Keto Symposium NYC

Keto Nutrition Conference in the NYC Tri-State area featuring leading keto experts, researchers and influencers.
For those who are interested in learning the latest information and health benefits of following a low carb diet.

Featuring: Maria Emmerich, Dom D’Agostino, Josh Perry, Chris Irvin, Mike Mutzel, Thomas Seyfried, Will Cole and Kristina Hess

Ketofest 2019

Ketofest Food and Science Festival!

July 19-21, 2019

What is Ketofest?   Scroll down for tickets

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.

Social Saturday

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.

Fasting Friday  

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.

Megan Ramos

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.

Social Saturday

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.

Pig Roast!!

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.

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!

Science Sunday 

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.

Confirmed Speakers so far are 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.

Ketofest Volunteers!


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.