TEDxManhattan Registration Now Open

Registration now open! 


On Saturday, February 16th, 2013, TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” will be held at the Times Center in New York City. This one-day TEDx event will explore the food system as we shift to a more sustainable way of eating and farming.  The goal of “Changing the Way We Eat” is 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 Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming is the lead sponsor for TEDxManhattan.

How to Participate:
1. The TEDxManhattan event will be curated and audience members hand selected so that attendees are a balanced mix of academics, researchers, health professionals, farmers, foodies, chefs, advocates, foundations, public figures and TEDsters, ensuring a diverse audience that can facilitate new ideas and synergies with each other.  To learn how to attend “Changing the Way We Eat,” please visit www.tedxmanhattan.org/apply.   If you are selected to attend the event, the ticket price will be $135.00.

There is no official deadline for registration, but the event has sold out with hundreds of people turned away each year, so please apply early.

2. Host a Viewing Party
In an effort to have as many people as possible participate in TEDxManhattan, the day will be webcast live for free.  TEDxManhattan encourages individuals and groups around the country to set up their own viewing parties. Details about hosting a viewing party can be found on the website at www.tedxmanhattan.org/viewing-parties.  If you are interested in hosting your own event, please email TEDxManhattan@gmail.com.

Confirmed speakers to date are:

  • Fred Bahnson, Wake Forest University School of Divinity
  • Simran Sethi, Journalist, Author and Educator
  • Maisie Greenawalt, Bon Appetit Management Company
  • Anna Lappe, Small Planet Institute
  • Annemarie Colbin, Natural Gourmet Institute
  • Peter Lehner, NRDC
  • Bill Yosses, White House Pastry Chef
  • Gary Hirshberg, Stonyfield Farm
  • Karen Washington, South Bronx Community Activist
  • Ann Cooper, Food Family Farming Foundation

Several additional speakers will be announced shortly.

To learn more about TEDxManhattan, please watch our promo video from the first year at www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGrhHQmI4_o.

The TEDxManhattan website – www.tedxmanhattan.org/ and Facebook page –  will offer regular updates on speakers and other TEDxManhattan news.  You can also follow us on Twitter @TEDxManhattan.

For more information, please visit www.TEDxManhattan.org.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
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.] For more information about TED and TEDx, please visit www.ted.com.

What is The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming?
The Glynwood Institute for Sustainable Food and Farming – www.glynwoodinstitute.org is a nonprofit program working to help shift the US food system to regional sustainable through innovative communications and marketing strategies.  The Glynwood Institute is a division of Glynwood, a Hudson Valley based non-profit organization whose mission is to save farming.  TEDster Diane Hatz, co-founder & director of The Glynwood Institute and previously founder of Sustainable Table, executive producer of The Meatrix movies and a founder of the Eat Well Guide, is the organizer and host for TEDxManhattan.

Change Food is a nonprofit whose mission is to connect and transform the food we eat, the people who produce it, and the world in which it is grown. To read and learn more, visit The Guide to Good Food blog. 

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