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26th World Vegetarian Congress 1982
Neu-Ulm, West Germany

Pre Congress publicity

From The Vegetarian (UK Vegetarian Society), Jan/feb 1982:

The picture shows the Conference Centre at Ulm, West Germany, where the next IVU Congress is to be held from 22 July to 1 August. Bookings should be made direct to the Congress Organiser, Rudolf Meyer; Munzeler Strasse 18 B, D-3000 Hanover 91, West Germany. Please send an addressed envelope and International Reply Coupon for your application form and full details. Closing date for bookings is 4 march, 1982. There is a choice of hotel or Youth Hostel accommodation. Mr.Maxwell Lee is investigating the possibility of obtaining discount rates on party travel from the UK to Ulm. If you are interested please send an SAE to him as soon as possible: 10 Kings Drive, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire, SK6 6NQ, on the understanding that there is unlikely to be any reply from the Airlines before march. However, Mr.Lee needs to hear from you at an early stage in order to estimate the demand.

The theme of the Congress is 'For peace in a humane world' and there will be a balanced programme of lectures, seminars and educational events, cookery demonstrations and working parties, together with entertainments, socials, coach trips, etc., including special events for young people. There are also opportunities to extend your holiday, taking in the week before and the week after the congress.

From The Vegetarian (UK Vegetarian Society), Mar/Apr 1982:

Ulm, host town for this year's International Vegetarian Congress
We hope that we didn't fluster anyone by saying bookings for the IVU Congress had to be in by 4 March in the last issue. You can book for several more weeks yet but a supplement of 50 marks will be charged on late applications.

The Congress, which is being held in Ulm, West Germany, will have the theme 'For peace in a humane world'. There will be a balanced programme of lectures, seminars, educational events, cookery demonstrations etc., special events for young people and a full social programme. There will be an opportunity to extend the holiday either the week preceding or the week following the Congress, e.g. at Bringhausen on the Edersee and at 'Lindenhof' near Tuttlingen, two vegetarian health centres. The German Health-food Youth Society is arranging an international get-together for young people at Schloss Elmau, and there will be 'exchange visits' between this event and the Congress. To make things easier for young people, students and those between the ages of 15 and 18 pay only half the Conference fee, children up to 14 do not have to pay the Conference fee at all.

A range of accommodation, from hotel to Youth Hostel is available to suit all tastes and most pockets and Mr Maxwell lee is investigating the possibility of obtaining discount rates on group travel from the UK. He should have news from the airlines sometime in March but if you are interested, send a SAE to him as soon as possible so that demand can be assessed. His address is 10 King's Drive, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 6NQ. Mr Lee also has booking forms for the Congress and full details (again SAE please).

From The Vegetarian (UK Vegetarian Society), May/Jun 1982:

Here is the latest information we have about the International Vegetarian Union Congress that is being held in Ulm, Germany, 22 July-1 August 1982.

The Mowenpick Hotel is now full but accommodation is still available in other hotels nearby, in the Youth Hostel and at the campsite near Ulm. Students and young people (14-18 years) will only be charged half the Congress fee, children up to 14 do not have to pay the Congress fee at all. The late booking supplement will not be charged now until 25 April. (Remember the Congress fee does not include accommodation expenses etc.)

Air travel has been arranged from Gatwick to Munich, with a coach to take you from Munich airport to the Congress Centre at a cost of 108 (including flight, coach, airport taxes). If you are interested, write to Tony Thorndike, Travel People, 25 Barlaston Old Road, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 8HI. Tel: (0782) 64209.

Early booking is recommended as it is a busy time of year and there is only a limited number of places available. If required, the travel firm can arrange overnight hotel accommodation in London at a cost of about 12.

Congress application forms and full details are available from: Mr G.Lee, Hon.Gen.Sec., IVU, 10 King's Drive, Marple, Stockport, Cheshire SK6 6NQ.