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.
|Date & Time:||Was Saturday, July 26, 2014 5–9 pm|
|Location:||Urban 15 2500 S. Presa San Antonio, TX 78210|
This Salon offers 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:
- Judit 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.
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 limited 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.
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Q: I have an additional question. How may I contact you?
A: Please email us at registration [at] tedxsanantonio [dot] com
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