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Food Innovation and Wellness Forum

Disrupting Food, Wellness and Nutrition

Thursday, October 18th

10:15 AM - 10:30 AM

The Morning Mixer - Coffee & Tea Reception, The Herscher Tent

 

The Morning Keynote

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Ahmanson Hall, Webcast Live

Fran Drescher, Wellness Activist and Global Celebrity

One-on-One with:

Moderator - Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

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11:00 AM - 11:45 AM - The Welcoming Plenary, Ahmanson Hall

The Power of Food: Wellness – Lifestyle – Technology

Matthew Kenney, Celebrated Plant-Based Chef, CEO

Fran Drescher, Wellness Activist and Global Celebrity

Chef Kerry Heffernan, Grand Banks NYC, Renown Chef, Top Chef Master, TV)

Bryce Fluellen, Community Impact Director/Chef, American Heart Association

Moderator - Clare Fox, Executive Director, Los Angeles Food Policy Council

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Noon - 12:45 PM

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Ahmanson Hall

Food Science & Sustainability Pioneers: Plant Based, Seafood & Protein Enhanced - Creating the Future of Food & Nutrition

Chef Kerry Heffernan, Grand Banks NYC, Renown Chef, Top Chef Master, TV)

Poull Brien, Partner/Co-founder, Wild Fish Direct

Brian Halweil, Publisher and editor-in-chief, Edible Communities

Adrian Grant-Alfieri, Venture Partner, Babel Ventures

Moderator - Elina Fuhrman, founder, CEO + Chef, Soupelina

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Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Food, Nutrition and Lifestyle - Cleansing and Nurturing the Body and Mind

Anna Getty, Chef, Author, “Easy Green Organic, ”Exec. Producer, “Food Forward” on PBS

Martin Tobias, CEO, Bulletproof Labs

Charles Haston, co-founder, CEO, Rebel Labs

Moderator, KJ Matthews, Emmy Winning Journalist, (CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX)

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1:00 - 1:45 PM

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Ahmanson Hall

The Farm to Table Transformation - The Food & Wellness Ecosystem - The Home - The Restaurant - The Institution

Wendy Coleman, founder, LA Urban Farms

Christian Titze, Head of Brand & Marketing, The Farm Project & Lettuce Grow

Melisa Nicola, renown restaurateur, co-owner, Nic's Beverly Hills, President, Culinary Arts Kids Eat (C.A.K.E.)

Ryland Engelhart, Co-Founder, Kiss The Ground & CIO, Cafe Gratitude

Mark Anderson, CEO, Farmer Mark

Moderator - Mark Kapczynski, President, Storymill

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Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

What to Eat - Wellness and Nutrition: A Transformative Palate -  Vegan/Plant-Based, Paleo, Ketogenic and Whole30

Arasia Alkemia Earth, Vegan Chef, Lifestyle Visionary, co-founder, VitaEarth Foundation

Dr Ietef VIta, The Vegan Chef & Rapper, co-founder, VitaEarth Foundation

Laura Calleia, Master Nutrition and Fitness Expert

Jeff Witzeman, Award-Winning Filmmaker, “Cancer Can Be Killed"

Moderator, Nancy King, Brand Strategist, NewView Marketing

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2:00 - 2:45 PM

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Ahmanson Hall

Food Innovators, Disruptors & Influencers: The Industry Change Agents and Start-Up Pioneers

Sam Polk, Co-Founder & CEO, Everytable, Founder, Feast

Ren Ostry, founder, Trashfish

Dhinakar S. Kompala, Ph.D., Founder & CEO, Sudhin Biopharma Co.

Rohit Shukla, CEO, Larta Institute

Moderator - Lee Schneider, Editor-In-Chief, Red Cup Agency, podcast producer and author of Future of Food

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Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

Food as Medicine: Food for the Body – Food for the Soul - Food as a Creative Experience

Richard Ayoub, Executive Director, Project Angel Food

Serena Poon, Nutritionist and Celebrated Chef

Chef Debbie Lee, Culinary Visionary and Author

Dr. Patricia Wynnjones, MD, Expert in Epigenetics

Dr. Philip Oubre, MD, Oubre Medical, Austin, TX, Moderator

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3 PM - 3:45 PM

Track I: Transforming the Food Culture and Food Industry, Ahmanson Hall

Food Entrepreneurs, Chef/Food Kit Delivery and Food App Services to the Consumer

Michael Joseph, Co-Founder, Green Chef Corporation (Organic Meal Kit Company - Purchased by HelloFresh)

Jennifer McInnis Fadel, General Manager, Bending Branch Winery, former, Award Winning Food Writer

Nicole Centeno, Founder, Splendid Spoon

Steven Voci, Co-founder and Chief Business Officer, Appetivo

Sri Sambangi, co-founder, Clorder Online Platform

Moderator - David J. Whelan, Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, Rebel Labs Inc.

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4 PM - 4:45 PM

Track II: Transforming the Personal Food & Wellness Lifestyle, Herscher Hall, Guerin C

The Foodie Lifestyle: From Professional Influencer to Everyday Foodie Maven

Jayme Davidson, Chief Marking Officer/CoFounder LAeats

Ben Waters, Eater-In-Chief, L.A. Foodie

Stephanie Kordan, The Sensual Foodie®

Amanda Russell, Chief Marketing Officer, Valeo Fit

Adam Rubenstein, founder and content creator, Viva LA Foodies

Jackie Iadonisi, TV Host & Content Creator, Moderator

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4:45 PM - 6:00 PM - The Networking Reception

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Tracks and Themes

I. Advertising Hollywood: Brand and Influencer Marketing

II. Immersive Hollywood - VR/AR-MR-XR

III. The Micro-Influencers - The Two Day Intensive & Awards

IV. The Artistic Creators: Directors – Technologists – Actors – Producers – Performers - Writers

V. Finance Hollywood: Investment - Packaging - Blockchain

VI. California Cannabis Forum - Medical - Legislation - Media

VII. Food Tech + Wellness Forum: Food Culture - Food Industry

VIII. Internet TV: The Disruption - OTT: Phones - Tablets - PC - TV

IX. The Women's Summit & Workshops - Content - Discussion - Recognition

X. The Mobile - Social Lifestyle: Tablets - Phones - Communication

XI. The University Project: Internet & Entertainment - AR/VR Accelerating the Educational Process

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A One Day Forum - October 18th, 2018 • Skirball Center, Los Angeles

Transforming the Food Culture & Food Industry

A Commitment and Passion for a Better Life

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Conference Directors:

Kim Martin, Executive Producer, co-founder, Rock Shrimp Productions (Producers of "Beat Bobby Flay," "Iron Chef: Outside the Stadium," "Thowdown with Bobby Flay")

Victor Harwood, President & founder, Digital Hollywood, Inc.

Ceslie Armstrong, CEO & executive producer, NYTEX Productions LLC

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