Speaker & Panel Room

 

FOR 2018, WE HAVE LISTENED TO your FEEDBACK AND COMBINED THE SPEAKER & PANEL ROOM. THIS WILL ALLOW ATTENDEES THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE MORE OF THE SPEAKERS, CHEF DEMOS, AND PANELS OFFERED WITH LESS OVERLAP. 

You can see our 2017 speakers below and our 2017 Panelists HERE.

Main Speaker Stage Schedule

 

10:30 | Yoga With Jennifer Lynne Le Vine

Yoga

Creator of THE WILD PINEAPPLE, dedicated to sharing high-vibe wellness through plant-based food, aromatherapy, western herbalism, yoga & barre. 

Vegan Baker for Sunny Day Bakery.

Product Specialist for Mad Hippie, Hyalogic, Rare Essence, Pines, and Vega.


11:00 | Kim Williams

Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC

 


12:00 | Lani Meulrath

Mindfulness for the Veg-Minded: How to Reduce Reactivity, Restore Equanimity,  and Build Resilience with  Mindfulness Practices.



1:00 | Earthing ED

Speaker 3 stuff


2:00Ashlee Piper

Speaker 4 stuff


3:00 | Will Tucker (America’s Vegan Trainer™️)

Unapologetically Vegan: A journey towards compassion through fitness and food



About Our Speakers

 
 Jennifer Lynne Le Vine

Jennifer Lynne Le Vine

Jennifer Lynne Le Vine

Jennifer’s mantra is that compassion begins within and radiates outward, extending to all living beings. Being vegan has inspired her yoga practice on a deeply spiritual level of practicing ahimsa, or nonviolence. She has been dedicated to studying and practicing yoga for over a decade.

Her teaching style is a balance between alignment and introspection, and connecting it all through breath & body awareness. She also enjoys incorporating the many strength and lengthening aspects of her background in barre into her yoga classes.

Outside of the studios and her kitchen she is the co-founder of Goddess Yoga Retreats & Soham Gatherings, leading workshops and retreats in and out of Chicago through vegan cooking with Ayurvedic and raw food elements, as well as western herbalism and aromatherapy.

For class schedules, workshops, retreats, recipes, and pictures of her 3 companion animals, you can follow Jennifer on IG @yenyfurpurr.


 Kim Williams  Professor

Kim Williams

Professor

Kim Allan Williams, MD, MACC, FAHA, MASNC, FESC

Dr. Williams is Chief of the Division of Cardiology at Rush University and specializes in cardiology, prevention and cardiac imaging. He has served on numerous national committees and boards including serving as the President of the American College of Cardiology, President of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Black Cardiologists. He is also the founder of the Urban Cardiology Initiative in Detroit, Michigan to reduce ethnic heart care disparities, and continues community-based efforts in Chicago at Rush. A native of Chicago’s South Side, Dr. Williams has over 30 years of experience as an educator, researcher, and physician.


 Lani Meulrath

Lani Meulrath

Lani Muelrath, M.A., is an award-winning health educator, TV host, celebrated speaker and the  author of three best-selling books. A longtime vegan advocate and creator of numerous health and wellness courses, Lani is Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition, Mindfulness Meditation Instruction, and as Mind-Body Specialist. She has been featured on CBS TV, ABC TV, Health Magazine, Prevention, USA Today, Huffington Post, VegNews Magazine, and The Saturday Evening Post. She is presenter for Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine, guest lecturer at San Francisco State University, and Associate Faculty at Butte College where one of her books has been adopted as required text.


Lani has been vegetarian/vegan for 45 years and has been teaching in health and wellness for more over four decades She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 25 years, and is recognized as a thought leader and pioneer in transition to plant-based nutrition and in the integration of vegan living and mindfulness practice. She is the author of The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness, The Plant-Based Journey, and Fit Quickies.


Earthling Ed


Ashlee Piper


Will Tucker


Bearded Vegans & Vegan Warrior Princesses