Linda Bacon, PhD

inspiring a global transformation to a more just world,
where all bodies are valued,
respected,
and supported in compassionate self-care

Upcoming Events/Past Engagements

Dr. Linda Bacon, a passionate and charismatic scientist and storyteller, is sparking discussion and revolutionizing how people think about their bodies.

Excerpt from a petition at MoveOn.org, signed by hundreds.



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Upcoming Public Events

  • April 172020
    Phillips Academy
    Stay tuned for details.
    Andover, MA

Past Keynotes and Workshops

  • Central Texas Eating Disorders Specialists
    October 11 | 2019Austin, Texas
    Body Liberation: How to Survive, Thrive and Transform an Unjust World, full day workshop. Click here for (password protected) responses to Weight Reflection Questions. Click here for (password protected) slides.Details and Registration here.Workshop Handout (pw protected)
  • Be Nourished Body Trust Providers’ Training
    May 20 | 2019Portland, Oregon

    Cultivating Belonging amidst Injustice (Private)

  • iaedp, Pacific NW chapters
    May 18 | 2019Washington

    Nurturing Body Respect: The Facts, Fictions, and Clinical Path. Full day workshop. Click here for conference registration.

    Responses to Reflection Questions for workshop participants (Password protected)
  • The Houston Eating Disorders Specialists (HEDS) conference, Inclusion in Recovery: Exploring the Margins of Eating Disorders
    February 23 | 2019Houston, Texas
    Keynote Seminar, Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World
  • Carolina Resource Center for Eating Disorders
    October 25 | 2018Asheville, North Carolina

    Nurturing Body Respect: The Facts, Fictions, and Clinical Path. 12:30 pm to 5:00 pm. Registration link.

    Responses to Reflection Questions for workshop participants (Password protected)FlyerHandout (Password protected)
  • Bemidji Area Diabetes & HPDP Conference
    August 21 - August 22 | 2018Bloomington, MN

    Keynote Talk and Pre-Conference Workshop, sponsored by the Indian Health Service. Keynote slides (password protected). Pre-conference slides (password protected)

    Responses to Reflection Questions for workshop participants (Password protected)Keynote Handout
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health conference, “United Against Oppression”
    August 03 - August 05 | 2018Portland, Oregon
    Keynote. Click here for conference details.
  • Kennesaw State University
    June 15 | 2018Kennesaw, Georgia
    Body Respect: Navigating Weight Concerns in Clinical Practice, a 3 hour training for health professionals. Click here to register. Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
  • Johns Hopkins University
    February 28 | 2018Baltimore, MD

    Keynote, Eating Disorders Awareness Week. 6:00 - 7:30 pm

    Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected).

    Download flyer.
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, San Francisco Chapter
    November 04 | 2017Walnut Creek, CA

    When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

    Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected). Registration/description here.
    Workshop DescriptionHandouts (PW protected)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Orange County Chapter
    October 14 | 2017Orange County, California

    Gala. 9:00 - 12:00. When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

    Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Los Angeles Chapter
    October 14 | 2017Los Angeles, California

    Gala. 1:00 - 5:00. When Self-Love Isn't Enough: Cultivating Body Appreciation in an Unjust World.

    Responses to Reflection Questions (Password protected)
  • National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference
    May 12 | 2017Toronto, CA.

    Closing Keynote: From Marginalization to Love: How Resisting the Gender Binary Taught Me to Respect my Body

