Saturday, September 21

Apple Symposium Stage

 

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 is a 6th degree vegan black belt and a two-time British karate 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, which led to a lifelong passion for animal activism and direct action. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects. He teaches at his studio in Haight Ashbury.

 

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.

 

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 - Kim Le ""Seed the Commons" Environmental Panel"

 

 

Kim is the CEO and co-founder of Prime Roots, a company that is dedicated to making delicious meatless and seafoodless products using an all-natural superprotein that is homegrown in Northern California. As a daughter of a chef, life-long foodie, and scientist, Kim is committed to making positive environmental impacts through changing our food system to be more sustainable and equitable for all.

Pear Cooking Stage

 

12-12:45 - Lisa Books-Williams

 

 

Personal chef, caterer, instructor, restaurant consultant and professional “vegucator,” Chef Lisa Books-Williams has been sharing the joys and benefits of plant-based foods since 2005. She was named Vegan Iron Chef (San Francisco, 2013), and is also an award- winning raw foods chef (Best of Raw NYC 2010). Utilizing her MS in healthcare, she developed the culinary portion of the Plant-Based Diet Program for Kaiser Permanente.

 

2-2:45 - Timaree Hagenburger "Breakfast Revisited - Foodie Bar™ Style"

 

 

Timaree Hagenburger is a nutrition professor at Cosumnes River College. She also works in corporate wellness, writes a monthly newspaper column, has a regular segment on California Bountiful TV, and runs her own podcast called "Office Hours with The Nutrition Professor." Her first book is titled The Foodie Bar Way: One Meal. Lots of Options. Everyone’s Happy.

 

3-3:40 - Amy Kunde

 

 

After living with two vegans at home, Amy Kunde wanted to explore how to support them and their dietary preferences. She learned how this lifestyle makes sense in so many ways, and founded Veggie Geeks to help families eat vegan meals while saving time and energy. Now her company home-delivers prepared vegan meals and also caters for groups up to 40.

 

4-4:45 - Tirza Love

 

 

Chef Tirzah Love is a private chef for the Sacramento Kings and a caterer through her company Tirzah Catering LLC. Additionally she teaches cooking classes at Soul Food Farm in Vacaville, CA. She was a featured chef on the Food Network's Guy's Grocery Games (Family Edition). Forever a student, she tirelessly works towards expanding her knowledge base by researching healing foods, reading cookbooks, and creating fresh new recipes for her clients.

Banana Fitness Stage

 

12-12:50 - Pilates Mat with The Pilates Workshop SF

 

1-1:45 - Body Chemistry Studio

 

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

 

 

Mirko is a 6th degree vegan black belt and a two-time British karate 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, which led to a lifelong passion for animal activism and direct action. In recent years he has been on many factory farm rescue projects. He teaches at his studio in Haight Ashbury.

 

3-3:50 - Pilates School

 

4-4:50 - Integral Yoga

 

5-5:45 - Universal Yoga

Mind/Body Zone

 

12-12:50 - Wendell Doman “Foot Reflexology for Self-Care”

 

 

Wendell has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area with holistic healing since 2012. He traveled to Thailand to study Thai Foot Reflexology in 2010. Upon returning, he pursued advanced training in professional massage at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy.

 

2-2:45 - Anchor Meditation

 

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

Kumquat Kids' Area

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