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From 16 February 2003 Issue

Compassion For Animals Action Symposium

Presented By: VegEvents
March 7-9, 2003

Join us in this beautiful Campus setting. Raise your awareness and take it back to your community. MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
*Hear experts in Animal Ethics, Vegan Nutrition and Environmental Issues
*Enjoy Great Vegan Meals
*Visit the Exhibit Hall
*Network with Like-Minded Individuals & Form Friendships that will last a Lifetime!

Speakers (so far)
*Don Barnes, (API) Animal Protection Institute
*Steve Best, PhD, (VSEP) Vegetarian Society of El Paso
*Rod Coronado, Former ALF, ELF Activist
*Karen Davis, PhD, (UPI) United Poultry Concerns
*George Eisman, RD, Vegan Nutritionist, Author, ”The Most Noble Diet”
*Dr. Michael Greger, MD, Vegan Nutritionist, Author, “ Heart Failure: Diary of a Third Year Medical Student
*Steve Hindi, (SHARK) SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness
*Kevin Jonas, (SHAC-USA) Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty
*Ric O’Barry, (WSPA) World Society for the Protection of Animals
*Wayne Pacelle, (HSUS) Humane Society of the United States
*Lt. Sherry Schlueter, (Animal Cruelty Division) Broward County Sheriffs Department
*Paul Shapiro, (COK) Compassion Over Killing
Plus numerous representatives from Florida organizations

And the premiere of the film “Lolita-Slave to Entertainment”

Questions? Contact Event Coordinator: Chas Chiodo @ 386-454-4341
[email protected]
By registering early your donation helps VegEvents offset pre-symposium expenses.
Proceeds from the symposium will go toward our Mobile Video Theater expenses.

Symposium Information
From the Friday reception to our Sunday departure the Action Symposium will engage your mind & restore your spirits. Be part of this event in order to learn from the past and begin to create a more peaceful world.

Symposium Schedule:
*Friday, March 7: 5-10 pm registration, 7-10 pm reception. Register early so you can meet other attendees and enjoy music & refreshments.
*Saturday, March 8: A variety of animal rights issues will be presented via lectures and panels (schedule tba).
*Sunday, March 9: Vegan nutrition, lifestyle and factory farm issues will be presented (schedule tba).
Talk one on one with experts of the animal rights and vegan movements. Learn how to effectively organize outreach/community education programs and conduct classroom/community presentations. Increase your knowledge in animal ethics, human health and environmental issues.

There are many places to stay across the street from the University. Prices range from $64.95 - $79. One located 2 miles from campus is offering a rate of $42. PLEASE make your reservations ASAP because March is the busy season in Tampa and the availability of rooms will be at a minimum. The hotels will give these group rates until February 7th. For reservations check the web site: or call or Email Chas at 386-454-4341, [email protected]  .

Symposium Meals will be Vegan. Catered by Trang Viet Cuisine (**** rating from Florida Voices for Animals). Individual meals can be purchased by Feb. 28th (see at bottom ). Breakfast snacks will be available. There are many vegan-friendly restaurants within 1/2 mile of the university. Carpools can be arranged.

How Do I Pay?
Only Checks & Money orders will be accepted.
Make payable to Vegetarian Events and mail to: PO Box 1057, Alachua, FL 32616

Number in Party:______ Name:_________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________
Phone # Day:_______________________________Eve:________________________

List additional names w/ phone numbers & addresses on separate sheet of paper.
Meals provided ONLY w/reservations postmarked by Feb 28!
Register early for best rates; space is limited.
Please reserve:
____ @$60 Full Symposium w/3 meals postmarked by Jan. 6 $35 Full Symp. No Meals by Jan. 6 _____
____ @$75 Full Symposium w/3 meals postmarked by Jan. 27 $45 Full Symp. No Meals by Jan. 27 _____
____ @$85 Full Symposium w/3 meals postmarked by Feb. 28 $55 Full Symp. No Meals by Feb. 28 _____
____ @$65 Full Symposium w/ NO meals after Feb. 28
____ @$30 Saturday Only (Meals Extra) ____Lunch ____Dinner (rates at bottom)
____ @$30 Sunday Only (Meals Extra) ____Lunch (rates at bottom)
____ @$40 Student w/ I.D. Full Symp. w/3 meals postmarked by Jan. 6
____ @$50 Student w/ I.D. Full Symp. w/3 meals postmarked by Jan. 27 $15 Std. w/I.D. Full Symp No Meals by Jan. 27____
____ @$60 Student w/ I.D. Full symp. w/3 meals postmarked by Feb.28 $20 Std. w/I.D. Full Symp. No Meals by Feb.28 ____
____ @$25 Student w/ I.D. Full Symposium w/ NO meals after Feb. 28
____ @$15 Student w/ I.D. Saturday Only (Meals Extra) ____Lunch ____Dinner (rates at bottom)
____ @$15 Student w/ I.D. Sunday Only (Meals Extra) ____Lunch (rates at bottom)

Individual Meals per day: Sat. and Sun. Lunches $8. each. Saturday Dinner $12. Registration Total______

Please Note: A limited number of discounts for volunteers are available. Call Vegetarian Events at: 386-454-4341

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