Apple Stage


Robyn Moore

Vegan Parenting Panel

Robyn Moore is a vegan mom to two children. She holds a master’s degree in education and a certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, and she is currently pursing a certificate in Humane Education. She is the creator of the Rasing VegKids, the organizer of NYC Vegetarian & Vegan Families Meetup, and a book reviewer for VegBooks.


Maya Gottfried

Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering As a Vegan

Maya Gottfried is the author of Vegan Love: Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty-Free Gal and Our Farm: By the Animals of Farm Sanctuary. She is a contributor to VegNews, People Online, The Huffington Post, and Lilith Magazine. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her partner and their rescued cats.  


Ellen Kanner

Garden of Earthly Delights: Fueling Passion with Plants

Ellen Kanner is the author of Feeding the Hungry Ghost. She is The Huffington Post’s Meatless Mondayblogger, and is a syndicated columnist for The Edgy Veggie. She is also a contributor and recipe developer for numerous publications.


Dr. Robert Ostfeld

Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant-“Based Diet and Your Heart

Robert Ostfeld is the associate professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, director of the Cardiac Wellness Program at Montefiore Medical Center, and associate director of the Cardiology Fellowship at Montefiore-Einstein. He received his training from the University of Pennsylvania, Yale University School of Medicine, the Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School.


Sid Garza-Hillman

Making the Trade: Perceptions of Restriction in the Vegan Lifestyle

Sid Garza-Hillman is a YouTube host and author of Approaching the Natural: A Health Manifesto. As the nutritionist and program director at the Stanford Inn’s Wellness Center, he creates lifestyle plans that increase self-esteem and long-term sustainability.


Victoria Moran

Peace, Love & Vegetables: Food Choices and the Spiritual Life

Victoria Moran hosts the "Main Street Vegan" radio show and podcast on Unity Online Radio. She started her career as a freelance magazine writer and has gone on to publish a number of best-selling vegan books, starting in 1985 with Compassion: the Ultimate Ethic. Her 2012 book, Main Street Vegan, is the basis of her company and outreach, including the Main Street Vegan podcast, Main StreetVegan Academy, and Main Street Vegan Productions. Her most recent book was published in 2015 and is titled The Good Karma Diet.


Dotsie Bausch

Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism

An Olympic silver medalist in cycling, 7-time U.S. National Champion, former world record holder and two-time Pan American gold medal winner, Dotsie Bausch has transitioned from professional athlete to influential advocate in sports technology, health, wellness and animal rights. In 2012, Bausch was named the National Ambassador for The National Eating Disorders Association. Her popular TEDx talk is titled "Olympic Level Compassion."


Irina Anta

Introduction to Factory Farming

Irina Anta works to protect farm animals through litigation and undercover investigation. She interned at Compassion Over Killing and joined the COK legal team in 2016. She holds a J.D. from Yale Law School.



Pear Stage


Taymer Mason

Modern Caribbean Cuisine

Taymer Mason grew up in a family of cooks who taught her to make and love traditional Caribbean cuisine. After graduating from the University of the West Indies, she moved to France where she started veganizing old West Indian favorites. A food scientist, organic cosmetic developer, and bilingual globetrotter, she now lives in Toronto.


Adam Sobel

Adam Sobel is the chef and owner of The Cinnamon Snail, a celebrated all-vegan food truck which serves New York City and New Jersey. He is also the author of a book filled with stories of the trials and tribulations of running a food truck. Now, he also runs a brick-and-mortar eatery at the Pennsy Market in New York City.


J.L. Fields

The Vegan Air Fryer: The Healthier Way to Enjoy Deep-Fried Flavors

J.L. Fields is an author, culinary instructor, columnist, speaker, activist, and radio personality. She is also the founder and director of the Colorado Springs Vegan Cooking Academy, the vegan cooking chef-instructor at the University of New Mexico-Taos, and a brands consultant for a variety of national companies and food associations.


Michael Suchman & Ethan Ciment

Veganizing Iconic New York City Foods

Suchman and Ciment are the Vegan Mos. They run the popular blog, which was included in VegNews’ Top 21 Vegan Blogs to Follow. Their first cookbook, NYC Vegan, will be published this Spring.