Dr. Michael Klaper makes appearances – both in-person and via Skype – as a featured speaker at events around the world. This web page is updated as new speaking engagements are added to his schedule. Please join Dr. Klaper’s mailing list to be informed of events, including those you can watch remotely, and/or contact Dr. Klaper if you would like him to speak at your event.

Ongoing Appearances

 EVERY WEDNESDAY at 2 pm: Nutritional Health and Healing

TrueNorth Health Center, Santa Rosa, CA

Dr. Michael Klaper is on the staff at TrueNorth Health Center in Santa Rosa, CA (located about 1 hour north of San Francisco). For over 30 years, TrueNorth has helped more than 10,000 people regain their health. (Note: Dr. Klaper’s weekly lectures are not recorded.)


January 20, 2017: Nutrition & Love as Medicine (Near Tampa, Florida)

Throughout his distinguished medical career (beyond applying basic and sound medical treatments), Dr. Michael Klaper has discovered the most important ingredient to health and healing is… LOVE. In this Friday evening talk, scheduled from 6-7:30 pm, Dr. Klaper discusses how he uses Nutrition & Love as Medicine to heal patients.

Unity of Palm Harbor, host for the presentation, describes itself as a sanctuary for spiritual expression, community, and creativity.


January 21, 2017: Second Annual Charlotte County Plant Based Nutrition Conference

An “entertraining” and educational day at the beautiful Twin Isles Country Club in Punta Gorda, Florida. Presentations by Dr. Michael Klaper and others, cooking demonstrations, panel discussion, question and answer session, and a wonderful plant-strong breakfast and lunch.

Designed to enhance the knowledge of all participants interested in whole food, plant-based nutrition and its role in reversing and preventing lifestyle diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension. The organizer, Dr. Jaimela Delaney, is a plant-based cardiologist and endurance athlete who promotes disease reversal through lifestyle modification.


February 19, 2017: WHOLE Conference (Southern California)

Dr. Michael Klaper is a featured speaker at the WHOLE Conference in Southern California (Camarillo, 55 miles from LAX), an all day event (9a-4p) to learn about the benefits of a whole food plant-based lifestyle from renowned doctors and chefs, including Dr. Michael Greger. Save with early registration.


March 11-18, 2017: Holistic Holiday at Sea XIV (Setting sail from Miami, Florida)

Cruise the Caribbean Sea on one of the world’s premier luxury liners for one full week on a journey devoted to health and personal growth. In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, presenters include Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Michael Greger, Ann Esselstyn, Jane Esselstyn, and Sandy Pukel.

To receive a $50 on-board credit, mention Dr. Michael Klaper’s name when you register through the “BOOK NOW” link in the upper right corner of the following web page:



April 21, 2017: Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (Marysville, WA)

Dr. Michael Klaper will deliver a presentation during the 2017 WADE Annual Conference at the Tulalip Resort in Marysville, Washington (about 45 minutes north of Seattle).

Founded in 1982, the Washington Association of Diabetes Educators (WADE) are members of the American Association of Diabetes Educators who serve Washington State and surrounding areas. WADE is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization, made up of professional diabetes educators.


May 4 & 9, 2017: Vegetarian Society of Hawaii (Maui & Oahu, Hawaii)

Thursday, May 4 in Kahului, Maui and Tuesday, May 9 in Honolulu, Oahu.

Dr. Klaper presents, “What I Wish Someone Had Told Me In Medical School About Nutrition.”

Although trained to diagnose and treat classic diseases, such as diphtheria and typhoid fever, Dr. Klaper has spent his long medical career “cleaning up the wreckage of the Standard American Diet (SAD).”

In this entertaining lecture, Dr. Klaper explores specific ways food can play a causative role in various diseases and how food can be used to cure. He’s pleased to share this practical information with the health-aware public on Oahu and Maui. Physicians, medical students, and other health professionals are particularly welcome.


June 9-11, 2017: 6th Annual Health, Healing, & Happiness Conference (Las Vegas, NV)

The 6th Annual Health, Healing & Happiness Conference and Expo at Tuscany Suites in Las Vegas is the biggest conference in Nevada for plant-based nutrition and natural solutions that embrace your whole body, mind & spirit!

A unique and exciting event to truly recharge your life with nutrition & lifestyle choices – for your physical AND emotional well-being! Be prepared to experience an unforgettable weekend where you can learn, taste, mingle, and enjoy a good time in Las Vegas!


June 23-25, 2017: The Health Science of Plant-Based Living Conference (Cleveland, Ohio)

In addition to Dr. Michael Klaper, other featured speakers include Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Alan Goldgamer, Cathy Fisher, and others.

This Friday through Sunday event is hosted by the National Health Association (NHA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the benefits of a plant-based diet. The Association provides educational materials, educational events, and services to thousands of people around the world.


