See Event Program



Lauren Boushey

10:00am – 10:15am
Ken Spector
Traveling With HappyCow

10:15am – 10:40am
Andy Mars
(Raising Veg Kids, COMPASSIONATE Sponsor)

10:40am – 11:10am
John Pierre
(Vegan Health and Fitness Coach)

11:10 – 11:30am
Sweet Simple Vegan & Happy Healthy Vegans
(Veganism in Digital Age, Social Media Ambassadors)

11:35am – 12:05pm
Annette Conlon & Doug Conlon

12:10pm – 12:30pm
Christopher Locke (Book Author)

12:30pm – 12:45pm
Gina Bonanno-Lemos
(Health Expert & Author)
“You’re Not a Victim of Your Genetics: Changing Your DNA and Preventing Disease With Food”

12:45pm – 1:30pm
Gene Baur (Farm Sanctuary, FRIEND Sponsor)

1:30pm – 1:40pm
Dr. Hans Diehl

2:05pm – 2:25pm
Dr. Moses Seenarine
Meat & Environment

2:25pm – 2:55pm
Karen Dawn
“DawnWatch; author of Thanking the Monkey”

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Halloween Costume Awards

3:30pm – 3:40pm
Bryan Pease
(Animal Protection and Rescue League, COMPASSIONATE Sponsor)

3:40pm – 4:45pm
Doctors Panel: “Where Doctors Agree – Eat More Plants”
Presented by: Dr. Emeran Mayers, Dr. Heather Shenkman, Dr. Hans Diehl

5:00pm – 6:00pm
Rio – A Tribute to Duran Duran

10:30am – 11:30am
Nick Delgado
“Why Vegan is the Superior Way of Life”

11:30am – 12:00pm
Ori Shavit
Culinary Activism: The Story of a Food Revolution

12:00pm – 12:15pm
Keith McHenry
Food Not Bombs Co-Founder

12:15pm – 12:45pm
 Kathy Hoshijo
“Natural Skin Care”

12:30pm – 1:30pm
Carly Reeder
Stress Free for Life

1:30pm – 2:00pm
Chef AJ

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Dr. Hans Diehl
“Reversing Diabetes”

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Q/A with Dr. Klaper
(Online Conference)

4:00pm – 5:00pm
Divina Caballo
“The power of green soups and smoothies for weightloss”



10:00am – 10:45am
Seeing Eye to Eye: Feeling Heart to Heart
Kundan Chhabra
Featuring live music from Bliss Factory
Eye gazing is a powerful and transformative experience facilitating a deep connection with another being without words. Come try it, guided by an experienced facilitator. You’ll be amazed at the profound impact it may have on you. Bring a yoga mat or towel.

Followed by
Live music by Bliss Factory

11:00am – 12:00pm
Hearing the Voices of Animals: Telepathic Animal Communication Techniques
Frances W. Greenspan
Wish you could talk with your animals?
Expert vegan animal communicator Frances W. Greenspan has been teaching people in southern California to communicate with animals for many years. Come get some instruction, tips and hands-on experience. No animals may be brought to the session. Bring photos (must be actual printed photos, not pictures stored on your phone.) Seating is limited. Priority goes to those here for the previous session.

Followed by
Live music by Bliss Factory

12:15pm – 1:15pm
Spiritual Yoga
Bhupendra Soneji
Featuring live music from Bliss Factory
Think yoga is intimidating or is about trying to somehow twist your body into impossible positions? With more than 40 years of teaching the ancient traditional practice of spiritual yoga, Soneji will teach you simple, comfortable, easy postures that you can practice at home.
Bring a yoga mat or towel.

Followed by
Live music by Bliss Factory

1:30pm – 2:45pm
The Face of Peace: Redefining Beauty
Shannon Keith, Esq.
Do you “put on your face” each morning before leaving the house or going to work? Learn about why some cosmetics and skincare products do more harm than good. Join attorney & filmmaker Shannon Keith in this powerful presentation that may significantly transform your idea of beauty.

Followed by
Live music by Bliss Factory

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Peace Begins on the Plate”
Khamadi Grimble
Khamadi will share his insights, experience and perspective that “Peace Begins on the Plate” during his talk on Sunday afternoon in the Peace & Quiet Zone at SoCal VegFest 2016.

Followed by
Live music by Bliss Factory

4:15pm – 5:15pm
Easy Does It: Gentle Yoga Generates Big Results
Roxy Leigh Rovenger
Featuring live music from Bliss Factory
Relax and enjoy gentle stretches and yoga moves that heal, not hurt! Perfect way to wind down the day. Bring a yoga mat or towel.

5:15pm – 6:00pm
Embrace the World: Exchanging Hugs from the Heart
Kaci Christian
Featuring live music from Bliss Factory
Family therapist Virginia Satir explains, “We need four hugs a day for survival. We need eight hugs a day for maintenance. We need twelve hugs a day for growth.”
Come join pioneer, Kaci Christian, to learn how to give and receive great hugs. If you haven’t had your minimum quota of hugs, don’t miss this powerful, loving, silent session. Get going on today’s quota of hugs!

10:30am – 11:30am
Kaci Christian
Creating a Juicy Life! Kaci’s Special Blend of fruits and veggies will quench your thirst and fill your heart.

12:00pm – 1:00pm
Jenny Ross
TBD: Taking the fear out of Raw Food cooking, Jenny will show you how to create delicious living foods to enjoy in their most natural state…raw!

1:30pm – 2:30pm
Tanya Petrovna
Roast Tomatoes…Not Turkeys! Come to Tanya’s Slow Roasted Tomato Party! Learn how to roast tomatoes and what to do with them!

3:00pm – 4:00pm
Chef AJ

4:30pm – 5:30pm
Joni Marie Newman
Texas is known for many things including BBQ, Tacos and PECANS! Joni will show you how to make her Texas Hold ‘Ems…BBQ Pecan Tacos with Peppercorn Ranch Coleslaw.