The food tech space just keeps heating up, and there are lots of conferences, summits and other rad gatherings popping up all over the place. In fact, there are so many that it’s hard to stay on top of them. So last spring, we decided to cull together a quarterly list of upcoming food tech events. And today, we’re psyched to share our fall edition.
September 13-14 – Brooklyn, New York
This world’s fair style expo on the future of food and drink at Taste Talks Food Festival Brooklyn will feature food tech startups and leaders, innovative food producers, media companies, non-profits and more. They will all come together to showcase their work to thousands of food influencers, enthusiasts and media.
As a member of the Food+Tech Connect cmmunity, receive 10% off your booth by emailing Will Levitt(will[at]northsidemediagroup[dot]com).
September 13-14 – Rensselaerville, New York
This annual gathering is the Woodstock of food—an intense, weekend symposium designed to raise the bar on how food stories are told and to connect generations of food-inspired artists, writers, web producers, documentary filmmakers, and broadcasters. This year, LongHouse will delve into the intersection of culture and agriculture in the American Midwest with a series of unexpected stories, presentations, and performances.
September 18-20 – Brisbane, Australia
FoodCHI (Food Computer-Human Interaction) brings together practitioners and academics to engage in critical discussions about how, through design, digital and networked technologies can shape future foodscapes. To inspire ideas and down-to-earth discussions, FoodCHI offers a hands-on design workshop on experimental food hacking with data, a visit to local farms to investigate the root of food culture, and stimulating dining experiences.
September 26-28 – Kristianstad, Sweden
The Food Hackathon – Hack för Maten unites designers, developers, students and entrepreneurs for a world class hackathon competition, to build networks, cross pollinate ideas, and create new products and tools to innovate and improve the food ecosystem.
October 21-23 – Santa Clara, California
Inside 3D Printing is heading to California for their largest event yet, with 13 vertical tracks including a track dedicated solely to food and 3D printing, as well as a full day of workshops. Confirmed si far for the Food Track are Heili Kim and Claudia A. Lewis of Venable LLP who will be leading a session titled, “Digitally Manufacturing Food to Your Dietary Needs – Are Innovations Advancing Faster than FDA Regulations Are Evolving?”
As a member of the FTC community, receive 10% off registration using code FOODTECH. Register here.
October 27 – 28 – New York, New York
Convening a diverse group of thought leaders, the James Beard Foundation Food Conference will explore the myriad ways in which food supports personal and public health; fails to deliver on the promise of better health; and both drives and responds to other cultural forces in America today.
October 28-29 – Atlanta, Georgia
The National Restaurant Association’s second annual summit will bring together restaurant professionals for an inspiring and collaborative exchange of ideas that will help shape the way that restaurants use emerging technology. This year, the summit is focused on data alchemy – the amazing innovations that can be created with data stewardship and insights.
November 3 – Brooklyn, New York
FERN Talks & Eats will cook up our written reports as dynamic, interactive storytelling. Hear from the writers themselves along with a very special guest, chef Dan Barber of Stone Barns and Blue Hill and author of the critically acclaimed book The Third Plate. Live music, drinks, and delectable small plates of food accompany bold episodic tales for an audience free to interact with the presenters.
November 11-12 – Stone Barns – Pocantico Hills, New York
The first annual New York Times Food for Tomorrow conference, hosted by renowned Times journalist and food writer Mark Bittman, will explore two of the most important food challenges facing the world in the 21st century: how to feed a growing population of the world’s poor and how to reverse poor eating habits in the developed world.
As a member of the FTC community, receive 20% off registration using code FFT-FT2 here.
November 7-9 – Napa Valley, California
First, there was the agricultural revolution, then the industrial revolution, and recently the green revolution. At reThink Food, a new program co-presented by The Culinary Institute of America and the MIT Media Lab, you’ll hear about the technological revolution—how information and connectivity are driving today’s food culture. This revolution will be led by consumers seeking healthier, safer food choices. It is shaped by new insights from fields as diverse as big data, social networking, behavioral economics, and agriculture. Join us and expert presenters from the disciplines of culinary arts, product and business development, marketing, and behavioral science to get the background on the new technologies and inspire you to become one of the game changers!
As a member of the FTC community, get 10% off the current rate with the code RTFCONNECT here.
November 14-15 – Boston, Massachusetts
Hack Urban Food brings together developers, designers, entrepreneurs, and food system experts to improve our food system. Learn from industry experts, work with skilled hackers, and create something meaningful alongside those who can help build your ideas.
November 21 – Chapel Hill, North Carolina
UNC Kenan-Flagler’s Net Impact Chapter and Duke University’s Fuqua Food Forum present FoodCon 2014! The day-long conference will connect organizations with top talent as well as with thought leaders in the food sustainability arena. Students from top-tier universities as well as working professionals are encouraged to attend. Panelists and speakers will include representatives from a range of organizations, from local non-profits and businesses to Fortune 500 companies.