The Paradox of Appetite: Hungering for Change
October 21-22, 2013
Convene Conference Center, NYC
As America’s fascination with food grows, the issues that surround our food system have taken on tremendous national importance. Recognizing our unique role in celebrating, nurturing, and preserving America’s diverse culinary heritage and future, the James Beard Foundation has inaugurated two important new programs: the annual James Beard Foundation Food Conference and the James Beard Foundation Leadership Awards.
With hunger at its root, appetite has been the driving force for human culture, especially when it comes to food. Appetite fuels ambition. Appetite drives our economy. Appetite is life. But our appetites have their consequences, especially when unchecked. Hunger and obesity, consumption and conservation, ambition and suppression, control and freedom—these are a few of the paradoxes of appetite that present challenges to our modern society. This year we will use appetite as a tool to help us understand how to arrive at a more healthful, sustainable future.
Won’t you join us? We know you’ll leave satisfied.
Confirmed Speakers Include...Jeff Dunn, President and CEO, Bolthouse Farms
Claude Fischler, Sociologist and Author, "Food, Self and Identity"
Adam Gopnik, Staff Writer, The New Yorker, and Author, The Table Comes First
Sam Kass, Executive Director of Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition
Raj Patel, Activist and Author, Stuffed and Starved
Jan Poppendieck, Professor and Author, Free for All: Fixing School Food in America
Art Smith, Chef
Carolyn Steel, Author, Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives
Robert Valgenti, Professor of Philosophy
“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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