Like thousands of others, filmmaker Brendan van Meter first encountered Stephen Ritz at the 2012 TEDxManhattan conference. Stephen, the founder of Green Bronx Machine, gave a talk introducing viewers to his organization, which uses farming to get high school students in the Bronx more engaged in school, while also teaching them about healthy eating and growing enough food to feed not just the kids but the surrounding community. His TEDxManhattan talk, filmed by Brendan in his role as TEDxManhattan’s Director of Video Production, has been watched more than 100,000 times online.
Brendan, President of Beaconhouse Media, and Stephen have since collaborated on a short video about Green Bronx Machine that won the People’s Choice Award in the 2014 Real Food Media Contest, as well as being named first runner-up.
The talks from TEDxManhattan 2014, which took place March 1, are now available on our YouTube channel. Take a look!
Check out all the photos from TEDxManhattan 2014 on Flickr! We also have a collection of portraits taken with our TEDxManhattan photo frame.
The fantastic speakers at TEDxManhattan 2014 are generating lots of buzz! Check out the press we’ve gotten from Food & Wine, Zagat, Epicurious, Vogue & more!
Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group, recognized TEDxManhattan’s impact at the 2014 event held March 1:
TEDxManhattan takes place Saturday, March 1! We hope you’ll join us, starting at 10:30 a.m. Eastern, at one of the more than 150 viewing parties taking place worldwide or by watching the live webcast for free. The schedule of speakers is here. Join the daylong Twitter conversation: @tedxmanhattan or #TEDxMan.
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