Sunday, September 30

See Saturday Schedule

Apple Stage (Keynote Speakers)

 

WIll Tucker Emcee

 

 

Founder of WTF! (Will Tucker Fitness) and Four-Time Natural Bodybuilding Champion, Will Tucker is a highly sought after speaker and wellness coach. The 47-year-old Mesa, AZ fitness guru has been rightfully dubbed America’s Vegan Trainer™ for his remarkable ability to improve people’s health and vitality by incorporating plant-based nutrition combined with functional exercise. He constantly dispels the myth that animal protein is required to build an outstanding physique. Instead he focuses on giving the body predominately fresh fruits and vegetables for better cellular health while maximizing aesthetics.

 

11:15-12 - Chef AJ "Eat Up, Slim Down and Get Healthy!"

 

 

Chef AJ has been devoted to a plant-exclusive diet for over 40 years. She is the host of the television series Healthy Living with CHEF AJ which airs on Foody TV. She is the creator of the Ultimate Weight Loss Program, and of Healthy Taste of LA, as well as the YouTube cooking show The Chef and the Dietitian. Formerly the executive pastry chef at Santé Restaurant, she is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Her latest book is The Secrets to Ultimate Weight Loss: A Revolutionary Approach to Conquer Cravings, Overcome Food Addiction and Lose Weight Without Going Hungry.

 

12:10-12:45 - Scott David “Undercover Investigations: The Fight for Transparency”

 

 

After working as an undercover investigator for Compassion Over Killing for 2 years, Scott is now an investigations associate there, assisting with research and support to expose animal cruelty. He also speaks at events nationwide. His videography has shed light on the plight of animals in slaughterhouses across the country, resulting in media headlines from the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, CNN, and more. He earned his Master’s Degree in Applied Ecology and has worked at an afterschool program, teaching children about animals and the environment.

 

12:50-1:30 - Abigail Steinberg “Recipe for Success: An Insider's Guide to Bringing Your Natural Food to Market”

 

 

Abigail Steinberg is a sales executive, senior manager, and consultant in the natural food industry. She was instrumental in launching Zevia, a zero-calorie stevia sweetened soda, scaling it up for venture capital sales and acquisition. Steinberg is the author of Recipe for Success: An Insider’s Guide to Bringing Your Natural Food to Market, published by AMACOM in November 2015, a guide for natural food entrepreneurs to help them launch a successful business and avoid the common and costly mistakes startup businesses can fall into. Abigail currently works at NUTRANEXT and portfolio-manage Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, & Neocell for strategic Key Accounts nationwide.

 

1:40-2:10 - Sharon Palmer “Lean, Green, Vegan”

 

 

Sharon is known as The Plant-Powered Dietitian. She is the author of The Plant-Powered Diet series and is an award-winning writer, editor, and blogger. Based in Los Angeles, she speaks regularly on plant-based nutrition, cuisine and sustainability.

 

 

2:15-3 - Jovanka Ciare “Reduce Sugar Cravings (or Sugar Addiction) with Herbal Remedies”

 

 

Jovanka Ciares is a former entertainment executive turned clinical herbalist, wellness expert, detox specialist, nutrition educator and author. She is the creator of The Jolt of Wellness™, an online wellness and learning community for healthy living, which was featured on the first season of ABC's "My Diet Is Better Than Yours." Jovanka studied nutrition with best-selling author Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Cornell University. She offers lectures, workshops and wellness coaching in both English and Spanish. On her social media channels, she shows viewers easy natural cures, home remedies, and how to use common herbs and spices to address various health complaints.

3-3:45 - Film & Discussion Panel “Beyond the Plate: A Culinary Climate Action Short Film and Discussion”

 

 

With Dr. Ietef Vita aka Dj Cavem with featured guests: Alkemia Earth (holistic lifestyle coach), Justin Bua (artist, author), Ron Finley (gangster gardener), Liz Sanchez (owner, Wild Living Foods), and Rich Torres (owner, Wild Living Foods). A short film, From Gangs to Gardens, will feature before a discussion, Beyond the Plate.

