2015 Event

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.

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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


Note: Subject to change – though we’re trying not to…..