    Conference Registration form
  • More than One Struggle: Intersections and Activism Social Justice Conference
    April 06 | 2017University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
    Keynote Speech: There is no Social Justice Without Bodies: Weight Stigma as a Social Justice IssueReflection Questions (Requires password)Conference descriptionSlide Presentation (Requires PW)
  • Be Nourished Training Institute
    October 10 | 2016Portland, Oregon
    Guest Seminar: Speaking Brave in Body Talk: Navigating Vulnerability AND Protection
  • University of Portland
    October 07 | 2016Portland, Oregon
    Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm and Cultivating Body Respect: a Workshop for Professionals
  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
    May 24 - May 25 | 2016Barcelona, Spain
    The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm
  • Renfrew Center Eating Disorders conference
    November 14 - November 16 | 2015Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    From Weight Fears to Body Respect: Unraveling the Path
  • National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC) conference
    April 17 | 2015Toronto, Canada
    Find YOUR voice for Body RespectEvent flyer
  • National Health Service (NHS)
    December 17 | 2014Inverness, Scotland
    Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative
  • Highland Research Forum, Centre for Health Science, University of The Highlands and Islands
    December 16 | 2014Inverness, Scotland
    Why Dieting is a Failed Paradigm: The Evidence and Alternative
  • The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
    November 08 | 2014Towson, Maryland
    Cultivating Body Respect for Every Body (a community event, open to the general public)Event brochure
  • The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt
    November 07 | 2014Towson, Maryland
    Cultivating Body Respect for Every Body (a half day workshop for professionals)Program description
  • Women’s Health Clinic
    October 24 | 2014Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Body Respect: Navigating Concerns in Clinical Practice
  • Canadian Diabetes Association Professional Conference
    October 23 | 2014Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
    Body Trust and Respect as a Prescription for Successful Diabetes Care: Why It’s Time to Ditch the Diet Mentality
  • Family Health Team Registered Dietitians Conference
    September 19 | 2014Toronto, Canada
    Keynote Speech: Critical Dietetics: Making Peace in the War on Obesity
  • Critical Dietetics conference
    August 16 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
    The Resilient Advocate: Cultivating Strategies for Managing Resistance to Critical Thought
  • Critical Dietetics conference
    August 15 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
    Opening Plenary: Promoting Diversity, Redressing Inequity, and Seeking Social Justice in Dietetics
  • Bacon & Aphramor, privately sponsored workshop
    August 14 | 2014Chicago, Illinois
    Cultivating Body Respect: Personal and Political (half day workshop, co-conducted with Lucy Aphramor)
  • Be Nourished
    July 01 | 2014Portland, Oregon
    Body Respect, for All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On (full day workshop co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor)
  • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
    June 25 - June 29 | 2014Seattle, Washington
    Passing the Message On: HAES Facilitator's Training (co-facilitated with Lucy Aphramor)
  • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
    June 24 | 2014Seattle, Washington
    Celebrating Queer Bodies
  • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
    June 21 | 2014Seattle, Washington
    Body Respect, For All Bodies: Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On (full day workshop co-conducted with Dr. Lucy Aphramor)
  • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
    June 19 | 2014Seattle, Washington
    Clinical Training: Implementing Body Respect into Eating Disorders Care, co-conducted with Lucy Aphramor
  • Pacific University, School of Professional Psychology
    May 27 | 2014Hillsboro, Oregon
    Keynote Talk: Diversity Day Conference
  • Portland State University
    May 23 | 2014Portland, Oregon
    Body Respect, for All Bodies
  • Oregon State University
    May 22 | 2014Corvallis, Oregon
    Health at Every Size: Challenging the Dietetics Paradigm
  • Oregon State University
    May 22 | 2014Corvallis, Oregon
    The Next Public Health Challenge: Losing the Anti-Obesity Paradigm
  • Eating Disorder Recovery Support conference
    February 06 | 2014Petaluma, California
    Keynote Talk: The Resilient Health at Every Size Practitioner
  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) conference
    October 19 - October 20 | 2013Melbourne, Australia

