In this section you can find the recordings of several presentations I gave (and can still give).
Animal activism between despair and hope
In this presentation, given at the CARE conference in 2022, I talk about the doubt that many activists and animal people may feel regarding humanity as a whole, but argue that we have reasons to believe: in humans, in our movement, and in ourselves.
How can activists respond when vegan becomes big business
In this presentation, given at the International Animal Rights Conference in Luxemburg in 2021, I talk about the importance of scaling up vegan food companies, using the Dutch Vegetarian Butcher (bought by Unilever) as an example.
How to Create a Vegan World
In this talk, loosely based on my book, I talk about four ingredients for a vegan world, that our movement could use more of: open-mindedness, empathy, rationality and positivty.
Making compassion easier.
This is the best introduction to my views on a strategy for veganizing the world. It’s a view that may be quite a bit different from most activists’. It emphasizes the importance of incrementalism and asking for steps.
This presentation, which follows on the previous one, focusses on principles for good communication. The central idea is to be focused on the audience, not on yourself.
We can’t do this alone
In this talk I suggest that the vegan movement needs all the allies it can get, and how sometimes we mistake allies for enemies… We can work with anybody.
Why the future will be vegan
In this talk, I give a broad overview of where our movement is now, and especially talks about the importance of alliances with the health, sustainability and business domains.
How to communicate on Facebook without losing your mind
This is about how to be effective (and keep your mental health) while communicating on Facebook.