Sunday, September 17

See Saturday Schedule

Apple Stage (Keynote Speakers)


11:15-12 - Lisa Karlan


Lisa Karlan is a Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine Food for Life Instructor who will be sharing important facts about plant-based eating and lifestyle choices for optimum health and quality of life.


12:10-12:45 - Dotsie Bausch "Plant-Based Nutrition: What Fuels Top Level Performance?"


An Olympic silver medalist in cycling, 7-time U.S. National Champion, former world record holder and two-time Pan American gold medal winner, Dotsie Bausch has transitioned from professional athlete to influential advocate in sports technology, health, wellness and animal rights. In 2012, Bausch was named the National Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for young women through the Network for Advancing Athletes and is an executive board member for the Women's Cycling Association. She is a vociferous supporter and volunteer at Mercy for Animals and is in the midst of creating an educational, adventure-based reality TV show that follows the anatomy of farm animal rescue. Her popular TEDx talk is titled "Olympic Level Compassion."


12:50-1:30 - Jeff Stanford "Running a Sustainable Business as a Mindset for Personal Growth"


Jeff Stanford, with his wife Joan, moved to the Mendocino coast of California in 1980. They converted a bare-bones motel into an eco-resort dedicated to living sustainably. There they raised, and continue to have, llamas, horses, swans, and rescued dogs and cats on a working organic farm. They also opened The Ravens Restaurant which converted to 100% plant-based cuisine in 2011. The resort’s wellness center offers classes on such topics as creative play, cooking, nutrition, gardening, and Chinese medicine. See for more information


2:15-2:45 - Sid Garza-Hillman "Raising Healthy and Happy Vegan Children”


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. See for more information.


2:50-3:50 - Charles Horn "Vegan Hollywood: How Hollywood Can Become A Force For Animal Rights"

Charles Horn is an Emmy-nominated comedy writer and producer. Born and raised in Toronto, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University. He has written for Fugget About It (Hulu), Robot Chicken (Adult Swim), and Robot Chicken: Star Wars (Adult Swim), and has sold a number of TV pilots. He is also the author of Meat Logic: Why Do We Eat Animals?.


4-4:45 - Sharon Nunez 


Sharon is the co-founder and international director of Animal Equality. In less than 8 years since its foundation, Animal Equality has become a leading animal rights organization active in the Americas, Europe and India. It has successfully campaigned to get farms, slaughterhouses and markets closed, supermarket chains to change their policies, and worked with authorities to get animal abusers convicted. Sharon is also the co-editor of LiberAnima, a book collection that promotes animal rights in Spanish-speaking countries.

Pear Stage (Cooking Demos)


12-12:45 - Jill Nussinow “With and Without Pressure: Fast, Fresh and Fun Food”


Jill Nussinow is a Registered Dietitian who has been teaching plant-based, whole foods cooking for more than 25 years at Santa Rosa Junior College and elsewhere. She is the author of four cookbooks, including The New Fast Food: The Veggie Queen Pressure Cooks Whole Food Meals in Less than 30 Minutes. Jill enjoys frequenting local farmers markets, mushroom hunting, and teaching fermentation classes. She has been a regular cooking teacher and nutrition presenter at Rancho La Puerta resort and spa in Tecate, Mexico. See for more information.


1-1:45 - Sandra Sellani, Co-author, The 40-Year-Old Vegan Cookbook


Sandra and her twin sister, Susan, are the brains behind the award-winning "40-Year-Old Vegan" Cookbook, which helps people get leaner, cleaner and greener in the second half of life. Sandra has an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University. She completed her culinary training at Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy and has a certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies. Sandra is a regular guest host on Jane Velez Mitchell's Lunchbreak Live program, a live, interactive cooking show on Facebook. Her cooking demo will be broadcast live on Facebook to viewers worldwide..


3-3:45 - Jacques Laventure “Texas BBQ Pulled Jackfruit”


Jacques Laventure’s healthy dishes incorporate traditional cuisines with his desire for natural flavors. He mixes in flavors from the Texas BBQ ,Caribbean and Haiti where he grew up with his family. Jacques is part of the Haitian Culinary Alliance, a Global Non-Profit educational networking organization of hospitality and culinary professionals. He also gives back through health and fitness educational programs to underprivileged children in US and Haiti.