Ever watched a DJ set that included a Vitamix? Or checked out Henry Hargreaves’ brilliant food-centric photography projects? Watch Hargreaves unveil a new series based on doomsday preppers’ post-apocalypse meal plans and listen to a nutritionally informative DJ performance featuring a blender on March 7 at TEDxManhattan.
This year’s conference includes their usual splashy mix of artists (Nikiko Masumoto will be telling her farming story through slam poetry) alongside big names in the food movement. Speakers include New York City Coalition Against Hunger executive director Joel Berg, Food Tank president Danielle Nierenberg, restaurateur Danny Meyer, Food & Wine editor in chief Dana Cowin and GrowNYC executive director Marcel Van Ooyen among others.
The overarching theme at TEDxManhattan is always “Changing the Way We Eat,” and the organizers cast a deliberately wide net intended to ensure “a good mix of speakers that can cover the wide variety of issues facing the food system. … TEDxManhattan is an effort to amplify voices in the food movement and give a larger stage to experts and storytellers who are working to change our food system to one in which healthy, sustainable, delicious food is available to everyone,” representative Meaghan Quinn told us.
Can’t make the live event? They’ll be streaming it free of charge here starting at 10:30am EST, and Jimmy’s No. 43 and Columbia University’s Teachers College are both hosting viewing parties. Join their global twitter conversation at #TEDxMan.