THE FUTURE
OF FOOD

An official SXSW event: March 12 and 18 in Austin TX

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The event will bring together a diverse group of experts, leaders, and visionaries challenging us to think about how our food and agricultural systems will need to adapt to new pressures, and what technologies and innovations will help us feed the world while combating climate change and conserving the earth’s precious natural resources.

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Adrian Grenier

Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP North America

Andrew Zimmern

Ambassador of UN World Food Programme

Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

Jasmine Crowe

Founder & CEO, Goodr

Shondra Washington

Co-founder, TBC-Capital

Schedule

8:00 am - 8:50 am

Wake Up! CPG Meetup

Meetup hosted by Marc Nathan, Founder, TX Squared

Marc Nathan
Marc Nathan

Founder & Publisher, Texas Squared Startup Newsletter

9:05 am - 9:35 am

Part 1: Future of Food Breakfast Tasting + Roundtable presented by CULT Food Sciences

Exploring New (and old) flavors in Alternative & Innovative Foods; Tastings + Roundtable Drawing on the Past to feed the Future (30min) Moderator: Chloe Sorvino, Journalist, Forbes; Christina Dorr Drake, Founder, Willa’s Oat Milk; Saloni Shah, Food & Agriculture Analyst, The Breakthrough Institute; Shelby Smith, Founder, Gym-N-Eat Crickets; Andrew Carter, Co-Founder, Smallhold

Andrew Carter
Andrew Carter

Co-Founder & CEO at Smallhold

Saloni Shah
Saloni Shah

Food & Agriculture Analyst, The Breakthrough Institute

Christina Dorr Drake
Christina Dorr Drake

Co-Founder & CEO, Willa's Oat Milk

Chloe Sorvino
Chloe Sorvino

Food and Agriculture Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine

Shelby Smith
Shelby Smith

Founder, Gym-N-Eat Crickets

9:35 am - 10:05 am

Part 2: Future of Food Breakfast Tasting + Roundtable presented by CULT Food Sciences

Better eating through Science (30min) Moderator: Chloe Sorvino, Journalist, Forbes; Dr. Natalie Rubio, Tufts University; Lejjy Gafour, President, CULT Food Sciences ; Caroline Bushnell, VP Corporate Engagement, Good Food Institute ; JJ Kass, VP Business Development & Strategy, Next Gen Foods

JJ Kass
JJ Kass

BD & Strategy at Next Gen Foods and TiNDLE

Lejjy Gafour
Lejjy Gafour

PresidentPresident, CULT Food Science

Natalie R. Rubio, Ph.D.
Natalie R. Rubio, Ph.D.

Cellular Agriculture Scientist, Tufts University

Chloe Sorvino
Chloe Sorvino

Food and Agriculture Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine

Caroline Bushnell
Caroline Bushnell

VP Corporate Engagement, Good Food Institute

10:10 am - 10:30 am

Food Policy, Workers, and Immigration

Fireside Foodies (20min) Jenét DeCosta, Chief of Staff, Driscoll’s speaks with Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Jenet DeCosta
Jenet DeCosta

Chief of Staff, Driscoll’s

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

10:35 am - 11:00 am

SynBio’s Role in Climate Change

Fireside Foodies (20min) Vishaal Bhuyan, CEO, Aanika Biosciences speaks with Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank with

Vishaal Bhuyan
Vishaal Bhuyan

CEO, Aanika Biosciences

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

11:00 am - 11:35 am

Hungry Hens & Delighted Doggos; using #BugAg to feed our Pets and Livestock

Roundtable (40min) Moderator: Chloe Sorvino, Journalist, Forbes; Carrie Kuball, VP Sales & Marketing, Enviroflight; Shakara Maggitt, Entomologist, Texas State; Anne Carlson, Founder, Jiminys for Pets; Wesley Cooper, Founder, Neobites; Haley Russell, Founder, Chippin

Wesley Cooper
Wesley Cooper

Founder, Neobites

Shakara Maggitt
Shakara Maggitt

Entomologist and Research Technician, Texas State University

Carrie Kuball
Carrie Kuball

Vice President Sales and Marketing, EnviroFlight

Haley Russell
Haley Russell

Founder & CEO, Chippin

Chloe Sorvino
Chloe Sorvino

Food and Agriculture Staff Writer, Forbes Magazine

11:35 am - 12:20 pm

Fueling the future food system; People, Power & Purpose

Headliner Roundtable (50min) Moderator: Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, We Don’t Have Time US; Seth Grae, CEO, Lightbridge; Vijay Sekhara, Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge; Brigette Wolf, VP, Global Head of SnackFutures, Mondelez International; Shayna Harris, Supply Change Capital

