Thursday, February 3, 2011

CHANGING THE WAY WE EAT

Saturday Feb. 12, all day (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) –
View and discuss a series of TED talks on food –
Maumee Valley Unitarian Church, on Dixie highway, just south of Rt-582,
between Bowling Green and Perrysburg. west side of road, free parking.
Coffee and snacks for donation; soup for lunch; pot-luck dinner.
RSVP or questions to Lucy Long lucyl@bgsu.edu (419) 304-1642
Free. Registration not necessary.

TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place February 12, 2011, in New York City. The 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.
Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise. Relevant clips from the TED conference will be shown. And, hopefully, we’ll have a few surprises during the day. A highlight of all TED and TEDx events 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.
Viewing events are taking place throughout the country.

Feel free to come anytime during the day.
10:00 am – 10:30 am Registration—Coffee and bagels
10:30 am – 12:15 pm Session 1 – What Happened?
12:15 pm – 1:30 pm Lunch Break—Potluck Soup
1:30 pm – 3:15 pm Session 2 – Where are we?
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm Early Potluck Supper Break
4:00 pm – 5:45/6:00 pm Session 3 – Where are we going?
6:00 pm END Webcast

TED (an acronym for “Technology, Entertainment and Design”)
Speakers in Manhattan include individuals with different backgrounds in the food and farming movement, including farmers, chefs, researchers, academics, activists, artists/creatives, health professionals, educational professionals, foodies and TEDsters. This is being done in an effort to bring different groups of people working on the same issue together to learn what each other are doing and to help create new partnerships and collaborations.

3 comments:

jmelfi said...

The Feb 12 event sounds very interesting! Thanks for the heads up. TED inspired me to launch videotalks.org. Your readers should find the site very helpful in that it links to more than 50 other websites that feature video talks and lectures. Please keep up the good work of spreading the word on TED and other such sites. Jim Melfi, founder, videotalks.org

jmelfi said...

The Feb 12 event sounds very interesting! Thanks for the heads up. TED inspired me to launch videotalks.org. Your readers should find the site very helpful in that it links to more than 50 other websites that feature video talks and lectures. Please keep up the good work of spreading the word on TED and other such sites. Jim Melfi, founder, videotalks.org

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