We are working on an exciting array of speakers and participants for virtual BVFF 2020. Please check back! This page is under construction.
2020 Speakers – Partial List
Our usual two-day event will be compacted into a mighty two hours that bring together the most celebrated experts in the world of plant-based nutrition, culinary arts, sports, and sustainable, animal-friendly living for concise, lively sharing of their wisdom. Here is a partial list of presenters you will find when you tune in on October 24, 2020. Livestream hours will be 10am-noon-ish. Check back for schedule and a full list with photos and bios.
Jonathan Balcombe – ethologist, author of What A Fish Knows: The Inner Lives of Our Underwater Cousins
Neal Barnard, MD – clinical researcher, President of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, speaking on the topic of his latest book, “Your Body in Balance: The New Science of Food, Hormones, and Health.“
Columbus Batiste, MD – board certified Internist, Cardiologist, and Interventional Cardiologist, Chief of Cardiology at Kaiser Permanente Riverside and Moreno Valley Medical Centers
T. Colin Campbell, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell Univ, researcher, author, his China Project is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted. Speaking on “COVID-19 and the Plant-Based Diet.”
Abioseh Cole – hip-hop artist, producer, animal advocate, teacher, poet of I Am Not Food
Cheri Ezell-Vandersluis – hear what made this former cow and goat dairy farmer become a vegan farm animal rescuer and co-founder of Maple Farm Sanctuary.
Michael Greger, MD – New York Times bestselling author, international speaker on public health nutrition
Stephanie Harris – Animal Legal Defense Fund, “COVID-19 and Animals: How is our treatment of animals linked to future global pandemics?”
Julieanna Hever, MS, RD – The Plant-Based Dietitian, author
Bryant Jennings, world-class heavyweight boxer, The Game Changers
Scott Jurek – ultra-marathon endurance runner, The Game Changers, author
Toni Okamoto – chef, cookbook author, Plant-Based On a Budget
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – educator, cookbook author, The Joyful Vegan
Miyoko Schinner – chef, cookbook author, entrepreneur owner of Miyoko’s Creamery
Peter Singer – Australian moral philosopher, Prof of Bioethics at Princeton Univ, author Animal Liberation
Casey Taft, PhD – Prof of Psychiatry B.U. Medical Center, authority on PTSD, founder of Vegan Publishers
Steven M. Wise, JD – legal scholar, founder and president of the Nonhuman Rights Project, author