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Friday, March 13
 

3:30pm

Food and Tech Meet Up
Technology continues to have a profound effect on how and what we eat. In the 365 days since last year's meetup alone, much has happened in the Food + Tech world: 3D printing, crowdsourcing restaurants, robot line cooks, GMOs, and a plethora of new apps. The intersection of Food and Technology has become more complex than posting reviews, snapping food porn and blogging.
At this Food+Tech meetup, we'll be discussing
Food and nutritional as social issues, and how technology is affecting them
Sustainability and technology
Trail-blazers and Innovations in the food industry
We'll also have time for open discussion of topics brought up by the group
And of course some excellent networking, so come prepared to hype your project or favorite food-tech app/idea/innovation, make some new connections and catch up with everyone from past SXSWi Food + Tech meetups.

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Speakers
avatar for Sharon Mays

Sharon Mays

Principal, M City Marketing


Friday March 13, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 508 110 E 2nd St

5:00pm

Finding Vegan Meet Up and Party!
This session is lead by the popular vegan recipe sharing website FindingVegan.com. Finding Vegan has over 440,000 likes on facebook, 31,000 twitter followers and a very healthy stream of web traffic due to its over 50,000 vegan recipes, submitted by bloggers.
"One site. Thousands of vegan recipes by food bloggers. Start browsing. Get inspired."
This meet up will invite vegans and vegan-curious folks attending SXSW to mingle and chat!
This meet up will be hosted by Finding Vegan founder Kathy Patalsky.
Kathy is the food blogger behind HealthyHappyLife.com, and two vegan cookbooks 365 Vegan Smoothies and Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen. twitter: @Lunchboxbunch @FindingVegan

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Speakers
avatar for Kathy Patalsky

Kathy Patalsky

Cookbook Author/Food Blogger, Lunchboxbunch.com/FindingVegan.com
Kathy is a top vegan food blogger and cookbook author. Her first book 365 Vegan Smoothies (2013) will be followed up with Healthy Happy Vegan Kitchen (2015 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).


Friday March 13, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
JW Marriott Room 508 110 E 2nd St
 
Saturday, March 14
 

9:30am

American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet
For the first time in the 160-year history of world’s fairs, the theme of Expo Milano will be food: “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life.” From May 1 to October 31, 2015, welcoming 20 million visitors, this theme will unite 147 countries into action around the challenges and opportunities facing our global food system and the sustainable development of our planet. As we address the global challenge of feeding more than 9 billion people by 2050, what is the role of technology and innovation? From robotics to big data to GPS to the quantified self, food is the next technological frontier. But there's a difference between lifestyle toys for the connected and food security for the marginalized communities. Or is there?

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Speakers
avatar for Mitchell Davis

Mitchell Davis

Chief Creative Officer, Friends of the USA Pavilion
Mitchell Davis is the EVP of the James Beard Foundation, a cookbook author, a journalist, and a scholar with a Ph.D. in Food Studies from NYU. With the Beard Foundation for more than 20 years, Davis has created and overseen many of the organization’s initiatives, including the the... Read More →
avatar for Jeffrey Dunn

Jeffrey Dunn

Pres & Chief Carrot Officer, Bolthouse Farms
Jeffrey T. Dunn President & Chief Carrot Officer Bolthouse Farms
avatar for Max Mullen

Max Mullen

Co-Founder, Instacart
Max Mullen is Co-Founder and Head of Consumer Product at Instacart. Founded in San Francisco in 2012, Instacart delivers groceries in as little as one hour and has quickly scaled to 15 cities and partnered with over 50 retailers including grocers like Whole Foods Market. By combining... Read More →
avatar for Kaitlin Yarnall

Kaitlin Yarnall

Exec Editor, National Geographic Society
Kaitlin Yarnall is the Executive Editor, Maps, Graphics & Art for National Geographic, where she oversees staff charged with the Society's maps and graphics. She is the director of National Geographic's food initiative and was deeply involved in conceptualizing the graphic storytelling... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

9:30am

Can Common Food Goals Find Common Ground?
When you hear the words ‘GMO Transparency,' what comes to mind? Information? Labels? Accountability? The definition may vary but how we get there is through a simple goal – giving consumers the information they need to make informed decisions about the food they eat. With common goals should come common ground that benefits everyone in the food value chain, but are the differences in approach creating a divide that will prevent us from ever truly achieving that goal?
Let's discuss the challenges that have kept two of the biggest voices in the push for food transparency on opposite sides of the table for too long. Talk about what defines transparency, what’s widening the divide between those working for it, and the ways we can work together to achieving our common goal.
*This panel was proposed by GMO Answers. GMO Answers and Ben & Jerry’s collaborated on the format and choice of moderator, and have mutually agreed to have GMO Answers cover the cost of the moderator’s appearance.

