FoodWorx: a Symposium on the Future of Food

A new conference aims to bring together Portland-based visionaries to peek into the crystal ball of 21st century culinary sustainability.

By Allison Jones December 27, 2012

Following the success of Feast Portland's inspirational Whole Foods Speaker Series, a new food-centric conference will fill the seats of Portland's Gerding Theater at the Armory on Tuesday, January 15th.

Featuring twelve short-format, TED-style talks on the future of food, FoodWorx will bring together leaders in our community—think Allison Frost, Senior Producer at OPB, Karen Brooks, Portland Monthly's Restaurant Editor, Heather Schmidt, Sustainability Manager at New Seasons Market, and Steve Jones of Cheese Bar—for  a tech-savvy brainstorming session for the 21st century food world. 

Sponsored by The World Food Travel Association (formerly the International Culinary Tourism Association), the conference will tackle issues of food production, distribution  and consumption in the coming decades with an eye toward's Portland's role as a trend-setter in sustainable and community-focused food and drink industries. 

So, who should attend? Future farmers, culinary business owners, green dreamers, start-up artisans, passionate job seekers, seasoned foodies, and anyone interested in the future of sustainability in one of Portland's fastest growing sectors. Attendees will be able to network with presenters before the conference, during the event at private pre-conference dinners, and Q&A sessions at the Amory. Check out the full line-up of speakers and sessions on the FoodWorx website.

You can buy tickets at the "early bird" rate of $99 until January 4th, after which ticket prices will rise to $129. Tickets—plus information about special rates for students and job seekers—are available here.
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