35th World Vegetarian Congress
'Food for all our futures'
Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland
July 8-14, 2002
The Vegetarian Society
of the United Kingdom
The International Vegetarian Union has organised a World Vegetarian Congress, on average every two years, since the first in 1908. The aim is to publicise and develop interest in the vegetarian diet, and to give vegetarians and aspiring vegetarians from different cultures an opportunity to meet together to explore new ideas and learn from each other.
The 35th Congress will be the first to be held in Scotland and will be hosted by The Vegetarian Society of the United Kingdom. Established in 1847, the UK's Vegetarian Society is the oldest in the world and is also the only one to have its own cookery school - the Cordon Vert. Meals at the Congress will have a global theme to coincide with the latest cook book the Society is publishing in association with HarperCollins.
The Congress offers an opportunity to mix with like-minded people from around the world; to gain experience and information from top international speakers and workshop leaders and to spend an enjoyable week's holiday with no worries about food! In addition, a post-congress holiday is being organised to take advantage of the unique scenic and historic heritage of Scotland.
It is easy to reach from any part of the world and has rapidly become one of the top conference venues in the UK. It is also perfectly placed for a relaxing, enjoyable pre or post congress holiday.
As the programme of speakers is by invitation only, anyone wishing to attend as a speaker should initially contact the Chief Executive at the address below, with a written proposal (communications in English only please)..
The Vegetarian Society, Parkdale, Dunham Rd, Altrincham, Cheshire WA14 4QG, UK