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  • 1. FEATURED SPEAKERS AND CHEFS Saturday, November 9th, 2013 www.sandiegovegfestival.com
  • 2. DAVID ROBINSON SIMON VEG STAGE SPEAKER: David Robinson Simon is a lawyer and animal advocate. His book “Meatonomics” (Conari Press, 2013) explores the economic system underlying meat and dairy production. Among other things, he shows that producers have kept animal food prices artificially low by imposing their production costs on society, and the resulting low prices are the main reason Americans consume more meat per capita than anyone else on the planet. Dave is the founder or co-founder of several vegan and/or animal rights groups, including Orange County Vegan Drinks (meetup.com/ocvegandrinks), the Greater Orange County Animal Rights Roundtable (meetup.com/gocart), and Orange County Verbal Vegans. He is also a member of the board of directors of Animal Protection and Rescue League (APRL) and the APRL Fund, non-profit organizations dedicated to ending animal abuse. Dave received his B.A. from U.C. Berkeley and his J.D. from the University of Southern California. He works as general counsel for a healthcare company, and when he’s not at work, he provides legal support for animal advocates. His legal efforts (including three lawsuits) have forced many shopping malls in Southern California to increase the access privileges accorded to animal activists. Book Reviews:  meatonomics.com/reviews  
  • 3. DAWN FRANK GREEN STAGE SPEAKER: Dawn Frank is an Executive National Vice President with Arbonne; a Health & Wellness company with Swiss heritage that has been offering Pure, Safe & Beneficial products for over 33 yrs. She is committed to informing consumers and community members about green, clean, toxic chemical-free beauty and wellness products. Educating clients and friends about reading labels, and what makes Arbonne different! She has been a Consultant since 1990. Over the past 23 years with Arbonne, she has earned several top awards, including Presidents Circle, Areas of Consistent Excellence, and Parade of Champions as well as numerous free trips around the world. She absolutely loves introducing people to products that really make a difference to their skin, their health, and their lives! Dawn's business network has grown to include leaders across the country and around the world - in Canada, Australia, and the U.K. She & her husband Dale have called Poway, CA home for the last 7 years, after being born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. They have been married 37 years and have 3 children and 1 adorable grandbaby. Sharing Arbonne is Dawn's passion and, because of that, business is always "Frankly Fabulous"!   
  • 4. DORIT VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Dorit is a celebrity chef, author and founder of Green Lifestyles Network and Green Lifestyle TV (Web) Channel. Through her company, Serenity Spaces, she runs a catering business and is a private chef to celebrities such as tennis pro Serena Williams. Dorit’s love for Life and all the experiences of a severe illness that brought her close to the brink (of dying), propelled her into writing: “Celebrating Our Raw Nature- A Guide for Transitioning to a Plant-Based, Living foods Diet” and then its sequel, “Celebrating our Raw Nature, Plant based Living Cuisine”. She makes time for her talk show called Recipes For Life on Iamhealthyradio.com. Adding variety to her work as a Certified Living Foods Chef, Dorit was a workshop leader for a medically supervised Cleansing and Detoxification Retreat at the Fox Hollow Clinic and Spa in Kentucky. As a Certified Movement Analyst/Therapist, she was the innovator and founder of the Movement Therapy Department at Canyon Ranch Spa in the Berkshires where she introduced Pilates & Gyrotonics. She built a steady and loyal following which included Donna Karan and Yoko Ono. She also created and taught the most attended yoga class at the New York Health & Racquet Club in NYC. Recently, Dorit founded and organized the Green Lifestyle Film Network, a non-profit, which seeks to change the vision and use of films from violence ridden and de-meaning subjects and material, to uplifting, educational and motivational works of art. She is a Certified Chopra Center Educator specializing in LifeSkills Coaching which includes meditation, Hatha Yoga, non-violent communication, and she created a workshop on healing eating disorders through emotional, mental and physical work.  
