Cornell hosted the fourth Ivy League Vegan Conference, with over 300 anticipated visitors, this past weekend.
The event, hosted by Cornell for the first time, was free for Cornell students.
The conference is the only Ivy League conference dedicated to discussions about vegan diets, academics, policy and bioethics. Attendees, through facilitated discussion, learned more about new perspectives on global issues related to veganism and explored the relationship between health and a vegan diet.
Events included a career fair and a lunch, as well as presentations from several speakers. The conference also included discussion periods and a networking event for students, in which attendees could learn more about opportunities with companies and organizations committed to promoting vegan lifestyles.
Ithaca was rated the fifth most vegan-friendly city in the United States by VegNews Magazine in 2013.
The last Ivy League Vegan Conference was held at Princeton last year.