Gathering 'round the connected table: Crafting tools for a 21st century food system

Marco Verch (Flickr, 2017)

December 10, 2018
8:00am — 5:00pm ET

Building a future food system for everyone takes more than just another food conference.  

At this one-day event, we'll dig in to subtle data, forage for fresh patterns, and explore  how to design an open-source tool that maps our fractured food system and empowers a diverse set of stakeholders to shape a future of food that's good for people and planet. 

Facilitated by IDEO Food Studio, led by network scientists from the Center for Complex Network Research, researchers, advocates, chefs, and activists will  sift through the complex flavors of innovation, challenges, evaluation, and opportunities. Using data as a key ingredient, attendees will sketch out a recipe for taking collective action and measuring progress towards a culturally resonant, viable, sustainable and delicious ecosystem for all.   

Hosted by the James Beard Foundation and the MIT Media Lab's Open Agriculture Initiative, in partnership with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, and with support from Bon Appetit Management Company.

RSVPs for this event are now closed.

Big Ideas. Bold Flavors: The Future of Food at MIT Media Lab—A Reception

Sunday, December 9, 6:30pm – 8:00pm | 6th Floor, MIT Media Lab, 75 Amherst St., Cambridge 02139

Attendance at this reception is by invitation only. 


A small block of hotel rooms at the Marriott Cambridge is being held for attendees to this event until November 19. To make a reservation in the MIT Media Lab block, please use this link, or call +1 617-494-6600.

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