  • 5. HAYLEY HOBSON GREEN STAGE SPEAKER: Hayley Hobson is an author, speaker, business coach, yogi, Pilates and holistic nutritional expert based in Boulder, CO. Hayley creates lifestyle transformations by coaching her clients to strengthen, nourish and evolve through the cycles and shifts in life. Combining cutting edge understanding in all three disciplines due to years of anatomical study and dietary theory, Hayley’s approach leverages their blended benefits and results. Her unique and intelligent style promotes strengthening while softening–empowering her client’s to heal not only their physical bodies, but their hearts and minds as well. She also started a yoga practice at Yogaworks, Santa Monica, CA in 1996, among the pioneers of Vinyasa Flow Yoga including Seane Corn, Saul David Ray, Vinnie Marino, Shiva Rae, Max Strom and Bryan Kest. In 1999, she became certified in the Pilates Method at the Physical Mind Institute, Los Angeles. From 2010-2013, she was the Mind and Body Coordinator at the Colorado Athletic Club in Boulder, CO. She is currently the Regional Pilates and Yoga Special Events Coordinator at Wellbridge, which is a network of 6 regional clubs in the state of Colorado as well as the founder/owner of NoBo Pilates and Yoga studio in Boulder, CO. Hayley studied at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, continues her studies with David Wolfe, raw food expert and is an essential oil expert in her own right. She is a doTERRA Certified Pure Essential Oil Diamond Director and a Pangea Beauty Ecologist. Her insights and articles can also be found on her blog, Elephant Journal and Islaorganics. She has also been featured in Pilates Style magazine, Natural Health magazine and Triathlete Magazine. She has fun running and playing in the mountains with her husband, former world-ranked triathlete, Wes Hobson and their two beautiful daughters, Makenna and Madeline.
  • 6. JOSEPH AGUIRRE VEG BRUNCH SPEAKER: Vegan Raw, Vegan Cooked Joseph loves to Chef on both sides of the spectrum. Since switching to a 100% plant based lifestyle over 16 years ago he has developed a vast array of recipes and kitchen techniques to fill a book. In 2002, he launched his first company Earth Café, a one of a kind, completely vegan raw packaged foods company back and never looked back. “Developing recipes and creating flavors with health and wellness at the helm is one of my biggest challenges, as well as my deepest passion”. As a Vegan Chef in San Diego, Joseph founded the hip pop-up “True Kitchen Creative’s,” a Vegan foodie’s dream. From Sunday brunches to street tacos, and everything in between, Joseph brings his flavors and concepts to a restaurant, café, market or street fair near you. Joseph has a magical ability to cater to palates that run the gamut…from the allergy ridden standard American diet, the strictness of a raw foodist, to the vegan food junkie, and preferences anywhere in between. Not only will you have an amazing meal, Joseph will eloquently explain how he feels food is truly our medicine. With his “out of the box” way of thinking, there hasn’t been a dish Joseph hasn’t been able to tackle. His passion for health, wellness, and nutrition translates into each and every one of his dishes. Joseph is the personification of the health benefits of a plant-based lifestyle. He is a marathoner, triathlete, and avid cyclist just to name a very few. In his upcoming endeavor, Nature’s Heroes, Joseph will mend two new passions to his body of work. Vegan fashion and clothing as well as hand crafted jewelry, all while keeping the earth and environment in mind. His burning desire to live a life of compassion is what fuels his desire. Reaching his community, family, and friends, spreading what he has learned from inner health and wealth, to social truths and how they are all connected is what truly inspires him. Joseph has just begun to scratch the surface.
  • 7. JUDY KI VEG STAGE SPEAKER : Judy Ki, is a retired science teacher, a grassroots political organizer, and an animal protection advocate. Upon her retirement from teaching in 2007, Judy attended her first Taking Action for Animals Conference in Washington D.C. She got involved with the California ballot initiative to ban intensive confinement of factory farm animals. Judy personally collected 1,337 petition signatures, wrote op/ed articles, and worked on securing endorsements from the San Diego City Council, council members, state legislators, congressional members, small businesses, and medical professionals. Judy was instrumental in lobbying for and securing the endorsement of the California Democratic Party. As a Community Coordinator for the San Diego County Democratic Party’s GO (Grassroots Organizing) Team, Judy was able to recruit and train canvassers. In 2008, 1,000+ GO Team Precinct Leaders knocked on doors in San Diego with Proposition 2 flyers. In 2011, as a bilingual Chinese-American, Judy founded and chaired Asian Pacific American Ocean Harmony Alliance. APAOHA co-sponsored Assembly Bill 376, a bill to ban the sales, trade, distribution and possession of shark fins. Judy worked on the cultural aspect of the shark fin ban and campaigned for eight months, flying up to Sacramento ten times to testify and advocate for the ban at her own expense. AB 376 was signed into law by the governor on October 7th, 2011. Judy is currently working behind the scenes, as APAOHA Chairperson, with Humane Society of the United States’ wildlife litigators to intervene in two lawsuits filed by the fin traders.   In 2012, Judy was asked to serve as a California State Council Member of the Humane Society of the United States. This is a volunteer leadership position to promote advocacy, legislative outreach and philanthropy. She resides in San Diego County with her husband Steve, and their rescued dog, Cinnamon.
