6:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
We see it in the news, we hear it on the radio, we come across it on social media: Our food choices have a staggering impact on the planet and cause immense suffering to billions of living beings. But knowing is one thing and acting is another.
Simply showing slaughterhouse footage on Facebook or Instagram won’t make people change their eating habits overnight. Policies aimed at curbing carbon emissions coming from livestock are not the entire solution either. The food-tech space is developing great alternatives to animal products, but education is key to actually understanding what it takes to make the foods we eat and why we need a drastic shift in our diets.
𝗔𝗕𝗢𝗨𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗦𝗣𝗘𝗔𝗞𝗘𝗥
Ed Winters, also known as Earthling Ed, is a vegan educator, public speaker, and entrepreneur based in London, England. Winters is the co-founder and co-director of Surge, an animal rights organization, which in 2016 founded The Official Animal Rights March, which has grown from 2,500 participants in London in 2016 to 28,000 participants across the globe in 2018. In 2017, Winters produced the documentary Land of Hope and Glory, and in 2018 he opened Unity Diner, a non-profit vegan diner in London where all of the profits go to Surge as well as the development of a new sanctuary for farm animals outside of London. Winters has spoken at multiple companies, schools and universities in Europe and in the U.S., including Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Cornell. He has also given two Ted Talks, one at Lund University and one at Bath University. Recently, Winters launched his own podcast, The Disclosure Podcast.
6:15 p.m.: Keynote Speech
7:30 p.m.: Vegan Aperitif
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