On February 7–9, 2014, Princeton University will host the third Ivy League conference dedicated to exploring plant-based diets and bioethics.

The conference facilitates dialogue on research, builds a lasting and powerful network of colleagues, and expands the concept of veganism for the modern scholar and professional. Each year, there is one day focused on industry and finance; the theme for the iV 2014 business programming is Innovation in the Food Industry.

We expect an attendance of approximately 300 students, alumni, and researchers from across the Ivy League along with notable invited guests from the political and entertainment worlds.


The iV conference is an annual professional conference on plant-based diets and bioethics featuring renowned leaders from across the disciplines. Our presenters and invited guests represent a variety of fields including medicine, climatology, policy, industry, finance, and consulting. The iV sessions emphasize innovation, self-critique, and re-examination of a plant-based diet as an elegant solution to a host of pressing issues in an increasingly global community.

Attendees can expect an atmosphere of productivity and dialogue as we examine scholarship and industry through a critical lens and endeavor to forge new, ambitious techniques to improve the world around us. With a focus on common goals and a commitment to powerful solutions, we seek to strengthen a professional network to directly and indirectly wield influence in academia, industry, and beyond to shift the paradigm for addressing global issues.

The conference begins on a Friday morning and ends early Sunday afternoon. The first day of the conference is entirely devoted to business, finance, and industry programming featuring market-changing companies and investors in areas such as food, fashion, and healthcare. The remaining programming consists of presentations and panels by renowned scholars and covers a variety of fields and disciplines. The conference ends with a large, multidisciplinary career fair to facilitate job and internship recruiting. Throughout the conference are social events, networking sessions, and light hors d’oeuvres.

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