2018 Schedule

This year our 1 day festival will feature excellent speakers and presentations in the Main Auditorium, the Garden Club Room, and the Recreation Room From 10am to 6:00pm. Join us for fun, food, entertainment and activities for the whole family!

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 Main Auditorium 
10:30 – 11:00Opening RemarksSFVS celebrates 50 Years
11:00 - 11:30Alan GoldhamerHow Fasting Can Save Your Life
11:30 – 12:00Timaree HagenburgerBrain Health and Nutrition – Use your fork to protect your brain!
12:15 – 12:45Joanne KongThe Power of Veganism
1:00 – 1:30Genesis Butler
with Eshiana Coleman (Lil Monkita)
Living a Compassionate Life and Advocating for Animals at any Age
1:45 – 2:15Colleen Patrick GoudreauExcuse-itarian to Vegan: Debunking the Myths and Misconceptions of Plant-Based Living
2:30 – 3:00Milton MillsAre Humans Designed to Eat Meat?
3:15 – 3:45Sid Garza-HillmanApproaching the Natural: A Small Step Approach to Health and Happiness in the Modern World
4:00 – 4:30Monk & The Plant Powered BothazUnprogramming Yourself From a Meat Based Society: A Panel Discussion with Plant Powered Athletes
5:00 – 6:00Grey Vegan Rapper

 Garden Room 
11:30 – 12:00Hope BohanecSentience in the Sea: The latest research on the cognitive and emotional lives of fish.
12:15 – 12:45Chef BabbeteLooking and Feeling Great at any Age
1:00 – 1:30Scott DavidCompassion Over Killing: Investigations and Campaigns
1:45 – 2:15Alex Tiphayachan
(Diversity Panel)
The Importance of Diversity Awareness in Veganism
2:30 – 3:00Julie Sinistore Protect the Planet to Protect All Animals
3:15 – 3:45Mary McGovern (Martinus Institute)The Ideal Food: A spiritual perspective on the evolution of human nutrition
4:00 – 4:30Katie MaeThe Magic of Umami for Weight-loss and Vibrant Health
4:45 – 5:15Patti BreitmanMistakes Made and Lessons Learned: Love, Laughter, and Living as a Vegan for 32 Years

 Recreation Room 
10:45 - 11:15Patricia Allen-KootSharing Secrets: Get more flavor and nutrition in unexpected ways
11:30 – 12:00Shanta SacharoffAlu: Nani Kobi (Potatoes and Brussel Sprouts Curry)
12:15 – 12:45Lisa Books-WilliamsEasy Yumbo Gumbo
1:00 – 1:30Katie Mae More Flavor in Less Time! Hearty Bolognese Sauce & 1-Minute Instant Pot Chili
1:45 – 2:15James SantWild Mushroom Ceviche with Golden Sprouted Crisps
2:30 – 3:00Richgail Enriquez (RG)Filipino Vegan
3:15 – 3:45Hannah KaminskySouper Bowls: Garlic Bread Soup
4:00 – 4:30Jillian LoveKiwi Lime Coconut Cream Pie (Raw)
4:45 – 5:15Joe Geeseman Mushroom Stroganoff