Sept 19

12:00pm –
12:40pm

Nyal-Tso
CREATE AN ANIMAL-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY
An animal-friendly community begins with you. Through your vegan lifestyle and your actions, you can inspire those around you to be animal friendly and reduce cruelty towards animals by going vegan you can help to stop animal cruelty. By refusing to pay for animal products, you reduce the demands by inspiring people to stop the animal slaughter and offering alternative ways for instant adopting or feeding stray animals. Discuss how to organize the workshop or events that will help to stop cruelty over animals.

Speakers

  • Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016, fashion model)
  • Renee King-Sonnen (Rowdy Girl Sanctuary founder and advocate for compassionate farming)
  • Krishna Gurung (Vegan activist and president of Nepal Vegetarian Association)
  • Dipesh Shrestha

Moderator

  • Sanam Puri (Singer, songwriter, and music composer)

Acho Dhong-ka
SOCIAL MEDIA 101 FOR ACTIVISTS & PLANTPRENEURS
As with all modern businesses and projects, social media plays a key role in the promotion of plant based and vegan businesses even to speak out about the animals or how they are being brutally abused or used for us behind our backs.Join the experts from around the world as they share their experiences with using the social media to their advantage in their networking, activism and business alike and pick up key strategies you would use to reach out the largest possible number of people.

Speakers

  • Shova Bhujel (Aspiring lawyer, vegan food blogger & advocate)
  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)
  • Shivya Nath (Award-winning vegan travel blogger and author of the bestselling travel memoir “The Shooting Star”)
  • Karin Olsen (Vegan promoter, writer and certified plant-based health coach)
  • Namgay Zam (Journalist and Social Justice Activist)

Thab-Tsang
MIRACLE OF TEMPEH
Many of us have heard of tempeh but the dish remains a mystery to most of us. Tempeh is an
incredible time-honored Indonesian dish created through careful fermentation of soybeans to create a fantastic meat alternative that is both delicious and highly nutritious. Learn the intricate details of tempeh creation, its nutrition value and its benefits from two masters of tempeh.

Speakers

  • Dr. Susianto Tseng (Co-founder of south-east Asia’s first vegan school and vegan nutrition for children and founder of the World Vegan Organisation)
  • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)

Sept 19

12:50pm –
01:30pm

Nyal-Tso
PANEL DISCUSSION OF ALL FILMMAKERS FOR PROMOTING ANIMAL RIGHTS AND VEGANISM THROUGH FILM AND MEDIA

There are aspects that you should focus on when making an activism documentary that will create more impact. What should you keep in mind when creating such a documentary which will make a powerful impact and share insight? Vegan activists and documentary filmmakers discuss their experiences while making such films and through this discussion, you will gain an understanding and get information on how to make such movies.

Speakers

  • Dr. Sailesh Rao (Founder and executive director of Climate Healers and author)
  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)
  • Dr. Seto Mulyadi (Child psychologist, activist and vegan educator)
  • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)
  • Dr. Harsha Atmakuri (Vegan filmmaker & doctor)
  • Namgay Zam (Bhutan)(Journalist and Social Justice Activist)
  • Tshering Dorji (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)

Moderator

  • Asmi Shrestha (Miss Nepal 2016, fashion model)

Acho Dhong-ka
SUBSTITUTE YOUR WAY AROUND THE CULINARY WORLD!
As a new vegan, cooking your favourite recipes can be confusing and your meals might seem dull but the truth is, if you know exactly what to use as a substitute, you can veganise just about any recipe in the world and you definitely won’t be missing out. Learning to substitute means you can host non-vegan friends and family over for homemade vegan feasts on any occasion.

Speakers

  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant)

Thab-Tsang
BULLETPROOFING YOUR BODY WITH A PLANT-BASED LIFESTYLE
Learn more about how the plant-based diet can help you to heal your body and protect your heart and body from the diseases from your everyday diet and potentially prevent it. And how these things were kept as a mystery in the medical field and the nutrition you can get from these foods and improve your immunity system from these. Learn more about it in brief from the doctors around the world how these things can help your body heal without any harm.

Speakers

  • Dr. Nandita Shah (Award-winning author and disease prevention advocate)
  • Bhavna Kapoor (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Sept 19

01:40pm –
02:20pm

Nyal-Tso
SOLUTIONS FOR STRAY ANIMALS
DStray animals are a great concern in many developing countries and Bhutan is no exception. There are many ways in which the stray animal problem can be solved. The main key to reducing the stray animal population in your community is to set up regular spay and neuter programs in your community. The issues that may arise how- ever are that people within the community are often not educated on the subject and may resist the procedure for their pet based on empathy for the pet while not giving much thought to dumping any offspring that may come along back on the streets. Not only that but we can even make some plant-based food for animals for instant dogs who can not only survive on it but can thrive on it. This workshop will include all the brainstorming and idea-sharing for all these things to come up with a solution.

