To state the obvious, we live in a world where most of us don’t think twice about Yelping about an overcooked steak instead of talking to the waiter or sending an emoticon-filled text as a substitute for birthday card. Well, here’s an opportunity to combine the ease of modern technology with a more conscious way of living.
This Saturday, January 21st, from 10:30 am to 5:45 pm, make yourself a some lunch and get comfortable in front of your computer for TEDxManhattan’s “Changing the Way We Eat,” a live simulcast from the TimesCenter in Times Square. Twenty speakers who know more than a thing or two about the subject of sustainable eating and farming (including Mitchell Davis, the Executive Vice President of the James Beard Foundation, Michelle Hughes, the Director of GrowNYC’s New Farmer Development Project, and Wayne Pacelle, President and CEO of The Humane Society of the United States) will explore a variety of issues, and talk about our choices and their consequences.
There are a few ways you can : Via Facebook (www.Facebook.com/TEDxManhattan); Livestream chat (www.livestreamchat.com/tedx) or by Twitter (@TEDxManhattan #TEDxMan).
To get more of a sense of what TEDx talks are about, check out this clip from last year when Edible’s own Brian Halweil discussed problems and solutions about the global food system. Then, get focused on what this year will bring by watching right here.