Learn about the power of a plant-based lifestyle from some of the nation’s leading experts.

Keynote Speaker


Michael Greger, MD

A founding member and Fellow of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Michael Greger, MD, is a physician, New York Times bestselling author, and internationally recognized speaker on nutrition, food safety, and public health issues.  He has lectured at the Conference on World Affairs, testified before Congress, and was invited as an expert witness in the defense of Oprah Winfrey in the infamous "meat defamation" trial. He is a graduate of Cornell University School of Agriculture and Tufts University School of Medicine. Currently Dr. Greger serves as the public health director at The Humane Society of the United States. His latest book How Not to Die became an instant New York Times Best Seller. More than a thousand of his nutrition videos are freely available at NutritionFacts.org, with new videos and articles uploaded every day.


Brooke Goldner, MD

Dr. Goldner is a board certified medical doctor and the best-selling author of Goodbye Lupus. She has been featured in multiple documentaries such as Eating You Alive, Whitewashed, and The Conspiracy Against Your Health, has been interviewed by Natural News Radio, Health Conspiracy Radio, Wellness Radio, was a keynote speaker for Lupus LA, and has had numerous stage appearances, including the International Plant Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference alongside Drs. Ornish, Esselstyn, Greger and T. Colin Campbell. She has been featured on the front cover of Vegan Health & Fitness Magazine twice, and is the author of Goodbye Lupus and Green Smoothie Recipes to Kick-Start Your Health and Healing, and the upcoming book Goodbye Lupus, Hello Delicious. She is a graduate of the Temple University School of Medicine, was Chief Resident at UCLA-Harbor Residency in Psychiatry, and holds a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University. She is the founder of VeganMedicalDoctor.com and creator of the Hyper-nourishing Healing Protocol for Lupus Recovery.


Michael Klaper, MD

Michael Klaper, MD is an award-winning clinical instructor, an internationally recognized teacher, and sought-after speaker on diet and health. He has practiced medicine for more than 40 years, and is a leading educator in applied plant-based nutrition and integrative medicine. Dr. Klaper is the author of several successful books and videos on cholesterol-free nutrition.

A source of inspiration for millions advocating plant-based diets and the end of animal cruelty worldwide, Dr. Klaper contributed to the making of two PBS television programs Food for Thought and the award-winning Diet for a New America movie based on the book of the same name by author and former heir to the Baskin-Robbins fortune, John Robbins. He teaches his students and patients that “health comes from healthy living,” and is dedicated to the healing and flourishing of all living beings and of the planet itself.

Dr. Klaper currently practices at True North Health Center in Santa Rosa, California, a nutritionally-based medical clinic specializing in therapeutic fasting and health improvement through a whole-foods, plant-based diet.


Chef Mark Anthony

Chef Mark Anthony is internationally known for his simple and fun approach to a healthy lifestyle. He has done more than 1,500 cooking demos all over the country and is the #1 ranked cooking presenter on 3ABN Worldwide Television. He also has a weekly 1 hour program airing on SmartLifestyle TV and Good News Television. IFoodTV also airs his cooking segments.

Chef Anthony's cooking strategies are simple: eat a whole-food plant-based diet that is low fat and high in complex carbohydrates and fiber. Chef Anthony will show you how to cook without recipes and still have fabulous flavor. He understands and teaches the concepts that will help you transform your life one step at a time. And when it comes to transformation, he's been there. He has lost over 75 pounds, taken his cholesterol from 263 down to 118, and has more energy than ever.  

Mark's presentations are fun, motivating, and filled with the information you need to live a healthier life. He is a must-see presenter. For more information, check out his website at www.chefmarkanthony.com or check out his programming segments on his YouTube channel VeganChefMarkAnthony.


Chef Julie Marie Christensen

Julie Marie Christensen is the Creative Director, Oil-free Vegan Chef and Recipe Developer for the Protective Diet Test Kitchen, Director and Educator at Protective Diet Education, former TV Chef for Health Local, former Plant-based Cooking Instructor for Humana, Public Speaker, Creator of The 30 Day Whole Food Detox and Taste Bud Reprogram, The 50/50 PD Plate and 21 Meals to Mastery. She is best known for her personal experience reversing disease and her sustained natural weight loss of over one hundred pounds. Julie inspires people daily teaching plant-based affordability, day to day application with innovative easy to follow cooking techniques and comfort food favorite recipe remakes designed to satisfy the entire family. She surrounds herself with an ever-growing healthy community of global support that is successfully practicing a Protective Diet Lifestyle. Protective Diet is not just Mommy’s diet. It’s a diet and lifestyle for the entire family to achieve optimal health as a team. PD-Ed guides families with the application of a Protective Diet to reverse disease, reach their ideal body weight, and eliminate food addiction. Julie makes the application of a Protective Diet rewarding, affordable and sustainable. She created the Protective Diet to offer protection for humans, animals and our planet.