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Risk Economics, Inc. sponsored TEDx Manhattan 2011: Changing the Way We Eat

Risk Economics, Inc. sponsored the first TEDx Manhattan: Changing the Way we Eat 2011. This one-day TEDx event explored the food system as we shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming.  The goal of “Changing the Way We Eat” was to create new synergies, connections and collaborations across disciplines, to unite different areas of the food movement, and to introduce the TEDx audience to the exciting and innovative work being done in this field. The event hosted approximately 400 participants, and also included live webcasts to provide access to viewers worldwide.  The event was organized by Diane Hatz  of the Glynwood and the TEDx Manhattan organizing team, and held in Manhattan at the Prince Georges Hotel.

Speakers for the 2011 TEDx Manhattan included the following:

  • Ian Cheney, Co-Founder of the Brooklyn-based documentary production company, Wicked Delicate, and co-creator of the Peabody award winning film, King Corn;
  • Michael Conard, Assistant Director at the Urban Design Lab, part of the Earth Institute at Columbia University;
  • Laurie David, author and producer of Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth”;
  • Michael Nischan, chef, restaurateur, and award-winning cookbook author;
  • Dr William Li, President of the Angiogenesis Foundation;

Go to TEDx 2011 talks: http://tedxmanhattan.org/2011talks/

Diane Hatz at TEDx Manhattan 2011.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

February 12th 2011, New York, NY

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