Common Good, a Conference Combining Social Innovation, Public Policy and Healthcare

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 The 4th Annual HTF Innovation Conference titled ‘Common Good’ will take a deeper look into health and wellness enhancements for the masses made possible through technology and the framing and implementation of key health policies. Discussions at the conference will revolve around next generation technology, the importance of compassion and innovation in care, best practices in public health, community resilience. Important use-cases demonstrating barriers that impede effective healthcare delivery will be examined.

May 27th – Snack, Coffee Service, and Reception.
May 28th – Breakfast, Snack, Coffee service, Lunch, and Reception.



Innovations for the

Focus on the innovations that are needed to improve the health and wellness of the global underserved—but in actuality will benefit all of us. Panel sessions will be staged during the conference covering the various aspects of technology and policy innovations that are aiding the pathway to achieve a good healthy life.


Unfavorable circumstances make all of us vulnerable. Adverse effects of famine, natural disasters, war, and infectious diseases such as Ebola affect all humans, as well as our fragile eco-system of flora and fauna. How do we handle these disastrous situations and learn collectively how to build communities and systems that protect us better?

Population Health

Care model analysis seeking to keep us inspired, motivated, and healthy with an ultimate goal of sustainability. A closer look will be given to innovative technologies that transform our health systems, making a positive difference.

Panel Topics:

  • Wireless Health Solutions for Low Resource Settings
  • Privacy, Safety, and Security Considerations for Mobile Data
  • Expand Health Tech Business in Europe
  • Resilient Communities and Systems for Adverse Events
  • Tech Innovation to Support Aging
  • CMIO Panel
  • VC Funding Landscape
  • Food and Nutrition for Children Health
  • Improving the Role of Patients
    • Influence of Consumerism & Technology On Employee Health and Benefits
    • The Sharing Economy in Healthcare

Spring Abundance, 3rd Annual San Diego Veg Festival on April 26, 2015



San Diego Veg Festival Team


3rd Annual San Diego Veg Festival comes to Point Loma to Celebrate a Spring Abundance

San Diego, California — The 3rd Annual San Diego Veg Festival takes place on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 from 10 AM to 5 PM held at the McMillin Company Event Center in NTC Point Loma Liberty Station. Appropriately themed as Celebrating a “Spring Abundance”, key figures (both local and from across the U.S.) from the veg-friendly, plant-based community will be featured to speak and demo at the event. Guest host Emily Valdez of Channel 10News will be in attendance. Speakers include Dr. Shawn Miller, D.C. (retired practitioner to wellness icons like David Wolfe, Patricia Bragg) and Dr. Saman Soheily, N.D. of Spark Health. Other featured speakers include Matt Ball of Vegfund, Sid Garza-Hillman of The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort, Laura Chiraya Fox of Raw Pure Living Expo, Prana Gogia of Siddha Ayurveda, Chef Sarah Alam of San Diego Vibrant Eats, Jon Bockman of Animal Charity Evaluators, Rachelle Rodriguez of Arbonne International, and Yovana Mendoza of Rawvana. There are active body workshops such as “Body Self Awareness” from Patricia Maldonado from Centro Cultural de la Raza Balboa Park and “Stop, Drop and Yoga” from Lindsey May, Executive Director and Co-Creator & Dave Kemp, Music Director and Co-Creator of Plant Powered Kids.

Topics that will be covered include the newly released Dietary Guidelines, natural and plant-based beauty practices, raw vegan living, holistic health panel on plant-based eating, sustainable practices for raising vegan kids, ecological impacts of one’s diet, and the controversial legislation to ban Foie Gras sells from California Restaurants. There is live juicing demo contest and a film screening on the Foie Gras ban. In the days prior to the main event, San Diegans can enjoy free recipes, Meatless Mondays, 21-day Veg Challenge, and special events from other plant-based lifestyle supporters all over the county by following San Diego Veg Festival’s social media accounts. The San Diego Veg Festival aims to build a healthy community of conscious San Diegans in America’s Finest City through food education, active living, environmental sustainability, animal rights and holistic health practices.

A special VIP Meet and Greet Preview Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at the

Raw Vegan restaurant (run by former NFL-player Jacob Bell) called Sol Cal Café located at 910 J Street

in downtown, East Village. All the food samples and products passed out at the San Diego Veg Festival are veg-friendly. Tickets are $5 online, $10 at the door and children under the age of 12 are free. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. For more information, and to purchase tickets, please visit and to like the Facebook page go to

About San Diego Veg Festival

San Diego Veg Festival’s goal is to build a healthy and sustainable movement of conscious San Diegans.

We support a community and lifestyle of being compassionate, plant-based and earth-friendly. Whether

you are a first time or long time vegetarian, vegan, pescatarian, flexitarian, locavorian, or curious foodie,

the festival is for everyone. Learn more at