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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

In this first-ever Mixing Bowl event, 50 of us met on January 21, 2014, at a co-working space in San Francisco called The Runway to discuss the emergence of new technology-enabled ways to order, purchase and deliver food. Check out the presentation from our archives here.   

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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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At our second-ever Mixing Bowl event, 75 of us met on April 21, 2014, to discuss how new software solutions were increasing the ability of food consumers and retailers to know more about where food comes from and identify “food fraud”. Check out the presentation from our archives here.

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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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Our first-ever FOOD IT event at Stanford was arguably the first conference in Silicon Valley dedicated to agrifoodtech with attendance of 365 people from across the US, Canada, The Netherlands, and New Zealand. 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…

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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 an effort to increase awareness of the challenges and opportunities for technologists to address issues for the fresh specialty market, The Mixing Bowl organized a group day-trip from Silicon Valley to Salinas in August 2014, in conjunction with our partner, The Steinbeck Innovation Center. 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…

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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

To better understand local food and farming issues, The Mixing Bowl organized an “Idea Hack” on October 11th, 2014, at TomKat Ranch to identify and develop solutions for the specific ecosystem of the farming town of Pescadero, CA, near Silicon Valley, as well as to stimulate local food production and consumption on the San Francisco Peninsula Caroline Fey, Owner & Head Chef of The City Kitchen, prepared dinner at TomKat Ranch featuring locally sourced ingredients following the event's reception. The…

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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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On October 17th, 2014 The Mixing Bowl organized this event at the UC Berkeley Innovation Lab to discuss the topic of food waste with key solutionists in attendance. Here is the presentation that we used to “set the table” for the discussion. 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…

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FOOD GEEKS TRAVEL: FOOD VALLEY EXPO

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

In one of the very early US-Dutch Agrifoodtech exchanges, Waaginengen’s Food Valley and The Mixing Bowl organized a “Food Valley Meets Silicon Valley” event in the Netherlands to correspond with the 2014 Food Valley Expo. Here is a picture from the event.

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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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The Institute for the Future’s food team delved deep into the landscape of emerging technologies that might help us transcend the limits of food systems for 2 years prior to this event. In 2014, they began 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…

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