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    The Best Plant-Based Conference Ever!

    The What, Why and How of Plant-Based Living

    You won't want to miss this LIVE & IN-PERSON event.

    We will explore the What, Why & How of a Plant-Based Lifestyle.  

    Learn from the best of the best.  

    Join our Keynote speaker, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, and dozens of presenters who will guide you on your way to a better understanding of what exactly is a plant-based lifestyle.

    Find out the answers to the following questions:

    Why live this way? Hear about the reasons why a plant-based lifestyle may be the right thing for you at this time.  


    What are the challenges and how can we overcome them? We all face obstacles when undertaking anything new or making changes. Learn how to navigate personal, cultural, or social beliefs and overcome potential barriers.


    Where and how the heck to begin? It can be overwhelming to take it all in and turn it into action. It may seem so easy for others but we will show how it can be easy for everyone.


    What other ways can we take our health to the next level? No matter where we are in our journey, we will discover valuable nuggets to incorporate into our lives. 

    This is what is happening

    • EXPERT SPEAKERS: Hear from professionals who have years of experience studying the impact of plant-based lifestyles and who have collectively counseled, taught, and coached hundreds of thousands of people just like you.

    • ​LET'S GET COOKING: The conference will feature sessions centered around how to incorporate plant-based foods into your daily life. Practical, easy, and delicious applications. Food tasting is on the menu!

    • ​FREE LUNCH: If you don't get enough food tasting during the cooking classes then there is always the FREE plant-based lunch that will be provided on Saturday. 

    • ​WINE & CHEESE SOCIAL: Join your friends and colleagues as we chillax with some plant-based wine and cheese at the end of our first day. Mix and mingle and learn from each other as we share our experiences.

    • SHOPPING: Take some time to stroll through our Exhibit area to explore products and services that are aimed at improving your health and well-being.

    • PLANT-BASED DINNER TOUR: All aboard for a fun adventure exploring the plant-based culinary scene in Dallas. Price includes transportation via private motor coach, non-alcoholic beverages aboard (you can also bring your own), and delicious samples. Seating is limited. Separate fee.

    • VIP PASS: Includes an intimate Meet & Greet Reception with some of our greatest presenters, a VIP Green Room, a VIP Swag Bag, and your own Personally Reserved Seating in the presentation rooms. Separate fee.

    • ​ACTIVITIES: Photo Booth, Meditation, Networking, Socials, Plant-based Food Trucks, and just plain FUN!

    The Line-Up

    The line-up of presenters and exhibitors is astounding! 

    The collective expertise is immeasurable.

    STAY TUNED! New Presenters to COME SOON!

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    Victoria Moran

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    Deepa Deshmukh, MPH, RD


    Victoria Moran is a bestselling author, speaker, spiritual adventurer, animal advocate, yogi

     and has had guest spots on Oprah. 

    Moran is founder and director of Main Street Vegan Academy and has over 400 alumni in twenty-nine countries.

    A certified life coach, a certified holistic counselor, and a graduate of the T. Colin Campbell Nutrition Foundation course in plant-based nutrition, Victoria is also the host of the Victoria Moran podcast.

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    Dr. Joel Fuhrman, MD

    Joel Fuhrman, M.D. is a board-certified family physician, author, and internationally recognized expert on nutrition and natural healing. 


    Dr. Fuhrman is the author of seven New York Times bestsellers, including his most recent book, Eat for Life. His other bestsellers include Eat to Live, Super Immunity, The End of Diabetes, The Eat to Live Cookbook, The End of Dieting, and The End of Heart Disease. 


    For over 30 years, Dr. Fuhrman has shown that it is possible to achieve sustainable weight loss and reverse heart disease, diabetes and many other illnesses using smart nutrition. In his medical practice, and through his books and television specials, he continues to bring this life-saving message to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

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    Deepa formed a private practice and also began working in a public health clinic.  Deepa assisted in writing grants and eventually received funding to build a wellness kitchen located at the public health clinic in an underserved, low-income community. 

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    Cathy Katin-Grazzini

    Jacquelyne Samuels

    Jacquelyne Samuels is a Platinum Premier Distributor with Food Saved Me and is reversing her high blood pressure with nutrition. She is a prominent educator in the Black/African American community and has been cooking since she was eleven. 

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    With her cookbook, Love the Foods that Love You Back (Rizzoli, 2022), chef Cathy Katin-Grazzini is on a mission to educate readers about the powerful benefits from home cooking with plants to significantly lower greenhouse gas emissions, safeguard biodiversity, and revitalize your health. 

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    Brenda Davis, RD

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    Dr. Debra Shapiro, MD

    Dr. Debra Shapiro has practiced medicine for over 3 decades, and is Board Certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology as well as Lifestyle Medicine.  She has been studying Plant-Based Nutrition for 10 years, with a Certificate from e. Cornell and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.  She is a Certified Health Coach and a Vegan Lifestyle Coach and Educator.  Her passion is using plant based nutrition and lifestyle medicine to prevent, treat and reverse chronic disease.   

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    Brenda Davis, is a registered dietitian, a world leading plant-based pioneer and an internationally acclaimed speaker. Brenda has been a featured speaker at medical, nutrition, and dietetic conferences in 25 countries on 6 continents. 

    As a prolific nutrition writer, Brenda has authored/co-authored 13 books with nearly a million copies in print in 15 languages. 