  • 8. JULIE BURKE SUCCULENTS STATION SPEAKER: Customized Designs is a full service home staging and redesign operation. Founded by Julie Burke, She incorporated her love for bringing the outdoors in, to create succulent and herb gardens, which complement the home and outdoor living space. Together with her contractor male companion, they create custom made-to-order herb gardens from plaster, which are tailored to your size and color preference. You are able to select which herbs you use most, which will flourish in your specific sun/shade ratio. The individual succulent baskets are always unique, and arranged in mostly wrought iron, house hold items. All her creations are upcycled from previously owned magazine racks, to candle holders, to birdcages, transformed into a beautifully crafted succulent arrangement. Julie’s technique and education insures, that each arrangement will co-exist with each variety of plant or herbs, together in its own environment. Her repeat customers are happy to report that their purchases are thriving well in their new homes or patios.
  • 9. LINDSAY SELIGMAN GREEN STAGE SPEAKER: Lindsay Seligman is an award winning artist and designer who founded EcoArt and KALOS Design Studio. As an artist her goal is to ignite passion for sustainability and inspire others to use their creativity to improve the way they live. She is conscientious about her materials, creating natural earth pigment paints made from rocks and clay. With two decades of art experience she also works professionally as a visual designer specializing in green branding solutions. Lindsay has traveled to and lived on dozens of sustainable communities and farms throughout South America and the United States, studying how to live, grow and work together with responsible practices in mind. She has had the privilege of learning from the native people of Peru as well as the Kumuyaay Indians here in San Diego. They have given her precious insight into how peoples of the world can harness their own local natural resources. She discovered earth pigments in the high Amazon area of Peru and created a series of natural paintings which were exhibited there. Upon her return to San Diego, through her research, she found that earth pigments are abundant throughout the world. Earth pigments are natural, vibrant, long lasting and pure. She believes whether it comes to making paints, food preparation, medicine, energy, or materials we can truly create superior ways of creating and living that are healthy and nontoxic. Lindsay’s EcoArt was recently featured on Fox 5, and NBC, Art Pulse TV and currently exhibits in shows around San Diego.
  • 10. LYNN SUSHOLTZ VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Lynn Susholtz owns Art Produce and Stone Paper Scissors, integrating community voice and vision into the cultural and physical landscape through art and education. Lynn Susholtz and Art Produce are featured in the fall 2012 issue of Public Art Review entitled “Food For Thought”. Stone Paper Scissors has been creating art projects for public agencies, schools, business associations and communities, since 1994. 5 local projects have received “Orchid” awards from the San Diego Architectural Foundation and an award for planning from the California chapter of the American Planners Association. Art Produce is an activist business enterprise and community cultural center connecting artists, cultural organizations, schools, urban farmers and local businesses with public institutions and public culture. Art Produce Gallery is entirely visible from the sidewalk and was designed for community engagement- accommodating sculptural installations, cross-disciplinary works, digital media, and performance events. The space allows for unconventional presentation opportunities for artists and unexpected art encounters for viewers. Intended to enliven the experience of the pedestrian it is an experiment in public art that is accessible to everyone in the community. Art Produce Garden is a public art/performance space focused on aesthetic, educational and sustainable practices. It Is an urban farm that includes a rainwater catchment system and PV solar energy system. Art Produce Garden is a pilot project in the North Park Eco-District and is an example of business and public culture creating a synergistic combination for the health and vitality of the neighborhood.
