Do you care about high quality, nutritious, locally grown food?
Gather with the TEDxSanAntonio community to brainstorm ways we can help create a healthy, sustainable, and just local food system in San Antonio that is accessible to all.
Join in a unique, interactive exploration of the issues that prevent San Antonians from having ready access to healthy, fresh foods. We’ll watch some excellent TED talks about the issues and then hear from local people working on the issue from different perspectives, including:
- Judith Vega of San Antonio Metro Health
- Angela Hartsell of Green Spaces Alliance
- Elizabeth Johnson of Crave Market and Mitch Hagney, CEO of Local Sprout
- Kerry Meath-Sinkin, "Culinary Medicine, through the seasons and into our community."
We’ll break around 7:30 pm for a fresh, popup dinner in the garden. A "sustainable chef potluck" in which local chefs will be offering a sample of dishes, chefs include: Jason Dady (Jason Dady Restaurant Group), Brooke Smith (The Esquire Tavern), Steve McHugh (CURED), Elizabeth Johnson (Crave Market), As well as cheese plates from Gaucho Gourmet and Taste Elevated, and cookies by Bakery Lorraine.
After dinner, we’ll reconvene to brainstorm and create action plans for moving San Antonio’s food policy forward. We will enjoy a Short film about our local food policy council by Laura Varela Producer/Director VarelaFilm.org and Andrew Gonzales, Producer, DigestibleMedia.com.
About TED and TEDxSanAntonio
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, and TEDxSanAntonio is an independently organized event team licensed by TED to stimulate dialog and build community around Ideas Worth Spreading in San Antonio.
TEDxSanAntonio Salons are focused, interactive explorations of a particular topic in depth. We welcome suggestions for future Salon topics.
TEDxSanAntonio 2014: Ideas In Action is an all-day event that spans a variety of topics. Tickets for the Saturday, October 18 event are on sale now. Request an invitation.
Want to Know More?
To find out more about TEDxSanAntonio, including information about organizing a TEDxSanAntonio community event, visithttp://TEDxSanAntonio.com/events.
Q: What is TED?
A: TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.
Q: What is a salon?
A: A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation. In TEDx terms, a Salon is an event that, unlike the usual TED events that cover a broad range of issues, is a focused exploration of a particular subject.
Q: Do you offer scholarships to attend for people who can't afford the ticket?
A: Yes. A llimited number of scholarships are available. To inquire, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Q: Where does the money go?
A: The proceeds from this salon go to TEDxSanAntonio and Fiesta for the Mind, a non-profit organization (501(c)3 status pending) that brings "ideas worth spreading" to the San Antonio community through thoughtful and innovative talks during its annual conference and other events. We use funds for our all-volunteer organization in many ways, including but not limited to interactive exhibits, entertainment, food, scholarships, viewing parties and other salons.
Q: Do you offer refunds? Are tickets transferable?
A: No. If you cannot make the event, the cost of your ticket will be considered a charitable donation.
Q: Can children attend?
A: Yes, when accompanied by an adult.
Q: Is it too late to sponsor?
A: No! If you'd like to help us put on the event, please email us at sponsor [at] tedxsanantonio [dot] com. We are still accepting both cash and in-kind donations.
Q: Have you selected speakers? / How are speakers selected for salon events?
A: We publicize the opportunity to help organize the event on Twitter, Facebook and the website. If you have an idea for a salon event, you can submit a proposal.
Q: How can I stay in the loop about TEDxSanAntonio events?
A: Subscribe to our email updates here.
Q: I have an additional question. How may I contact you?
A: Please email us at registration [at] tedxsanantonio [dot] com
SPONSORS of this Salon event include:
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About TEDx, x=independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x=independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
There have been hundreds of TEDx events worldwide; some are organized around a specific theme, such as TEDxOilSpill or TEDMed; some are regional like TEDxSanAntonio.
TED is an annual event where some of the world’s leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. “TED” stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design — three broad subject areas that are, collectively, shaping our future. And in fact, the event is broader still, showcasing ideas that matter in any discipline. Attendees have called it “the ultimate brain spa” and “a four-day journey into the future.” The diverse audience — CEOs, scientists, creatives, philanthropists — is almost as extraordinary as the speakers, who have included Bill Clinton, Bill Gates,
Jane Goodall, Frank Gehry, Paul Simon, Sir Richard Branson, Philippe Starck and Bono.
The first TED conference was held in Monterey, California, in 1984. In 2001, Chris Anderson’s Sapling Foundation acquired TED from its founder, Richard Saul Wurman. In recent years, TED has expanded to include an international conference, TEDGlobal; TEDWoman; TEDActive, and several media initiatives, including TED Talks and TED.com; and the TED Prize.