Encouraged by last year’s incredible reception, the 2nd Annual SoCal VegFest was TWO DAYS this year! Rain or shine, it was an event to behold and we had a record number of attendees. Vegan or not, people of all ages gathered to learn, explore, share, and dance!

Dr. Michael Klaper, has practiced medicine for more than 40 years and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. Dr. Klaper is also the author of a successful book on cholesterol-free nutrition and an upcoming title (to be announced in 2016), as well as numerous health videos. He will be speaking at SoCal VegFest via Online Conference.

Jenny Ross is a cookbook author and the executive chef and creator of 118 Degrees in Southern CA. After her demo, you can find her in our Author’s tent!

Tanya Petrovna is the founder, head chef + CEO of Native Foods Cafe! She will be joining SoCal VegFest in the cooking demo tent where she will share her techniques for making the awesome vegan food she is famous for!

Jason Wrobel is a vegan chef and cookbook author who will be demo-ing his recipe for Grilled Asparagus with Hollandaise Sauce at SoCal VegFest. After his demo, you can find him in our Author’s tent!

Gene Baur is a long-time, inspirational vegan activist and founder of Farm Sanctuary, an animal sanctuary that now encompasses three locations across the country. He will be joining us at SoCal VegFest both as a part of the Farm Sanctuary exhibitor booth and as a Headlining Speaker on Sunday the 30th!

Laura Robinson Oatman is the author of #1 Amazon bestseller Whole Earth Diet, the founder of Whole Earth Wellness, a plant-based nutritionist, holistic wellness guru, speaker, and warrior for world peace. She will be joining us at SoCal VegFest to speak about ‘Peace Begins on Your Plate – Transitioning to a whole foods plant-based diet not only is the best way to nourish your body, mind, heart and soul, but most importantly, brings you inner peace and eventually will bring us all world peace.’

Will Tucker is a 4x Natural Bodybuilding Champion + owner of WTF! (Will Ticker Fitness). He will be speaking at SoCal VegFest on our Vegan Health and Fitness Panel!

Matt Ruscigno is a Registered Dietician, co-author of No Meat Athlete with Matt Frazier and Appetite for Reduction with Isa Moskowitz, and co-creator of Strongest Hearts, a web series on vegan athletes. He will be at SoCal VegFest speaking on ‘Unraveling the Myth that Plant-based Foods are Expensive and Exotic: How to turn nutrition research into practical, healthy everyday meals’.

John Pierre is credited as being one of the first pioneers in the U.S. to create “brain- building” classes that enhance cognitive fitness in our geriatrics community, 25 years of experience has provided John with a unique understanding and ability to help others with cognitive challenges. He will have an exhibitor booth at SoCal VegFest, but you can also catch him on-stage speaking about ‘The Pillars of Health: Your Foundations for Wellbeing.’