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Speakers
avatar for Cathleen Enright

Cathleen Enright

Exec Dir, Council for Biotechnology Information
Cathy is the executive director of the Council for Biotechnology Information. She is also the executive vice president for food and agriculture at the Biotechnology Industry Organization. Cathy earned her PhD in Biochemistry and completed her postdoctoral training at The Johns Hopkins... Read More →
avatar for Tamar Haspel

Tamar Haspel

Columnist, Washington Post
Tamar Haspel is a journalist who's been on the food and science beat for the best part of two decades. She writes a monthly Washington Post column, Unearthed, which covers food supply issues: biotech, pesticides, food additives, antibiotics, organics, nutrition, and food policy. When... Read More →
avatar for Chris Miller

Chris Miller

Activism Mgr, Ben & Jerry's
Chris Miller is the Social Mission Activism Manager at Ben & Jerry's, a unique position in the corporate world. He is responsible for development and execution of the company’s issue advocacy campaigns rooted in its progressive mission and values.  Ben & Jerry’s has a long history... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

9:30am

Sporkful Podcast Live at SXSW
Host Dan Pashman records his James Beard Award-nominated WNYC podcast before a live audience -- with free pie in honor of Pi Day! The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters.
12:30p show: Comedian Zach Anner on dining out in a wheelchair and Museum of Food and Drink's Peter Kim on the definition of a sandwich.
3p show: Epic Pi Day debate between Bon Appetit's Adam Rapoport (pie hater) and my Aunt Meryl (pie lover). Plus the women of Bitch Beer on pairing beer with weather.
5p: Dan will be signing copies of his book, Eat More Better, at the Austin Convention Center.
Dan is also the host of the Cooking Channel web series Good To Know and You're Eating It Wrong and the author of Eat More Better: How To Make Every Bite More Delicious.

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Speakers
DP

Dan Pashman

Host of The Sporkful podcast, NY Public Radio/WNYC
Dan Pashman is the creator and host of WNYC's James Beard Award-nominated podcast The Sporkful, which is the #1 food podcast in iTunes.
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Anne Noyes Saini

Assoc Producer, WNYC


Saturday March 14, 2015 9:30am - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Jim Hogg 604 Brazos St

10:30am

SouthBites Coffee Break hosted by Vega Coffee
Join Vega Coffee at the Driskill Hotel to learn more about their brand and enjoy their specialty-grade farmer-roasted coffee. Vega's farmer-driven supply chain empowers small-scale coffee producers to roast their own beans, so that they earn more income for their coffee and then Vega facilitates sales via an online marketplace. 

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Saturday March 14, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

11:00am

Made in Brooklyn: A Craft Foods Revolution
Commonly clichéd as hipster-made jams and kombucha—the Brooklyn Maker Movement has ignited a global appetite for artisanal products, forcing long-standing CPG manufacturers to rethink their production and innovation practices. Rooted in authenticity, community, seasonality, and sustainability — it begs the question: what does the future hold for this phenomenon and how will it affect our larger food ecosystem?
Join key leaders of the Brooklyn Maker Movement as they discuss their learnings, setbacks, and future aspirations. Panelists will include pioneers of the DIY food scene who are case studies of how to successfully scale an artisanal passion into a viable business as well as a James Beard award-winning journalist and Editor of Edible Brooklyn. This session will both inspire both aspiring food makers and passionate food lovers, and prove that the Maker Movement isn't a fleeting trend, but a lasting paradigm shift.

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Speakers
avatar for Nicki Briggs

Nicki Briggs

Pres, Nicki Briggs LLC
Recognized as one of PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 ‘PR trailblazers,’ Nicki is a Registered Dietitian, public speaker, writer, and media spokesperson with over a decade of experience in the food industry. She has been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker... Read More →
avatar for Forbes Fisher

Forbes Fisher

Pres/COO, Steve's Ice Cream
At age 28, Forbes Fisher is the Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer of Steve’s Ice Cream. Since joining Steve's almost five years ago, Forbes has helped the startup food manufacturer grow from a small batch supplier to nationally distributed brand. His big picture... Read More →
avatar for Shamus Jones

Shamus Jones

Founder + CEO, Brooklyn Brine
A self made chef, Shamus Jones got his culinary start at 15 years old working at a local restaurant. Initially driven by a need for cash to buy punk records and skateboards, he spent the next 14 years climbing the culinary ladder, ultimately earning the title of Executive Chef. Shamus... Read More →
avatar for Rachel Wharton

Rachel Wharton

Editor, Edible Brooklyn
Rachel Wharton is a James Beard Foundation Journalism award-winning freelance food writer, reporter and editor with a master’s degree in Food Studies from New York University. Her focus is on food culture and other "big-think" style pieces that tie food to the bigger picture, and... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

11:00am

The Unexpected Power of Shared Meals
Discover why sharing a meal at home with strangers has the potential to change your life. And if doesn't change your life, at least it will make you meet new people, you will open your mind to new thoughts, cultures, people, and you'll learn a lot for sure.
From entrepreneurs to artists, from travelers to farmers, anyone can decide to be a host or a guest for a home cooked meal, or let's call it a new kind of dinner party.
This conversation will be both practical with several how to and experience learnings as well as strategic with some thoughts on the global impact we could have by sharing more meals with strangers.