  • 11. MIYOKO SCHINNER GREEN DEMO STAGE SPEAKER: Miyoko Schinner, vegan chef, cookbook author, and television cooking show host, has been promoting delicious, decadent, and healthful plantbased foods for the past thirty years. Her most recent cookbook, Artisan Vegan Cheese, is a top-selling book on Amazon where it has been consistently #1 in the Cheese and Dairy Category. Voted one of top 5 vegan cookbooks of 2012 by LA Weekly, and top 10 by VegNews, it has been pegged by reviewers and bloggers as “groundbreaking,” “revolutionary,” and “the holy grail of the culinary world.” She is a co-host of the brand-new national cooking show on the Create Channel, Vegan Mashup, and stars in her own whimsical online show, Miyoko’s Kitchen. As a cooking instructor, she teaches regularly in the McDougall Program, and at major festivals and events around the country. She is a former restaurateur (Now and Zen, San Francisco), and food developer, and has distributed her vegan products nationwide as well as on United Airlines. She has appeared in numerous publications, and on television, and radio, including VegNews, Chicago Tribune, LA Weekly, NPR, ABC World News Tonight, San Francisco Chronicle, San Jose Mercury News, Washington Post, New York Post, and many others media outlets. Books: Artisan Vegan Cheese (Book Publishing Co., August 2012) The New Now and Zen Epicure (Book Publishing Co., 2001) Japanese Cooking: Contemporary and Traditional (Book Publishing Company, 1999) The Now and Zen Epicure (Book Publishing Company, 1991) “The enormously talented chef/TV host/singer/athlete/she-can-do-anything Schinner is nothing short of a genius…” VegNews, December 2012     Miyoko
  • 12. PABLO STANLEY VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Pablo Stanley describes himself as “just a guy who loves design, cartoons, veggie burgers, and telling silly stories.” He is an illustrator, graphic designer, and comic writer He was born in Mexico and studied in Baja California. He's gained extensive experience in the advertising business working as lead designer and creative director for different Ad agencies since 1999. His humble mindset and fun personality have led Pablo to create different witty, inspiring, and crazy comics and characters raging over the web. His work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Mashable, 9GAG and many international art magazines. He began writing comics in January 1st 2012, since then, his work has gained a lot of fans and attention, reaching over 50k likes on his Facebook page Pablo Stanley Art. In the summer of 2013, his artwork was selected as the grand prize winner amongst dozens of other artists in the Art Against Animal Cruelty by the local San Diego movement Commune Wednesdays.
  • 13. PHOEBE CHONGCHUA VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Phoebe Chongchua , is the founder of Live Fit, a sought-after Inspirational Speaker, Journalist, TV Fitness Host and Realtor with The Guiltinan Group. She helps people lead successful, healthy, enriched lives through coaching, motivational speaking, media consulting and seminars on attracting success, increasing productivity, leaders in communication as well as nutrition and fitness, relationships, single parenting, her techniques for a “Worry-Less Life” and more. Phoebe has nearly 20 years of experience in the broadcast industry. In the late 1980’s she worked in radio for KPBS. Then in 1990, she started as a News Reporter for KGTV/10News and quickly rose to a News Anchor for the top-rated Morning Show in San Diego. Later as the station’s Community Affairs Specialist, Phoebe, created, marketed and reported on community projects. She has written for Health & Fitness Sports Magazine, a columnists for Realtytime.com and appeared nationally on Body by Jake TV shows. Currently, Phoebe hosts her “Keep Fit With Phoebe” fitness segments every Saturday on 10News. She is also the Real Estate Reporter for The Coast News. As a Realtor for The Guiltinan Group, Phoebe, parlays her skills in interviewing and negotiating into a career where she helps people fulfill their Residential and Commercial Real Estate needs. Phoebe serves on several advisory boards including the Full Capacity Marketing and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Phoebe is a devoted mother to her nine-year old daughter, Siena, and is also her daughter’s Girl Scoot troop leader.
