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Emcee 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 Music: 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 KEY NOTE SPEAKER: 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 Band: 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 TBD

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.