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Speakers
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Cedric Giorgi

Founder/CEO, Cookening
Cédric Giorgi is the founder of Cookening, a new collaborative consumption platform in the food industry. Cookening is a marketplace where anyone can become a host for a dinner party, with guests registering through the website. Guest can come from the same city or from the other... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Hyde

Andrew Hyde

Founder/Startup Week/end, UP Global
Andrew Hyde has a passion for community, writing, travel and startups. He has founded three startups (two failed, one sold, one about travel guides is still kicking with his new focus is with Up Global). With roots in freelancing and design, he can hold a conversation about best interface... Read More →
avatar for Camille Rumani

Camille Rumani

COO & Co-Founder, VizEat
Camille comes from France and is the the co-founder of VizEat, a new collaborative consumption platform in the food industry. VizEat is a trusted community marketplace for people to offer, discover and book authentic meals in local homes around the world. She's passionate about cuisine... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

Food, Brand & Community: Food's Big Moment
Access Interactive Badge, Gold Badge, Platinum Badge

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Speakers
avatar for Brian Bordainick

Brian Bordainick

CEO, Dinner Lab
Brian Bordainick is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Dinner Lab. He started his career in education through Teach for America, teaching 11th and 12th grade at Carver High School in New Orleans. Brian then founded the 9th Ward Field of Dreams to support the construction... Read More →
avatar for Jennie Kelley

Jennie Kelley

Chef, Underground Restaurant Frank
Jennie Kelley is a culinary anthropologist. After years of musical tours around the world with the choral symphonic rock band, The Polyphonic Spree (of which she is a founding member) she set her sights on learning and re-creating the amazing dishes that her tastebuds had been exposed... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

CEO & Founder, Studio Industries
Mike Lee is the founder and CEO of Studio Industries, a Food Design & Innovation agency, specializing in the application of design thinking to food products and experiences. Mike is also the founder of the Future Market, a conceptual grocery store that illustrates what the world... Read More →
avatar for Will Levitt

Will Levitt

Business Development Director, Taste Talks, Northside Media Group
Will Levitt started at his first job when he began a catering business at age 13 with his best friend, which he ran for six years outside of Boston. At Wesleyan University, he began writing about food and has contributed to publications including The Huffington Post, Serious Eats... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

The Future of Food? A Personal Growing Revolution
While interest in food consumption has persisted through millennia, food production has been banished in thought and practice from our convenience-driven, urban lifestyles. Today, a renewed emphasis on food production is catalysing the creation of products that will empower people to grow their own healthy, sustainable food.
In this panel we’ll explore personal food production through:
-Food culture. Will personal connection be lost to increasingly automated technologies? If so, is that ok?
-Economics. How do we quantify and compare the differences in value between home grown vs grocery store produce?
-Growing techniques. Everything from soil-based growing, to sterile hydroponics, to ecoponics.
-Lighting techniques, from LEDs to natural light. Is indoor growing with artificial lights really more sustainable than shipping fresh food thousands of miles?
In this panel, we’ll explore the realities of personal food production with some of the leaders of this growing field. Join us!

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Speakers
avatar for Gabriel Blanchet

Gabriel Blanchet

Co-Founder/CEO, Grove Labs
Gabe Blanchet is an MIT-trained engineer as well as Co-Founder and CEO of Grove Labs. After graduating high school at 17, Gabe took a gap year, designing and building a 1500mpg-equivalent electric car. Gabe then enrolled at MIT studying Mechanical Engineering where he worked on several... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Byron

Jamie Byron

Co-founder & Inventor, Grove Labs
Jamie Byron is an inventor at and co-founder of Grove Labs. Jamie founded Grove with his roommate and best friend Gabe Blanchet, in their MIT fraternity room, after living with Jamie’s hacked together aquaponic garden through the harsh Boston winter. Formally educated as an aerospace... Read More →
avatar for Caleb Harper

Caleb Harper

Research Scientist, MIT City Farm
Through thoughtful research, design and synthesis of housing, health, food, water, economics and locale; Caleb is part of a new generation of multi-faceted thought leaders offering innovative solutions for urban development in a global context.
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Larry Santoyo

Dir, The Permaculture Academy


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

The Reinvented Food Festival: Sink or Swim
With America in the middle of a total food renaissance, the food festival world has remade itself into a dynamic conversation where ideas, technology, music and entrepreneurialism have made way for a whole new class of urban events that attract an increasingly diverse base of attendees and industries. From chef-driven collaborative dinners, to large-scale region-defining events, to companies who have created their own flagship festivals to achieve branding and business objectives, this panel explores the food festival movement with some of the key industry players behind it. Learn why a well curated food event is the perfect medium for place making, brand building and fostering industry connectivity--and why some festivals shine while others sink.

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Speakers
avatar for Ben Leventhal

Ben Leventhal

CEO, Resy
Ben is the co-founder and CEO of Resy, a new restaurant reservations platform designed from the ground up for people who love restaurants everywhere. He is the co-founder of Eater, the award-winning food blog network acquired by Vox Media in 2013. He is on the board of directors of... Read More →
avatar for Adam Rapoport

Adam Rapoport

Editor In Chief, Bon Appetit
Adam Rapoport is Editor-in-Chief of Bon Appétit magazine and its website bonappetit.com. Before coming to Bon Appétit, he was GQ's Style Editor, where he covered food, travel, fashion, design, film and music. He edited the restaurant section at Time Out New York for three years... Read More →
avatar for Rob Sheard

Rob Sheard

SVP Data and Product, Zero Point Zero Productions
At Zero Point Zero (The Mind of a Chef, Anthony Bourdain:Parts Unkown, Meat Eater, Food Repubic) Rob is re-thinking the intersection of audience, brands and media at the forefront of an ever evolving market where the consumer has an endless number of options and the only way to win... Read More →
avatar for Mike Thelin

Mike Thelin

Co-Founder, Feast Portland
Mike Thelin conceives, creates and consults for high-profile food and tourism-related promotions, projects, events and initiatives nationally. Mike has successfully created and re-imagined a number of high-profile projects, including Feast Portland, a region-defining food festival... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

The Future Role of Tech in Dining and Food

Speakers
avatar for Matt Buchanan

Matt Buchanan

Editor, The Awl
avatar for David Chang

David Chang

Owner/Founder, Momofuku
DAVID CHANG is the chef and founder of Momofuku, which includes restaurants in New York City, Sydney, and Toronto as well as a best-selling cookbook and an award-winning magazine called Lucky Peach.


