Vegan Fest, 2016

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Re: Vegan Fest, June 18

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:17 pm

PaleoLiberal wrote:Not sure what she would call fake fish.


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Re: Vegan Fest, June 18

Postby PaleoLiberal » Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:26 pm

Isn't Phish Fake Grateful Dead?

Or do we need to get Wagstaff in here to arbitrate?

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Re: Vegan Fest, June 18

Postby gargantua » Wed Mar 29, 2017 7:25 pm

Ned Flanders wrote:Image


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Re: Vegan Fest, 2016

Postby Shorty » Mon May 08, 2017 11:34 am

"Recap 2016
Who Came to the Fest?
We counted 3,467 attendees this year!

Mad City Vegan Fest tries to encourage as many non-vegans to attend as possible, to spread the message of compassionate, earth-friendly food choices. (Vegan Fest, of course, also welcomes new & long-time vegetarians & vegans and tries to make the fest helpful for them as well!)

In the survey, we asked how often in the last week the respondents ate certain foods. Based on the paper surveys handed out at the fest, the crowd was 30% omnivore, 22% vegetarian, and 48% vegan. The online surveys (which were probably biased towards the vegan community, since they were shared on the Vegan Fest Facebook page), were more skewed towards vegans (61%).

We asked “What is your gender?” (open question, not multiple choice). The responses were 70% female, 19% male, 1% responded "mostly female", and 2% responded "gender-fluid", "non-binary", or "them". 7% did not respond. We have a sense that the actual breakdown is probably less skewed, because women may have been more likely to fill out the surveys.

One of our goals of Vegan Fest is to make people feel capable of including more vegan options in their diet or transitioning to veganism. About 70% of omnivores and vegetarians felt that the fest did so, 26% answered "neutral" and only 3% disagreed that the fest made them feel capable of including more vegan options.

Thoughts on Speaker Presentations
68% of survey respondents checked the speakers schedule before attending the fest. This was more skewed towards vegans and vegetarians; 48% of omnivores checked the schedule in advance, which matches with their main reasons for coming being the food samples, learning about food options, and exhibitors.

Attendees who checked the schedule in advance were most interested in seeing Dr. Greger's presentation "Diet's Role in Death and Disability" (87), followed by Chef Dave Heide's cooking demo (52) and Bridget Flynn's presentation "Where Do You Get Your Protein? Busting Myths About Plant-Powered Performance" (42). This matches the popularity of the talks in terms of attendance as well, except that Matt Ball's presentation had just about as many attendees as Chef Dave's, even though fewer survey respondents said they were interested in seeing that one."

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