Editor’s note: Today, we’re thrilled to share more details about our upcoming Food Loves Tech event! Be sure to follow along as we unveil additional news on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram in the coming weeks. And if you’re serious about joining us, grab your early bird ticket while you can.
Food Loves Tech (FLT), a first-of-its-kind innovation expo, will take place June 10-12, 2016, in the heart of Manhattan at The Waterfront, located on 27th Street. FLT, a creation of Edible Manhattan, VaynerLive and under the creative direction of food futurist Dr. Irwin Adam Eydelnant of Future Food Studio, will be arranged as a series of large-scale exhibits and immersive installations, technology tastings, leadership panels and dining experiences. ICRAVE, the New York-based design studio, has been confirmed to create the experience design.
“Food Loves Tech will allow the public to taste and touch, and see and smell, how technology is transforming our food chain. And to understand what it means for our future,” says Brian Halweil, editor in chief of Edible Manhattan, as well as sister titles Edible Brooklyn, Edible East End and Edible Long Island, all part of the national network of Edible magazines.
The official opening reception of the three-day expo will be hosted by LDV Hospitality at their event venue, The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in Midtown.
All attendees to the FLT expo will be provided with their own personalized food ID by food discovery and sharing app Ingredient1. The daytime expo, beginning on Saturday, will be arranged as four large-scale exhibits, with select workshops showcasing a different food environment:
In the home
As the center of our eating culture, technological innovations are happeningin the kitchen and the ways we buy, cook and eat at home. Technology partner, Grove, will feature the “Grove Ecosystem,” an intelligent indoor gardening system that efficiently grows delicious, organic fruits and veggies all year‐round.
In the city
Attendees will be guided through the playground for healthy food delivery, corporate catering, vertical agriculture and further innovations like JuiceBot, which are making it easier to choose healthy choices for city-dwellers.
In the field
A new generation of farmers is asking how we can boost ecological performance, support sustainability and feed a growing population. Join us as we explore what this looks like today and in the years coming.
On the horizon
Curatorial partner Isha Datar of New Harvest (the company building a post-animal bioeconomy) joins us in an exploration of “next-generation” eating. As we look to transform the way we approach food, from what we eat to how we make it, the future holds a vast array of opportunities from lab grown meat to nutritionally complete beverage products.
Additionally, on both Saturday and Sunday, attendees can visit the Tech Tasting Bazaar and join in the Future Food Panel, where a series of entrepreneurs, chefs, restaurateurs, purveyors and culinary authors and notables are to speak. The panel will be in collaboration with Danielle Gould, Founder of Food+Tech Connect, and Brian Frank, the founder of the first venture capital firm focused on the food and tech space.
FoodTank, the voice of the global food activist movement and founder Danielle Nierenberg, has joined as a media partner for Food Loves Tech in addition to Edible.
Sponsorship categories for the expo are still open in the culinary, tech and design areas. For inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.