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Ballroom D Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Franchise: A Food Truck Evolution
These aren’t your typical food truckers— these are the pioneers of the food truck industry who have created brands that extend from food trucks into other offshoots. We will be exploring the role of the food truck in the evolution of these food brands and talk to each entrepreneur about their strategy/mindset when they started their food truck venture and THEN their evolved strategy as they looked to expand and scale into restaurants, grocery stores or food truck expansion. We want to tell the stories of how food culture has been shaped by the modern food truck.

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Speakers
avatar for Natasha Case

Natasha Case

CEO, Coolhaus
Natasha Case founded Coolhaus in 2009 with Freya Estreller after she was working in architecture at Walt Disney Imagineering. They launched their architecturally-inspired, gourmet ice cream sandwich company from their barely drive-able postal van at the Coachella Music Festival to... Read More →
avatar for Dave Danhi

Dave Danhi

Founder, The Grilled Cheese Truck
Dave Danhi is the Chief Creative Officer, Founder and creative culinary management behind the Grilled Cheese Truck since 2009 at formation. Mr. Danhi has been engaged in the restaurant and food business for 30 years with his melts having appeared on numerous lists being named some... Read More →
avatar for Ross Resnick

Ross Resnick

Founder & Big Burrito, Roaming Hunger
Ross Resnick is the CEO of Roaming Hunger, a service that makes it easy for consumers to book the best food trucks for any event. Roaming Hunger also has an online resource/smartphone app that provides real-time tracking for more than 6,000 popular food trucks across the country... Read More →
avatar for Eric Silverstein

Eric Silverstein

Founder, The Peached Tortilla
Eric Silverstein is the founder and owner of The Peached Tortilla, a food truck concept turned brick and mortar. After four years roaming the streets of Austin, Peached Tortilla opened the doors to its brick and mortar location in December 2014. Peached Tortilla is known for its innovative... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

Mega Bites: Mining Food Data for Insights
A surge in innovative food technology from apps to websites to services has created mountains of food data and new methods of understanding it. This leads us to wonder how can this data be used to innovate the food ecosystem?
Join us as a panel of entrepreneurs from some of the leading companies in food data and food technology will discuss the possibilities for big food data. We are on the verge of something that can transform the entire food system, and the leaders in this movement will share their thoughts, ideas and learnings.
Our panelists will unveil innovative insights they have gleaned from their experience and share specific use cases. Learn what lies in the future of mining food data and the advantages and obstacles at the convergence of food and technology.

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Speakers
avatar for Dave Feller

Dave Feller

CEO and Founder, Yummly
David Feller is the founder and CEO of Yummly - which is building the smart and personal platform for taste. Dave was an early member of Half.com and StumbleUpon (prior to their acquisitions by eBay). Additionally, Dave was GM of a $500M eBay business. Dave is an active mentor, advisor... Read More →
avatar for Danielle Gould

Danielle Gould

Founder, food+tech connect
Danielle Gould is the Founder & CEO of Food+Tech Connect. Through news and analysis, event curation and custom research she helps companies of all sizes understand emerging trends in the ways information technology and the Internet are changing the way food is produced, distributed... Read More →
avatar for Gautam Gupta

Gautam Gupta

Co-Founder/CEO, NatureBox
Venture capitalist–turned-entrepreneur under the age of 30, Gautam Gupta is the co-founder and CEO of NatureBox. Gupta created NatureBox in January 2012 with one mission in mind—to help people eat healthier and live better.
avatar for Justin Massa

Justin Massa

Founder & CEO, Food Genius
Justin is the founder and CEO of Food Genius, an award-winning technology and services company that delivers big data and insight solutions to the food industry. Food Genius serves nationally recognized restaurant chains, convenient store and grocery retailers, consumer packaged goods... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

How Food and Drink Drive Urban Planning Today
Smart real estate developers have a long, symbiotic relationship with chefs and restaurateurs, but food hasn’t always been a necessary amenity. In 2014, however, launching a new building, development or even neighborhood absolutely requires a splashy culinary component, complete with cool chefs, inventive design and creative food/drink concepts. Gone are the food courts and cafeterias of the past, and in their place are hip destinations like Smorgasburg, Eataly and Gotham West Market. The new World Trade Center in NYC will feature a French food hall and concept shop; nearby, another developer will unveil an Anthony Bourdain-led Asian hawker concept. What’s driving developers and urban planners to lead new projects with a food component?