Speakers

  • Tshering Dorji (Animal Rights Activist, Director of Jangsa Animal Saving Trust, Actor and Film Director)
  • Tashi Payden Tshering (Founder & Executive Director of Royal Society for Protection and Care of Animals, Bhutan)
  • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan) Animal Advocate, Film Director & Producer)

Sept 19

02:30pm –
03:10pm

Acho Dhong-ka
MAKING EFFECTIVE VIDEOS FOR SOCIAL MEDIA TO RAISE AWARENESS ON ANIMAL EXPLOITATION AND VEGANISM
SAs modern-day activists, social media plays a big role in our activism journey as we use the power of social media to capture an audience every day to raise awareness about issues that matter. A video has been seen to be far more effective than a text post or an image in getting viewers’ attention and then too, the impact of the video depends on the content and its ability to go viral. Learn from experts what you can do to make your activism videos more effective and impactful as you fight against animal exploitation and promote veganism.

Speakers

  • Sanam Puri (Singer, songwriter and music composer)
  • Shova Bhujel (Aspiring lawyer, vegan food blogger & advocate)
  • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)

Moderator

  • Dr. Harsha Atmakuri (Vegan filmmaker & doctor)

Thab-Tsang
HOW TO COOK ORIGINAL TEMPEH RECIPES
Seth Tibbott has been making his own Tempeh since 1980 and has become a master of the dish with his experience. Join Seth as he takes you back in time with stories and experiences of his tempeh journey and learn how to make tempeh the original way.

Speakers

    • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)

Sept 19

03:20pm –
04:00pm

Nyal-Tso
SPECIAL B2B / B2C SESSIONS FOR PLANT-BASED ENTREPRENEURS & BUSINESSES BROUGHT TO YOU BY VEGAN FIRST
Do you dream of having your own vegan business? Do you have a great plant-based product you think people are going to love? Do you want to market your products to health & eco-friendly com- munities throughout the Himalaya? Do you have a market, shop, restaurant or hotel and want to find vegan-friendly products? Do you have a vegan-friendly product and want to find markets, shops, restaurants or hotels to market to? The incredible team at Vegan First, established vegan entrepreneurs and branding experts from around the world will guide you at these special B2B / B2C sessions to take your vegan-friendly products or business to the next level! From branding, sales and marketing to product manufacturing and distribution – we’ll cover it all! Stay tuned to find out more informa- tion about these exciting, free workshops!

Speakers

  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)
  • Seth Tibbott (Master tempeh maker, founder of Tofurky)
  • Courtney Garza (Editor-in-chief, VegWorld magazine & vegan social media strategist)
  • Abhishek Sinha (CEO of GoodDot—India’s leading homegrown mock meat brand)

Moderator

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)

Acho Dhong-ka
HOW TO INCORPORATE VEGAN COURSES INTO YOUR HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM

As veganism grows, it seems like an obvious next step to try to incorporate this aspect of tourism into the Hospitality Management curriculum so that the next generation of young people in hospi- tality will have a greater understanding of what vegan tourism is all about and how to deal with vegan tourists in a way that is welcoming and courteous.

Speakers

  • Paul Eyers (Plant-based food & beverage consultant)

Sept 19

04:10pm –
04:50pm

Nyal-Tso
HOW TO INTRODUCE AND COMMENCE VEGAN CLUB AT SCHOOL, COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

One great way to spread the word about veganism and plant-based eating is through networking and creating a community of vegans. Starting a vegan club at your school, college or university will bring together like-minded individuals while also attracting the attention of those students who are vegan-curious. A club can be a way to host activism events such as food sharing events like vegan fairs and potlucks to draw in a greater audience to the cause.

Speakers

  • Dr. LeAnne Campbell (President of T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies)
  • Dr. Susianto Tseng (Co-founder of south-east Asia’s first vegan school and vegan nutrition for children and founder of the World Vegan Organisation)
  • Dr. Muhammad Umair Arshad (Vegan advocate and nutrition expert)
  • Jennifer Tan Sok Lim (Vegan activist and Chair – World Vegan Organization Singapore)

Acho Dhong-ka
WANT TO MAKE YOUR RESTAURANT MORE VEGAN- FRIENDLY AND PROFITABLE?
Learn how adding vegan options and secret vegan elements to your restaurant’s menu can enhance your business by bringing in new customers and helping you make more profit without losing your existing customers. Discovering tips and tricks to adding “accidentally vegan” in ways where they will be virtually recognizable to non-vegan customers will draw the attention of the growing vegan market.

