Events

I love speaking to audiences all around the world, including hosting vegan trips to such incredible places as Rwanda, France, Thailand, and Vietnam! Please contact Danielle Puller for speaking requests, and visit WorldVeganTravel.com to secure your spot on any of the trips below! 

Toronto Veg Food Fest (September 2019)

Colleen’s returning to this fabulous festival, which takes place this year from September 6-8. She will be speaking on Saturday, September 7th!

Low Country VegFest, Hilton Head South Carolina (October 2019)

Colleen will be speaking at the 4th annual Low Country VegFest on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island, SC! More details  here.

Central Florida VegFest, Orlando (OCTOBER 2019)

Join Colleen for her inspiring talk at the Central Florida Veg Fest on October 26, 2019. 

VegFest London, Ontario (November 2019)

Details coming, but Colleen will be speaking at this year’s VegFest in London Ontario on November 9, 2019!

Arizona State University in Tempe (November 2019)

Join Colleen for a talk on Thursday, November 14th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Global Institute of Sustainability (part of Arizona State University).  REGISTER FOR THIS FREE EVENT!

Thursday, November 14, 2019
[12:00] – 1:15 p.m.

Wrigley Hall, Room 481
Arizona State University, Tempe campus

Changing Hands Bookstore, Tempe AZ (November 2019)

After Colleen’s afternoon talk at Arizona State University, she’ll be speaking and signing books that evening at 7:00 p.m. at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe, AZ. Join her for one or both events! 

Thursday, November 14, 2019
[7:00] – 8:30 p.m.

Changing Hands Bookstore
6428 S McClintock Dr
Tempe, AZ 85283

Book Launch Party, Oakland CA (November 2019)

The Joyful Vegan is finally here, and I want to celebrate with you!  Details and tickets available soon, but for now SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, November 23rd — wine, food, book-signing, and more! Location: Planted Table in Oakland.

Sedona VegFest (January 2020)

Colleen will be speaking in Sedona on January 18th, 2020. Join her for a talk about how to live compassionately and healthfully — joyfully and sustainably. 

Enchanting Dordogne, France (June 2020)

Prehistoric cave art, castles everywhere, medieval stone-house villages, summer by the river, local French markets, an elephant sanctuary, and delicious plant-based French cuisine. Come experience “la belle France” at its finest in this oft-overlooked destination! Plus meet like-minded folks who will become life-long friends. LEARN MORE & BOOK

Charming Provence — Vegan Style! (June/July 2020)

Adorable hilltop villages, tantalizing vineyards, awe-inspiring Roman ruins, lively cities, bustling markets, a day out on the crystal clear Mediterranean, postcard-pretty lavender fields, and the world-famous Provençale cuisine made with local plant-based ingredients for discerning vegan travelers! Book this trip on its own, or pair it with our Vegan Dordogne Trip just the week before!

Fairytale Christmas in Alsace, France (December 2019)

SOLD OUT! WAITING LIST ONLY! Imagine celebrating the holiday season with Colleen in a region filled to the brim with quaint Christmas markets in super cute medieval villages nestled in hill-side vineyards with mountains on one side and the Rhine River and Germany on the other, and with Paris thrown in for good measure (because…um…Paris!) LEARN MORE!

Botswana and Cape Town (December 2020)

SOLD OUT! WAITING LIST ONLY! Lions, elephants, giraffes, zebras, leopards, hippos, birds and a hundred other animals, out-of-this world deluxe & remote bush camps, safari on both land & water, and finishing it all up at a South African vineyard and farmed animal sanctuary. BOOK YOUR TRIP

Speaking ENDORSEMENTS

MELANIE LARSON

Manager of Outpatient Nutrition Services, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa

"Colleen's arrival to Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa has been long awaited. Colleen was able to reach over 150 members and community participants with her graceful message supporting plant-based diets, but more importantly teaching both groups that it is easier than one thinks if you whole-heartedly choose this lifestyle. Colleen's support of every participant at any stage of change around plant based eating also sent home a message that anyone can do this and move their diet in this direction. Her compassionate, humorous, educational and honest perspective was very well received and appreciated."

MICHAEL WEBERMAN

Executive Director, Farm Animal Rights Movement (FARM)

“Out of hundreds of individual presentations, Colleen’s plenary speech at the Animal Rights National Conference was one of the highest praised of the entire event.”

SHERRY COLB

Professor of Law and Charles Evans Hughes Scholar, Cornell University

"Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is that rare individual who manages to make everyone around her feel safe and comfortable, even as she challenges each of us to take a clear-eyed look at the painful truths that hide in plain sight. She ably inspires audiences to do what we can to make the world a safer place for everyone, human and nonhuman alike. I was very impressed when she spoke to my students at Cornell, as she engaged both their hearts and their minds, speaking her truth in clear and compelling terms while remaining warm, open and fully present for the students’ own perspectives and questions. She is a fresh voice on the horizon, a woman who will awaken our slumbering conscience while providing the support and encouragement needed to succeed. When Colleen talks, people listen!"

LEIGH SALUZZI

Executive Director, Atlanta Veg Fest

"Colleen has such a relatable, clever, and common sense way of approaching an audience that her presentation feels like real-talk with a good friend. Then she breaks out the hard-hitting facts with such a cool confidence that you can practically see people turning vegan in their seats.”

JOHN REID

Executive Director, Healthy You Network

"AtExecutive Director, Healthy You Network our event in Tucson, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau confirmed her reputation as a truly engaging speaker who is able to articulate the true meaning of compassion with clarity, humor, and conviction. In a world too full of people whose advocacy for a cause or point of view often comes across as convenient or faddish, Colleen’s passion for the welfare of all sentient beings was evident to everyone in the audience. Her ability to detail the role healthy, responsible nutrition can and must play in improving the lives of all animals, as well as the health of the planet, was deeply appreciated and was rewarded by a standing ovation.”

ERICA MEIER

Executive Director, Compassion Over Killing

"After Colleen spoke at the D.C. VegFest, people continued to mention her and her talk as a highlight that inspired them to change their food choices."

LINDA MIDDLESWORTH

Organizer of the Sacramento Vegan Society

"Colleen Patrick Goudreau is an internationally known author, lecturer and appears on National TV for a good reason. She knows how to change current worldviews by exposing the truth. Knowing her for many years, I have had my own clients make the switch to veganism after hearing just one of her phenomenal talks, which cover animal welfare, plant-based eating and the environmental impact of our food choices. She explains the existing world wide animal holocaust with her common-sense analogies, scientific facts and cultural exposes.”

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