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Speakers
avatar for Sean Brock

Sean Brock

Chef, Husk Restaurant
Sean Brock Chef/Partner McCrady’s, Husk Charleston, Husk Nashville & Minero
avatar for Matthew Goodrich

Matthew Goodrich

Creative Dir, AvroKo
Goodrich has worked on many projects for AvroKo since joining the firm in 2012. AvroKo is a design and concept firm that also has a hospitality division with restaurants and bars in New York City, Napa and Moscow. Prior to joining AvroKo, Goodrich served as senior associate at The... Read More →
avatar for Richard Martin

Richard Martin

Editorial Dir, Food Republic
Richard Martin is Vice President of Editorial for Zero Point Zero Production, and editor-in-chief of Food Republic, in New York City. He is a veteran journalist and media executive who was a founding editor of Complex magazine and Complex.com, Miami and Manhattan magazines, and Antenna... Read More →
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Tyler Niess

CMO, Crescent Communities
Tyler Niess joined Crescent Communities as Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer in May 2012. He develops and implements marketing strategies to support all of the company’s activities.


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

Life's a (Dinner) Party: Channeling Culinary Creativity
Join Questlove & Paul Qui for this candid conversation about where their love affair with food began, and where its taken them creatively. Moderated by Darin Bresnitz, cohost of Snacky Tunes, this talk will explore how to create an entrepreneurial trajectory in the culinary industry while remaining authentic and having a blast. This stimulating panel of charismatic speakers and leaders in the field is a must see.

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Speakers
avatar for Darin Bresnitz

Darin Bresnitz

Co-Host, Snacky Tunes
Darin Bresnitz is one-half of Finger On The Pulse, a culinary, media & events consulting team based out of Williamsburg Brooklyn. Together they have created critically acclaimed projects including Dinner With The Band, the Summer BBQ Blowout Food Series and Snacky Tunes, a food... Read More →
avatar for Questlove

Questlove

Drummer / Culinary Entreprenur / Prodcuer, Qui/East Side King
Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his... Read More →
avatar for Paul Qui

Paul Qui

chef/owner, Qui/East Side King
avatar for Ahmir Thompson

Ahmir Thompson

Producer, Randy Watson Llc
Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and member of The Roots - Questlove, is the unmistakable heartbeat of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group. He is the Musical Director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where his... Read More →


Saturday March 14, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

6:00pm

Craft-Cocktail Happy Hour Presented by KitchenAid
Come enjoy free craft cocktails made with KitchenAid® appliances while you vote for the next KitchenAid® Stand Mixer color. You don’t want to miss it!

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Saturday March 14, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Driskill 604 Brazos St
 
Sunday, March 15
 

9:30am

Entrepreneurship, Food Systems and the Circular Economy
Waste is a enormous problem. Last year alone, Americans sent over 250 million tons of stuff to landfills. But this problem isn't just about trash, it's a problem of wasted resources, wasted space, wasted opportunity. As our perceptions of waste begin to shift, businesses are sprouting up across the globe and taking advantage of these opportunities to close open loops and birth new markets.
McKinsey & Co estimate that the transition to a circular economy represents an economic opportunity in excess of 1 trillion globally. The principles of the circular economy focus on redesigning industrial systems to more closely resemble living ecosystems.
This panel brings together innovators on the front lines of the Austin food space to discuss how startups can leverage circular principles to disrupt the current model and build more vibrant & resilient cities.

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Speakers
avatar for Jack Ceadel

Jack Ceadel

Co-founder/CEO, Hopper Foods LLC
Jack is co-founder & CEO of Hopper Foods, an innovative Austin Texas startup which is working to reintroduce insects into the American diet as a resource efficient alternative protein. Originally from the UK, Jack came across the Atlantic to set up the US subsidiary of Global Water... Read More →
avatar for Dustin Fedako

Dustin Fedako

Co-founder/CEO, The Compost Pedallers
avatar for Michael Hanan

Michael Hanan

Co-Founder, Ten Acre Organics
Driven by a passion to help people live healthier and happier lives and to help humanity live in harmony with the ecosystems we depend on, I co-founded Ten Acre Organics in 2012.


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

9:30am

Grocery Wars: The Future of Buying Food
A decade ago, experts predicted that we'd be buying all of our food online by now, and even though there are some quickly growing players in grocery delivery (FreshDirect, AmazonFresh), grocery stores and supermarkets continue to thrive. Supermarket Guru Phil Lempert has been analyzing consumer culture and the grocery industry for more than 20 years, and he has a very clear vision for where grocery stores are headed: smaller spaces with a more curated selection and, for god's sake, no bulky paper towels (because we'll be ordering all the boring stuff via subscription). Increasingly interactive phones and smart carts will expand customized, in-store advertising in a way that enhances the shopping experience rather than interrupt it, and the use of e-coupons will grow, but only if grocers and manufacturers can cooperate. Improved packaging will keep food safer and consumers (and food processors) informed about what's inside, where it came from and where it's going.

