at Bradenton Area Convention Center

Learn to be the solution with Solutionary Events and Solutionary Species

Attend the second annual “Be The Solution Convention” held at the

Bradenton Veg Expo

October 5, 2019 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Do you need motivation and a boost for making a difference in the world for yourself, others, and the planet? Learn how YOU can become a SOLUTIONARY.

Solutionaries make conscientious lifestyle choices to create a better world for people, animals, AND the environment. 

At the Be the Solution Convention & Bradenton Veg Expo, you will learn to:

* Relax your mind, body, and soul with live music, yoga, massage, and health workshops
* Experience interactive training sessions to think critically and conscientiously about solutions for people, animals, and the environment

* Take your health to the next level by engaging with physicians, health coaches, registered dietitians, and other plant-based health professionals

* Delve into the heart of humane education

You will also have the opportunity to:

* Engage with solutionary speakers
* Network with vendors and non-profit organizations who are working to make the world a better place
* Interact with educators certified in the field of humane education

Activities: Speakers, solutionary workshops, yoga, meditation, and more!


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Learn how YOU can be the solution through Solutionary Species' interactive workshop to develop an understanding of a solutionary lifestyle and how you can integrate solutions into your every day life. This workshop is also appropriate for those interested in following a conscientious and ethical entrepreneurial career path. Be prepared to participate &  collaborate with other like-minded solutionaries in group activities. 

with certified humane educator, Jenna Bardroff & Kevin Layton

12:00 p.m. Workshop: Developing a Solutionary Mindset 


Mikael Nielsen is the director of volunteer outreach at Mercy For Animals (MFA), where he oversees the global volunteer program in Brazil, Latin America, and the United States helping MFA be a leader in organizing and mobilizing a movement of advocates that affect impactful change toward reducing suffering and ending the exploitation of animals used for food. And to cultivate community and develop resources to empower volunteers and allies to build the capacity of the animal protection movement. Mikael has been active in animal protection since 2002 and a part of MFA since 2006. He is based in Tampa, Florida.

Mikael will make the ethical case for welfare reform and how it goes hand in hand with promoting veganism. And that we should be encouraging behavior change at the same time as fighting for better standards for animals.

with Mercy for Animals, Director of Volunteer Outreach, Mikael Nielsen

1:00 p.m. Presentation: Why Welfare?


Naomi helps people, who are sick and tired of being sick and tired, adopt a whole food plant-based no-oil way of eating to get serious weight loss and serious health gains, including:

  • Steady weight loss

  • Loving your food more than ever before

  • Sustained drops in blood pressure beginning in just 2 weeks

  • Permanent drops in cholesterol levels

  • Permanent drops in glucose levels

  • Complete reversal of pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes

  • Reducing and eliminating medications

  • Relief from brain fog, depression and anxiety

  • Feeling of empowerment and feeling the best you have ever felt!

with certified vegan health coach, Naomi Green

2:00 p.m. A Live Coaching Q&A: Ask the Vegan Coach: Plant-Based Diet Transitioning & Weight Loss

Dr. Dulaney is a cardiologist and primary care physician. She attended medical school at West Virginia University and her residency and fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Private practice in Port Charlotte. She is the director of noninvasive services and cardiac rehabilitation at Fawcett Memorial Hospital. She is also an endurance athlete, completing over 25 marathons, 2 ultra marathons (50km), and 6 Ironman races. Dr. Dulaney is the mother of a plant-based registered dietitian, and mother of two rescued German shepherds and a handsome orange cat. She is a backyard gardener and fruit tree afficianato. Dr. Dulaney has a podcast with over 222 episodes (Jami Dulaney MD Plant Based Wellness Podcast). She is the co-author of "Plant Based Wellness Cookbook, three generations of cooking; The Doctor, the Dietitian and the Diva."


Dr. Dulaney will be discussing the elimination of the need for pharmaceuticals in the treatment of lifestyle diseases, success stories of reversing heart disease and diabetes, and how being vegan has improved her athletic performance in endurance sports such as the marathon and Ironman races.        

with cardiologist, Jaimela Dulaney, MD

3:00 p.m. Presentation: Reversing Lifestyle Diseases through Plant Based Nutrition    


Milo is a native to Sarasota Florida and owner of Pura Verde, LLC which specializes in a wide variety of living microgreens. While spending most of his career in operations for corporations big and small, a life-changing trip to Costa Rica led to the founding of Pura Verde, LLC in 2018 that set him on a path that led to embracing microgreens and all that they are capable of. A play on Costa Rica’s “Pura Vida” that translates to “simple life” or “pure life” which is an inherent part of Costa Rican culture that they embody as an attitude, an emotion, and a way of living. Milo has since taken a more simplistic and relaxed way of looking at things while focusing on doing something better for people and the environment through growing microgreens and educating on them. Though only starting to grow microgreens in 2018, Milo’s life has become completely immersed in all that microgreens are. He has set out to grow with a focus of minimal impact to provide a sustainable crop for individuals and local restaurants. Milo continues to share his passion for microgreens by educating on their benefits, culinary impact, diet, and their many uses.

with microgreens specialist, Erik Milo Paine

3:45 p.m. Workshop: The Nutrition & Sustainable Nature of Microgreens


The mission at EcoJoia is to support the merchandise needs of environmental and humanitarian non-profit organizations, with the goal of increasing their fund raising capabilities and simultaneously spreading cause awareness. They also believe in selling products made from environmentally conscious materials such as certified organic cotton and earth-friendly dyes and screen printing, wherever possible. Their shirts, buttons and bracelets are made by hand. Learn how EcoJoia works and how you can make a difference with the power of a t-shirt by joining Carrie Burns at the Bradenton Veg Expo.

with co-owner of EcoJoia, Carrie Burns

4:15 p.m. Presentation: The Power of a T-Shirt


In 2014, after completing research on human-wildlife conflicts and natural resource management in East Africa, Aja founded Just One Humanity. With her background in project development, marketing, and activism she is able to help communities in extreme poverty develop sustainable solutions that preserve biodiversity and inspire global citizenship. Her sustainable systems approach has been recognized by universities and organizations worldwide.

Since childhood, Aja has been an avid volunteer with environmental and animal service organizations. Her Masters in Global Sustainability only furthered her passion and inspired her to use her skills to make a difference in the world. She is an advocate for grassroots initiatives and community empowerment. A global minded and dynamic communicator, she encourages local leaders to work together and implement innovative action plans. She breaks through culture, language, race and gender barriers to provide custom solutions to meet the needs of different people. 

Aja is a catalyst for change and a voice for the voiceless and under served. Her passion and devotion for bringing justice to animals is no secret. Through her vegan lifestyle and animal activism, she hopes to bridge the gap between human and non-human animals. She brings awareness and change to animal cruelty in factory farming, entertainment, fashion and other industries. Over the past 20 years, she has worked on the rescue, rehabilitation and release of domestic and wild animals at facilities all over the world.  

with humanitarian, catalyst for change, and animal advocate, Aja Nikiya Estro

4:30 p.m. Becoming a Catalyst for Change

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5:30 p.m. Yoga & Meditation


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