The Future
of Food

March 18    –

Thursday

March 21

Sunday

Presenting
Sponsor:

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Future of Food

In the next 30 years, our world will need to feed 25% more people globally; however, diminishing resources and a changing climate make this a difficult—albeit achievable—task.

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing inequities and inefficiencies across our food systems, there has never been a more important time to build a better Future of Food.

An Official SXSW Online 2021 Event

The Future of Food @ SXSW, presented by The Kroger Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Foundation, will be held during SXSW Online 2021, from Thursday, March 18th to Sunday, March 21st, 10AM CST- 6PM CST.

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.

Live schedule listed here.

The digital experience is free and open to the public, but RSVP will be required. In addition, SXSW badge-holders will have access to exclusive premium experiences and content beyond the main stage.

All attendees will be able to purchase Future-Food-focused food and CPG products from a variety of startups and innovative companies, with a portion of purchase proceeds powering local emergency food access initiatives for local consumers in Austin, TX, that have been impacted by the pandemic and SXSW’s 2020 cancellation.

Join the conversation, take action, make a difference!

Join the following experts, entrepreneurs and leaders who will speak to a variety of Future Food topics

Is there an inspiring Future Food Leader at your organization?

Discussion topics for this event include, but are not limited to:

Future of Food CPG Box 2021

Limited edition of 100 – $100 (retail value over $200) Ships nationwide
Taste along with the SXSW digital experience by getting a Future of Food CPG box delivered to your door. This year’s box celebrates 25 emerging Austin-based CPG brands laying the groundwork for a better, more sustainable future. A portion of the proceeds from the Future of Food box powers emergency food access initiatives for consumers in Austin, TX and supports the local CPG community.

Future Food Family Feast

A build-your-own-taco dinner prepared by Sour Duck Market, with future food ingredients including a whole-roasted chicken, pasture-raised by Westfold Farms, fed an insect diet from Enviroflight, fixins include homemade tortillas, seaweed slaw from Atlantic Sea Farms; and Oaxacan Chapulines from Merci Mercado

Feeds 4-5
$100
3/18-3/21, pickup 3pm-5pm
Limited to 100 – first ordered, first reserved:

Build the Future of Food Now

Build the
Future of Food Now

With the COVID-19 pandemic exposing inequities and inefficiencies across our food systems, there has never been a more important time to build a better Future of Food. Join leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs to learn more about what food system innovations are in the works and be part of the change we need!

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