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38th IVU World Vegetarian Congress

Dresden, Germany

Sunday July 27 - Sunday August 3, 2008

Deutsch - English - Español - Français - Italiano - Português


Full provisional Program details now available: English - Deutsch
(PDF file - subject to possible changes)

An Outline Program
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Arrival: Sunday July 27, 2008 in the hotels etc.
15:00 - 18:00 Registration in the Congress Venue
18:00 - Dinner
20:00 - Opening Ceremony

Every day:
Exhibition, History of IVU and the World Vegetarian Congresses
Stalls and demonstrations of firms and Vegetarian Societies

Monday, July 28, 2008

„Animal Rights, Animal Welfare“

Lectures, Workshops etc.

Evening Programme

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

„Vegetarian Diet, Health, and Sport“

Lectures, workshops etc.

Evening Programme

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

“Vegetarians in Society and Politics”

Morning: Lectures

Afternoon: Sightseeing tours of Dresden

Guided tours (German and/or English guide) Min. participation: 40 pers. Max. participation: 50 pers.

  • No. 1 Three hours, by bus and walking (9 €)
  • No. 2 Two hours, by bus (7 €)
  • No. 3 Two hours, walking (5 €) (max. 25 pers. )

Evening Programme

Thursday, 31.07.2008

“Vegetarians and Ecology, Nature Conservation and World Hunger etc.“

Lectures, Workshops etc.

Evening Programme

Friday, August 01, 2008

„Vegetarianism and Ethics, Religion and Spirituality“

Lectures, Workshops etc.

Closing ceremony

Evening: Farewell Dinner











Saturday, August 02, 2008

Start of the Post Congress Tour, Sat . Aug 2 - Wed Aug 6 - details: English / Deutsch (PDF)


Whole day excursions (optional)
Starting at 09:00 a.m.

A. Bus trip to the Elbe valley, Schloss Pillnitz, Lunch, Visit of the Bastei (Saxonian Switzerland), boattrip (€90)

B. Bus trip to Meissen (world famous porcelaine factory & museum), Lunch, Schloss Moritzburg (€85)

18:00 Evening meal in Dresden (included in the tour price)

Sunday, August 03, 2008 Departure

Guidelines for speakers:

If you would like to offer a lecture or a workshop, please read on....

Congress themes - as above, please ensure your talk is appropriate for the day..

All speakers are asked to complete and send the form below as soon as possible, and by 30th December 2007 at the latest,

There are usually more requests to speak than places available. The organisers will then make their selection according to the congress timetable and attempting to provide a balanced program. No guarantees of a place can be given at this time.

If your talk is selected a short CV with a photo and an abstract of the talk will be added to the Congress website. Any details can be updated at this time.

Plenary sessions: 45-minute talk and 30 minutes discussion (total 1 hour 15 minutes),
Workshops: 30-minute talk and 15 minutes discussion (total 45 minutes)

Congress languages are English and German. Further languages may be offered on sufficient demand (at least 30 participants per language).
Simultaneous translation will be provided for plenary sessions but not for workshops.
To faciliate translation, the complete text of all plenary session contributions must be received at least four weeks before the congress.

IVU guidelines are that no fees and no travel expenses are paid. However, speakers from outside Germany are offered a discount of 200 euros (approx UKP136 / US$262 ) while speakers from Germany receive 100 euros (approx UKP68 / US$131 ) discount. These are roughly equivalent to two nights and one night respectively. In exceptional circumstances other arrangements may be possible at the discretion of the organisers.

The deadline for applications to speak at the Congress has now passed


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