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In addition to the other services mentioned below, NAVS regularly assists the broad vegetarian community, the general public, the media, educators and other organizations through direct contact by phone and e-mail.

Vegetarian Summerfest

Since 1975, NAVS has organized and sponsored annual educational conferences (including three world events.) Our Vegetarian Summerfest conferences are open to anyone interested in learning more about vegetarianism. This national event attracts five to six hundred people of all ages. The many aspects of healthy and compassionate vegetarian living are addressed through lectures, classes and food demonstrations. This event features dozens of leading authorities including doctors, dieticians, chefs, authors and social activists. Delicious natural-food vegan meals are served. There are many fun-filled social activities. Special sessions are conducted for children and youth. To learn more, visit our Vegetarian Summerfest site.

World Vegetarian Day

World Vegetarian Day was established as an annual celebration to promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. The day was originated by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978. October 1st is the official date, however if necessary, individuals may schedule their event on a nearby date instead. To learn more, visit our World Vegetarian Day site.

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