 

4-4:45 - Bill Muir “Vegan Strong: Being Vegan in the Military”

 

 

Known as Sergeant Vegan, Bill left a cushy job teaching English in Japan after 9/11 to join the Army. Despite being afraid of heights, he became a paratrooper with the 173rd Airborne Brigade, and served in Afghanistan as a combat medic. A vegan since 1992, he adhered to his plant-fueled diet throughout his rigorous training and deployment. Since his discharge, he has earned a Certificate in Vegan Culinary Arts from Atlantic Union College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Drexel University. He now resides in Culver City, and works as an RN at the West Los Angeles Medical Center. In his free time, he enjoys weight lifting, travelling the world with The Vegan Road Trip, snowboarding, practicing his Japanese, and cooking.

Pear Stage (Cooking Demos)

 

11-11:45 - Kristen D’Amato “Fast, Easy, Nutritious & Delicious”

 

 

Kristen D’Amato is an empowerment coach, healer, and self-love expert. She has been vegetarian for the past 25 years and vegan for the last 3. She is the author of the plant-based, gluten-free cookbook Food for the Light Body, which emphasizes how our diet plays a key role in our healing. She has spent 20 years working professionally with food as medicine, using a revolutionary model she created called the Wheel of Whole Body Healing.

 

12-12:45 - Auset Selassie "Eating Love: Green Mung Beans with Puffed Rice and Spiced Vegan Yogurt"

 

 

Chef Auset has worked in the food services industry for more than 12 years. She first learned about vegan cuisine as a cook at a yoga and meditation retreat in New York, and then in India. She graduated from the Culinary Institute of America, then traveled through Italy and France to learn those cuisines. Back in New York, she worked as a private chef and became a certified Health Coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She has also worked in fine dining and Michelin Star restaurants across the globe.

 

1-1:45 - Om Rishikesh "Food As Medicine: How to Detox Using Spices"

 

 

 

Ayurvedic chef Om Rishikesh specializes in cooking meals with detoxing spices and vegetables. The co-founder and executive chef of Cooking With Om LLC, he draws upon the traditional cooking of his Colombian roots, the culinary training he received within the Indian monastic setting, and as a sous-chef for Bhagavat Life. Om embraces the philosophy of "ahimsa" or non-violence and respect for all living beings. He uses food as a form of worship, believing in the transformative effects that a plant-based diet has on immunity, appearance, and positive thinking.

 

2-2:45 - Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram aka Fully Raw Kristina “FullyRaw Craving-Buster Smoothie”

 

 

Kristina is a YouTube celebrity, raw vegan chef, and the author of The FullyRaw Diet. She is the founder and creator of FullyRaw, the Rawfully Organic Co-op, and FullyRaw Juice. A pioneer in the organic food co-operative movement, she is based in Houston, Texas.

 

3-3:45 - Joni Marie Newman "Sesame Walnut Bean Ball Banh Mi"

 

 

 

Joni Marie Newman is a long time vegan (for the animals!) and recipe developer. She is the founder of the blog JustTheFood.com and is a ten-time published cookbook author. Her books include The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet, Vegans Go Nuts! and many more. Joni Marie's work has been featured in VegNews, Vegetarian Times, KTLA News, Mother Jones, and many more. Joni currently resides in North Long Beach, and it is her goal to show the world, not only can delicious vegan cooking be simple and fun, but that it is not necessary to murder or torture another living being just for a tasty supper.

 

4-4:45 - Eleni Simos "Sweet Potato Noodles with Creamy Almond Sauce"

 

 

 

Eleni Simos is a certified Holistic Health Coach and plant-based chef. Known as "The Clean Eating Chick," she is dedicated to educating people on the importance of healthier habits, self-love and a positive mindset for optimal health. She shares her recipes, healthy lifestyle tips and nutritional consultation services through her website TheCleanEatingChick.com.

Mind Body Zone

 

Melissa Breslow Emcee

 

 

Melissa Breslow is the founder of Mind-Body-Space and Open Eyes Foundation, an awareness campaign that promotes the truth about factory farming, our earth and informs the public of solutions to help. Melissa is also a certified yoga instructor and musician with a strong love for animals and is grateful for the blessing to serve and heal others.