Brigette Wolf
Brigette Wolf

VP, Global Head of SnackFutures, Mondelez International

Vijay Sekhara
Vijay Sekhara

Director of Partnerships, MassChallenge

Seth Grae
Seth Grae

CEO, Lightbridge Corporation

Sweta Chakraborty, PhD
Sweta Chakraborty, PhD

President, US Operations & Executive Board Member, We Don't Have Time

Shayna Harris
Shayna Harris

Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital

12:20 pm - 12:45 pm

Fireside Foodies

Fireside Foodies (20min) Jacob Pechenik, Lettuce Grow and the Farm Project speaks with Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Jacob Pechenik
Jacob Pechenik

Co-Founder, Lettuce Grow and The Farm Project

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

12:45 pm - 1:05 pm

Fireside Foodies

Fireside Foodies (20min) Julie Kunen, Director of Sustainability, Oatly North America speaks with Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Julie Kunen
Julie Kunen

Director of Sustainability, Oatly North America

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

1:10 pm - 1:35 pm

Fireside Foodies

Fireside Foodies (20min) Jim Hightower, Journalist & Commentator and Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Jim Hightower
Jim Hightower

Author, Commentator and Activist

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

2:15 pm - 2:55 pm

Building Consumer Confidence: The Intersection of Religion, Labeling & Food Security

Roundtable Discussion (50min) Hosted by Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America (IFANCA) on the topics of Halal, Consumer Education, and Ethical Supply Chains. Speakers include Dr. Muhammad Munir Chaudry, President and CEO, IFANCA (Islamic Food and Nutrition Council of America); Dr. Mian Nadeem Riaz, Professor of Food Diversity, Nutrition and Food Science Department, Texas A&M; Jack Acree, Executive Vice President, Saffron Road; Denise Osterhues, Sr. Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, The Kroger Co; Chef Andrew Zimmern, Founder & CEO, Intuitive Content; Moderator: Dr. Sweta Chakraborty

Jack Acree
Jack Acree

Executive Vice President, Saffron Road

Mian Nadeem Riaz, Ph.D
Mian Nadeem Riaz, Ph.D

Professor of Food Diversity, Nutrition and Food Science Department, Texas A&M 

Sweta Chakraborty, PhD
Sweta Chakraborty, PhD

President, US Operations & Executive Board Member, We Don't Have Time

Denise Osterhues
Denise Osterhues

Sr. Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, The Kroger Co

Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern

Ambassador of UN World Food Programme

1:35 pm - 2:15 pm

Headlining Fireside Foodies

Fireside Foodies (40min) Andrew Zimmern speaks with Danielle Nierenberg Founder, Food Tank

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

Andrew Zimmern
Andrew Zimmern

Ambassador of UN World Food Programme

3:15 pm - 3:45 pm

Part 1: Tackling “the world’s dumbest problem,” is easier said than done; food-recovery + up-cycling

Headliner Roundtable Discussion (50min) Tackling “the world’s dumbest problem,” is easier said than done; food-recovery + up-cycling Moderator: Alexina Cather, James Beard Foundation; Denise Osterhues, ZHZW Foundation; Emily Ma, Head, Food for Good at Google; Yoni Medhin, CoFounder, Grain4Grain; Niyeti Shah, MPH, Social Impact Program Manager, WW

Alexina Cather
Alexina Cather

Director of Policy Advocacy and Sustainability, The James Beard Foundation

Emily Ma
Emily Ma

Head, Food for Good at Google

Yoni Medhin
Yoni Medhin

Co-Founder and CEO, Grain4Grain

Denise Osterhues
Denise Osterhues

Sr. Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, The Kroger Co

3:45 pm - 4:15 pm

Part 2: Tackling “the world’s dumbest problem”

Panel discussion moderated by Alexina Cather, James Beard Foundation with Niyeti Shah, MPH, Social Impact Program Manager, WW, The Healthy Living Coalition; Katy Franklin, Operations Director, ReFed; Carissa Campeotto, Co-Founder & CMO, Trendi

