The JBF Food Conference

The 2015 JBF Food Conference

Event Details

The 2015 JBF Food Conference: Rethinking the Future of Food
October 19 & 20
Convene Conference Center
730 3rd Avenue




Theme and Background


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.


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.


Package discounts are available with registration to the James Beard Foundation Food Conference on October 19-20. Details and registration here.

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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).



Presenters and Agenda

2015 James Beard Foundation Food Conference participants

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. See our current list of presenters.

View the 2015 JBF Food Conference agenda to see our panels and talks.


Related Events


The 2015 JBF Leadership Awards

The JBF Leadership Awards coincide with the annual JBF Food Conference, taking place during the evening of the first day of the conference, in New York City.


The 2015 JBF Leadership Awards ceremony and dinner, co-hosted by Good Housekeeping, will take place at the Hearst Tower on October 19. Our five honorees—visionaries responsible for creating a healthier, safer, and more sustainable food world—will also present at the JBF Food Conference.


Learn more about the 2015 JBF Leadership Awards






Grace Communications Foundation



Better Burger Project



Alaska SeafoodBon Appétit Management Company



BonterraGood Housekeeping
Salt for Life



Natural Gourmet

“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.