Speakers

  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow)

Thab-Tsang
PIZZA, PASTA, & BURGERS – MADE TASTY & HEALTHY AT LAST!
These famous fast food treats have gained a bad reputation over the years, but at this workshop, you will learn how to veganize your favourite international take-out food like pizza, pasta, and burgers at your own home from professional Chef Jajah – from Thailand’s world-famous Veganerie chain of restaurants. Making your own vegan pizza, pasta and burgers mean you will get all the delicious- ness without the animal ingredients and the additives making them a great choice not just as a rare treat, but as a frequent meal.

Speakers

  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)

Sept 19

05:00pm –
05:40pm

Nyal-Tso
VEGANISM HAS ALWAYS BEEN ROOTED IN HIMALAYAN CULTURES

Veganism is rooted in compassion and non-violence, or Ahimsa as
it is known in many cultures in South Asia. Veganism is not a novel concept to Himalayan culture, it has always been part of the tradition and cuisine of the Himalayas. Discuss parallels between the Hima- layan culture and vegan culture as you dive into its very foundations to discover how strongly connected the culture of the country is to plant-based eating and compassion. As well as why veganism means Ahimsa and how the foundation for Veganism already exists across the cultures and religions that practice Ahimsa.

Speakers

  • Dolly Vyas-Ahuja (Animal activist, public speaker, and vegan documentary producer)
  • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan) animal advocate, film director & producer)

Acho Dhong-ka
MARKETING STRATEGIES FOR VEGAN BUSINESSES
The success of any business depends on its marketing strategies but with vegan businesses, in particular, paying attention to your marketing strategy can help you improve your business and overall profitability. A vegan business can either be an openly vegan business with veganism being tied into its core branding and thereby attracts vegans themselves or a vegan business can be a “secretly vegan” business where it is marketed as a regular business that at- tracts a general audience but uses only vegan components. Discuss and identify what works best for your business while you gain tips and advice from experts in the field.

Speakers

  • Palak Mehta (Founder and CEO of Vegan First, India)
  • Ken Spector (Head of marketing and key principal at HappyCow
  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)
  • Abhishek Sinha (CEO of GoodDot, India’s leading homegrown
    mock meat brand)

Thab-Tsang
LOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM IN A PLANT-BASED WAY
Learn how to make all the incredible dairy products alternatives available to vegans. You do not have to give up on your favourite comfort food when you make the transition to veganism. While veganism is definitely about healthy living, it can also be wholesome and enjoyable. Learn to veganise milk, cheese, curd and butter in this programme so you can add them to your favourite recipes of all time without having to sacrifice the key components that make them delicious and comforting.

Speakers

  • Deepali Nichani (Founder of Aakaariyaa)
  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)

Sept 19

05:50pm –
06:30pm

Nyal-Tso
RAISING VEGAN KIDS IN A NON-VEGAN WORLD
Raising vegan children can be extremely challenging in a non vegan world but not for the reasons you might think. As far as nutrition goes, it is extremely easy for a vegan child to get adequate nutrients and sustenance on a vegan diet, however the hardest part about raising vegan children is having to dodge questions and doubts that everyone, including doctors will throw at you at every given chance. Discuss how to raise a vegan child, the sources of nutrition they receive and the challenges vegan parents face and how to handle them.

Speakers

  • Dr. LeAnne Campbell (President of T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies)
  • Dr. Susianto Tseng (Co-founder of south-east Asia’s first vegan school and vegan nutrition for children and founder of the World Vegan Organisation)
  • Dr. Seto Mulyadi (Child psychologist, activist and vegan educa- tor)
  • Karin Olsen (Vegan promoter, writer and certified plant-based health coach)

Acho Dhong-ka
STEP-BY-STEP TIPS FOR YOUR NEXT VEGAN TRAVEL ADVENTURE

Join travel blogger Shivya Nath as she takes you on an adventure around the world through her narrations from her many experiences of traveling the word as a vegan. She will help you understand how you will need to prepare in advance for your trips as you embark on a vegan escapade in a seemingly non-vegan world while also noting tips and secrets to finding hidden vegan food anywhere in the world.

Speakers

  • Shivya Nath (Award-winning vegan travel blogger and author of the bestselling travel memoir “The Shooting Star”)

Thab-Tsang!
WANNA STILL EAT MEAT AND BE VEGAN? LEARN HOW TO MAKE VEGAN MEAT
Living vegan does not mean you have to give up on the tastes and flavours that you used to love. Learn about the incredible meat replacements available to vegans with an equal if not higher nutri- tional profile but without the toxins and hormones that come with traditional meat. These alternatives can be used to replace meat in all your favourite recipes without sacrificing texture, flavour or nutrients.

