Okay, so South Florida’s no NYC; no one knows that better than I do (more on my transition from native New Yorker to maladjusted expatriate another time). But while SoFlo doesn’t have all the restaurants, events and celeb sightings Gotham has, the bottom of the Sunshine State does have a fair number of dedicated vegheads and volunteer opportunities. It also has an upcoming veggie health conference—not as AR-oriented as, say, Let Live, but a vegan conference all the same: Health Care for the 21st Century.
This weekend, the vegan Regency Health Spa in Hallandale Beach (yup, the spa’s cuisine is vegan) plays host to Health Care for the 21st Century, which is designed to teach the tan set how to live well on a plant-based diet. Led by the Regency’s health director, Dr. Frank Sabatino, the conference will include lectures on weight loss, overcoming addiction and reversing and preventing diseases like cancer. Featured speakers include authors Jeff Novick and Victoria Moran, executive chef John Nowakowski and Dr. Michael Greger. There will also be raw and cooked food demos, meditation sessions, yoga and dance classes, and live music.
For $129 a day (without hotel room), attendees get three veggie squares, plus access to all conference activities, seminars and spa facilities, which include a beachside pool with an unbeatable view (and no sign of oil!). Check out the full conference schedule, and please come! While there are plenty of New Yorkers, Canadians and Michiganians running around South Florida, there’s always room for more.