SXSW 2023 All Things Food Summit

The official SXSW “All Things Food” Summit, presented by Food Tank, Huston-Tillotson University, and Driscoll’s and streaming live from Austin, features 50+ luminary speakers—including chefs, policymakers, farmers, business leaders, food systems advocates—panel conversations, a theatrical performance, and more!

9:30AM. Welcome. Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

9:35AM – 10:05AM. “We’ve Had the Answers All Along.”
A-dae Romero Briones, First Nations Development Institute
Alex Racelis, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Jehiel Oliver, Hello Tractor
Moderated by Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, WeDontHaveTime

10:05AM – 10:35AM. “A Business Sustainability Case Study: Chicken & Eggs.”
Andrea Chu, Vital Farms
Sandra Vijn, Kipster
Matt Dillon, Farmer Focus
Moderated by Mary Beth Albright, Washington Post

10:35AM – 11:05AM. “What is the Future of Meat?”
Shannon Cosentino-Roush, Finless Foods
Kerri McClimen, Niman Ranch
Taeryn Kim, Wildtype
Evadne Cokeh, ButcherBox
Andre Menezes, Next Gen Foods
Moderated by Chloe Sorvino, Forbes

11:05AM – 12:05PM. Performance and Panel Discussion: “Working Families are the Heart of a Growing Food Movement.”

Special Theatrical Performance of “Little Peasants” by Food Tank. Written by Danielle Nierenberg and Bernard Pollack. Directed by Kristen Osborn.

Cast Members:
Chloe Whitehead (as Molly)
Macy Butler (as Jackie)
Rachel Aston Warren (as Regina)
Immanuel Thomas (as Carlos)
Mackenzie Mack Thornton (as Ashley)

Panel Discussion: “Food Workers are Driving a Resurgence in the Labor Movement”
Stuart Appelbaum, Retail, Wholesale & Department Store Union
Michael “Big Mike” Foster, Former Wayne Farms Poultry Worker
Moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

12:05PM – 12:30PM. “Rethinking Urban Food Production.”
Tiffany Washington, Dobbin-Kauv Farm
Viraj Puri, Gotham Greens
Jacob Pechenik, Lettuce Grow
Marc Oshima, AeroFarms
Moderated by Nadia Chaudhury, Eater Austin

12:30PM – 1:00PM. “Businesses Doing More Than ‘Greenwishing’” Part 1.
Emily Ma, Google
Alejandra Sanchez, Driscoll’s
Riana Lynn, Journey Foods
Denise Osterhues, Kroger
Moderated by Natalie Byrne, Blankspace

1:00PM – 1:30PM. “Businesses Doing More Than ‘Greenwishing’” Part 2.
Pierre Thiam, Yolele
Kathleen Strand, Builders Vision
Jess Baum, Bonterra Organic Estates
Moderated by Teresa Welsh, Devex

1:35PM – 1:55PM A Special Fireside Conversation with U.S. Congressman Earl Blumenauer about food policy moderated by Danielle Nierenberg, Food Tank

Food Tank brings together some of the world’s most impactful food system leaders. Each event features incredible speakers in interactive panels moderated by top food journalists, plus networking and delicious food.

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