On January 19 and 20, 2019, Healthy World Sedona will present Sedona VegFest 2019 at the Sedona Performing Arts Center, 995 Upper Red Rock Loop Road. The event will feature speakers, cooking demonstrations, film screenings and exhibitors — all of which will focus on promoting the health, ethical and environmental benefits of a whole food, plant-based (WFPB) diet and lifestyle. The theme for this year’s event is “Healthy. Humane. Sustainable.” Sedona VegFest 2019 will bring to Sedona some of the most widely respected experts and proponents of WFPB living for informative and motivational presentations. Dr. Joel Kahn, known as “America’s Holistic Heart Doc”, and author of The Whole Heart Solution: Halt Heart Disease Now with the Best Alternative and Traditional Medicine, will deliver the keynote address on using Lifestyle Medicine to prevent and reverse disease via a WFPB diet. Several other widely renowned and highly respected speakers — including Drs. Dean & Ayesha Sherzai, Nil Zacharias, Fiona Oakes, Dr. Joanne Kong, Will Tuttle, Dr. Saray Stancic and Robert Cheeke — will address additional benefits of this type of diet. These benefits include improved personal health, promotion of the humane treatment of animals and advancement of environmental sustainability. New features of this year’s event will include an all-day cooking demonstration track and the feature film screening track, offering attendees more opportunities to be informed and inspired. Celebrity Chefs Fran Costigan and Jason Wyrick will be joined by local vegan culinary instructors to demonstrate practical cooking techniques and ways to combine whole food, plant-based ingredients to achieve amazing flavors. Attendees will be engaged, informed and empowered by a broad range of topics, such as Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts and Growing Up Vegan. Early bird adult registration discounts for either day of Sedona VegFest 2019 are available at $25 per day or $40 for both days, discounted through December 15, 2018. Students with IDs and Veterans may purchase early bird tickets for $15 per day or $25 for both days. Children 12 and under are admitted free with a paid adult.