Speakers

  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)
  • Chef Jajah (Vegan master baker, Veganerie founder & vegan restaurateur)
  • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday (Meatless Monday Bhutan), Animal Advocate, Film Director & Producer)

Sept 19

06:40pm –
07:20pm

Nyal-Tso
BUDDHISM AND PLANT-BASED DIET
Buddhism is a religion that deeply preaches kindness and nonviolence to all life. “Sabbe Satta Bhavantu Sukhitatta” is a script that is often chanted in Buddhism which loosely translates to “May all beings be well” which is somehow connected to the core principle of Veganism ‘living a lifestyle that causes minimal suffering to any sentient beings. Find the path of spirituality through the act we do everyday ‘eating’.

Speakers

  • Eiko Azumano (Director, Japan Vegetarian Society—JPVS)
  • Karma Dendup (Founder of Jangsem Monday—Meatless Monday Bhutan, animal advocate, film director & producer)

Acho Dhong-ka
PRESENTATION BY AWARD-WINNING FILMMAKER KEEGAN KUHN (USA)
Award-winning documentary filmmaker of such renowned docu- mentaries like Cowspiracy (produced by Leonardo Di Caprio) What The Health (produced by Joaquin Phoenix) and Running for Good, and The End of Medicine (produced by Joaquin Phoenix) talks about making social justice documentaries and the shocking truths revealed while making these groundbreaking movies about what we eat and the relation it has to our health, the environment, and the planet!

Speakers

  • Keegan Kuhn (Award-winning documentary filmmaker, director and producer of Cowspiracy and What the Health)

Thab-Tsang
THE SOUTH KOREAN FOOD DEMYSTIFIED
Korean food tastes amazing but in this age, where time and conve- nience are everything, cooking Korean food doesn’t have to be a hassle. Discover how to make delicious food time efficiently when you’re in a rush, Ae-Sook Jeong and Yeonghee Lee will teach you to make Korean style grab and go food. Then learn from Dr. Chang-ho about different recipes with oriental herbs and the benefits of food ingredients used in the oriental practice of medicinal treatment.

Speakers

  • Songhee Park (Korean Temple Food Specialist)

Sept 19

07:30pm –
08:10pm

Nyal-Tso
DIET CHANGE NOT CLIMATE CHANGE
On the surface, many people may not even realize that diet and climate change are related but a deep look into the intricacies of climate change will show you that your diet and lifestyle do in fact play a role in the ever-worsening climate change issue that the earth is facing. Discuss ways in which you can not only change your own diet and lifestyle but also educate and create awareness about these changes so you can make greater changes within your own community to reduce the effects of climate change.

Speakers

  • Aviram Rozin (Vegan Environmentalist & Founder of Sadhana Forest)
  • Marly Winckler (President &founder of Brazilian Vegetarian Society, chair – International Vegetarian Union)
  • Dr. Sailesh Rao (Founder and executive director of Climate Healers and author)

Moderator

  • Jessika Ava (Grants program director of ProVeg International)

Acho Dhong-ka
AHIMSA, YOGA AND VEGANISM
Yoga, a practice of mind and body which helps in attaining mental, physical and spiritual well-being, has gained prominence all over the world. One of the yamas (which roughly translates to restraint or rules) of yoga is Ahimsa (non-violence). What does ahimsa mean and where does it extend to? Why do most practicing yogis live on a plant-based diet? Is there interrelation between yoga and veganism? Find your answers here.

Speakers

  • Rebeca Recatero (Founder For Them Foundation, Jivamukti Yoga Practitioner and Instructor)
  • Pradaini Surva (Certified Yoga Instructor, Content Creator)
  • Renee King-Sonnen (Rowdy Girl Sanctuary founder and advocate for compassionate farming)
  • Bhavna Kapoor (Plant-based Nutrition & Holistic Health Coach)

Thab-Tsang
LOVE DAIRY PRODUCTS? LEARN HOW TO MAKE THEM IN A PLANT-BASED WAY
Learn how to make all the incredible dairy products alternatives available to vegans. You do not have to give up on your favourite comfort food when you make the transition to veganism. While veganism is definitely about healthy living, it can also be wholesome and enjoyable. Learn to veganise milk, cheese, curd and butter in this programme so you can add them to your favourite recipes of all time without having to sacrifice the key components that make them delicious and comforting.

Speakers

  • Deepali Nichani (Founder of Aakaariyaa)
  • Jayalaxmi Rai (Vegan food consultant, founder of Granny’s Bowl online meal delivery and recipe developer)