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TEDxManhattan "Changing the Way We Eat" Viewing Party

  • Feb 12, 2011 · 9:30 AM
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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

Local speakers:

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, Montgomery Countryside 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


TEDxManhattan Challenge

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.

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  • Sasan

    Great idea. Good organization and facilitation, good use of volunteers, great discussion. Simply awesome!

    February 14, 2011

  • Cheryl K.

    Forty people attended our viewing party--12 stayed for the entire 8-1/2 hours. Our local discussion groups generated several ideas for potential Bethesda Green projects about how we can engage others about our local food systems. I'll be posting these ideas on the Bethesda Green Website. Thanks to speakers, volunteers, and all who contributed to making our viewing party at Bethesda Green an inspiring day. Our lunch potluck was a bounty of seasonal, locally-grown, produced and homemade treats--everything from Devora's KOL Foods grilled grass-fed beef to Cindy's homemade roasted winter vegetables in pastry, to homemade apricot preserves from Kristina's mom in Annapolis, and Claudie's freshly homemade Schnitzbread with dried apples and maple glaze. The sessions were recorded to view again or share with others.

    February 14, 2011

  • Carol O.

    Presenters were terrific. Especially loved hearing how Dr. Melony Samuels kept making her program better; how Britta Riley used the world community to make her product better. Sent weblinks to friends so they could get a taste of what Josh Viertell and Dr. Li are doing. I just had to share. Loved the music.... We did have connection problems after lunch, but we used the time to connect with the real people at our viewing party.

    February 14, 2011

  • Lori W.

    This event was fantastic. It was great getting together to view with a group of people with the same interests so that thoughts and ideas could be shared during the breaks. I also enjoyed meeting the many interesting people and have begun to think of ways we can work together. I came away with many ideas for how I can incorporate what is being done in our neck of the woods into my web site.

    February 13, 2011

  • Beverly F.

    Excellent event and very well organized!

    February 13, 2011

  • Mike K.

    Excellent core presentation

    February 13, 2011

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