Saturday, September 21

Apple Stage (Keynote Speakers)

 

11:45-12:30 - Sid Garza Hillman "Raise Vegan Panel"

 

Sid Garza-Hillman, podcaster and YouTuber, is the author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto and Raising Healthy Parents: Small Steps, Less Stress, and a Thriving Family. He graduated from UCLA with a BA in philosophy, and is a public speaker, certified nutritionist, and Small Steps coach. He is the Wellness Programs director at the Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, an ultra runner, and race director of the Mendocino Coast 50K trail ultramarathon. Sid lives on California’s Mendocino Coast with his wife and three children, horse, dog, and two cats.

 

12:40-1:15 - Mirko Buchwald "Vegan Athletes Panel"

 

Mirko Buchwald is a 6th degree vegan black belt, a former 2-time British karate champion, a gold medalist from the World Games in Los Angeles, and a Kawazawa Cup grand champion. He was raised in a vegetarian household and has been vegan for over 40 years. As a teenager, he joined the anti-fox hunting group the Hunt Saboteurs, leading to a lifelong passion for animal activism. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects with Animal Place and other organizations. He teaches martial arts at his studio in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood.

1:25-2:15 - Dr. Will Tuttle "Healing Our World: A Deeper Look at Food"

 

Dr. Will Tuttle, visionary author of the acclaimed best-seller, The World Peace Diet, published in 16 languages, is a recipient of the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. He is also the author of several other books on spirituality, intuition, and social justice, as well as the creator of online wellness and advocacy programs. A vegan since 1980 and former Zen monk, he is featured in a number of documentaries and is a frequent radio, television, and online presenter. His Ph.D. is from the University of California, Berkeley.

 

2:25-3:25 - Ocean Robbins "The Healthy Food Revolution"

 

Ocean Robbins is the CEO and co-founder of the Food Revolution Network, one of the largest communities of healthy eating advocates on the planet. He has held hundreds of live seminars and events that have touched millions of lives from 190 nations. He is the author of 31-Day Food Revolution. He is also the founder and was the director of the nonprofit YES!, which has led transformational events for 650,000 leaders in 65 nations. He has served as adjunct professor for Chapman University, and on the boards of Friends of the Earth, Creating Our Future, Tipping Point Network, Turning Tide Coalition, among others. Ocean’s grandfather founded Baskin-Robbins, and his father walked away from the family company to write bestsellers, including Diet for a New America.

3:30-4:05 - “The Invisible Vegan Panel"

 

4:15-5 - Elysabeth Alfano "Interview with Lucas Meachem"

 

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans podcast series. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes. At veg fests around the nation she speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet.

Grammy® Award winner Lucas Meachem is one of the most sought-after singers of today, captivating audiences with his "earnest appealing baritone" (New York Times). He performs regularly at major opera houses around the world, including the Metropolitan Opera, Vienna Staatsoper, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Opéra National de Paris and Los Angeles Opera. In concert he has appeared as a soloist in works such as Mahler's Kindertotenlieder with Emmanuel Villaume and Fauré's Requiem with Seiji Ozawa. In 2018 he made his debut at the Salzburg Festival with Penderecki's St Luke's Passion.

 

5-5:45 - Seed the Commons "Environmental Panel"

Pear Stage (Cooking Demos)

 

12-12:45 - Elysabeth Alfano

 

Elysabeth Alfano is a plant-based reporter, radio host, public speaker and content producer, as well as the host of the Awesome Vegans podcast series. She is a plant-based guest expert for iHeart Radio’s KFI show, The Fork Report, and WGN Radio. She is also a freelance plant-based reporter for KCRW and an on-air host for WGN Radio. In her on-line series, The Silver-Chic Chef, she creates plant-based recipes. At veg fests around the nation she speaks on the mental, economic, environmental and physical benefits of a plant-based diet.

Banana Stage

 

12-12:50 - Wendell Andrus "Foot Reflexology for Self-Care"

 

1-1:45 - Body Chemistry Studio

 

2-2:45 - Mirko Buchwald “Zanshin SF Class and Black Belt Demo”

 

Mirko Buchwald is a 6th degree vegan black belt, a former 2-time British karate champion, a gold medalist from the World Games in Los Angeles, and a Kawazawa Cup grand champion. He was raised in a vegetarian household and has been vegan for over 40 years. As a teenager, he joined the anti-fox hunting group the Hunt Saboteurs, leading to a lifelong passion for animal activism. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects with Animal Place and other organizations. He teaches martial arts at his studio in the Haight Ashbury neighborhood.

 

4-4:50 - James Brown "Vedic Meditation"

 

5-5:45 - Universal Yoga

Kumquat Kids' Area

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