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Theme: Health & Habits

This event occurred on
November 10, 2012
8:00am - 1:00pm PST
(UTC -8hrs)
Palo Alto, CA
United States

This event will provide a platform for leading and creative minds in the fields of health, science, psychology and education to share their unique insights about health and habits. Our experts will cover a variety of areas including groundbreaking research on the factors motivating our lifestyle and habits, the foods we consume, and the consequential impact of our decisions on our health as well as the health of our institutions, our society and our planet.

The goal of this event is to educate and motivate attendees to think about their health and habits and their impact on us and our communities from an informed, balanced, and radically new perspective.

Schultz Cultural Arts Hall at the OFJCC
3921 Fabian Way
Palo Alto, CA, 94303
United States
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Dr. Neal Barnard

Founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, author of 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart

Brendan Brazier

Vegan triathlete, Former Pro Ironman, Author of Thrive, Canadian 50km Ultramarathon winner

Josh Knox

Vegan bodybuilder, Google employee

John McDougall

Co-Founder and Chairman of Dr. McDougall's Right Foods Inc.

Rip Esselstyn

Author and Founder of Engine 2 Diet

BJ Fogg

Founder of Stanford Persuasive Technology Lab, behavior designer

Kabir Kumar

Juice fast blogger

Kathy Freston

Health activist, author of The Lean, wellness expert

Doug Lisle

Psychotherapist, Director of Research for TrueNorth Health Center

Al Switzler

Co-Founder of Vital Smarts and Author of Change Anything

Organizing team


Fremont, CA, United States
  • Murali Joshi
    Logistics & Marketing
  • Sheena Reddy
  • Monica Kumar
    Operations & Venue Director
  • Smita Sadana
    Session Host