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Theme: Food

Edmonton, AB, Canada
April 30th, 2013

About this event

Food: it sustains us physically, connects us culturally, and brings us together socially. However while food is a common element of our daily lives, it is often taken for granted and in some cases also misunderstood. Our next TEDxEdmonton salon challenges how we think about food - from how it gets produced to how we understand it before making purchasing decisions. The event will feature a combination of both live speakers and a lively discussion featuring thought leaders from Edmonton's food community.

If you're a foodie or just someone curious about learning more about where the future of food is headed then this event is for you!

Confirmed Speakers

  • Tom Lynch-Staunton
    Tom Lynch-Staunton has a strong practical and lifetime experience in the livestock industry. Before joining Livestock Gentec, he and his brother co-managed the family-owned Antelope Butte Ranch (est. 1885), a mixed 1,000 head cow/calf operation in southern Alberta. The Antelope Butte Ranch has been genetically improving its herd for increased efficiency and profitability since the 1980s. Mr. Lynch-Staunton received a Bachelor’s in Marketing and International Business from Simon Fraser University, and completed a diploma in Spanish in Mexico.
  • Megan Dear
    Meghan Dear is the founder of Localize, an Edmonton-based start-up that is testing ways to strengthen the relationship that consumers have with food producers through an innovative approach to grocery shelf and product labelling. She has a degree in Biology and Agriculture, and has worked in the management of analytics research in food and agriculture for the Government of Alberta. She has also worked for the Government of Ghana to develop and scale a unique platform to share crop market information with small scale farmers using private and public sector data, seeing first-hand that information can be a tool to empower both consumers and farmers to make better decisions. Localize's shelf-labelling initiative is now operating in 42 Alberta grocery stores, and is expanding rapidly.
  • Carol Neuman
    Carol Neuman spent her childhood on a farm near Pigeon Lake where she was immersed in the then-unglamorous local food scene: weeding her mothers' garden, raising rabbits and, occasionally, milking cows. Today, she returns to her roots as founder of the 10 Mile Meal. Through local sourcing of ingredients and inspiration, the 10 Mile Meal celebrates the culinary and cultural traditions of farming communities in the greater Edmonton region.

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Venue and Details

Startup Edmonton HQ
10359 - 104 Street
3rd Floor
Edmonton, AB, T5J1B9
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Event Type (what is this?) Salon

This event occurred in the past.
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Organizer 230704

Ken Bautista
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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Tiffany Linke-Boyko
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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