September 10, 2017: 4th Annual Eat Well Stay Well 2017 – One Day Immersion (Columbia, MD)

Dr. Michael Klaper will speak via Skype about “Using Nutrition as a Strategy for Disease Prevention” during this all day Sunday, Healthy Plant-Based Lifestyle Event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Other presenters include Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Robynne Chutkan, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr. and Chef AJ. Co-hosts: Dr. Dana Simpler and Sharon McRae.

Get Inspired – Get Healthier – Live Longer – Go Plant-Based!


September 24-27, 2017: 4th Annual International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (Anaheim, California)

Dr. Michael Klaper serves on a panel that will address Challenging Case Studies and a Lunch and Panel Discussion: Everyday Ideas for Your Practice. Other speakers at the 2017 International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference include Dr. Scott Stoll, Brenda Davis, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., Chad Sarno and others.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, information on plant-based nutrition is presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.



February 27 – March 5, 2016: Holistic Holiday at Sea XIII

Join Dr. Michael Klaper and his wife, Alese, two of 45 presenters, including plant-based diet luminaries, Dr. T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Michael Greger, and Dr. Tom Campbell, for this special weeklong cruise.

Holistic Holiday at Sea XIII will cruise the Eastern Caribbean on an Italian luxury liner, the MSC Divina, setting sail from Miami, Florida with ports of call to St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Holistic Holiday at Sea is a body pampering, relaxing, and educational vacation cruise featuring a wide variety of lectures, workshops, and private consultations with leaders in holistic living and natural health, specially prepared vegan (plant-based) natural foods cuisine and beverages, swimming and snorkeling, saunas and Turkish baths, and more.


Dr. Michael Klaper with Clint Paddison and Brenda Davis in Australia

April 2016: Speaking Tour in Australia

Dr. Michael Klaper enjoyed five speaking engagements in Australia between April 9 and 20, including one appearance in Canberra, two in Sydney, and two in Melbourne.

In Canberra, Dr. Klaper was joined by Brenda Davis, RD for a three hour session, “Health And Longevity Through A Plant-Based Diet Or How To Prevent And Reverse Chronic Disease.”

In one of the two Sydney events, Dr. Klaper was joined by Clint Paddison for an event entitled, “How to Reverse Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms Naturally.”

The other Sydney event was titled, “Nutritional Strategies to Effectively Treat Type 2 Diabetes.”


April 30 – May 8, 2016: 5th Annual Food Revolution Summit

Dr. Michael Klaper was featured during the 5th Annual Food Revolution Summit. The title of his discussion, “Our Best Hope for a Livable World.”

The Food Revolution Summit, hosted by Ocean Robbins, features interviews conducted by his father, best-selling author, John Robbins, with 24 of the top food experts on the planet.

Other interviews featured Dr. Christine Northrup, Jane Goodall, Dr. Dean Ornish, Dr. Joel Fuhrman, Dr. Neal Barnard, Dr. Mark Hyman, Senator Cory Booker, Dr. Michael Greger, Ron Finley, Vandana Shiva, and numerous others.

Hear Dr. Klaper’s 2013 interview with John Robbins here at DoctorKlaper.com.


June 12, 2016: Compassionate Living Events (Port Townsend, WA)

Dr. Michael Klaper presents a new, updated version of his talk, “From the Operating Room to the Dining Room: The Evolution of a Nutritionally Aware Physician” at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington on behalf of Compassionate Living Events.

Dr. Klaper shares his personal journey toward nutrition-based medical practice, as well as the deeper aspects of the journey that have opened his heart to non-violence and enlarged his waiting room to include all beings in need of healing, including his biggest patient, our magnificent Mother Earth.

See the 2012 version of this talk in a free, 83-minute video here at DoctorKlaper.com.


July 6-10, 2016: Vegetarian Summerfest (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)

Dr. Michael Klaper is one of many featured speakers at the Vegetarian Summerfest to be held in the Conference Center at Pitt-Johnstown on the picturesque campus of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA. The campus is a 650-acre mountaintop wildlife preserve with 40 acres of hiking trails.

In addition to Dr. Klaper, featured speakers at this annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society include T. Colin Campbell, Brenda Davis, and Dr. Michael Greger.


September 21-24, 2016: International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference (Anaheim, California)

Dr. Michael Klaper is featured on a panel with Dr. Scott Stoll, Dr. Michael Greger, and three others during the 4th International Plant-Based Nutrition Healthcare Conference.

The conference objective is to prove the benefits of the dietary lifestyle through a review of current and progressive scientific research evidencing the preventive and disease fighting capabilities of whole food, plant-based nutrition. Geared toward medical doctors from a variety of specialty areas, as well as allied healthcare professionals, information on plant-based nutrition is presented with a commitment to intellectual integrity, without bias or influence.