  • 14. PLANT POWERED LIVING VEG STAGE SPEAKER: The Plant Powered Living revolution has begun. In late 2010 they began having small gatherings in San Diego called “Plant Powered Potlucks”. At the dinners, they shared the passion for living consciously and making healthy lifestyle choices. They affirmed to one another that these choices are what allow all of us to live vibrant lives, and empowers us to live in the world doing what we love They share information regarding healthy living through their resource-based website to house recipes, tips, and suggestions. It was inside of this mutual discovery that Plant Powered Living was born Vision Statement - Flowing with love, light, and aliveness, Plant Powered Living is sharing fresh and innovative tools that empower lives in the areas of health, nutrition, fitness, compassion, beauty, sustainability, conscious living, and all things fabulous. Co-Visionary Krista Richards - Entertainer, gifted songwriter, immense vocal talent, passionate foodie, and inspired healer; Krista pours an enormous amount of soul into each of her performances and every single one of her dishes. Co-Visionary Dave The Organism - A raw-tastic musician, songwriter, teacher and healer. With a Masters degree in Education and Technology, DTO has a strong passion for sharing life-enhancing information with others. Co-Visionary Jen Hohnbaum - Healer, successful entrepreneur and passionate athlete with achievements in T-ball, soccer, ballet, gymnastics, track and field, and a current rank of professional IFBB, a challenging passion that Jen dearly cherishes
  • 15. SHANNYN FOWL, ND VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Dr. Shannyn Fowl, ND, is a naturopathic family physician. She solves the common and uncommon health problems of today. Having worked in healthcare for over twenty years, she prides herself on her ability to treat illness naturally and resorts to the harsh route of drugs and surgery only when absolutely necessary. Her expertise allows her to combine modern, evidence-based therapies with the old-fashioned and timeproven healing power of nature. Dr. Shannyn holds an undergraduate degree in Biomedical Sciences from Western Michigan University and a doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine with Honors in Research from National College of Naturopathic Medicine. With experience in neuroimmunoendocrinology research as well as in pathology, biochemistry, imaging, pharmacology, and obstetrics, Dr. Shannyn treats a broad array of patients. She specializes in complex cases such as genetic problems, lymphatic disorders, and anxiety as well as every day ailments such as pediatrics, muscle pain, and GI upset. Dr. Shannyn is a published author in homeopathy and pediatrics; actively engages in MTHFR genetic research; develops curriculum in naturopathic medicine for the San Diego Community College District; is spearheading the creation of the Naturopathic Assistant position (a brand-new clinical role); and oversaw the implementation of naturopathic programs at two community clinics. Not to be outdone by her own myriad accomplishments, Dr. Shannyn is also a gifted instructor. Her Introduction to Naturopathic Medicine course at SD City College is the first of its kind. The lay public and seasoned nurses alike hail her course as “the BEST class ever!”
  • 16. SIRENA PELLAROLO, PH.D. GREEN DEMO STAGE SPEAKER: Sirena Pellarolo, Ph.D. is a food justice activist, raw food educator, holistic health coach, author, radio host and blogger. A retired Professor of Latin American Cultural Studies and a life-long community organizer, she advocates for individual and community autonomy, sustainable, vibrant health, empowering self-reliance and nutritional sovereignty for all. In 2009 she created Viva La Vida, Live Foods for Life, a project committed to spread the basics of a raw food diet in working class communities of color as a means to decolonize our bodies from commercial food and foster the re-membering of healthy lifestyles. Sirena has been doing un-cooking demonstrations since that initial Revolutionary Autonomous Communities May Day 2009 picnic at McArthur Park, at the Anarchist Book Fair, the Eastside Café, the South Central Farm community center, the California State University, Los Angeles Cross-Cultural Center, El Sereno Farmer’s Market, Earth Day South LA, Mujeres de Maíz annual International Women’s Month events, Shaman’s Vision and Art Center, Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural, MEChA Statetewide 2011 at California State University Northridge, the RAC Food Distribution Program, the Youth Justice Coalition Chuco Center, Caracol Marketplace, Equitable Roots, El Nido, Antioch University, Corazón del Pueblo and the Agape International Spiritual Center. The seasonal community cleanses and raw food preparation classes at her ranchito in the Northeast Los Angeles neighborhood of El Sereno offer a Do It Yourself handson approach to healing through nutrient-dense, plant-based choices. She is currently working on a manuscript that captures this experience titled “Detoxing Our Communities: Using Food As Medicine for a Quantum Grassroots Transformation.”
