The 48th IVU World Vegan Festival was initially planned for 2020, it was to follow our 47th Festival, which was held in Berlin, hosted by ProVeg.
The year 2020 saw the coronavirus pandemic, the world had to accommodate to the new normal which was determined by this human induced world epidemic. This is not the time or place to talk about it however this pandemic is the bitter result of
humanities mistreatment of the environment and animals. We are repeating this same statement consistently on our webpages, social media handles and our events, such as the one we are now about to cancel.
Yes, this is the sad news we are bringing to your notice: with the current level of uncertainty, even online events are affected especially when they are held on an international scale.
Due to unprecedented circumstances, we regret to inform you of the cancellation of the 48th IVU World Vegan Festival. As soon as we are in a position to do, we will inform our dear members and supporters of the next IVU Vegan Festival.
Despite today’s harsh conditions we have not stood still, we continue to provide a basis for action towards IVU’s mission. We are working diligently to update our old collection of vegan recipes. IVU was a pioneer in publishing vegan recipes on the Internet. We have successfully accumulated thousands of recipes over the past few decades, creating an invaluable encyclopedia of timeless recipes, submitted to us from members and sympathizers around the world. It's precisely because we pioneered this way of
publishing vegan recipes, that its presentation methods have now become obsolete. Today's generations are accustomed to images and videography providing a certain element of convenience. Hence the requirement for a complete update.
So, we are proud to introduce you to the newly established Vegan Food Academy, a vegan cooking school that aims to bring together recipes from all over the world, providing a platform to showcase and celebrate unique food cultures, ingredients, preparation techniques, spices, flavors, and colors.
IVU Regional Representative for Asia Pacific (Beijing IVU Vegan Festival host)
Marly Winckler – IVU chair