Risk Economics sponsored the second annual TEDx Manhattan 2012: Changing the Way We Eat. 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 Glynwood and the TEDx Manhattan organizing team, and took place in New York City at the Times Square Center.
Speakers for the TEDx 2012 included the following:
- Fred Kirschenmann, Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture
- Robert Lawrence, Johns Hopkins University
- Mitchell Davis, James Beard Foundation
- David Wallinga, Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy
TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities. TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. For more information, visit: https://www.ted.com/about/programs-initiatives/tedx-program.