Speaking Engagements for Natural Health Companies and Conferences

Captivating, clear and inspiring talks for your company or conference

Looking for a speaker to deliver relevant, results-driving material? Speakers from Tap~Root have informed and educated both science and non-science groups for over 20 years.

Speaking Engagements

  • Tackling Weight Management with Nutrition workshop at Supply Side West expo September 2017
  • Ingredient Claims Confusion, Engredea Webinar, June 2016
  • Sizing up the Dark Side: An overview of the NBJ Dark Issue,  Nutrition Business Journal, March 2016
  • What are the Hottest Trends in Functional Foods? Nutra-Ingredients USA Trends in Functional Foods Forum, online panel discussion, June 2014.
  • Innovation Without a Home: Pharma-grade Science in a Restrictive Regulatory Environment, NEXT Innovation Summit, 2014.
  • Practical Claims Design: You Know the Regs - Now What Do You Do?, Engredea, 2013
  • Class is in Session: Natural Products for Newbies, from Entrepreneur to Pharma Entrant, Nutracon, 2013.
  • Skin Regenerating Active Produced from Rosa Dedifferentiated Cell Culture. Oral presentation for the colloquium: Nutraceuticals in the 21st century: identification, production, and demonstration of efficacy and safety. World Congress on In Vitro Biology, June 3-7, 2012.
  • How Did They Do It? Success Factors Of Three Industry Icons, Nutracon, 2012
  • Careers Outside of Academia: Career Pathway Series. 3-part Webinar for Association of Women in Science (AWIS), 2011.
  • Medicinal Plant Extracts as Cosmetic Active Ingredients: Responsible Use of Medicinal Plants for Cosmetics. American Society of Horticultural Science Annual Conference, September 25–28, 2011.
  • Cocoa Flavanols Benefits Uncovered, Ice Cream Technology Conference, 2008
  • Media pieces for NBC’s Healthology, consumer education on topics in nutrition, 2006-2009
  • Breakthrough Findings in Pomegranate Juice Research, American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Meeting, August 2005.
  • Recent Advances in Pomegranate Juice and the Corporation as the Locus of Multidisciplinary Preventative Medicine Research, International Conference on Mechanisms of Actions of Nutraceuticals, Invited Lecturer, November 2004.
  • Antioxidants and Pomegranates Demystified, Medical Advances for the Practicing Dentist, Scripps Clinic, Invited Lecturer, May 2004.
  • Pomegranate Juice: A Powerful Way to Make a Difference, Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine, Invited Lecturer, December 2003.
  • Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice, American Dietetic Association Annual Meeting, October 2003.
  • Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice, American Association of Family Practitioners Annual Meeting, October 2003.
  • Health Benefits of Pomegranate Juice, Pri-Med, Boston, November 2003.
  • Quarterly seminar series on nutritional supplements, Solgar Vitamins, 2000-2002.

Risa Schulman, Ph.D., a seasoned writer and speaker, holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology from Rutgers University, a Masters of Environmental Science from Yale University and a Bachelors of Science from Tufts University.

Risa is available to help you define your communications strategy, train non-scientific staff, and present your message at events and conferences.

Contact us to discuss your public speaking engagement needs. 


How to create a successful business. Interview after Nutracon Conference



"Risa is a great public speaker and educator, and is able to explain hard topics in a relevant manner.”
-Brian Schaneberg, PhD, QFS/SRA
Director, Mars Botanical, Mars, Inc., Maryland

"Risa's knowledge of nutritional science is both wide and deep, and her ability to effectively communicate that in laymen's terms is priceless to marketers." 

- Karl Riedel, President, Riedel Enterprises, California

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