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    Katherine Lawrence &

    Matt Ireland

    Katherine Lawrence is a Cornell and Stanford-trained Nutritionist who owns Food Saved Me with her husband Matthew Ireland, and is the founder of Food Saved Me Institute.  They specialize in disease prevention and have taught free nutrition and cooking classes to over 20,000 students in North Texas free nutrition and cooking classes. Their approach to nutrition is fun, powerful and full of practical ideas to implement at home. 

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    Don Armstrong

    Don Armstrong is an impactful and inspiring speaker, author and survivor. A leukemia survivor, who has become a “life thriver” since his healing and recovery, Don’s story is one of transformation and impact. Life now for Don is about more than surviving but about making a difference in as many lives as possible. 

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    Connie & Bill


    Having recovered from severe chronic conditions and even avoiding surgery by switching to a Whole Food Plant Based diet, Connie and Bill have seen first hand the power that food has on health and vitality. Feeling the good fortune of discovering the simple and effective capacity WFPB provides, they have spent the last 30 years helping others restore health and lose weight naturally. 

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    Patricia Thomson, PhD

    As the co-founder of Wellness20 and The Best Plant-Based Conference Ever, Dr. T is on a mission to create thriving communities around the world. Patricia is the author of WFPB20 (Whole Food Plant Based) and the Food as Medicine Five Day Lifestyle Plan, a certified nutritionist, speaker, events director, coach, consultant, and cancer survivor. 

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    Dr. Catherine Gordon, MD

    Dr. Catherine Gordon is a hospital-based Internal Medicine physician who also has a passion for helping patients improve their health through better nutrition. She is board certified in Lifestyle Medicine and has been following a plant based diet for over 6 years. 

    David is a life-long learner, he continues to bring his ‘learnings’ about change and transformation to both the individual and to organizations.  David is a citizen of the planet who has worked with people across the globe, helping them and challenging them to change to meet their individual goals.

    David has been a plant-based eater and chef for 13 years.  His capacity to understand diverse cultures combined with his understanding that each challenge has its own answer has identified him as a go to problem solver for change and transformation.  He has helped individuals make positive changes towards their health.

    Sholkoff has earned a BA in Psychology, an MA in Clinical Psychology, an MA in Organizational Psychology and an MBA,   He is a respected thought leader in Change/Transformation Strategy & Implementation.  He resides with his family in Dallas, Texas.


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    Jane Velez-Mitchell

    Jane Unchained

    Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and content editor of UnchainedTV, a free, global, streaming television network and social media news and entertainment outlet. Jane has won four Genesis Awards/commendations from the Humane Society of the United States for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named Velez-Mitchell Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her the Compassionate Leadership Award. 

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    Brooke Ali

    As the co-founder of  Wellness20 and The Best Plant-Based Conference Ever, Brook brings a lot of expertise to the table. Brooke is the author of Vegan20 and the Food as Medicine Five Day LIfestyle Plana vegan restauranteur, chef, certified nutritionist, educator, and Hashimoto's survivor.

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    Anita Amit

    Anita has long been in pursuit of health and fitness, both mind and body. She taught yoga for many years at local yoga studios and gyms in Frisco TX. She has been a vegetarian for 13 years and went vegan for the animals about 8 years back.  She is certified in Plant-Based Nutrition by eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies.  Anita is thrilled to be a contributing member of the plant based community of Dallas and The Best Plant-Based Conference Ever!

    Mita is a sought-after leader, speaker & highly credentialed coach. She helps people live fulfilling lives that are deeply rooted in doing work that is aligned with their values and purpose. It also involves creating a nourishing environment for our body to perform at its peak. 

    Her learnings in health and well-being when coupled with challenging limiting beliefs and using tools of positive psychology help identify powerful solutions.

    With a dynamic, deeply personal approach and rock-solid commitment to authenticity, Mita's passion is to support leadership toward adopting sustainable practices and creating a culture of inclusion within organizations.  When working with Mita, executives in the field of sustainability and their teams are energized by a sense of purpose, propel large-scale change, and refuel for the work that the planet and society so urgently require.

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    Mita Shah Bhagat

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    Stay Tuned!

    More presenters to be announced!

    Do You Want the VIP Treatment?

    Sometimes it's nice to be treated a little like royalty.  But do you have to wait for someone to do it for you?  Go ahead and sign up for the VIP package and get the experience you deserve.


    Here's the VIP scoop:


    • VIP Meet and Great Exclusive Reception:  this will be an intimate gathering of our expert speakers and you and other VIPs Saturday evening.  You'll get to relax in a private room with vegan wine and cheese and other plant-based refreshments. Hobnob with presenters and ask all of your burning questions.

    • VIP Green Room: relax and chill with refreshments in a private room in between sessions, store personal belongings, meet with speakers or just take a breather.

    • VIP SWAG BAG: Every VIP receives a special swag bag with coveted goodies.

    • VIP RESERVED SEATING: Want seats up front every time? No need to hurry to each session when you are a VIP. Have your seat reserved for all of your sessions and enjoy the show!

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    All Aboard the Plant-Based Dinner Tour Bus!

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    What'cha Doing After the Conference on Saturday?

    You Won't Want to Miss This!  

    FUN! FUN! FUN!

    • Limited Seating: Plant-based dinner tour of Dallas. Saturday, 6 PM.

    • The bus picks you up & drops you off at the conference hotel.

    • Tour the hot plant-based spots in Dallas.

    • Commentary, games, and giveaways along the way.

    • No need to worry about the menu - we got that covered.

    • Healthy and delicious selections are guaranteed to provoke yummy noises.

    • The night concludes with a scrumptious dessert.

    • Gather your friends or meet new friends for a night on the town. 

    • No animals are harmed in this outing!

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