TEDxManhattan â€œChanging the Way We Eatâ€ will take place February 12, 2011, 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. Speakers with various backgrounds in food and farming will share their insights and expertise. Speakers this year will include Laurie David, environmental activist, producer and author of The Family Dinner, Carolyn Steel, architect and author , Cheryl Rogowski, family farmer and MacArthur Genius Award recipient, Josh Viertel, President of Slow Food USA, and Ian Cheney, Peabody award-winning film maker. Relevant clips from the TED conference will be shown.
Because the event can accommodate a maximum of 250 people, and is in Manhattan, chances are not everyone who wishes to attend will be able to. In order to allow everyone the opportunity to experience TEDxManhattan, they will webcast the show and hold viewing parties around the country. One such viewing party will be held at Harvard, in Boylston Hall 110 in Harvard Yard. RSVP to www.meetup.com/TEDxManhattan/Cambridge-MA/52670/.Â The webcast will run from 10:30 – 6, and a complete schedule of speakers and topics may be found at http://tedxmanhattan.org/event/.