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, 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-based 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 and Richard Morris from the 2 Keto Dudes podcast.
Attend talks by world-class authors, journalists, and scientists! This year, we will have twice as many speakers and two venues! Last year's speakers were Megan Ramos, Ivor Cummins, Dr. Jeffry Gerber, Dr. Eric Westman, Nurse Jackie Eberstein, Prof. Richard Feinman, Dave Feldman, Nick Mailer, and Amber O'Hearn. This year, Nina Teicholz is going to be here!
On Friday, Megan Ramos from IDM (Intensive Dietary Management) and the Obesity Code Podcast will host "Fasting Friday," a free event where she shares the latest clinical data from IDM patients, and recent science on fasting.
Friday at 6 PM, there will be a VIP dinner party at Carl Franklin's house where you'll get face time with our speakers, as well as keto lobster bisque, Carl's 48-hour sous-vide chuck steak, and Richard's German red cabbage. This requires a VIP ticket, and space is limited.
On Social Saturday (July 21), we're having an outdoor party on the Parade Plaza in New London, right on the water across the street from the train station.
Not only will we have a pig roast (smoking overnight), we'll also be serving grilled sausages and other meats, and this year everyone gets Carl's keto clam "chowda!" Also, there will be a great live band, just like last year.
Of course, we'll have plenty of water and coffee available, but no alcohol will be served at our party. There are plenty of drinking establishments within walking distance from the Parade serving keto cocktails! Thames River Wine and Spirits, located across the street from the Parade, will be hosting wine and cheese tastings all day. Now, that's a party!
Sign up for walking tours and Segway tours of historic New London (tickets sold separately). Fitness coach Allan Misner will be offering fitness lessons.
RD86 Space (formerly the Spark Makerspace) has a professional kitchen where you can watch instructional keto cooking lessons and sample the results.
This year, we've built out a brand new production kitchen at RD86, which means we can serve everyone samples from every keto chef demonstration!
We've teamed up with several restaurants within walking distance of the Parade to provide at least one ketogenic dish 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.
Daddy Jack's is offering brick-oven Carl's Head Pizza! Included in the price of admission are $20 worth of food tickets for these restaurants.
Our fabulous sessions start at 8 AM and go until 5 PM. You'll learn the latest research, science, and stories from the field. This year, we have two venues: The Garde Arts Center and the Crocker House Ballroom.
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.
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).
We simply don't want to take the financial risk when so much is at stake. Kickstarter is a great platform for making sure our event will happen. You won't be charged unless we meet our goal. Everybody wins.
Can I reserve more than one ticket?
Yes you can! The reward costs is per-person. If you want to reserve more than one, just do the math, and tell us how you'd like your pledge allocated.
Risks and challenges
We realize that bringing so many people into our little town increases the necessity for lodging and transportation. We need to be sure that everyone has accommodations.
There are risks that a speaker may have to cancel and be replaced. There's nothing we can do about that except to find the best speakers we can to fill their shoes. Fortunately, we are in good standing with the keto community, and we don't anticipate a problem filling the demand.
In short, we are confident that we can handle any contingency that comes up so long as we're funded!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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