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May 11 2019
May 11 2019



Plant Based Foods

Can feed your need for

  • More Energy
  • Lower Blood Pressure
  • Reduced Cholesterol
  • Lower Blood Sugars
  • Lasting Weight Loss
  • Greater Alertness
  • Glowing Skin
  • More Happiness

The 2019 Fork Smart Summit Presenters

Will help you learn how to thrive

Dr. David Jenkins

Dr. David Jenkins

OC World-Renowned medical researcher and creater of the Glycemic Index

Doug Lisle

Doug Lisle, PhD

Clinical Psychologist Featured in Forks over Knives, Author of the Pleasure Trap

Jane Esselstyn

Jane Esselstyn, Rn

Researcher and Author of Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease; Engine 2 Cookbooks




Market Place of Possibilities

Visit our array of sponsorship booths, featuring both plant-based products and books.


Performance Hall Doors Open

Theatre doors open, unassigned seating is available (with reserved rows for Ultimate ticket Holders).


Welcome with White Hat Honorary Ceremony

A special presentation in honour of our Keynote Speakers.


Dr. David A. J. Jenkins

Human Health + Planetary Health: Are they Linked?

1. Internationally, national guidelines are moving to more plant based diets for health and environmental reasons, starting with Sweden in 2009 and including Canada in 2019

2. The US now recommends a vegetarian diet as one of its three desired dietary patterns

3. Plant based diets may reduce the incidence of CVD, diabetes and certain cancers

4. TMAO has now been identified as a new biomarker of animal product consumption that has been linked to CVD, diabetes and all-cause mortality

5. Climate change also driven by animal agriculture (beef=14% of GHGEs) will have many unforeseen consequences including the spread of insect borne diseases and possibly even gestational diabetes

6. The WHO have only given us 11y from now to reverse the progress of global warming


Dr. Doug Lisle

The Pleasure Trap

If you know the right direction to go for your health, why is it so hard to go there? In this lecture, Dr. Doug Lisle explains the science behind this puzzle, and then gives you the tools you need to create a lifestyle of optimum well being.


Jane Esselstyn, RN

The Benefits of Plant-Based Nutrition Above and Below the Belt

The power of a plant-based diet to arrest and reverse heart disease, type 2 diabetes, erectile dysfunction, and other common Lifestyle related illnesses.


Fast and Easy Tips for Delicious Meals

A cooking demonstration with Jane Esselstyn.


Meet and Greet with Our Keynote Speakers

Come visit with our keynote speakers and have your books signed.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

Special Event for Ultimate Ticket Holders
Private Reception with Light Whole Plant-based Refreshments

Visit with our keynote speakers and enjoy a range of light whole plant-based refreshments.

*Schedule subject to change without notice.

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Calgary Public Library

Join us on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the new Central Calgary Public Library. We'll be holding the summit in the Performance Hall.

Accessing the library is easy! Feel free to choose to walk, bike, drive or take public transit.

The new Central Library, located at 800 3 Street SE (Calgary Alberta, Canada), is one block east of the former Central Library building and just behind City Hall. Lane and road closures around the East Village are listed on the EV Experience website.

Public bike racks will be located on all sides of the building, and bus routes 1, 10, 69, 75, 102, 103, 117, 125, 126, 133, 151, 300, 302, 305, and 411 stop within three blocks of the new Central Library. The closest CTrain stop is City Hall. Plan your route using the Calgary Transit trip planner.

Parking for new Central Library, Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre, City Hall, and Arts Commons is available in the City Hall parkade accessible via 9 Avenue SE. There is also lots of street parking available in the East Village.

Calgary Public Library

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We wouldn't be able to put on this year's Summit without the help from our generous sponsors. If you would also like to sponsor the Summit, please get in touch.

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1) Where can I find parking?

There are a range of parking options:

Street Parking: The closest streets with parking are: 6th Ave, 9th Ave, 1st Street and 3rd Street.

Surface Lots: There are two lots - 4th Street and 9th Avenue.

Parkades: There are two parkades that are just a quick walk away - Bow Valley College and City Hall.

2) I'm planning on taking public transportation. How can I get to the Theatre?

The theatre is right next to the City Hall C-Train station. If your needing help with directions, check out Google Map.

3) Can I request a refund?

Sorry, we can't offer any refunds since this is a cost recovery event. Good news, you can always transfer your tickets to others. Just email us at:

4) Are you needing any volunteers?

Just email us at: for more information.

5) Can I become a sponsor or vendor?

Please get in touch.

6) Is there assigned seating?

No there is not, however the doors for the theatre open at 11:45am. Please come early and enjoy the marketplace of vendors. Come early and enjoy the marketplace of vendors.

7) Can I eat or bring water in the theatre?

Sorry, eating is not permitted in the theatre, however water bottles are allowed as long as they have a lid.

8) How can I help share the Summit?

Feel free to print and post this year's poster.

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