Niyeti Shah
Niyeti Shah

Social Impact Program Manager, WW (formerly Weight Watchers)

Alexina Cather
Alexina Cather

Director of Policy Advocacy and Sustainability, The James Beard Foundation

Katy Franklin
Katy Franklin

Operations Director, ReFED

Carissa Campeotto
Carissa Campeotto

Co-founder and CMO, Trendi

4:15 pm - 4:40 pm

Food as Medicine

Panel discussion moderated by Alexina Cather, James Beard Foundation; Niyanta Spelman (Rainforest Partnership); Joshua Diskin (Maxene's Microgreens); Snehee Chaplot (The Food Shop)

Niyanta Spelman
Niyanta Spelman

CEO, Rainforest Partnership

Joshua Diskin
Joshua Diskin

Co-Founder, Maxene’s Microgreens

Alexina Cather
Alexina Cather

Director of Policy Advocacy and Sustainability, The James Beard Foundation

Snehee Chaplot
Snehee Chaplot

Entrepreneur, Innovator, Food Safety Scientist

4:40 pm - 5:05 pm

Feeding our community: the Austin City Food Plan

Feeding our community: the Austin City Food Plan, and what it means for food-systems planning in Central Texas. Panel discussion moderated by Joi Chevalier, Founder, The Cook’s Nook with Amanda Rohlich, Food Policy Advisor, City of Austin’s Office of Sustainability; Natasha Harper-Madison, City Council Member District 1, City of Austin; Vanessa Fuentes, City Council Member District 2, City of Austin

Niyanta Spelman
Niyanta Spelman

CEO, Rainforest Partnership

Natasha Harper-Madison
Natasha Harper-Madison

City Council Member District 1, City of Austin

Amanda Rohlich
Amanda Rohlich

Food Policy Advisor at City of Austin, Office of Sustainability

Joi Chevalier
Joi Chevalier

Founder, The Cook’s Nook

5:05 pm - 5:30 pm

Environment, Social & Governance

Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) + SEC; how new changes will impact food businesses, large and small Panel discussion moderated by Emily Payne, Food Tank Elisa Sepulveda, Entrepreneur in Residence, MATH Venture Partners; Jillian Semaan, VP of Sustainability, Ketchum; Claire England, Partner, Food and AgTech Fund, Portfolia

Elisa Sepulveda
Elisa Sepulveda

Entrepreneur In Residence, MATH Venture Partners

Claire England
Claire England

Partner, Portfolia Food & AgTech Fund

Jillian Semaan
Jillian Semaan

VP of Sustainability, Ketchum

5:30 pm - 6:15 pm

Data Driven Solutions to Fighting Food Insecurity

Panel discumoderatoed by Rick Whitted, President & CEO, US Hunger; Ezekiel Brooks, CTO (Chief Technology Officer), US Hunger; Winston Chiu, Founder & CEO, FeedForward; Lory Nunez, Senior Data Scientist for Wealth Management, JPMorgan Chase

Lory Nunez
Lory Nunez

AI Engineering and Product Development, JPMorgan Chase

Winston Chiu
Winston Chiu

Founder & CEO, Feed Forward

Ezekiel Brooks
Ezekiel Brooks

Chief Technology Office, U.S. Hunger

Rick Whitted
Rick Whitted

President & Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Hunger

6:15 pm - 6:40 pm

FOOD…IN SPAAAACE

Panel discussion moderated by Alexina Cather, James Beard Foundation; Co-moderator: Florina Gobel, Deep Space Food Challenge; Joseph Yoon, Brooklyn Bugs; Mackenze McAleer; Dane Gobel

Florina Gobel
Florina Gobel

Communications Director, Methuselah Foundation and Deep Space Food Challenge

Alexina Cather
Alexina Cather

Director of Policy Advocacy and Sustainability, The James Beard Foundation

Joseph Yoon
Joseph Yoon

Edible Insect Ambassador, Brooklyn Bugs

6:40 pm - 6:45 pm

Black Land Ownership

Join Chris Carr, Co-founder of Black Land Ownership in a short presentation.

Chris Carr
Chris Carr

Co-founder, Black Land Ownership

6:45 pm - 7:15 pm

Closing remarks & networking

Thank you for joining us for this amazing day!

