Shortly after becoming plant-based in the summer of 2013, my wife Claire and I traveled to California for a plant based conference. There, we got to see some of the giants of our movement speak. It was exciting, it was inspirational, and it was fun to be around like-minded people! We returned this past October, getting the chance to see some of the same speakers as the year before, and some new ones, too. On the plane on the way home, (it’s a long flight. Lots of time to think!) – I decided that it was time to plan a big annual event in the deep south. These speakers that change lives every single day needed to be at an event in the south, where we are fatter, more unhealthy, and in worse shape than most other areas of the country. On that plane ride home, the idea to form the Alliance to Repair the American Diet was born.
Today, roughly 6 months later, I am pleased to announce that the first ever Food=Medicine Conference is a reality. We have assembled an all-star lineup of speakers in areas as diverse as physicians, dietitians, world-class athletes, celebrity chefs, cookbook authors, sustainability experts and personal trainers. The event will be held November 13th-15th at the Emory Conference Center Hotel, and will include all healthy plant-based buffet meals. We’ve booked some amazing faculty members, including pioneer Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Dr. Kim Williams (the first vegan president of the American College of Cardiology), ultra-athlete Rich Roll, fan favorite Dr. Michael Greger, and many, many more!
For more information about this conference, and the outstanding opportunities to learn from the world’s experts in the field of true health, please visit our site. I’d love to invite you to save some money on admission, too! Just use code BENJI at checkout, and save $150 per ticket! Oh – and if you’re a physician, I’m pleased to announce that we have qualified for CME accreditation through Emory University School of Medicine. Be sure to look for that on the site as well!