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Speakers
avatar for Addie Broyles

Addie Broyles

Food Writer, Austin American-Statesman
Addie Broyles is a writer, photographer, blogger and quilter based in Austin, Texas.
avatar for Phil Lempert

Phil Lempert

industry analyst, Supermarket Guru
As one of America’s leading consumer trend-watchers and analysts, Phil Lempert is recognized on television, radio and in print. For twenty plus years Phil has served as food trends editor and correspondent for NBC News’ Today show, reporting on consumer trends, food safety and... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

10:00am

Good Food Podcast at SXSW
Good Food is a weekly podcast hosted by chef, author and radio host Evan Kleiman. Join Evan and KCRW's Good Food on Sunday, March 15 at the Driskill Hotel where they'll be podcasting live with chefs, farmers and other SouthBites participants. For more info go to http://www.kcrw.com/goodfood

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Speakers
avatar for Evan Kleiman

Evan Kleiman

Host, Kcrw Good Food
Evan Kleiman is a true culinary multitasker. Chef, author, radio host, restaurateur and sought after speaker, she has been called "the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene" for her central role in bringing a community of food people together through her radio show, Good Food. As host... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 10:00am - 6:30pm
Driskill Hotel Jim Hogg 604 Brazos St

10:30am

SouthBites Coffee Break hosted by NatureBox
Join NatureBox at the Driskill Hotel between SouthBites panel sessions and enjoy a cup of coffee and NatureBox snacks! Each snack contains wholesome ingredients - with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

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Sunday March 15, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

11:00am

Culinary Crossroads: Technique vs Technology
For centuries before the dawn of modern technology, our ability as culinarians was largely determined by the techniques we could master as individuals. Whether honing our knife skills, exploring new cooking methods, learning new recipes or developing our understanding about ingredient interactions, much of this work involved many hours of research, exploration and learning. Over the past few years, the dramatic expansion at the intersection of food and tech has allowed technology to supplement, and in some ways supplant our need to build a foundational knowledge of cooking techniques. Access to digital content, millions of cooking videos, community message boards and a myriad of social media platforms means that technology has made it easier than ever to grow beyond beginner cooking techniques. Through this panel, moderated by Kelly Senyei of Just a Taste, we'll take a broad look at the ways in which technology has influenced and enhanced our culinary lives, augmenting our ability to be food experts in a new digital age.

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Speakers
avatar for Raphael Brion

Raphael Brion

Web Editor, Bon Appetit
Raphael Brion is the editor BonAppetit.com. He was previously at Eater, where as the national site’s editor he guided it to record heights over the course of four years. During his tenure, Eater National earned back-to-back James Beard Foundation Journalism Award nominations in... Read More →
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Chris Muscarella

Founder, Kitchensurfing
Chris Muscarella is the CEO and Founder of Kitchensurfing, an online marketplace where outstanding local chefs cook for you in your home.
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Joe Perez

Co-Founder, Tastemade
Joe is an entrepreneur, advisor and Internet product executive with over 17 years of experience in technology, media and health. He is a Co-Founder of Tastemade, a food and travel lifestyle video network built for the mobile generation.
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Molly Siegler

Culinary Content Editor, Whole Foods Market
Molly Siegler is the Culinary Content Editor for Whole Foods Market®. Her culinary background includes work as an Assistant Editor for Food52, teaching cooking classes, catering, working for Americorps as a Nutrition Educator and Local Food Procurement Specialist, and cooking and... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

11:00am

Next Wave Coffee: Technology and the Way We Drink
For centuries, coffee drinkers have been chasing a better cup using ever-more sophisticated methods. Today, principles of chemistry and physics are informing ultra-high-tech solutions to the problem of how to extract the best flavor from beans. This panel will explore the next wave of innovative coffee gear, from a hardware-software package that uses light to diagnose brewing problems to a brewer that aims to mimic how the human hand pours water over grounds. Plus, we'll explain how people can brew coffee at home that competes with the best from any shop.

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Speakers
avatar for Cameron Hughes

Cameron Hughes

CEO/Founder, Invergo Coffee
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Lawrence Marcus

Sr Digital Editor, Food & Wine
Lawrence Marcus writes and edits articles, produces video and takes photos for both foodandwine.com and its sister site FWx. He touches most of the brand's social media and runs its Instagram account. He's a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, where he wrote his master's thesis... Read More →
avatar for Erin Meister

Erin Meister

Coffee Educator, Counter Culture Coffee


Sunday March 15, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

Building A Better Breakfast
What will the breakfast of tomorrow look like? To feed a rapidly growing world, the food system needs to make some (big) changes. We'll look at how this space is currently being innovated and improved upon from three different points of view. And how their unique perspectives and work will be making a difference in the food system for everyone.
We'll take a look from the view of the entrepreneur (Josh Tetrick), the investor (Samir Kaul), and the culinarian (Andrew Zimmern), and the three will be moderated by sustainable food writer, Jane Black (NYT, Washington Post, Slate).

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Speakers
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Jane Black

Author, Jane Black
Jane is a food writer who covers food politics, trends, and sustainability issues. She is currently writing a book focusing one West Virginia town’s struggle to change the way it eats and whether the food “revolution” can cross geographical, cultural and class boundaries. Jane... Read More →
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Geoff Lewis

Partner, Founders Fund
Geoff Lewis is a Partner at Founders Fund, where he is responsible for many of the firm’s early and growth stage software investments. Most recently, Geoff led Founders Fund’s investment in Wish, a fast-growing mobile shopping application aimed at underserved consumer segments... Read More →
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Josh Tetrick

CEO, Hampton Creek
Josh Tetrick is the CEO/Founder of Hampton Creek, a food company based in San Francisco, CA & selected by Bill Gates as one of three companies shaping the future of food. They have a mission to bring healthier and affordable food to everyone, everywhere, using technology based upon... Read More →
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Andrew Zimmern

Chef/TV Host, The Travel Channel
Andrew Zimmern is a three-time James Beard award-winning chef, writer, teacher and gracious dinner guest who has traveled to over 150 countries and logged countless hours in kitchens around the world. From his longest-running Travel Channel series, Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

