top of page
Untitled (1100 × 900 px) (1).png

January 28th and 29th, 2023

Spieker Forum, Haas School of Business

Marion Nestle Nivi Jaswal Priera Panescu Solaire Denaud Kelsey Kamanani Conklin Lisa Offri

2023 Speakers

Marion Nestle

Professor; Award Winning Author


Solaire Denaud

Ph.D. candidate in Comparative Literature

UC Santa Barbara

Irina Gerry

Chief Marketing Officer

Change Foods

George Powlick


Astanor Ventures

Shannon Cosentino-Roush

Chief Strategy Officer

Finless Foods

Danielle Crespo

Chef & Entrepreneur

Vegan Chula

Nivi Jaswal

Founder and President

The Virsa Foundation Inc.

Don Moore


UC Berkeley

Ayesha Sherzai

Neurologist and co-director

Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University

Max Bazerman


Harvard University

Eric Schulze

Vice President of Product and Regulation


Luiza Villela


unClassic Foods

Priera Panescu

Senior Scientist; Plant-Based Specialist

Good Food Institute

Kelsey Kamanani Conklin

MPH Nutrition Candidate

UC Berkeley

Dean Sherzai

Behavioral neurologist and Neuroscientist

Alzheimer's Prevention Program at Loma Linda University

Sonya Brooks

Ph.D. Student

University of California, Los Angeles

Yaqi Grover


Lever VC

Nina Gheihman

Director of Partnerships

Plant Futures

AJ Albrecht

Managing Director

Mercy for Animals

Michel Nischan

Chef, Author and Food Equity Advocate

Wholesome Wave

Monica Chen

Executive Director

Factory Farming Awareness Coilition

Tracy Chen

Impact investor

Lisa Offringa

Ethnobotanist, Research Scientist, & Author



Thank you to our food donors!

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, 'Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.'”

Mr. Rogers

Paving Plant-Based Pathways:
Empowering the Next Generation
of Food System Leaders

This January, the Plant Futures Symposium will encourage you to look for the helpers undertaking this critical work.


We invite you to join us for two days of communal learning as we glean inspiration and knowledge from a curated mix of experts and industry leaders from across the globe, connect with an international, cross-disciplinary network of Plant Futurists, and chart a new path forward together.

Anchor 1

    JOIN US...

to acquire new skills & a practical toolkit for transforming the food system
bottom of page