We’ve confirmed our five speakers for this year’s Twin Cities Veg Fest, and we’re quite excited to share our line up with you.

This year we’re bringing in two great speakers from out of town, Nathan Runkle, Executive Director of Mercy for Animals, and  Nick Cooney, Compassionate Communities Campaign Manager at Farm Sanctuary. Nathan and Nick are both wonderful speakers with a lot share about farmed animals.

We’re also thrilled to have Christine Coughlin of Minnesota Voters for Animal Protection. Christine will tell you about her work on behalf of farm animals through lobbying efforts and political action in the Minnesota legislature. Jeff Johnson is an Assistant Professor of  Philosophy at St. Catherine University and a Compassionate Action for Animals board member. Jeff will discuss the ethical issues inherent to eating animals. Finally, registered dietitian Suzy Sorensen will talk about how to stay health on a plant-based diet.

Over the next few months we’ll have more details to share about each speaker’s talk as well as interviews with each speaker. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or by subscribing to our news feed.