TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place in New York City with a Viewing Party at Bethesda Green, hosted by Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures. The free one-day event will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all. Join us for the viewing, potluck lunch, and discussion of our burgeoning local food movement in Montgomery County.
Potluck Lunch: Please bring a locally-grown and/or locally produced food to share according to the category below by your last name. Bring your own mug/water bottle. Coffee and Honest Tea and will be provided.
A-H -- appetizers, bread, cheeses, spreads, veggies
I-P -- main dishes, side dishes
Q-Z -- desserts including fresh fruit
If you can volunteer for this event, please contact Cheryl Kollin: [masked]
(local programming in Green)
9:30am @Bethesda Green
Registration and light breakfast
Who’s in the Room?
10:30am (Webcast begins)
Session 1 – What happened?
Laurie David, Environmental activist, producer and author
Carolyn Steel, Architect and Author - How Food Shapes our Cities (TEDTalk Video)
Cheryl Rogowski, Family Farmer and McArthur Genius Award recipient
Karen Hudson, President Dairy Education Alliance, co-founder ICCAW(Illinois Citizens for Clean Air and Water)
Ken Cook, President and Co-Founder Environmental Working Group
Scott Kahan, MD, MPH, Co-Director George Washington University Weight Management Center, Clinical Director S.T.O.P Obesity Alliance, Faculty George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Kathy Lawrence, Program Director School Food FOCUS
12:15-1:30pm Potluck Lunch @ Bethesda Green
Cheryl Kollin, Full Plate Ventures
Debra Tropp, USDA Agricultural Marketing Service
Mike Kennedy, Fox Haven Farm
Jessica Weiss, GrowingSOUL
Kati Gimes, Slow Food DC
Kristina Bostick, MontgomeryCountryside Alliance
1:30pm (Webcast returns)
Session 2 – Where are we?
Dan Barber, Executive Chef and Co-Owner Blue Hill Restaurant - How I Fell in Love with a Fish (TEDTalk Video)
2011 TEDxManhattan Fellows
Brian Halweil, Senior Fellow Worldwatch Institute, Co-Director Nourishing the Planet, Editor Edible East End, Publisher Edible Manhattan and Brooklyn
Lucas Knowles, USDA Coordinator Know Your Farmer Know Your Food
Barbara Askins, President & CEO 125th Street Business Improvement District
Britta Riley, Artist and Co-Founder, Windowfarms
John Fraser, Chef/Proprietor Dovetail and What Happens When restaurants
Dr.Melony Samuels, Founder and Director Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger (BSCAH)
Ian Cheney, Co-Founder Truck Farm, Peabody award-winning filmmaker
Josh Viertel, President, Slow Food USA
3:15-4:00pm @Bethesda Green
World Café: What can we do locally?
4:00pm (Webcast returns)
Session 3 – Where are we going?
Dr. William Li, President Angiogenesis Foundation – Can We Eat to Starve Cancer? (TEDTalk Video)
Dr. William Li update
Michael Conard, Assistant Director Urban Design Lab and Adjunct Associate Professor, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University
Elizabeth Ü, Founder and Executive Director Finance for Food
Frederick Kaufman, Professor CUNY Graduate School of Journalism
Curt Ellis, Co-Founder FoodCorps, Peabody award-winning filmmaker
Michel Nischan, Chef, President/CEO Wholesome Wave Foundation, Owner/Founder Dressing Room restaurant, cookbook author
6:00pm Program Ends
What is TEDx?
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat", where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxManhattan event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
Cheryl Kollin, Principal, Full Plate Ventures, LLC is passionate about building sustainable, regional food systems. She provides business consulting to social enterprises to enhance their profitability while serving their social mission.