Gre(v)en(ts): TEDxManhattan

Photo: Jason Houston

Attn NYC peeps: TEDxManhattan is happening tomorrow – check it out in person if you can! And for everyone else: Listen in on the live stream from 10:30am – 5:45pm by clicking here. Below is more info about this (incredible-sounding) independently organized TED event:

TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place February 16, 2013, in New York City. Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise.  And, hopefully, we’ll have a few surprises during the day.  A highlight of the event is the ample time given for attendees to meet each other and look for new synergies and new ideas to help bolster the sustainable food movement.

An overview of the program is below.  We’ll be giving away lots of prizes throughout the day that have been generously donated by our sponsors and speakers – see our Giveaways page for more information!

9:30 am           Registration and light breakfast

10:30 am         Session 1: Inform (Webcast begins)

ETHEL, featuring Ulysses Owens Jr.

Welcome and Introduction

Intro: Diane Hatz, Co-Founder & Director, The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming; Curator/Host, TEDxManhattan

LaDonna Redmond, Senior Program Associate, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Intro: Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President, The James Beard Foundation

Fred Bahnson, Director, Food, Faith, & Religious Leadership Initiative, Wake Forest University School of Divinity

Intro: Urvashi Rangan, Ph.D., Senior Scientist and Director,, Consumers Union/Consumer Reports

Simran Sethi, Journalist, educator and strategist

Film Clip: “Standing Ground”(working title)Diane and Marlene Halverson

Performance – Kaki King

Intro: Paul Lightfoot, CEO, BrightFarms

Gary Hirshberg, Chairman, Stonyfield Farm

Intro – Gary Oppenheimer, Founder and Executive Director,

Tama Matsuoka Wong, Principal, MeadowsandMore

12:15   LUNCH (webcast offline)

1:30pm            Session 2: Educate (webcast online)

Intro – Stephen Ritz, Founder, Green Bronx Machine; Dean of Students, Hyde Leadership Charter School

VideoThe TEDxManhattan Sign

Intro – Dr. William Li, President, Medical Director, and Co-founder, Angiogenesis Foundation

Anna Lappé, Founding Principal, Small Planet Institute and Small Planet Fund

Intro – Marianne Cufone, Executive Director, Recirculating Farms Coalition

Annemarie Colbin, Ph.D., Founder and CEO, Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts

Performance – Kaki King & ETHEL

Intro – Dr. David Wallinga, Senior Advisor in Science, Food and Health, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Peter Lehner, Executive Director, NRDC and NRDC Action Fund

Intro – Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director, Food & Water Watch

Steve Wing, Associate Professor, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Film clip“Food Chains”– Sanjay Rawal

Intro – Karen Hudson, Farmer; Board Member, Illinois Citizens for Clean Air & Water; Consultant, Socially Responsible Agricultural Project

Peter Hoffman, Chef/Owner, Back Forty and Back Forty West

Intro – Michel Nischan, Owner and Founder, Dressing Room: A Homegrown Restaurant; President and CEO, Wholesome Wave

Bill Yosses, Executive Pastry Chef, The White House

3:20pm            BREAK (webcast offline)

3:55pm New York audience seated for prize drawings

4:00pm            Session 3 – Empower (webcast online)

Performance – ETHEL, featuring Ulysses Owens Jr.

Update – Britta Riley, Founder & CEO, Windowfarms

Viewing party check in

Intro: Curt Ellis, Co-Founder and Executive Director, FoodCorps

Maisie Greenawalt, Vice President of Strategy, Bon Appétit Management Company

Intro – Cheryl Rogowski, Farmer, W. Rogowski Farm

Lindsey Lusher Shute, Executive Director and Co-Founder, National Young Farmers’ Coalition

Intro – Kavita Shukla, Founder, Fenugreen

Cheryl Kollin, Founding Principal, Full Plate Ventures LLC (TEDxManhattan Challenge winner)

Film Clip“A Place at the Table” – Participant Media

Intro – Frederick Kaufman, Professor, CUNY Graduate School of Journalism; Journalist

Ann Cooper, Renegade Lunch Lady; Partner, Lunch Lessons, LLC; Director, Food Services Boulder Valley School District; Founder, Food Family Farming Foundation: The Lunch Box, Let’s Move Salad Bars to Schools

Intro – Majora Carter, CEO, Hometown Security Laboratories

David McInerney, Co-Founder, FreshDirect

Closing and music – Kaki King, Ulysses Owens Jr. & ETHEL

5:40 – 6:15       Reception (webcast offline)

7:00pm on      Dinners at sustainable restaurants

Visit the Speakers page to learn more about our speakers.

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