TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the TimesCenter in New York City. Below is the list of speakers along with their topic. Order is subject to change.
2015 Run of Show (01/25/15)
Registration 9:30 – 10:30. Webcast begins promptly at 10:30 (ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Session 1 – (10:30 – 12:25)
Nikiko Masumoto – Legacy of three generations of Japanese American family farmers
Anim Steel – Food justice
Ali Partovi – What’s the real reason organic food costs more? (Hint: It’s not because it’s more expensive to produce)
Stephen Reily – How do cities build platforms to help the local food economy achieve sustainability and scale?
Film clip: The Meatrix – Re-make and re-launch of the hugely successful 2003 viral phenomenon
Michele Merkel – What is legal is not always right – fighting for justice in rural America
LUNCH 12:25 – 1:35 (Webcast offline/break)
Session 2 – (1:35 – 3:35)
Marcel Van Ooyen – Scaling up local food distribution to take it from niche to mainstream
Robert Graham – Teaching doctors about the importance of food to health
Stefanie Sacks – How small changes in eating can make big differences
Joel Berg – The only real way to end hunger in America
Dana Cowin – The power of ugly vegetables. Why ugly, bruised vegetables are the future of food
TEDxManhattan Award Winner – Stephen Ritz, Green Bronx Machine. School. Kids. Community. Food. The educational community center Steve is building in a school in the Bronx.
DJ Cavem – Health education through art and hip hop music
BREAK 3:35 – 4:15 (Webcast Offline)
Session 3 – (4:15 – 6:00pm)
Henry Hargreaves – How end-of-the-world doomsday preppers are thinking about their food
Film clip: Anna Lappe – Real Food Media Project winner
Shen Tong – The impact of venture capital money and investment dollars in the food system
Kendra Kimbirauskas – The rift between the good food movement and the explosion of factory farms in the U.S.
Film clip: Regina Bernard-Carreno and Alison Cayne
Danielle Nierenberg – Why the food system will fall apart without women farmers
Danny Meyer – Fine dining and chain restaurants – the evolvement and overlap of the two
6:00 WEBCAST OFFLINE/END
Note: Subject to change – though we’re trying not to…..