vida vegan conference TICKET GIVEAWAY

by Kristina Sloggett

in Portland, Vegan

Longtime readers may remember me excitedly going on and on and on about the first ever vegan blog conference – Vida Vegan Con. The second one is next month, from May 24-26, here in (vegan mecca!) Portland.

The inaugural conference was one of the most fun weekends I have had – I cannot wait for next month! 

When tickets went on sale for this years conference, I was among the first to purchase a ticket. In January of this year, I began working with Attune Foods, and I am now attending as an Attune Ambassador. My original ticket is up for grabs.

The Vida Vegan site describes this amazing weekend as: Three full days of classes, food, talks, exhibitors, and community. We’re packing around 350 vegan bloggers, cookbook authors, blog enthusiasts/future bloggers, and special guests under one roof (well, two actually) for what VegNews called a Vegan Lovefest.

I am giving away one ticket for the conference – three days of seeing and meeting amazing people, eating fabulous food, and attending informative seminars. Also? The swag bag? Incredible.

Did I mention Vida Vegan Con is sold out?

This is pretty much the Golden Ticket right here, and it could be yours!

Vida Vegan Con Founders: JanessaJess, and Michele

GIVEAWAY: One winner will receive an entry ticket to the Vida Vegan Conference May 24-26, 2013, in Portland, Oregon. Travel and lodging not included.

ONE winner, many ways to enter – leave a comment for each:

#1) have you been to a blog conference before? if so, which one(s)?

#2) have you visited Portland? what was your favorite thing about Portland?

#3) tweet about this giveaway, including a link back to this post (tweet this):  enter to win a VIDA VEGAN CONFERENCE TICKET from @spabettie –> http://www.spabettie.com/?p=11653

#4) stumble and like this post

#5) Pin this post

#6) Google+ this post

#7) follow Vida Vegan on twitter

#8) follow spabettie on twitter

#9) like spabettie on facebook

#10) follow spabettie on bloglovin’

Enter through midnight Friday May 3. Winners selected via random number generator and notified via email on Saturday May 4. Winners have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.

 

{ 80 comments… read them below or add one }

1 lindsay April 30, 2013 at 5:00 am

i wish i could go. Not entering but just wish i could there with you and LOVE ATTUNE!

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2 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 10:16 am

Sooo excited to go! I may have to find a way even if it’s not thanks to your generosity ;)

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3 jess April 30, 2013 at 2:09 pm

How time flies! Stoked to see someone grab this ticket!

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4 Abby April 30, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I would LOVE to be entered but couldn’t swing the cost of the travel. However, how AWESOME for whoever wins!

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5 tamara April 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I have never been to a blog conference before, but I would be so excited to attend Vida Vegan Con!

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6 tamara April 30, 2013 at 2:52 pm

I love Portland, and recently moved to PDX. I love the amazing food, gorgeous mountain views (on clear days), and exploring the fun neighborhoods. Also, Powells. : )

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7 tamara April 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm

I follow Vegan Vida Con on Twitter. : )

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8 tamara April 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm

I follow you on Twitter.

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9 Desdemona April 30, 2013 at 4:00 pm

I’ve been to Portland only once, and while there were lots of things to love, I have to say on balance that my favorite thing was dinner on Josh and Michelle’s deck and holding Ace – a dog that gives kisses while allowing you to hold him like a baby!

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10 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:18 pm

#1) have you been to a blog conference before? if so, which one(s)? – Sadly, I have not. I desperately wanted to attend one on travel and one on WordPress, but was traveling myself at the time :)

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11 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

#2) have you visited Portland? what was your favorite thing about Portland?

I’m fortunately enough to live in the suburbs of Portland, so yes, I have visited. If you forced me to nail down ONE thing about Portland, it would be the people. :)

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12 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:19 pm

(Cause I’ve been to most other major cities and Portlanders are so nice!)

