SVP was honored to co-sponsor Contesting the Streets, the historic vending conference that took place at UCLA last weekend (photos here). It was many things at once: a stellar academic conference with fascinating speakers and presentations, a first-ever meeting/strategy session for vending organizations from around the country, all capped off by the first-ever LA Vendy Awards. SVP was well-represented, with four board members, one staff, two volunteers, and countless friends all making the trip. While we’re evaluating next steps (and washing the sand out of our ears) we’d like to thank Rocio, Abel, Victor, Carl, Erin, Zach, and everyone else who helped make the weekend great. Vendor power, coast to coast!