October 3-9, 2016: 2Forks Full Immersion (near Sedona, Arizona)

Dr. Michael Klaper helps support Rip Esselstyn and his Engine 2 Team present a life-changing, weeklong event for those who need inspiration and guidance on their plant-based journey to health and well being.

Dr. Klaper serves as Medical Director and delivers several presentations on the amazing ways human bodies turn our food into us and how we can help our bodies do the best possible job of keeping us healthy. Other expert speakers include Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn and Dr. Doug Lisle.

Biometric screenings conducted – both at your arrival and departure – to demonstrate the powerful impact of seven days of plant-strong eating and mindful living.


October 17, 2016: Plant-Based Nutrition in Primary Care: Report From the Front Lines (Rochester, New York)

Healthy Cuisine Tasting with Dr. Klaper in the Living Room at the Rochester Academy of Medicine followed by his lecture.

Dr. Michael Klaper discusses the effects of the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) and its role in the pathogenesis of common diseases seen in primary care, especially atherosclerosis, Type 2 diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and various inflammatory conditions of joints and skin.

Dr. Klaper explains how current conventional medical and surgical therapies that do not address nutritional factors will be largely ineffective in resolving these disease states. He defines the mechanisms of how plant-based diets can prevent, arrest, and reverse many of these conditions and he identifies ways of motivating patients to undertake the simple diet and lifestyle changes that can prevent and reverse these common, life-altering degenerative diseases.



World Vegan Summit

March 20 – 22, 2015: World Vegan Summit & Expo

Marina Del Rey Marriott, Marina Del Rey, CA

Dr. Michael Klaper will be a featured speaker at the World Vegan Summit & Expo, a conference for grassroots activists, world-renowned experts, and thinkers, movers and shakers devoted to creating a compassionate, healthy, environmentally-sustainable world. Music, food, and fun, featuring spectacularly creative plant-based cuisine and plenty of inspiring information to live by!



Forks Over Knives

April 15, 2015: Forks Over Knives – Film Screening

Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Forks Over Knives, a highly acclaimed documentary, examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods.

Dr. Michael Klaper spoke after a screening of the documentary film, Forks Over Knives, at Stanford Law Building (Room 180), Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.

View the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O7ijukNzlUg

Official Website: http://www.forksoverknives.com/the-film/



May 16 – 22, 2015: Journey to the Heart of Healing

Sedona Mago Retreat, Cottonwood, AZ

Dr. Michael Klaper and a team of healing friends and colleagues hosted an extraordinary exploration to discover the healer within during this memorable weeklong event.



May 20 – 26, 2015: DocEmerson’s Immersion at Four Seasons Resort Maui

Four Seasons Resort, Maui, HI

Join Four Seasons Resort Maui’s Wellness doctor, Mark Emerson, and an esteemed staff of physicians (including Dr. Michael Klaper), nutrition experts, and health oriented culinary masters for a six day all-inclusive Ultimate Health & Wellness Immersion Event.

Dr. Mark D. Emerson is an Author, Speaker and Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in clinical nutrition and natural treatment methods for patients of all ages. Understanding the important link between diet and disease, he has dedicated his career to teaching optimal health through proper nutrition and realistic diet protocols.



June 12 – 14, 2015: Health, Healing & Happiness Conference

Tuscany Suites, Las Vegas, NV

Dr. Michael Klaper is one of the keynote speakers at this 4th annual health and wellness conference embracing body, mind and spirit with top speakers, chef demos, classes, a big vendor marketplace, and more.

Other keynote speakers include Dr. Joel Fuhrman and Dr. John McDougall.



June 12 – 14, 2015: 23rd Annual Health Classic

La Casa De Maria Retreat Center, Santa Barbara, CA

Join Dr. Michael Klaper and many other health and environmental teachers for the 23rd Annual Health Classic to be held in Santa Barbara, California from June 4-7, 2015.

In his keynote presentation on Saturday night, Dr. Klaper will discuss how proper nutrition and a balanced lifestyle are essential for health, and, in many cases, can make the difference between healing an illness or merely treating its symptoms. On Sunday morning, Health Classic participants will have a unique opportunity to study with Dr. Klaper in a small group setting during his workshop.

Choose from over 40 health, lifestyle, nutrition, cooking, and exercise workshops and classes while enjoying the Health Classic’s gourmet, vegetarian, organic cuisine.


September 11 – 13 2015: Dr. John McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend

Santa Rosa, CA

Offered twice a year, Dr. McDougall’s Advanced Study weekends are dedicated to broadening your understanding of plant-food based nutrition as an alternative to excessive medical intervention. We present the latest cutting-edge research to beginners and professionals alike, in an easy and accessible format. You’ll come away educated, motivated and ready to take your health to the next level.