How Tech Lit The Flame For Celebrity Chef Culture
Far from being relegated to weekend PBS programming like in years past, today’s TV chefs are now established members of the glitterati, posing on red carpets and attending (not catering!) the hottest parties. Culinary professionals have become big name TV personalities thanks to the popularity of shows like Top Chef, Chopped, and Iron Chef. Many of these chefs and restaurant owners, who had never touched Twitter before, have parlayed their newfound fame into successful ventures by taking advantage of active digital fan bases to cultivate their brand. In addition to freshly sharpened knives and spot-on palettes, chefs now rely on social media and other digital outlets to interact with fans, grow their customer base and, ultimately, make a living.
Emily Keeton of Flavour, will lead a panel discussion with celebrity chefs and culinary culture experts to discuss the role of technology in the rise of celebrity chef culture.

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Speakers
avatar for Aaron Franklin

Aaron Franklin

Owner, Franklin Barbecue
Austin Texas based barbecue cook, restaurant owner, educator and writer. Aaron is a self taught bbq expert, who has quickly risen to be one of the most well known pit bosses in the barbecue world. He never cuts corners on choosing quality meats and spending the time it really takes... Read More →
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Emily Keeton

CEO, Flavour
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Andrew Knowlton

Restaurant & Drinks Editor, Bon Appetit
Andrew Knowlton is the longstanding Restaurant and Drinks Editor at Bon Appétit magazine, where he writes features and columns as well as selects and oversees the magazine’s annual Hot 10 list of America’s Best New Restaurants. His monthly column, The BA Foodist, was nominated... Read More →
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Monica Pope

Owner, Sparrow Bar & Cookshop
The only Texas woman to ever be named a Top 10 Best New Chef by Food & Wine magazine (1996), Pope first learned to cook from her Czech grandmother and went on to earn her Chef’s title from PrueLeith’s School of Food and Wine in London.


Sunday March 15, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

Changing the World Through Food: A Love Story
Since falling in love and marrying fifteen years ago, Eileen and Michael Chiarello have been on a mission to change the world—through food. Inspired by his mother’s love and guidance in the kitchen, Michael has focused on building meaningful food experiences for his fans through award-winning restaurants, his sustainably farmed wine label and media platform. Dedicated to championing sustainable food and farming, Eileen’s latest venture, Barnraiser, launched in May 2014 with the goal of providing a simple way for Americans to take charge of their food destiny. From healthy and artisanal foods to community kitchens to educational and organic farms, Barnraiser is a place to meet the people that are making a difference, share their inspirational stories, and fund their successes.
Join the Chiarellos for a candid conversation about how love shaped their commitment to flavor, farming and a sustainable food future—and the blood, sweat and tears it took to get where they are today.

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Speakers
avatar for Eileen Chiarello

Eileen Chiarello

Founder/CEO, Barnraiser
Eileen Gordon Chiarello is the founder of Barnraiser, a community to power the good food movement one project at a time. She and her husband, Chef & TV host Michael Chiarello, are proprietors of Chiarello Vineyards - sustainably farmed vineyards in Napa Valley - acclaimed Bottega... Read More →
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Michael Chiarello

Pres & CEO, Bottega Restaurant
Michael Chiarello is an award-winning chef and owner of critically acclaimed Bottega restaurant in the Napa Valley and Coqueta in San Francisco, a 2014 semifinalist for the James Beard Foundation’s “Best New Restaurant” award. Named Esquire magazine’s “Chef of the Year... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

Cracking Cuisine: Breaking a Few Rules (and Eggs)
Nathan Myhrvold, the former Microsoft CTO, broke all the rules when he coauthored and self-published Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking, an award-winning, six-volume, 2,438-page cookbook, recognized as a masterpiece. Nathan will discuss the role of technology and science in cooking, his creative processes and how innovation in the kitchen requires a healthy attitude about failure, his nontraditional cooking and publishing processes at The Cooking Lab, and the limitations and misconceptions of common cooking practices. Yahoo Food’s editor in chief and Cherry Bombe co-founder Kerry Diamond will lead the discussion with this tech-savvy, culinary visionary.

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Speakers
avatar for Kerry Diamond

Kerry Diamond

Editor in Chief, Yahoo! Food
Kerry Diamond is the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Food. She's also co-founder of Cherry Bombe, a biannual magazine about women and food, and the Jubilee conference. Diamond is an executive producer of Radio Cherry Bombe, the Heritage Radio program and podcast. She and Chef Rob Newton... Read More →
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Nathan Myhrvold

Author/Founder of The Cooking Lab, Modernist Cuisine
Nathan Myhrvold is founder of The Cooking Lab, coauthor of Modernist Cuisine: The Art and Science of Cooking and Modernist Cuisine at Home, and author of The Photography of Modernist Cuisine. Former chief technology officer of Microsoft, Myhrvold assembled the Modernist Cuisine team... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
ACC Exhibit Hall 5 Austin Convention Center

3:30pm

Small Farms Can Feed Lots of People: A How-To
Currently less than 2% of the food that people buy in Austin is from small farmers. Nationwide, farmers markets are the fastest growing way that people are buying their food. There are a number of small farms in the Austin area that need support to survive and to continue bringing fresh food to the local people. Conversations about these topics are important to inspire people to be part of the movement in the community outside their front door.
To have this conversation in a public forum is a meaningful way to educate and excite the public, as well as connect those who are already committed. The production and consumption of food is related to all of the major environmental problems the planet faces as population grows and the climate warms. Only if people at large make changes together can we make a difference, so we hope to both educate and engage with this panel.This panel will focus on Austin, but can be applied to communities and food systems around the U.S.

