[Photos] The 21 Convention 2012 (Austin)

With over 21 of the world’s best speakers, The 21 Convention 2012 of Austin Texas kicked off August 17th-19th at the downtown Austin Marriott Hotel.

Select pictures can be viewed below.

Over 250 additional photos can also be seen in the official web albums.

Links to each speaker’s website are also posted at the bottom of this web post.

Behind the scenes interviews will be released soon, followed by the full length HD presentations The 21 Convention is known for, later this year.

Left click on any image below to open it in high resolution.

Nick Sparks

About Anthony Dream Johnson

CEO, founder, and architect of The 21 Convention, Anthony Dream Johnson is the leading force behind the world's first and only "panorama event for life on earth". He has been featured on WGN Chicago, and in the NY Times #1 best seller The Four Hour Work Week.    His stated purpose for the work he does is "the actualization of the ideal man", a purpose that has led him to found and host The 21 Convention across 3 continents and for 6 years in a row. Anthony blogs vigorously at TheDreamLounge.net and Declarationism.com.

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5 Responses to [Photos] The 21 Convention 2012 (Austin)

  1. Ethical Living September 3, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Hi Anthony. I recall reading somewhere on your blog a long time ago that you are under the impression that being a carnivore is more ethical than being a vegetarian. When it comes to ethical and compassionate eating its not a matter of veg vs non-veg but rather a matter of the mechanisms that are utilized in food harvesting. Breeding animals on a mass scale for inhumane torture a slaughter is not ethical. An argument could be made however that traditional hunting is, for if you study cultures that engage in traditional hunting and gathering, they often have a profound reverence for life and understanding of the life cycle. They stand in awe and reverence of the animals they hunt, and understand that while that animal may be food for them today, in the future they (the hunters themselves) may well be food for the animal.

    They are careful to hunt in ways that inflict the least pain and produce the most food per animal for large groups of people.

    In other words, there is a world of difference between efficient and respectful hunting and the mass breeding, torture and slaughter of billions of animals for the over-consumption of the most gluttonous race or group of people this planet has ever encountered – our present day Americans.

    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2012 at 4:26 pm #

      In many cases, vegetarianism is immoral. Eating a carnivorous diet is moral, given that the animals were raised and butchered ethically, like you suggest.

      Perhaps there is some mis-communication here : I never said, or even suggested, that torturing animals was worthy of moral praise. I said eating a diet that respects reality does, on all fronts. That means a diet that is primarily carnivorous, and the food is sourced in the way you suggest.

      Although I would be cautious in your use of the word “slaughter”. Killing a bunch of properly raised animals at once is not immoral.

      • Ethical Living September 6, 2012 at 5:05 pm #

        My use of “ethical” includes “efficient”. Carnivorism, as it takes place currently in this country is not efficient. Efficient carnivorism would make use of animals that die a natural death, like pets – cats, dogs, horses, birds, etc. They can all be utilized as nutrient-dense food after dying a natural death. Instead what Americans do is spend tons of money to have them buried in the ground as if they were their own beloved human children!

        If we allowed nature to take its course, and utilized the animals as food once they died a natural death, there would be no need to breed billions of animals for slaughter.

        Don’t forget that the mass artificial breeding of cows for the purpose of slaughter is contributing massively to green house gases. This is terribly inefficient and bad for the planet and all life forms on it as a whole.

        I say the moral, ethical and efficient carnivorous way is NOT to mass breed animals for slaughter but to utilize as food all animals that die a natural death. Including Toto and Benji.

  2. MikeG September 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm #

    Hey man I got a question about products on bulletproofexec, are these things legit? I aksing in reffrence to the earthing mat and electropolution minimizer. Do you know aything about these products. have you heard anything about good or bad?

    • Anthony Dream Johnson September 4, 2012 at 4:20 pm #

      Dave Asprey was talking about the mat at The 21 Convention (behind the scenes). I only overhead a small part of the conversation though. In the end, I am simply unfamiliar with both products. However I can vouch for both the coffee and whey, which are bad ass.

      Dave also said he has a raw chocolate releasing soon, which I suspect will be great.

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