Robert Nathan Allan (RNA)
Robert Nathan Allan (RNA)

Founder, Little Herds

Joi Chevalier
Joi Chevalier

Founder, The Cook’s Nook

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Rise & Shine - Morning Meetup

Join us for coffee and breakfast tacos before the fun starts!

8:45 am - 9:05 am

Ethical Eggs and Planet Smart Business

Morning Coffee Chat (20min) Jennifer A. Gregg, VP Operations, Vital Farms; Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Jennifer A. Gregg
Jennifer A. Gregg

VP Operations, Vital Farms

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

9:05 am - 9:45 am

Bringing Change to the Table: A Discussion about Food, Culture & Climate

Roundtable Discussion (40min) Moderator - Anne Greven, Global Head, FoodBytes!; Shayna Harris, Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital; Perteet Spencer, Co-Founder, Ayo Foods; Kayalin Akens-Irby, Chief of Staff, Planet FWD

Kayalin Akens-Irby
Kayalin Akens-Irby

Chief of Staff, Planet FWD

Shayna Harris
Shayna Harris

Managing Partner, Supply Change Capital

Perteet Spencer
Perteet Spencer

Co-Founder, AYO Foods

Anne Greven
Anne Greven

Global Head of Innovation, FoodBytes! by Rabobank

9:50 am - 10:30 am

Innovations in hunger-preventing and waste-preventing strategies

Breakfast Discussion (40min) Moderator: Natalie Bryne, Blank Space; Denise Osterhues, The Kroger Co. Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation; Maricel Saenz, Founder, Compound Foods; Michelle Ruiz, Founder, Hyfé Foods; Jasmine Crowe, Founder, Goodr Co.; Carissa Campeotto, Cofounder, Trendi

Natalie Byrne
Natalie Byrne

Founder, blank space

Carissa Campeotto
Carissa Campeotto

Co-founder and CMO, Trendi

Jasmine Crowe
Jasmine Crowe

Founder & CEO, Goodr

Michelle Ruiz
Michelle Ruiz

Co-Founder, Hyfé Food

Maricel Saenz
Maricel Saenz

Founder, Compound Foods

Denise Osterhues
Denise Osterhues

Sr. Director, Sustainability & Social Impact, The Kroger Co

10:35 am - 11:15 am

Good Food That’s Good for Climate

Roundtable Conversation (40min) Moderator: Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank; Sam Kass, Investor & strategist for healthier climate smart food; Tiffany Derry, Celebrity Chef Restaurateur ; Justin Kamine, Founder, DoGoodFoods

Tiffany Derry
Tiffany Derry

Celebrity Chef Restaurateur

Justin Kamine
Justin Kamine

Co-Founder, Do Good Foods

Sam Kass
Sam Kass

Chief Strategy Officer, Do Good Foods

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

11:20 am - 11:40 am

Fireside Foodies

Fireside Chat (20min) Adrian Grenier, Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP North America speaks with Danielle Nierenberg, Founder, Food Tank

Danielle Nierenberg
Danielle Nierenberg

Founder, Food Tank

Adrian Grenier
Adrian Grenier

Goodwill Ambassador for UNEP North America

11:40 am - 12:30 pm

Intentional future-of-work technologies to unlock efficient startup growth in FoodTech, AgTech, ClimateTech & CPG

Headliner Fireside Chat:Food Tech meets food (50min) Arlan Hamilton, Founder, HireRunner speaks with Dr. Sweta Chakraborty, President, We Don’t Have Time US

Sweta Chakraborty, PhD
Sweta Chakraborty, PhD

President, US Operations & Executive Board Member, We Don't Have Time

Arlan Hamilton
Arlan Hamilton

Founder & Managing Partner, Backstage Capital

12:35 pm - 1:00 pm

Better Food for a Better Future: Tasting + Discussion

Moderator: Chef Joseph Yoon, Founder, Brooklyn Bugs (Insect Cuisine); JJ Kass, TiNDLE (plant-based chicken-alternative); and Sarah Schlafly, founder, Mighty Cricket (abstracted insect ingredients), and Trisha Bates & Lindsey Sokol co-founders of Field Guide Festival

Lindsey Sokol
Lindsey Sokol

Co-founder, Field Guide Festival

Trisha Bates
Trisha Bates

Co-founder, Field Guide Festival

JJ Kass
JJ Kass

BD & Strategy at Next Gen Foods and TiNDLE

Sarah Schlafly
Sarah Schlafly

Founder, Mighty Cricket

Joseph Yoon
Joseph Yoon

Edible Insect Ambassador, Brooklyn Bugs

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity (CFRAE)

From 1-5pm on March 12th is the Conference on Food Resilience, Access and Equity (CFRAE) at SXSW 2022.