 

11-12 - Energize with Andrea "Yoga and Reiki Meditation"

 

 

Andrea helps open minds to prosperity through living a healthy lifestyle. She has created programs that manage a healthier and balanced life for any age. Her purpose is to empower others to implement plant based eating, functional training and self improvement tools. Her passion for nutrition, fitness, and self healing has led to living a life of abundance, balance and freedom. Andrea offers the best elements and coaching with the proper guidance to create and live in a positive environment that helps your growth.

Andrea is the creator of the Healing Diet, a natural, easy to follow, health plan that works with people of all ages looking to heal their body. Programs offer meal and fitness planning, progress tracking and deep healing through Reiki and meditation practices. Many have found their purpose in life and most of all benefit from the abundance of energy and relaxation for the mind, body and soul after working with Andrea.

 

12-12:45 - Melissa Breslow "Naam Yoga - Breath/Movement/Meditation"

 

 

 

Melissa Breslow, founder of Mind-Body-Space and Open Eyes Foundation teaches yoga, breath, and shares divine spiritual wisdom. She is an aromatherapist, energy, and sound healer. Melissa is certified in Hatha Yoga, Shakti Naam Yoga, and in Harmonyum 1, 2, and 3. Open Eyes Foundation is an awareness campaign that promotes the truth about factory farming, our earth and informs the public of solutions to help. Melissa is a musician with a strong love for animals and is grateful for the blessing to serve and heal others.

 

1-1:40 - Kristen D’Amato

 

 

Kristen D’Amato is an empowerment coach, healer, and self-love expert. She has been vegetarian for the past 25 years and vegan for the last 3. She is the author of the plant-based, gluten-free cookbook Food for the Light Body, which emphasizes how our diet plays a key role in our healing. She has spent 20 years working professionally with food as medicine, using a revolutionary model she created called the Wheel of Whole Body Healing.

 

2-2:45 - Tristan Gutner "Encoded to Thrive"

 

 

Tristan Gutner is a success coach, teacher, and speaker. He supports spiritual entrepreneurs and visionaries, encouraging them to own their unique genius and to build the exquisite life and business that they are meant for.

 

3-3:45 - Yoga with Cristi Christensen

 

 

A former elite-level gymnast and platform diver, Cristi trained with the US Olympic diving team as a young adult. She earned a degree in Kinesiology and has worked as a personal trainer and an instructor of Pilates, Core Fusion, and yoga. She leads workshops and retreats and has been on the faculty of numerous international yoga festivals, teacher training programs, and conferences. She also served as the director of the internationally renowned Exhale Center for Sacred Movement. Currently, Cristi is shaking up the yoga world by integrating yoga and dance with live DJ’d house music during her invigorating “Deep Exhale” events.

 

4-5 - Energize with Andrea "Stretch/Yoga and Reiki Meditation"

 

 

Andrea helps open minds to prosperity through living a healthy lifestyle. She has created programs that manage a healthier and balanced life for any age. Her purpose is to empower others to implement plant based eating, functional training and self improvement tools. Her passion for nutrition, fitness, and self healing has led to living a life of abundance, balance and freedom. Andrea offers the best elements and coaching with the proper guidance to create and live in a positive environment that helps your growth.

Andrea is the creator of the Healing Diet, a natural, easy to follow, health plan that works with people of all ages looking to heal their body. Programs offer meal and fitness planning, progress tracking and deep healing through Reiki and meditation practices. Many have found their purpose in life and most of all benefit from the abundance of energy and relaxation for the mind, body and soul after working with Andrea.

Banana Stage

 

10-10:45 - Patrick Dwyer & Jordan Raye

 

 

Backwoods grit meets Hollywood glitz, Patrick Dwyer has a 21st century edge, with 1950's charm. He is equal parts rural Montana and Los Angeles, city and country, old fashioned and new. A dirt road sound with patches of paved highway, his music invites happy souls and broken hearts alike, where one can easily get lost in not only the catchy melodies, but also the heartfelt lyrics.

Jordan Raye is a pop singer / songwriter. Jordan’s music is inspired by her relationships and her view on life and love.

11-11:45 - Rebecca Sullivan

 

 

Rebecca Sullivan is a singer-songwriter who writes upbeat folk-pop with musical theater influences. She plays guitar, ukulele, and banjo. Visit Instagram: @rebeccasullivanmusicTwitter: @RebecaESullivan.