October 12 – 15, 2015: World Elder Gathering 2015

Kalani Resort, Pahoa, Big Island, Hawaii

In the great tradition of World Elder Gatherings, this year’s event – WEG HAWAII OCTOBER 2015 – is dedicated to expanding the vertical and horizontal circles in our lives. The former embodies our physical, political, economic and social lives; the latter resonates with our intention to establish stronger connections with our ancestors and build a more sustainable world for the children yet to be born.



November 14 – 15, 2015: Portland VegFest

Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon

Portland VegFest is a 2-day event celebrating plant-based living, with free food samples, health and nutrition speakers, chef demonstrations, Fashion and Beauty Stage presentations, Fitness Stage workouts, restaurants, films, and activities for kids and teens. There’s something for everyone!



November 21 & 22, 2015: 2 Forks Food Conference

Hilton Pasadena, Pasadena, CA

Learn the why and how of changing the way you eat from top experts and from top chefs who will show you delicious and amazing ways to create entirely plant-based meals during this 2-day event, November 21 & 22, 2015.

“How rare is it to find a doctor who encourages his patients to change what they eat, rather than take the easy, money-making route of writing them a high-dollar prescription? Dr. Klaper is part of the next generation of physicians who recognize the role that our diets play in our well-being—and our nation’s healthcare crisis. His stories of recovery and newfound vitality are awesome and inspiring—and will motivate you to seek out a new doctor who will help you get to the core of your health concerns.”



Healthy Lifestyle Expo

October 10 – 12, 2014: Healthy Lifestyle Expo

Los Angeles, California

Featuring eye-opening presentations from top speakers in the world of plant-based health, learn how to prevent and reverse heart disease, achieve permanent weight loss, protect yourself against breast, prostate and colon cancer, and make the changes in your life you’ve always dreamed of.


Plant-based Nutrition Conference

September 17 – 20, 2014: 2nd Annual International Plant-based Nutrition Conference

San Diego, California

Dr. Klaper was part of the Conference Faculty for this event.

“Inside every overweight person, there’s a normal person with normal biometrics, encased in bad habits and wrong choices. The vast majority of people in physician offices are there due to diseases caused by the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.). Medical school didn’t prepare me for patients getting healthy, but indeed they do, every day in my office, because of plant-based nutrition.” – Michael Klaper, M.D.


Animal Rights National Conference

July 10 – 13, 2014: Animal Rights National Conference

Los Angeles, California

Dr. Michael Klaper delivered the closing address at the world’s largest and longest-running animal rights gathering. View short videos related to this year’s appearance.



Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

April 19, 2014: Berkeley Vegan Earth Day

Dr. Michael Klaper was a featured speaker at this 4th annual event.





2014 Maui Retreat

March 30 – April 6, 2014: 2014 Maui Spring Renewal Cleanse Retreat

Dr. Michael Klaper and his team hosted a week-long retreat on Maui.

Read about the program and guest speakers.




Holistic Holiday at Sea

March 1 – 8, 2014: Holistic Holiday at Sea XI – A Voyage to Well Being

Dr. Michael Klaper delivered the keynote address and a series of lectures during this week-long cruise.





In addition, Dr. Klaper has presented at these events:

Food Revolution Summit 2013

Food Revolution Summit

Dr. Klaper’s good friend and colleague, John Robbins, interviewed 24 of the world’s top food experts and activists during a week-long virtual summit from April 27 to May 5, 2013. With thanks to the Food Revolution Network, you can listen to the conversation between Dr. Klaper and John Robbins here at DoctorKlaper.com.



Whole Foods

Annual Whole Foods Health Immersion – Naples, Florida

This is Whole Foods’ corporate program aimed at promoting healthy eating by providing education and support tools to inspire interest in foods that help improve and maintain health and vitality.



Dr. McDougall's Health & Medical Center

Dr. McDougall’s Advanced Study Weekend – Santa Rosa, California

Dr. Michael Klaper presented, Practical Nutritional Medicine: Putting Hippocrates’ Advice to Work to Treat Today’s Diseases. See his 84-minute presentation for free here at DoctorKlaper.com.



Vegetarian Summerfest

Vegetarian Summerfest – Johnstown, Pennsylvania

Now, in its 40th year, the annual conference of the North American Vegetarian Society is host to hundreds of health and planet-loving folks.

See VegetarianSummerFest.org





World Veg Festival

San Francisco World Veg Festival – San Francisco, California

Dr. Michael Klaper is a regular presenter at the World Veg Festival, now in its 15th year presented by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society. The event is open to all.


Living Brain Wellness

Living Brain Wellness with Multiple Sclerosis – Portland, Oregon

Multiple Sclerosis can be a debilitating neurological disease with significant impact on one’s sense of wellbeing. This unique transformational program is aimed at empowering people with MS to health and healing through diet, exercise, and stress reduction.

Download a PDF brochure.





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