A Vegan State Of Mind

Next event will take place on Sunday 20th of March 2022. Apply below.

A Vegan State Of Mind is a one of a kind symposium in Canberra. It aims to encourage the community to live sustainably and will teach people how to live a kinder and more compassionate life. This symposium is an entirely plant based event located in the heart of the city; Glebe Park. There will be live music, market stalls and various activities for everyone to get involved with. This event is family friendly and free to enter.


List of Stall Holders


Blossoming Lotus Thai Vegetarian

Speakers Tent Schedule

There's a range of workshops to get involved in!

State of Mind in a Changing World 
Dean Rees-Evans

11:15am - 12:15pm

Have you ever wondered how to set the mind free from the trappings of excessive thinking, and live with a peaceful, easeful and vibrant state of mind? This is the state of mind that lies just below the surface of our everyday conditioned thinking. Imagine if you could access this calmer, quieter state of mind without the need for techniques, applications, memorisations or practices. If so, this talk is for you.

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The importance of animals in Parliament
Yana del Valle

12:30pm - 12:45pm

Yana will be announcing her candidacy and talking about why giving your vote to the animals is so important right now.


Speed Friending
Animal Friends

1:00pm - 1:45pm

Come on down and meet some new friends! It's like speed dating but for friends. You'll have a short time to get to know someone then move on to the next. You might meet your next BFF.


Direct Action and Other Strategies in Fight for Animal Rights
Sea Shepherd

2:00pm - 2:30pm

A discussion on the different strategies we can use as vegan animal rights activists, to defend and advocate for animals.


Why You Don't Want To Be Vegan
Wendy Young

2:45pm - 3:30pm

The 3 things people worry about when they think about eating a vegan diet, and why they can stop worrying. And the one thing worth worrying about the people usually don't think of.


Raffle Prizes

Thank you to all our generous raffle donors!

There will be multiple prizes to be won at the event. Prizes include: BLT voucher, CBR Selfie Museum voucher, toxin-free cleaning goods made by The Basics Of Apothecary, Sweets from Freedom Sweets Co, photography prints by Jannah Fahiz, stickers made by Bread Baby Art and more!


Live Music


Sal and the Mandas


B. Coming


Eden Plenty



More Information

Things are looking up!
Over 400 people attended the last event in Glebe Park. Coming out of Covid, this event will get bigger and bigger with variety of stalls, live entertainment, workshops and many other wonderful things.

Stall Holder Requirements

Please note that this is a plastic free event. You are not allowed to bring non-recyclable plastic to the event whether it is a plastic bottle, containers or wrapping. If you happen to collect any items that cannot be recycled or composted throughout the day, take them home with you and reuse/dispose of them properly.

It is a requirement for every stakeholder that is attending to promote this event in the upcoming months. This could be on social media (Facebook, Instagram and other), placing event posters around your business or flyers on counters/tables in store and through word of mouth.

You will be provided with a stall space of 3mx3m. You may set up and decorate your designated space however you like but ensure that all items you bring go back home with you. If you are using a marque, please ensure it is weighted and not pegged. We are using important public land and the use of pegs can destroy the grass and disrupt water lines.

Only authorised vehicles are to be driven inside the venue and no vehicles are to be driven on the grass. There are car parks surrounding the whole of Glebe Park.

We have access to the venue from 9am. You may arrive from 9am to start setting up. The event will start at 11am.

Food and Drink Stalls

If your business is selling food or drinks, you must supply your own cooking equipment and signage (Keep in mind common allergies). Please provide your own working space, eg food van or marquee.

Please make sure that all food on the menu is Vegan. Please ensure that your food/drink is served in eco-friendly containers that can either be recycled or composted.

If you are preparing hot food on the day, you will be required to use a marque to prevent contamination and also a floor mat that covers the entire 3mx3m space to prevent any damage to the environment.