  • 17. STEPHANIE REDCROSS VEG STAGE SPEAKER: Stephanie Redcross founded Vegan Mainstream, a Georgia based marketing company, in 2009 to meld her passion for entrepreneurship with her passion for the vegan lifestyle. Stephanie has over a decade of marketing experience with small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Passionate herself about living and advocating a vegan lifestyle for health, environmental, and ethical reasons, Stephanie has made it her life mission to help likeminded entrepreneurs, bloggers and small to mid-sized companies reach and exceed their goals. She also hopes to encourage all businesses to consider both the marketing viability and ethical importance of shifting to veg-friendly products and services. Stephanie believes a key way to push veganism forward is by fanning the flame of likeminded entrepreneurs. She is working hard to build a solid infrastructure of successful businesses and brands to ensure that an ethical lifestyle is accessible to everyone, everywhere. Stephanie and the Vegan Mainstream team provide entrepreneurs, authors, chefs, personal trainers, coaches or aspiring business owners with comprehensive marketing plans, social media training, personalized business consultations, website design and local marketing bootcamps. In addition, Stephanie hosts her signature FREE monthly "Webinar Wednesdays" fostering continuous learning and information sharing all year for the vegan business community.
  • 18. STEPHANIE WEAVER, MPH GREEN STAGE SPEAKER: Stephanie Weaver is a writer, speaker coach, recipe developer, food photographer, urban farmer, and puppy wrangler. Stephanie has a Master’s in Public Health in health and nutrition education. After more than twenty years in the museum field, Stephanie is passionately pursuing a second career as a food blogger, recipe developer, photographer, and author. She develops recipes for people who have changed their diets for health reasons. You’ll find more than 500 recipes on her blog, The Recipe Renovator: plant-based, gluten-free, and refined-sugar-free. Stephanie is an advocate for the Meatless Monday campaign and hosts a weekly Meatless Monday blog hop and monthly Google Hangout in partnership with Meatless Monday. She co-founded the Altadena Community Pocket Garden in North Park and volunteers on the program team for the TEDxSanDiego conference. She divides her time between speaker coaching, recipe development for her series of e-books (Twelve Terrific), food photography, and food service & restaurant consulting for special needs diets. Her second book is Golden Angels: A Pet Loss Memoir. She lives in San Diego with her husband Bob and their Golden retriever, Daisy.
  • 19. VEG APPEAL GREEN DEMO STAGE SPEAKER : What started out as a healthy eating group called “The Food Buddies,” Tracy Childs and Ami Chatalia have blossomed their passion into the company called Veg Appeal. Veg Appeal’s mission is to “help individuals and groups achieve their health goals through a whole-food, plant-powered and planet-friendly way of eating; specializing in healthy, vegan cooking classes in San Diego”. Tracy Childs is a Nutritional Consultant, recently receiving certification from the Global College of Natural Medicine. Previously, at the University of Idaho, she received a B.S. in Business Management and an M.S. in Computer Science. She decided to give up all animal products in 1991 after learning about the cruelty in the dairy and egg industries and finding that using these products was unnecessary for the enjoyment of food and for health. In 2005, she trained at the Cancer Project in Washington, D.C. to teach Food For Life cooking classes in San Diego County. The work is very rewarding for her since she is able to share the mission: the power of nutrition in cancer prevention and survival. She also is certified to teach Food For Life Diabetes classes with the Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine.   Ami Chatalia was a management consultant in her prior life, but she now finds true passion as a nutritionist – learning, experimenting, discovering, and enjoying food from around the world.  She has been a vegetarian all her life, and then became a vegan in 2011. Food speaks about history, culture, and patterns of society, it is a universal experience – she uses food to explore world and nourish her soul. She is a Nutritional Consultant from the Global College of Natural Medicine and has a Master’s in Computer Science. She strives to help people see their inner beauty and happiness by maintaining physical and mental wellness through improvements in diets and lifestyle. Together, the Veg Appeal team will continue to share their love of food, flavors, fun, and
  • 20. TICKETING GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET ONLINE: $5.00 (children under 10 are free) GENERAL ADMISSION TICKET AT THE DOOR: $6.00 VIP TICKET*: $15.00 *LIMITED AVAILABILITY: Premier, up-close seating for San Diego Veg Festival’s speakers series, food demos, and Greensteading stages. Front of the line access to book signings. Front of the line access to food vendors. Discounts for merchandise at Veg Festival and at official post-festival brunch. We strongly urge you to purchase online. Once quantity is sold out, you cannot purchase at the door.   Click Here to visit the Brown Paper Tickets event page or purchase tickets below!