Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Watch TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” 2012

A viewing party for the TEDx "Changing the Way we Eat" event will be taking place Saturday, Jan 21, 9am, at the Minnesota History Center, St Paul, MN. Join the Minnesota Food Bloggers for a webcast viewing of the morning session, live from New York City, followed by a discussion and reception. It's free to attend, but you can reserve your seat now. Contact Stephanie A. Meyer (meyer.stephanie.a@gmail.com) for more info.


In February of 2011, over 14,000 computers tuned in from locations all over the globe to watch the live simulcast of the first TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat.”

On Saturday, January 21, 2012, the second TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” – an independently organized event, licensed by TED – will be held at the Times Center in New York City. TEDxManhattan will explore the issues, the impacts and the innovations happening as we shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming and help to create connections and unite different areas of the food movement. And while not everyone may be able to attend the local event, anyone around the world can share in this exciting day by watching the live webcast at www.livestream.com/tedx from 10:30am – 5:15pm est on Saturday, January 21st.

WHY watch? This is a wonderful opportunity for people around the world to connect online with each other and the sustainable food movement. While the talks revolve around the speakers in NYC, individuals watching the webcast can join us on January 21st:

There’s a world-class line-up of speakers that is sure to inspire you, including [for a complete list, visit the TEDxManhattan website]:

  • Laurie David (Host), Environmental Activist, Producer, Author
  • Fred Kirschenmann, Farmer, Distinguished Fellow at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Iowa State University, and President of the Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture in NY
  • Mitchell Davis, Executive Vice President, the James Beard Foundation, cookbook author and food journalist
  • Wenonah Hauter, Executive Director of Food & Water Watch
  • Gary Oppenheimer, Founder/Executive Director of AmpleHarvest.org, CNN Hero, Master Gardener, Huffington Post 2011 Game Changer, winner of the 2011 Glynwood Wave of the Future Harvest Award
  • Dr. Robert S. Lawrence, Center for a Livable Future/Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States
  • Dr. David Wallinga, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
  • Urvashi Rangan, Consumer Reports

About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like* experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. *TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. For more information about TED and TEDx, please visit www.ted.com.

About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 25 years ago, TED has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. The annual TED Conference invites the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes. Their talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Al Gore, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Isabel Allende and UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown.

Follow TED on Twitter at twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at facebook.com/TED.

The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming is the lead sponsor for TEDxManhattan 2012.

For more information about TEDxManhattan, visit www.tedxmanhattan.org; media can contact geralyn@resourcescommunications.com, telephone 281.980.6643.

[where: Sustainable Food, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Twin Cities, Minnesota]

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