January Open Networking Meeting: TedxManhattan Screening with Brooklyn Food Coalition

Food Systems Network and Brooklyn Food Coalition present

TedxManhattan: Changing the Way We Eat

For our January Open Networking Meeeting, FSNYC will partner with the Brooklyn Food Coalition to host a viewing party for a live telecast of the TedXMahattan conference on January 21st, 2012 from 10am-6pm.


Viewing Party
Where: Brooklyn Food Coalition Office,  33 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Date: Saturday, January 21st
Time:  10:00am- 6:00pm
Cost:  Free!
Please note: Attendees are not required to stay for the entire event and may come and go as they wish. If you are feeling inspired, please bring a dish to share with the group!

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.

TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world are given the opportunity to put their wishes into action; TEDx, which offers individuals or groups a way to organize independent, TED-like events around the world; and the TEDFellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

The Event
TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will take place January 21st, 2012, 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.  If you would like to view the program from the 2011 event, please click here

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 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.

Because the event can accommodate a maximum of 300 people, chances are not everyone who wishes to attend will be able to.  In order to allow everyone the opportunity to experience TEDxManhattan, TED will webcast the show and hold viewing parties around the country.  Food Systems Network NYC and Brooklyn Food Coalition are excited to hold one of these viewing parties.

TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” is being brought to you by TEDster and Glynwood Institute co-founder Diane Hatz. The lead sponsor is The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming