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January 2014

TOSS UP: THE CHANGING LAST MILE OF FOOD: HOW THE ORDER, PURCHASE, AND DELIVERY OF FOOD IS CHANGING

January 21, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
San Francisco San Francisco, CA 94102 United States + Google Map

   

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April 2014

TOSS UP: FOOD TRACKING AND TRACEABILITY

April 21, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Geekdom Rackspace, 620 Folsom St.
San Francisco, CA 94107 United States
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Explore how food tracking and transparency is the bridge that links the agriculture and food sectors. Food producers need to track when and how their food is grown, handled and transported to assure food safety and realize other business benefits.  At the same time, consumers are making food purchase decisions based on where and how food is grown, and more consumers desire greater transparency on their food to align with dietary restrictions and lifestyle preferences.

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June 2014

FOOD IT: SOIL TO FORK CONFERENCE

June 20, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St
Stanford, CA United States
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This day-long conference brought together start-ups, investors, established players from the IT and Food & Agriculture industries, as well as representatives from leading global food/ag innovation hubs to explore how IT is changing the production, transportation and sales, marketing and consumption of food. Panels Food Geeks Travel (Virtually) “Fast pitch” presentations from world leading food/ag innovation hubs. How is IT Changing the Paradigm of Where Food is Grown & How it is Moved? IT is spurring local food, urban and…

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August 2014

FOOD GEEKS TRAVEL: SALINAS VALLEY

August 25, 2014 @ 8:30 am - 7:30 pm PDT
Salinas Salinas, CA 93901 United States + Google Map

In conjunction with our partner, The Steinbeck Innovation Center, we assembled a group day-trip to Salinas. Why Salinas?  “Fish where the fish are. There are some really big fish in the Salinas Valley that control the fresh produce industry,” claimed Dennis Donohue, former Salinas Mayor at our Soil to Fork Conference last month. Certainly, Salinas Valley big ag players were no small hand in the 4.3 billion dollar annual crop report released for Monterey County last year. But what does it take…

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September 2014

FOOD GEEKS TRAVEL: AG INNOVATION SHOWCASE

September 8, 2014 @ 9:00 am - September 10, 2014 @ 5:00 pm PDT
Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, 975 N. Warson Rd
St. Louis, MO 63132 United States
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Details: In conjunction with our partner, the Larta Institute, we assembled a group to attend the Ag Innovation Showcase.

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October 2014

IDEA HACK: PESCADERO

October 11, 2014 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PDT

We held a one-day “Idea Hack” to identify practical innovations to stimulate local food production and consumption on the San Francisco Peninsula. The event was attended by nearly 90 people! The Location of the event was TomKat Ranch in Pescadero, CA. Caroline Fey, Owner & Head Chef of The City Kitchen, prepared a dinner at TomKat Ranch featuring locally sourced ingredients following the event's reception. The agenda included breakout challenges where teams collaborated in real-time to “hack” solutions. Read the Participants included…

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TOSS UP: FOOD RECOVERY

October 17, 2014 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm PDT
Haas Innovation Lab, UC Berkeley,
Berkeley,, CA 94720 United States
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This “toss-up” event allowed for focused discussions amongst entrepreneurs and innovators to explore the opportunities and challenges that come with creating a scalable and profitable food recovery sector and the role technology can play. The discussion included panelists from the Zapping Food Waste panel at the Zero Food Waste Forum on October 16th with the following questions guiding the discussion... Who are the current players looking to create a scalable, for-profit food recovery sector? What are they doing and where are…

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FOOD GEEKS TRAVEL: FOOD VALLEY EXPO

October 22, 2014 - October 23, 2014
Food Valley Expo Waigenengen, Netherlands + Google Map

In conjunction with our partner, Food Valley, we will help assemble a group from the US to attend the Food Valley Expo to foster collaboration.

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November 2014

RETHINKFOOD- CO-PRESENTED BY CULINARY INSTITUTE OF AMERICA AND THE MIT MEDIA LAB

November 7, 2014 - November 9, 2014

Details: Join the fourth revolution in food! 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…

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December 2014

TOSS UP: EDIBLE FUTURES

December 9, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST
Galvanize, 44 Tehama Street
San Francisco, CA 94105 United States
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Over the past two years, Institute for the Future’s food team has delved deep into the landscape of emerging technologies that might help us transcend the limits of food systems. Now they are exploring how three levers of change–technology and entrepreneurship, agriculture and the food industry, and an active and engaged social dynamic–are together accelerating innovation faster than we thought possible even a few years ago. The Mixing Bowl held an interactive discussion with the Institute for the Future on…

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