Food Conference

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2015 JBF Food Conference
Rethinking the Future of Food
October 19 & 20, NYC


Too often it seems that the future of our food is in the hands of others. Innovations in science and technology are unfolding every day with consumers feeling like recipients of their food system, instead of engaged participants.

What if we rethink this equation and ask ourselves, “What is the future of food we want to create?"

Building on last year’s theme of prescriptions for a healthier America, the 2015 James Beard Foundation Conference: Rethinking the Future of Food will look at what’s in front of us through three powerful lenses: the future of the farm, the future of the kitchen, and the future of health.

As always, our presenters are thought leaders and provocateurs, including NASA’s Chief Data Scientist, MOMA’s Chief Design Curator, the creator of Modernist Cuisine, FoodCorps Service Members, scientist-entrepreneurs working on everything from seed creation to cultured meat, chefs, journalists, activists, investors and more.

Together we’ll explore how changes in science and technology and the principles of equity, innovation, and investment influence the choices that each of us makes today to create a better tomorrow for everyone.

Don't forget to join us for our Welcome Reception featuring the winners of the Better Burger Project, on Sunday, October 18th from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the James Beard House (167 West 12th Street, NYC).

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“The James Beard Foundation Food Conference was a catalyst for realizing the necessity to capitalize on intelligent, committed entrepreneurs in the food system by formally creating a venture fund to meet the growing needs of this good food sector.” 

—Jason Ingle, Founder, Closed Loop Capital and Greener Partners

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You can view footage from our 2014 Food Conference here.