Ketofest Food and Science Festival!
July 19-21, 2019
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Imagine spending a weekend with hundreds of other low-carbers in a coastal New England town turned keto! Within four blocks, you will interact with world-class speakers, patronize local restaurants serving real keto dishes, enjoy grilled bacon cheeseburgers on low-carb buns, attend a pig roast where you don't have to worry about sugar in the sauce, learn how to cook your own keto dishes, attend talks on various keto-related topics, take fat-adapted fitness classes, and network with other ketogenic warriors.
Ketofest is not a conference - it's a festival! Conferences are for professionals; festivals are for people! Ketofest is for real people who want to learn the science behind and practical applications of the ketogenic lifestyle as a food-centric remedy for numerous diseases of civilization. No company owns keto. There are no required products. There is just food and knowledge.
Ketofest is a celebration of life for those who value the continuous benefits of nutritional ketosis. Your hosts are Carl Franklin, Carrie Brown, and Richard Morris from the 2 Keto Dudes podcast.
Attend talks by world-class authors, journalists, and scientists! Last year's speakers were Nina Teicholz, Megan Ramos, Ivor Cummins, Dr. Jeffry Gerber, Dr. Eric Westman, Peter Ballerstedt, Dr. Nadir Ali, Amy Berger, Dr. Ken Berry, Prof. Richard Feinman, Jimmy Moore, Dave Feldman, Siobhan Huggins, Allan Misner, Nick Mailer, and Amber O'Hearn. Scroll down for a list of speakers who have confirmed for 2019.
On Friday, Megan Ramos from IDM (Intensive Dietary Management) and the Obesity Code Podcast will host "Fasting Friday," a free event where she and her team share the latest clinical data from IDM patients and recent science on fasting. There will also be food-free activities for those who are fasting.
On Friday night, there will be a VIP dinner party at Carl Franklin's house where you'll get face time with our speakers. Enjoy some amazing appetizers, Carl's 48-hour sous-vide chuck steak, yummy sides, and fabulous desserts by Carrie Brown. This party requires a VIP ticket - space is limited.
On Social Saturday (July 20), we're having an outdoor party on the Parade Plaza.
Social Saturday is all about keto food, cooking, fitness, and friendship
Not only will we have a pig roast (smoking overnight), we'll also be serving grilled sausages and other meats, Carl's keto clam "chowda," burgers on Fox Hill Kitchen's Bunz, and cole slaw! Of course, we'll have plenty of water and coffee available.
Pamela Zorn will be doing cheese-making demonstrations at Thames River Greenery all day Saturday.
Cheese making demonstrations
Sign up for walking tours and Segway tours of historic New London. Fitness coach Allan Misner will be offering free fitness lessons.
RD86 Space has a professional kitchen where you can watch instructional keto cooking demonstrations and sample the results.
Keto cooking demos
Cooking demos and tastings at RD86 Space
We've teamed up with several restaurants within walking distance of the Parade to provide at least three ketogenic dishes on their menu. These dishes will be highlighted in the printed program along with a map of the restaurants, phone numbers, and whether they require reservations. Most do not.
Hot Rod Cafe serves up ribeye, prime rib, chicken wings, and bacon in a pint glass
Daddy Jack's is offering brick-oven Carl's Head Pizza!
Our fabulous sessions start at 8 AM and go until 5 PM. You'll learn the latest research, science and stories from the thought leaders in the low-carb space.
This year's speakers are Professor Stephen Phinney, Dr. Ken Berry, Dr. Nadir Ali, Dr. Shawn Baker, Amy Berger, Dave Feldman, Siobhan Huggins, Peter Ballerstedt, Megan Ramos, Amber O'Hearn, and our own college boy Richard Morris!
Science Sunday at the historic Garde Arts Center
Nina Teicholz at Ketofest 2018
On Sunday, the all-day bacon bar starts at 10 AM! At 11 AM, Fox Hill Kitchens starts serving grilled cheese sandwiches on their amazing low-carb bread.
Grilled Cheese Sammiches!
At noon, the main dish (to be determined) will be served. For drinks, we'll be serving coffee, tea, water, and the Ketofest Cocktail (seltzer, apple cider vinegar, citrus bitters, and a drop of stevia). At 5PM we do a closing session and give away the most unique swag you'll ever see. When was the last time you won a case of bacon?
The Red Army
Ketofest would not happen without our army of volunteers who do everything from food prep to setting up and breaking down tents, chairs, and tables, and registration.
By train or car, new London is 2 hours from Boston, 1 hour from Providence (Intl airport there), 2.5 hours from NYC, 1.5 hours by Ferry from Montauk Long Island. 1 hour drive from Hartford or New Haven. The “Parade” - an outdoor area where the pig roast will be held, is right across the street from the train station. Everything else is a matter of 2 or 3 blocks away.
On Social Saturday, July 20, there will be a pig roast, grilled sausages, burgers, clam "chowda," fitness lessons, vendors, and music on the Parade Plaza. Attend live podcast recordings. RD86 space will be hosting cooking demonstrations all day, and handing out samples. Take a walking tour or Segway tour of historic downtown New London. Attend a wine and cheese tasting and watch cheese-making demos at Thames River Greenery. Sample ketogenic dishes at New London's finest restaurants, and join us for the attendee party Saturday night.On Science Sunday, attend world-class talks by experts in the world of low-carb health. Partake of the bacon bar, grilled cheese sandwiches on low-carb "bunz" from Fox Hill Kitchens, and a main dish (TBD).This reward includes a T-shirt and live-stream access.
If you can only make it Saturday OR Sunday, choose this option and take your pick. Includes live stream access and a T-shirt
Bring your credentials as a healthcare professional on Science Sunday and you can attend the talks for a discounted price.
You get it all! On Friday night, you're invited to the VIP party where you can hobnob with Carl, Carrie, Richard, and our amazing speakers while sampling 48-hour sous-vide chuck steak and other amazing appetizers, sides, and desserts by Carrie. On Saturday, you'll get cooking demo priority access. On Sunday, you'll get front-row seating at the talks. This reward includes a two-day pass, live stream access, and a T-shirt.
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This ticket gives you access to the live stream during Ketofest Science Sunday and possibly the cooking demos on Social Saturday if we can figure out the tech! You also get to download the Powerpoint slides. This reward also includes a T-shirt.
If you can't make it to Ketofest but would like to order a T-shirt, choose this option.
If you can't make it to Ketofest but would like to support the cause, your donation is appreciated!
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