Saturday, February 12, 2011

#128: "Changing the Way We Eat" TEDx Webcast

South Bend may be a "dying" city in a landlocked state, but in no way is it limited in its access to the innovative ideas and policies that are being discussed in cultural centers on either side of the coast. 

TED, the annual conference in Long Beach dedicated to 'Ideas Worth Spreading', has spun off smaller, self-organized "TEDx" events, most notably the one being held today in Manhattan about "Changing the Way We Eat".  This one-day event "will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all."  From 10:30 am - 6:00 pm, this topic will be discussed by speakers such as Laurie David, producer of An Inconvenient Truth; restaurant and farm owners; Josh Viertel, president of Slow Food USA (just to list a few). 


But we aren't IN Manhattan, nor in Long Beach, so how could South Bend ever be part of this conversation?  The information superhighway enables the "Crossroads of America" to keep up the flow of intellectual traffic. 

IU South Bend's Center for a Sustainable Future and the Purple Porch Co-op (featured previously) are hosting a live webcast on IUSB's campus, and not only that, have set up for local food resource tables so area farmers and restaurants can collaborate. 

Although you can watch the broadcast online from the comfort of your home, stopping by the viewing party gives you the chance to enter into the conversation and meet the people who most directly affect your eating habits.

Where: Weikamp Hall Rm 1001, click here for a campus map
When: Feb. 12
9:30-10:30am is registration and local welcome, before the TEDxManhattan webcast begins at 10:30.  There is a break at 12:15 for a sandwich bar lunch with local speakers.

Check here for a list of the TEDx speakers in Manhattan, and here for an explanation of the local event.

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