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13 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm

#3) tweet about this giveaway, including a link back to this post (tweet this): enter to win a VIDA VEGAN CONFERENCE TICKET from @spabettie –> http://www.spabettie.com/?p=11653

Done – @tearei if you want to check ;)

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14 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:21 pm

#4) stumble and like this post

Done and done –
http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/tearei/likes

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15 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm
16 Tracy Kirkpatrick April 30, 2013 at 4:23 pm

I was so excited last year when I heard about Veda Vegan Conference that I could hardly contain myslef! For my birthday my mom got us both tickets, even though she’s not vegan, but loves Portland and thought it would be fun to go with me. Sadly, she became ill and neither of us could make it. So we gave up or precious tickets. I’ve only been to Portland a few times, but I really enjoyed the Farmer’s Market, The Rose Garden and Powell’s. I’d love to go back and be part of a this vegan community and go to all the awesome seminars and events, and of course, eat wonderful food at Veda Vegan Con!!

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17 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:24 pm

#6) Google+ this post

https://plus.google.com/101670216867399042916/posts
(Thanks for the reminder that my G+ page needs to be updated badly!)

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18 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

#7) follow Vida Vegan on twitter

Done via @tearei

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19 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:25 pm

#8) follow spabettie on twitter

Done (previously) via @tearei

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20 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:26 pm

#9) like spabettie on facebook

I have :)

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21 Tearei April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

#10) follow spabettie on bloglovin’

http://www.bloglovin.com/tearei

Thanks for introducing me to this, I have a couple other blogs I follow that show up on there as well :) Yay!

Phew! All done ;)

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22 kori April 30, 2013 at 4:28 pm

1 – no never!

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23 kori April 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm

2 – does watching portlandia count? if not, then no.

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24 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:25 pm

1. I’ve never been to a blog conference.

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25 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:26 pm

2. Nope, I’ve never visited Portland, but I like all the vegan products made in/near there.

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26 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:28 pm

3. check! by @upsidedownpie

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27 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:33 pm
28 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm
29 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:45 pm
30 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

7. upsidedownpie following Vida Vegan on twitter

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31 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:47 pm

8. upsidedownpie following spabettie on twitter

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32 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

9. liked spabettie on facebook

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33 Aimee April 30, 2013 at 8:52 pm

10. peaceablepie following spabettie on bloglovin’

Thanks for hosting an awesome giveaway!

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34 Maureen O'Neal April 30, 2013 at 9:19 pm

I have NEVER BEEN to a BLOGFEST before, but a VEGAN one would be GREAT.

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35 Maureen O'Neal April 30, 2013 at 9:20 pm

I LIVE in Portland, so it would be TERRFIC!

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36 Maureen O'Neal April 30, 2013 at 9:22 pm

Oh, and the thing I like best about Portland, would have to be, of course, the FOOD!

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37 Maureen O'Neal April 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

And I like Spabettie on Facebook!

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38 Maureen O'Neal April 30, 2013 at 9:25 pm

I follow Vida Vegan on Twitter!

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39 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) May 1, 2013 at 5:05 am

Oh, I want this!!! I’ve been to GF Expo and Blogher Food. I’m excited to go to BLEND this year too! I love that you’re working with Attune with this! They are lucky to have you!

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40 Vicki Winters May 1, 2013 at 5:34 am

Portland is AMAZING. I was there for the first time for International Food Bloggers Conference which was fantastic!

http://vickiwinters.com/portland-is-food-heaven-international-food-bloggers-conference/

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41 Alice May 1, 2013 at 9:13 am

Never been to Portland but have always wanted to go! On the top of my list for vegan food destinations!

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42 Bill Davis May 1, 2013 at 9:26 am

I’ve friended, followed, liked, tweeted, pinned and about everything else I am capable of. I love Portalan. One of the most beautiful cities in the US.

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43 Lauren May 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

I have never been to a blogger conference, although this one sounded like it was amazing last year!

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44 Lauren May 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

I’ve also never been to Portland, but I’d love to go!

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45 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm

First of all – what an AMAZING opportunity. I am pee-my-pants excited. ;)

Here are my answers:

1) I went to SXSW once for work, but I didn’t get to participate in any of the blog-related activities. (sad face)

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46 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:22 pm

2) Yes! Portland is awesome. I love the weather, the incredibly liberal, eco-minded, veg-minded community, and the yummy food. Oh, the food!

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47 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:24 pm
48 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:28 pm

4) http://www.stumbleupon.com/stumbler/TheCrispySage/likes (I’d never used SU before, so you’re my first Like!)

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49 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm
50 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm
51 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:34 pm
52 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm
53 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

9) Done. Can share my personal info if you need proof!

