Risk Economics sponsored the fifth annual TEDx Manhattan 2015: Changing the Way We Eat on March 7, 2015. 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.
Speakers included the following:
- Danny Meyer, Union Square Hospitality Group
- Michele Merkel, Food and Water Justice
- Shen Tong, Food-x/SOS Ventures
- Ali Partovi, Code.org
The event was organized by the TEDx Manhattan organizing team, and took place at the Time Square Center in New York City.
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.