High Blood Pressure
Overweight & Obesity
You too can put an end to this way of living. Ready to live?
At this year's Fork Smart Summit meet and learn from three internationally sought after speakers, recognized for their work in the field of preventing and reversing chronic lifestyle diseases.
Diseases like heart disease, diabetes high blood pressure, and even some forms of cancer as well as other chronic degenerative diseases.
These can all cause needless pain, suffering and even early death.
Join us Saturday, May 11, 2019 & start living your life.
Come be inspired, motivated and informed by this program that proves why and how better health, with simple grocery store foods, is possible.
Get the simple truths from reliable, valid nutritional science that will change your life for the better!
Ready to be transformed?
Want a spring in your step?
A glowing complexion?
Lower your blood pressure?
Have normal cholesterol readings?
Lower your risk or get rid of your type 2 diabetes?
End the chest pain? Walk with ease? Want to heart attack-proof your plate?
Live longer, leaner and livelier?
Learn why this is really possible and how you can transform yourself.
Meet Our Speakers, who are here to help you.
Dr. David J.A. Jenkins
Creator of the Glycemic Index
University of Toronto Professor
Dr. David J.A. Jenkins is an University Professor, and Canada Research Chair, in the Departments of Nutritional Sciences and Medicines, a staff physician in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, the Director of the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, and a Scientist in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael’s Hospital.
He was educated at Oxford University, obtaining his DM, DPhil and DSc. He has served on committees in Canada and the United States that formulated nutritional guidelines for the treatment of diabetes and recommendations for fiber and macronutrient intake under the joint US-Canada DRI system (RDAs) of the National Academy of Sciences. He believes that diets should be sustainable.
Douglas J. Lisle, PhD
Featured in Forks over Knives
Author of The Pleasure Trap
Douglas J. Lisle, Ph.D., received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University Virginia, where he was awarded the Presidents Fellowship. He was then appointed Lecturer in Psychology at Stanford University, and conducted research at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Palo Alto, California.
He is the co-author of The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health and Happiness.
He is the psychologist for the TrueNorth Health Center, where he has served as Director of Research, and is also the psychologist for the McDougall Wellness Program, both located in Santa Rosa, California.
Dr. Lisle is the founder of an innovative system for supporting self-confidence and self-esteem known as Esteem Dynamics.
Jane Esselstyn, RN
Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook
Plant Strong & Engine 2 Cookbook Series
Jane Esselstyn RN is a fresh, charismatic voice who brings her perspective and passion as a nurse, researcher, mother, and teacher to the forefront of the plant-based movement.
She presents her work, research, and high energy demos around the world.
Her annual conference, Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease for Women, focuses on the power of a plant-based approach to eliminate this #1 killer of women and other preventable, lifestyle related diseases. Jane claims, “Prevention is the New Cure!” — and the most powerful and protective medicine we have is a plant-based diet.
Jane is an avid and inventive designer of plant-strong recipes and the co-author of The Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook.
She created the recipe sections of #1 NYTimes bestseller, Plant-Strong and The Engine 2 Seven Day Rescue, by Rip Esselstyn. And she is co-author of The Engine 2 Cookbook.
Jane brings her infectious energy and straight forward message to her presentations, cooking demonstrations, and cookbooks with clarity, hilarity, and a can-do attitude.
Saturday, May 11, 2018
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
A keynote presentation from Dr. David A. J. Jenkins. More information coming soon.
Dr. Doug Lisle
A keynote presentation from Dr. Doug Lisle. More information coming soon.
Jane Esselstyn, RN
A keynote presentation from Jane Esselstyn, RN. More information coming soon.
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.
Venue + Location
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.
We have three different tickets options to choose from.
We've Applied Your Discount Code:
Basic: $109 (+ GST)
+ An inspiring, motivating, and informative day on how you can take back your health and transform yourself.
+ Unassigned theatre seating (rows 5 and up)
Plus: $119 (+ GST)
+ Everything that the Basic Ticket includes
+ Digital Download of all Keynote Presentations
Ultimate: $149 (+ GST)
+ Everything that the Plus Ticket includes
+ Access to the first 4 rows of the theatre (unassigned seating)
+ Private reception with Keynote Speakers with light whole plant-based refreshments
Having troubles purchasing tickets? Purchase them right from Tito (our ticketing system).
Meet Kate McGoey-Smith
Meet Kate, career professional and mother of three and find out how she transformed her life - saying "goodbye" stop insulin-dependent Type-2 Diabetes.
Went from being blind to sighted, came off the lung transplant monitoring list and lost over 110 pounds, and continues to keep it off.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
4) Are you needing any volunteers?
Just email us at: email@example.com 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.