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Sunday, November 1 • 10:10 - 11:00
Vegan Transformations Panel (Raw Events)

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Vegan Transformations PANEL:'Real Life Examples of Regaining Health, Passion and Purpose'

Description: Hear from both athletes and everyday people who have overcome fitness, mindset, physical internal and external setbacks to go on to thrive via switching to a vegan diet. From suffering through various states of illness, weight issues, lethargy, depression, and lack of self-belief and direction, to excelling in endurance and strength sports, these panel members have dug deep to turn their lives around. Find out what drives these plant-based role models to keep striving towards becoming the best version of themselves.

MCs/moderators: 
Lucy Stegley (Raw Events, Evolved Generation)
Natasha Seeto (Australian National Bikini Champion)

Panelists: 
- Simone Collins (figure and crossfit athlete, graphic designer)
- Luke Tan (author, PT, strength coach)
- Janette Murray-Wakelin (ultra marathoner, author, cancer survivor)
- Jake Stevanja (Forks Over Knives featured runner)
- Crissi Carvalho (personal trainer, coach, vegan meal delivery service and fashion line founder)
- Amanda Riddles (activist, personal trainer, former PE teacher)
- Robert Cheeke (founder of VeganBodybuilding.com, entrepreneur, author)


Duration: 50 minutes (timeslot: 10.10-11am )

Areas we will cover:
- Background on establishment and motivation behind speakers' sisituations
- Before/After snapshots
- What factors contribute to a successful transformation

Structure of the panel will be:
- Intro to topic and panelists by MC (5 mins) 
- Questions to the panel from MC (30 mins) 
- Questions from audience to panel (10 mins)

Moderators
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Natasha Seeto

Vegan Bikini Athlete, Evolved Generation
Recipes: Cool as a Cucumber Gazpacho & Mojito MagicNatasha is an Australian national champion bikini athlete who lives a vegan lifestyle. She is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy and has a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. It... Read More →
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Lucy Stegley

Founder of Raw Events, SmoothieGirl, Evolved Generation team member, Raw Events
Lucy Stegley:  Professional Speaker and MCLucy Stegley (aka SmoothieGirl) has been sharing her passion for highlighting healthy plant-based lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Lucy also ran the world’s first 100% vegan university... Read More →

Presenters
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Crissi Carvalho

Fitness Model, Online Trainer & Coach, Vegan Fitness Model, Evolved Generation
I started in the fitness industry at a young age of 16 year olds…. and spent 12 years personal training, teaching aerobics’, competing in both sport aerobics’ and back then better known as body shaping (fitness model) comps. Now at 42 years of age and after almost 10 years out of the industry, I decided to get back into the fitness industry and re-educate people on... Read More →
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Robert Cheeke

Author, Bodybuilder, USA, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness
Robert Cheeke, Founder of VeganBodybuilding.com and author of the bestselling book, Vegan Bodybuilding & Fitness, as well as Shred It!: Your Step-By-Step Guide to Burning Fat and Building Muscle on a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet,  Robert grew up on a farm in Corvallis, Oregon... Read More →
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Simone Collins

Physique & Crossfit Athlete, Evolved Generation
Vegan figure competitor and ethical graphic designer Simone’s health and fitness journey began in 2010.  In an attempt to regain health and fitness, and recover from anxiety, stress, depression and being underweight, she started training at Doherty’s Gym City.  As Doherty’s... Read More →
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Amanda Riddles

Cofounder, personal trainer, A Very Small Vegan Kitchen
Amanda Riddles, 34, is an ex PE/Health Secondary Teacher who saw her weight increase and health deteriorate when experiencing some years of depression, anxiety, insomnia and post-traumatic stress disorder.Today her and her partner, Peter Kearny, (also vegan) have their own business... Read More →
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Jake Stevanja

I have been an overweight / obese person my whole life and have been struggling to lose the weight and get healthy since my early teens. I have always had a deep desire to be fit, healthy and have an active lifestyle. I have been through all the ups and downs, fads and gimmicks... Read More →
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Luke Tan

Founder of Evolved Generation, strength coach, author, Evolved Generation & The Awake Method
Founder, Author and Speaker Regarded as Australia’s number one plant-based strength coach, Luke is an author and a plant-fuelled athlete that has won international awards.  Through a plant-based diet, customised training and coaching seminars, his aim is to help professionals... Read More →



Sunday November 1, 2015 10:10 - 11:00 AEDT
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