Raw Events: Bringing Health To Life!
We have been sharing our passion for highlighting healthy lifestyles since founding the event hosting and promotions service Raw Events in 2010. Our founder also set-up and ran the world’s first 100% plant-based, social-enterprise café Realfoods from 2010-2014 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University).
We take great satisfaction in bringing people together in an environment where life changing (and often lifesaving) knowledge can be shared. Seeing people make the connection with vital information on natural health drives Raw Events to continue sourcing inspirational speakers, and creating unique and memorable event experiences. We curate and facilitate medical, nutrition, fitness, food and film events that showcase the world's best and brightest health entrepreneurs, experts and educators. Many of these events are run in collaboration with the worldwide network of plant-based athletes, doctors and dietitians from team Evolved Generation and PlantBuilt. We are supporters of The Plantrician Project not-for-profit charity.
Our upcoming events include the Dr Michael Klaper 'Nutrition In Healthcare Symposium Australia/NZ tour. We have just wrapped up the southern hemisphere premiere tour of the documentary What The Health (from the creators of Cowspiracy). Each screening in 2017 will feature a medical panel (with our record-breaking attendance Australian Premiere panel in March consisting of: Dr Andrew Davies (intensive care physician), Dr Malcolm Mackay (general practitioner), Dr Despina Handolias (oncologist), Ash Nayate (clinical neuropsychologist) and Dr Renae Thomas (medical practitioner). What The Health screening dates: Adelaide (May 11 at Piccadillly Cinemas), Auckland (May 11 at Hoyts Sylvia Park), Brisbane (May 25 at the Queensland Multicultural Centre), Canberra (June 13 at The National Film and Sound Archive), Perth (June 16 at Perth Town Hall), Gold Coast (date TBA), Newcastle (date TBA), Geelong (date TBA) and other locations to follow.
Raw Events will be co-hosting the inaugural Australasian Plant-Based Nutrition in Healthcare Conference in Melbourne in early 2019. Our current focus is therefore to highlight medical professionals who are at the forefront of research, practice and education on the role of plant-based diets in the management of chronic disease. In January 2017, we hosted Dr Kim Williams (American College of Cardiology 2016 President, Chief of Medicine and Cardiology - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, U.S.A.) for a Nutrition In Healthcare Symposium on prevention of heart disease. Our standing-room-only medical panel in October 2016 - with Dr Alphonse Roex (obstetrician / gynecologist), Dr Heleen Roex (pediatrician, n.p.), Dr Despina Handolias (oncologist), Renae Thomas (medical student as at October 2016), Dr Malcolm Mackay (GP) and Dr Anthony Hadj (GP) - served as a launchpad for Raw Events to move into the realm of supporting medical doctors and healthcare professionals to have a platform to share their evidence-based information.
Raw Events has assisted with curating, presenting at, and getting the word out about healthy lifestyles through numerous successful and sold-out events such as; Rich Roll and Julie Piatt 'Living The Plantpower Way' Australian tour with Andrew 'Spud Fit' Taylor (Malvern Town Hall, Paddington Town Hall), the RAW documentary, Overfed and Undernourished and Cowspiracy movie premieres (The Astor Theatre), exclusive presentations by Dr Jane Goodall (Melbourne Town Hall), and Zoe Weil (Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens for Sentient World Entertainment), the annual World Vegan Day Melbourne and Conscious Living Festival (Royal Melbourne Showgrounds), Mind Body Spirit Festival (Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre), the Melbourne Vegan Festival (Corner Hotel), and the We Love Life festivals (CERES Environment Park). Plus, the over 30 individual Realfoods cooking demos (RMIT University), the Supercharger menu launch (Emporium Melbourne), Fitness For A Mission fundraisers (for Edgar’s Mission), the Naturally Fit Games (Austin, USA), VegFest (Fremantle), Perth Vegan Festival (Amplifier + Capitol), High Carb Health Melbourne Tour … just to name a few!
Raw Events has also been involved via hosting and/or MCing for plant-food advocates such as Keegan Kuhn (Cowspiracy, USA), Mary Mattern (Nom Yourself, USA), Michelle Davis and Matt Holloway (Thug Kitchen, USA), Jim Morris (Bodybuilding Hall of Fame, USA), Tess Masters (The Blender Girl, USA), David Wolfe (NutriBullet, USA), Lola Berry (Happy Place), Pana Barbounis (Pana Chocolate), Jade and Kath (Panaceas Pantry), Evelyn Angelopolous and Grace Thornell (Nourish Not Punish), Scott Fry (Loving Earth), Billy Simmonds (PranaON + Mr Natural Universe), Philip Wollen (philanthropist, ex-Citi Bank vice president, The Kindness Trust), Matthew Bate (Australian Football League), Tegan Steele (Urban Projuice), Julie Mitsios (Earth To Table), Kemi Nekvapil (Raw Beauty Queen), Lucy Taylor (Bloom Nutritionist), Heather Pace (Sweetly Raw, USA), Ace Rosengarten (Raw Living Foods), Niki Angel (Alkaline Superfoods), Victoria, Sergei and Valya Boutenko (the Raw Family, USA), Rosemarie Walmsley (Raw Satya), Yoko Inoue (Shoku Iku), Janette and Alan Murray-Wakelin (Running Raw), Rachael Campbell (Rachael's Raw Food), Sherry Strong (Return to Food Academy, Canada), Noah Hannibal (Animal Liberation Victoria), Shanaka Fernando (Lentil As Anything), Pam Ahern (Edgar’s Mission), the TRIBE raw cacao parties … and many more!
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