TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” Announces Speaker Lineup for March 1st All Day Event

Led by food and farming experts, the live-streamed TEDx event will explore the food system and sustainability

On Saturday, March 1st from 10:30am-6:30pm EST, the much-anticipated TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will once again take place in New York City. With a brilliant lineup of experts, TEDxManhattan invites communities, organizations, and individuals to watch the program live and organize viewing parties for this one-day TEDx event that will explore the state of the food system and progress toward sustainability in eating and farming. 

The webcast will air at https://new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2014

The independently organized event will gather speakers and audience members from diverse backgrounds to create new synergies, connections, and collaborations across disciplines. The goal of the event is to help break the food movement out of its bubble and introduce the TED/TEDx audience and viewers across the country to the innovative work being done to elevate the food system to one that is more equitable, healthier, and sustainable for all.

Some of the most important experts in the food movement will speak, including:

Regina Bernard-Carreno (Baruch College, CUNY) – Hunting for Food: Race, Class, and Access in New York City

David Binkle, Los Angeles Unified School District – Los Angeles Unified School District: Changing What Students Eat At School

Alison Cayne, Haven’s Kitchen – The Food Movement in Historical Context

Virginia Clarke, Sustainable Agriculture Food System Funders – The Role of Philanthropy in Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems

Tom Colicchio, Craft Restaurant – Vote Food

Myra Goodman, Earthbound Farm – In Praise of Big Organic

Andrew Gunther, Animal Welfare Approved – How Big Business Had the Right Idea but Went Wrong

Saru Jayaraman, Restaurant Opportunities Centers United – Restaurant Workers

Megan Miller, Bitty – Crickets as a Protein Source

Peggy Neu, The Monday Campaigns – Meatless Monday: A Simple Idea Goes Global

 Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, US House of Representatives (Maine) - Congress and a Sustainable Food System

Lance Prince, George Washington University – The Negative Effects on Human Health of Antibiotic Use in Animal Production

Michael Rozyne, Red Tomato – Local Food Distribution: All That’s Invisible to the Eaters

Nikki Silvestri, Green for All – The Complexity and Rich Experience of Building True Allies

Clint Smith, Parkdale High School – Resilience: Reframing the Narrative Around Our Students

Matthew Moore, The Digital Farm Collective – Social Change Artists and the Food Movement

Sunny Young, Good Food for Oxford Schools (TEDxManhattan Challenge winner) - School Food in Mississippi

There is no fee associated with hosting an official viewing party, just compliance with TED’s rules. TEDx viewing parties must be free of charge to an audience of up to 100 people, show the webcast free of any advertising or promotion for sponsors, and follow TED’s guidelines regarding commercial and non-commercial venues. Though the conference is best viewed in its entirety, viewing parties in different time zones and hosts facing other scheduling issues may show just one or two sessions and still register as an official viewing party for TEDxManhattan.

Go to https://new.livestream.com/tedx/manhattan2014 to access the webcast and watch the event live and http://tedxmanhattan.org/viewing-parties/ to locate or set up a viewing party in your area. Videos of the talks will be posted after the conference.

The lead sponsor for TEDxManhattan is the nonprofit program Change Food.