    Workshop 1: Weight Science: Examining the Evidence for a Paradigm Shift

    Workshop 2: Implementing Health at Every Size in Clinical Practice

  • Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society (ANZOS) conference
    October 18 | 2013Melbourne, Australia
    Keynote Talk: Shifting Paradigms in Obesity Research
  • Australian Psychological Society (APS)’s Psychology of Eating, Weight, and Body Image Interest Group
    October 14 - October 16 | 2013Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, Australia
    Australian Speaking Tour: Shifting Paradigms in Weight Science: Evidence and PracticeEvent brochure
  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance (NAAFA) annual conference
    July 28 | 2013Las Vegas, Nevada
    Keynote Talk: Speaking Fat: Meeting Resistance, Cultivating Resilience
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health conference
    June 30 | 2013Chicago, Illinois
    The Resilient Health at Every Size Practitioner
  • Opal: Food + Body Wisdom
    June 24 - June 28 | 2013Seattle, Washington
    Passing on the Message: Health at Every Size Facilitator Training (co-conducted by Lucy Aphramor, PhD)
  • Centre for Exercise and Health
    March 25 | 2013Coventry, England
    Changing Paradigms in Weight Science
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Puget Sound Chapter
    September 29 | 2012Seattle, Washington
    Addressing Weight in Clinical Practice
  • No Lose Conference
    September 08 | 2012Oakland, California
    Plenary Discussion: Challenging Weight Discourse
  • Green Mountain at Fox Run
    August 09 | 2012Ludlow, Vermont
    Kicking the Diet Habit and Moving On
  • Health at Every Size International Research Symposium
    June 05 | 2012Toronto, Canada
  • International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP), Orange County Chapter
    June 01 | 2012Costa Mesa, California
  • International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, San Diego Chapter
    May 30 | 2012La Jolla, California
  • American Dietetic Association Conference
    September 25 | 2011San Diego, California
    The War on Obesity: A Battle Worth Fighting?
  • Find Your Voice!
    August 15 | 2011San Francisco, California
    How to Challenge Resistance and Talk Persuasively about Size Acceptance, a participatory workshop.
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health
    August 13 | 2011San Francisco, California
    Keynote Talk: Weight Science and Health at Every Size: Crafting the Message
  • Dairy Council of British Columbia Nutrition Forum
    June 08 | 2011Vancouver, Canada
    Strategies for Attuned Eating and Beyond
  • Healthy for Life Program, Queen of the Valley Medical Center
    December 06 | 2010Napa, California
  • California State University Dietetics Program
    November 19 | 2010Chico, California
    Health Professionals: Navigating Weight Concerns
  • California State University Dietetics Program
    November 18 | 2010Chico, California
    Students: Understanding Weight
  • University of North Carolina
    November 09 | 2010Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Boulder Youth Body Alliance
    November 02 | 2010Boulder, Colorado
  • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
    October 29 | 2010Omaha, Nebraska
  • Touro University
    October 21 | 2010Vallejo, California
  • California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University
    October 18 | 2010San Francisco, California
  • UCSF Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment (COAST)
    October 15 | 2010San Francisco, California
  • University of Michigan Health Services
    October 07 | 2010Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Workshop: Navigating Weight Concerns in Clinical Practice
  • University of Michigan
    October 06 | 2010Ann Arbor, Michigan
  • Health at Every Size summit
    August 09 | 2010San Francisco, California
  • Forest Institute of Professional Psychology
    July 09 | 2010Springfield, Missouri
    Unmasking Weight Bias and Thin Privilege: Developing Strategies for Responsible Embodiment and Health Promotion
  • Tom Waddell Health Center
    November 17 | 2009San Francisco, California
    What Health Practitioners Need to Know about Weight Concerns
  • Health Equity Lifestyle Plan (HELP)
    August 27 | 2009Coventry, England
    Incorporating Health at Every Size into Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • Well Now Salon
    August 26 | 2009Coventry, England
    Practical Lessons in Health at Every Size, a facilitated discussion
  • HAES United Kingdom
    August 21 | 2009Coventry, England
    Advanced Health at Every Size
  • HAES United Kingdom
    August 12 | 2009Coventry, England
    Introduction to Health at Every Size
  • Association for Size Diversity and Health conference
    August 02 | 2009Chicago, Illinois
    Health at Every Size: The Year in Review
  • National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance
    August 01 | 2009Chicago, Illinois
    Keynote Speech: Reflections on Fat Acceptance: Lessons Learned from Privilege
  • Reykjavik University
    May 29 | 2008Reykjavik, Iceland
    Health at Every Size: Making Peace in the War on Obesity
  • Iceland Air
    May 29 | 2008Reykjavik, Iceland
    Health at Every Size: Making Peace with your Body