1:00 pm - 1:55 pm

CFRAE Presents - Culinary Restoration: Decolonizing the Food Business

Panelists include: Joi Chevalier, Founder & CEO, The Cook’s Nook; Edward Benote Hill, Executive Director, The Collaboratory; Adrian Lipscombe, Founder, 40 Acres Project; David Thomas, Executive Chef / Partner, H3irloom Food Group; Tonya Thomas, Executive Pastry Chef / Partner, H3irloom Food Group

David Thomas
David Thomas

Exec Chef/Partner, H3irloom Food Group

Tonya (Smith) Thomas
Tonya (Smith) Thomas

Heirloom Food Group DKT, LLC

Edward Benote Hill
Edward Benote Hill

Executive Director, Culinary Collaboratory, blackfoodnw.org, EcoDistricts AP

Adrian Lipscombe
Adrian Lipscombe

Founder, 40 Acres Project

Joi Chevalier
Joi Chevalier

Founder, The Cook’s Nook

2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

CFRAE Presents - Coming to A Neighborhood Near You: Changing Food Access through Mobility

Panelists include: Ashton Cumberbatch, Executive Director, Equidad ATX; Lisa Barden, Executive Director, Keep Austin Fed; Andrea Abel, Executive Director, Farmshare Austin; Moderator: Kacey Hanson, Program Manager, UT-Dell Medical Center

Lisa Barden
Lisa Barden

Executive Director, Keep Austin Fed

Andrea Abel
Andrea Abel

Executive Director, Farmshare Austin

Kacey Hanson
Kacey Hanson

Program ManagerProgram Manager Dell Medical School

Ashton Cumberbatch, Jr.
Ashton Cumberbatch, Jr.

President & Co-founder,Equidad ATX

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

CFRAE Presents - Sustaining A Community: Direct Stories on Creating Equitable Food Access Every Day

Panelists include: Phyllis Everette, Founder & Executive Director, Saffron Women’s Trust; Dr. Rosamaria Murillo, Executive Director, El Buen Samaritano ; Kate Taylor, Director of Community, Center for Survivors of Torture; Moderator: Dr Karen Magid, Huston-Tillotson University

Kate Taylor
Kate Taylor

Director of Community, Center for Survivors of Torture

Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, LMSW
Rosamaria Murillo, PhD, LMSW

Executive Director, El Buen Samaritano

Phyllis Everette BA,MS,CLC
Phyllis Everette BA,MS,CLC

CEO /Founder, Saffron Trust Women's Foundation

Karen Magid
Karen Magid

Special Assistant to the President & Director of Sustainability and STEM, Huston-Tillotson University

4:00 pm - 4:55 pm

CFRAE Presents-Everything Old Is (Not) New Again: Black Farm Legacies

Panelists include: Karen Washington, Owner, Rise and Root Farm; Jane Taylor, Owner, Green Thumb Farming; Tiffany Washington, Owner, Dobbin-Kauv Garden Farm; Moderator: Adrian Lipscombe, 40 Acres Project and Muloma, Austin TX

Tiffany Washington
Tiffany Washington

Owner, Dobbin-Kauv Garden Farm

Jane Taylor
Jane Taylor

Owner, Green Thumb Farming

Adrian Lipscombe
Adrian Lipscombe

Founder, 40 Acres Project

Karen Washington
Karen Washington

Co-owner/Farmer, Rise & Root Farm

5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Pitch Practice @ #FutureFoodSXSW

The Pitch Practice session will be led by Shondra Washington, CoFounder, TBC-Capital and Harold Hughes, Founder, Bandwagon

Harold Hughes
Harold Hughes

Founder & CEO, Bandwagon

Shondra Washington
Shondra Washington

Co-founder, TBC-Capital

6:15 pm - 7:00 pm

Closing remarks, networking, and mingling

The last 45 minutes will include reflection, celebration, closing remarks, networking, and mingling!

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