Friday, January 20, 2012

Change The Way You Eat

On Saturday, January 21, 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 Livestream on January 21st: http://livestre.am/Ggb


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Livestream chat – www.livestream.com/tedx
Follow the Twitter feed at www.Twitter.com/TEDxManhattan (@TEDxManhattan #TEDxMan).
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

Photo courtesy of TEDx 

Photo courtesy of TEDx
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.  
Photo courtesy of TEDx
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.
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

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