The theme of the SoCal VegFest 2017 Costume Contest is WE LOVE ANIMALS! Dress as your favorite non-human animal— for example, dog, cat, rabbit, cow, horse, pig, owl, butterfly, bear, elephant, bee, ant, spider, dolphin, crab, duck, eagle, turkey, whatever you choose—as long as it’s really an animal (no mythical creatures, please). No actual living […]

Lifestyle Panel: Vegan Couples               Moderator: Basic Vegan Babe – Follow her on Instagram & Youtube Couples #1 – Happy Healthy Vegan (Website & Youtube)   Couple #2 – Sammy (YouTube  & Instagram) & Brian (@BrianTurnerOfficial)      

  Jenné Claiborne is a vegan chef and the creator of Sweet Potato Soul, a cooking and lifestyle blog and Youtube channel. Her passion for food began when she was growing up in Atlanta, GA. She is a former private chef, and studied nutrition at the Institute for IntegrativeNutrition. Her cookbook, “Sweet Potato Soul” comes […]

OUR LINEUPS FOR SUNDAY 29TH SPEAKER STAGE    COOKING DEMO STAGE 11:11am – 11:25am Genesis: Life As a Vegan Kid 11:45am – 12:10pm Sid Garza Hillman Raising Healthy AND Happy Vegan Children 12:15pm – 1:15pm Vegan View Panel Dani Lauren & Hannah Hagler &Jenne – Sweet Potato Soul. (Moderators: Nisha Balsara and Nicole Vranjican) 1:20pm […]

OUR LINEUPS FOR SATURDAY 28TH SPEAKER STAGE COOKING DEMO STAGE 11:11am – 11:45am Vegan Spirituality Panel Alan Dale, Lisa Levinson, Deanne Thomsen (Moderator: Frank Lane) “Compassion & Ethical Treatment of animals is a massive interest to persons of faith” 11:50am – 12:20pm Adam Sud “From Pills to Plants” 12:30pm – 1:15pm Animal Rights Panel Amy […]

  Judie Mancuso is an animal advocate. Simone Reyes is an avid animal rights activist, vegan and animal rescuer. She has worked tirelessly for animal causes and has shed her clothes for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)’s “Rather Go Naked” demonstrations as well as participated in countless other protests. Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder […]

A little over 4 years ago I weighed 310lbs, I was a type II diabetic, a drug addict, fast food addict, and suffering from severe depression. I was diagnosed as a diabetic my first day at in-patient rehab. After rehab I moved to California into a sober-living house. I took it upon myself to reverse my […]

SPEAKER BIOS Alan Dale (Buddhist) is an American Tibetan Buddhist and was a disciple of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is a lama in the Kagyu, Nyingma, and Gelug lineages. His teachers have included the Dalai Lama, Khensur Rinpoche, Choden Rinpoche, Garchen Rinpoche, Chetsang Rinpoche among many others. He has been vegetarian and then vegan for most […]

KeyNote Speaker – Dr. Joel Fuhrman Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, six-time New York Times best-selling author and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing, who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional methods. Dr. Fuhrman coined the term “Nutritarian” to describe his eating style, which is built around a […]