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54 Dawn May 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

10) Done! Userid is TheCrispySage.

YAY!!!! Done.

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55 Melanie May 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Pinned it! This sounds like so much fun- I would be so stoked to win!

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56 Melanie May 1, 2013 at 2:08 pm

#2- No, never been to Portland, but my little veggie heart has always wanted to!

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57 Melanie May 1, 2013 at 2:09 pm

#9- liked on FB!

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58 Melanie May 1, 2013 at 2:13 pm

Google+ed it! At least I think I did, I’m sort of new to it…

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59 Melanie May 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm

#1- never been to a blog conference before, but a vegan one would be super cool!

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60 Julia May 1, 2013 at 3:02 pm

I love Portland! My brother lives there and the best part is my awesome nephew!!

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61 Dan May 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm

I’ve never been to Portland, but my wife went a few years ago. She still talks about the vegan french toast she got there. *jealous*

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62 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

I’ve never been to Portland but I have friends there that LOVE it! I would love to visit!! I’ve only been vegan for 14 months and havenot yet been to any vegan conferences or festivals but it’d be awesome to meet more vegans and learn more about vegan food and products!

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63 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

I follow vida vegan on twitter now!~

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64 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 10:06 am

I also already like spabettie on facebook :)

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65 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 10:11 am
66 Jenna May 2, 2013 at 10:12 am

I follow spabettie on twitta!

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67 Chelsea May 2, 2013 at 11:06 am

1) i’ve never been to a blog conference and was hoping to go to Vida Vegan this year, but it’s been a year of some huge changes – all for the better! Since everyone here is pretty open I’ll go ahead and share what it’s been like: My college boyfriend and I ultimately (and amicably) ended our almost 4 year relationship, the day after that ended I had an interview for a job and was offered the position on the spot, then a few months later somehow miraculously stumbled into a fantastic relationship with the man that I’ll marry (aka: my soul’s pal) and a few months after that I was offered a far better job so there was another big change… followed up by me moving out of my precious loft in a trendy neighborhood of Charlotte and in with my boyfriend. During this year of transition, and fresh starts, I never made time to sit down and plan a trip to vida vegan despite it being something i had really really wanted to do this year.

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68 chelsea May 2, 2013 at 4:09 pm

2) I haven’t visited portland but I’m hoping to go in the next year or two as things quiet down (with a big trip on the horizon later this month and one in

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69 chelsea May 2, 2013 at 4:10 pm

oops! i meant to say with one to california later in the year, i just don’t have time this year, but hopefully sometime next year- or to Vida Vegan! :)

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70 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 3, 2013 at 5:40 am

I went to Foodbuzz in 2011, and I was actually NOT impressed because of the lack of vegan food options, and the lack of celebrating the city (San Francisco). I would LOVE to reconnect with my vegan tendencies at this conference!

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71 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 3, 2013 at 5:41 am

I have never been to Portland, but I’m told I would thrive there (as well as many other places on the West Coast). If not this way…some way, some day. ;)

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72 Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen May 3, 2013 at 5:42 am

I follow you on twitter. [I’m just not good at remember to tweet. Or read tweets. Unless they come through instagram. I’m visual, what can I say?]

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73 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:12 am

I have not been to a blogging conference and would LOVE to go. I was supposed to go to the last VVC but my husband’s best friend got married that weekend and we had to sell our tickets. Wahwah. :-(

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74 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:14 am

I live in Portland and my favorite part about it is the vegan + gf selection at so many amazing restaurants! As well as the ease of being a vegan mama and having a vegan baby!

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75 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:15 am

Tweeted! :-)

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76 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:18 am

Pinned!

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77 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

Following Vida Vegan on Twitter!

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78 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:19 am

Following SpaBettie on Twitter!

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79 Meghan May 3, 2013 at 9:20 am

Liked SpaBettie on Facebook!

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80 Ashley May 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm

#1 – I have never been to a blog conference before
#2 – I currently live in Portland and this is a fantastic opportunity. I so want to attend! My favorite thing about Portland is the food scene (and, of course, the sunshine in the summer!)
#3 – tweeted!
#4 – stumbled!
#5 – pinned!
#6 – Google +ed!
#7 – followed
#8 – followed
#9 – liked
#10 – followed

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