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Register Now: UC Berkeley to Host Virtual Plant-Based Symposium

Learn from scientists, chefs, athletes, and influencers within the plant-based food and agricultural sectors!

Universities, plant-based industries, and professionals from across the world have teamed up with UC Berkeley to present the second annual virtual Plant Futures Symposium. The two-day event will feature a panel of plant-based food champions covering topics pertaining to climate, agriculture, plant-forward nutrition, and planetary health. The team of speakers will consist of globally-renowned experts and companies, emerging startups, local businesses, scientists, chefs, athletes, and influencers within the plant-based food and agricultural sectors. Panel members will include Bryant Terry, award-winning chef; Charity Morgan, author and vegan chef from The Game Changers; and Seth Goldman, founder of Eat the Change and PLNT Burger. Looking to grow your knowledge on plant-centered food systems? Register now for the virtual Plant Futures Symposium hosted by UC Berkeley!

Plant Futures Initiative

The Plant Futures Initiative empowers college students and young professionals to become ethical leaders, systems thinkers, and enlightened eaters within the ever-changing food system. The program emerged as the first-ever university-level course focused on equipping the next generation of leaders and entrepreneurs to face challenges such as climate change, public health, food insecurity, biodiversity, and food access.

2022 Plant Futures Symposium

The 2022 Plant Futures Symposium will focus on the urgent need to transition to a plant-centric food system with a specific focus on entrepreneurship and innovation. The interactive event is open to the public and is projected to reach thousands of attendees from around the globe, including professionals and hundreds of students from UC Berkeley, Harvard, Yale, and UCLA. Attendees will have access to speaker presentations, interactive discussions, question-and-answer sessions, cooking workshops, and networking opportunities.

Want in on the Plant Futures action? Now’s your chance to make a difference! The academic for-credit university conference will be held on January 28 and 29 from 8:30am-5:30pm PST. To register, click here. Use promo code VEGOUT for 50% off student and general admission tickets!

Anja Grommons


During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.

Must-have products: Ezekiel Bread, Racconto Giardiniera, Pacifica Vegan Collagen Complex Serum, Elina Organics Botanical Cleanser

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