 

12-12:45 - Marissa Hollenback

 

 

Small town girl...BIG VOICE! Marissa dreamed of living in California as a child. So, in 2006, she packed up her life into her car and drove the Historic Route 66 to Los Angeles. Since then, she has performed at The Viper Room, The Key Club, Harvelle's, Fais Do Do, (to name a few) and is currently a Principal Musician for Norwegian Cruise Lines. With the help of Kickstarter, Marissa was able to record her debut album! Things We Leave Behind is an eclectic collection of original music, old and new that takes the listener on a journey back in time...to the days when talent, powerful vocals and intimate lyrics ruled the world. You get her entire personality in this collection, from heartbreaking lyrics to funny, explicit, soulful and most importantly, honest. She makes audience members an interactive part of her shows and is even training to hold the world record for holding a note! (Current time is 38 seconds!) Be there when she breaks the 52 seconds record!

 

1-1:45 - Scatterplot

 

 

Scatterplot is a music duo led by Steve Solomon and his other music friend, who remains anonymous by wearing a red mask and tuxedo on stage. A mesh of lush, electronic, and piano-based sounds, Scatterplot’s music draws inspiration from artists such as Depeche Mode, MGMT, Ben Folds, Regina Spektor, and early Coldplay. They have played professionally since age ten at such distinguished venues as Carnegie Hall, Gibson showroom, and even Frank Sinatra's California home. They have played with well-known artists including DJ KSHMR and Rome from Sublime. With music always on the mind, Scatterplot is obsessed with writing songs that will stick in your head, as well as keeping things entertaining and strange on stage.

 

2-2:45 - Miranda Glory

 

 

LA-based artist Miranda Glory recently signed to Warner Music Scandinavia for the release of her single Hypochondriac on Sept 21st. This is the hypnotic follow up to a collab with R3HAB & Noah Neiman for the single We Do (feat. Miranda Glory) debuted in April & has since garnered over 9 million plays. Glory also co-wrote & sang vocals on RYNX’s single “Want You” which has now received over 11 million streams and 100 million impressions on YouTube & other platforms, & continues to build.

 

3-3:45 - Klez

 

 

Klez is the new Cali-Soul/R&B musical project of the young Bay Area-bred musician, John Klezmer. John was raised playing multiple instruments and listening closely to his family’s music collection, which included the likes of Otis Redding, Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, and Smokey Robinson. In his early teens, Klez took his immense love of soul music and began developing his own original sound. Over time, Klez has honed his skills as a true lyricist, composer, and performer. While Klez was still in college at Chico State, he was discovered by Los Angeles based label, Sound x3 Records, in the music industry program’s bi-annual singer songwriter competition, Chico Unplugged. The title track from his debut EP was featured in a promo for the finale of the ABC primetime show, Castle.

 

4:15-4:45 - Plant-Based Records

 

 

Ietef Vita aka Dj Cavem is an educator, emcee, former personal vegan/raw food chef for NBA Player Wilson Chandler, producer, organic gardener, midwife, graffiti artists, Bboy yogi award-winning environmental activist, the father of eco-hip-hop and co-founder of The VITA Earth Foundation. 2014 Music Educator Grammy Nominated DJ Cavem was featured in Oprah Magazine, Yes! Magazine, & has now released his new signature juicer with Champion on the Sway in the Morning show. He was invited to the Obama White House to perform his single entitled, “COOL TO LIVE”, that sparks the subject of healing food deserts off his album, entitled “The produce section”. He also stars in the documentary film called From Gangs to Gardens, a short documentary that premiered at The Hollywood Film Festival, and was nominated for the Social Impact Media Awards (SIMA). Dj Cavem was also featured in Joes Cross’s new film, “The Kids Menu”, which can be streamed on Netflix. He has performed with Wyclef Jean, 2Chainz, Mos Def, Rakim, Quest Love, Public Enemy, and Wu-Tang Clan to name a few.

Kumquat Kids' Area

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Lean and Green Kids (LGK) will be offering many fun activities for kids, including story readings, arts and crafts, and educational games. For parents, LGK will provide free pamphlets about the numerous benefits of a plant-based diet, along with recipes and other helpful resources. The mission of Lean and Green Kids is to empower kids to reach their full potential with plant-strong nutrition, creating a healthier, greener, and more socially just world for all.