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Speakers
avatar for Nathan Heath

Nathan Heath

Farmer/Owner, Phoenix Farms
Nathan Heath is co-owner with his wife Shayda and mother, Cindy, of Phoenix Farms in Bastrop, TX. Together with their two young children they have farmed the 11 acres since 2010. Over the past four years Phoenix Farms has developed a reputation for providing unique and high quality... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hellman-Mass

Sam Hellman-Mass

Chef/Owner, Odd Duck
Sam Hellman-Mass is the co-founder of both Barley Swine and Odd Duck, two of Austin’s critically-acclaimed and most popular restaurants. A James Beard Award semi-finalist for Rising Star Chef of the Year in 2015, Hellman-Mass currently works as a chef and food buyer at Odd Duck... Read More →
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Robyn Metcalfe

Director, The Food Lab at UT, UT Food Lab
Dr. Robyn Metcalfe is the founder and director of The Food Lab at The University of Texas at Austin, an innovative project that explores the future of our food system. Her wide ranging background include writing and production for Sunset Magazine, authoring two non-fiction books... Read More →
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Andrew Smiley

Deputy Dir, Sustainable Food Center
Andrew has nearly 20 years experience working in sustainable agriculture and food systems. He is the former Executive Director of Baton Rouge Economic and Agricultural Development Alliance and is an active supporter of sustainable food systems throughout the country. Andrew has worked... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

How to Build 3 Michelin Star Restaurants + Make a Doc
Chicago restaurateurs Curtis Duffy and Michael Muser ran a Michelin-starred restaurant in a shoebox kitchen with just five cooks. Filmmakers Kevin Pang and Mark Helenowski made a feature-length film with two Canon DSLR cameras and practically no budget. They'll discuss the entrepreneurship required, the triumphs and woes of their mutual journeys, and how they collaborated on the documentary "For Grace," premiering at SXSW 2015.

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Speakers
avatar for Curtis Duffy

Curtis Duffy

Chef, Grace Restaurant
Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Curtis Duffy knew at a young age that he had a passion for cooking. After completing culinary school, he relocated to Chicago to pursue a career in fine dining at the esteemed Charlie Trotter's. Duffy spent three years at Charlie Trotter's before... Read More →
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Mark Helenowski

Filmmaker, For Grace
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Michael Muser

GM, Grace Restaurant
Originally from Chicago, Michael Muser moved to California at a young age. While studying at California State University - Chico, Muser worked in restaurants to support himself and took the opportunity to learn more about wine. After graduation, he devoted his life to oenology. He... Read More →
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Kevin Pang

Dir, For Grace


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

Sustainable Food Production Through Biotechnology
Food is hardware. The ways in which it is typically made currently are wasteful and unnecessary. We should embrace food technology such as nutritional biochemistry, food processing, and biotechnology to improve our food products over their natural forms. This will have a massive impact on the health and quality of life of the typical consumer, as well as help alleviate food insecurity around the world.

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Speakers
avatar for Isha Datar

Isha Datar

Exec Dir, New Harvest
Isha Datar is the Executive Director of New Harvest, a mission-driven organization focused on advancing technologies to sustainably and affordably feed a growing global population. New Harvest is establishing the industry and academic discipline focused on animal products made without... Read More →
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Adam Flynn

Founder and President, Forelight, Inc.
Adam Flynn is a scientist, engineer and entrepreneur from Chicago, IL. He is a veteran of the United State’s Navy’s Nuclear Propulsion Program and a former project manager with the University of Chicago. Adam is co-founder and President of ForeLight, Inc., a biotech company developing... Read More →
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Ryan Pandya

Co-founder/CEO, Muufri
Ryan Pandya is a 23-year-old scientist and entrepreneur from Milford, CT. He is currently the CEO of Muufri, a San Francisco-based food biotechnology startup revolutionizing the way we produce protein to feed the world. Prior to founding Muufri, Pandya worked with the University of... Read More →
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Rob Rhinehart

CEO/Co-founder, Soylent
Rob is CEO and founder of Soylent. Rob is a Y Combinator alumnus with professional experience in electrical engineering, computer science and entrepreneurship. Lacking the means to eat well, he invented Soylent as a more efficient approach to nutrition and hopes to use it to reduce... Read More →


Sunday March 15, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St
 
Monday, March 16
 

9:30am

Creating a New Accelerator for Culinary Business
Culinary entrepreneurs can often mirror artists, as their zeal for the art of food creation may not directly translate into a successful business model. Break Fast & Launch was designed to bridge this gap by making new culinary businesses achieve success and sustainability.
In November 2014, Break Fast & Launch was recognized at the White House as 1 of 50 national winners of the first SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. Selected out of 832 applications, our plan is to execute 3 separate cohorts, each with a unique culinary vertical, throughout 2015.
Modeled after the TechStars accelerator and hosted by Cafe Commerce, Break Fast & Launch utilizes mentorship and experiential and classroom style learning to provide business fundamentals and support to our teams to make them investment ready in just 3 months.
Join Break Fast & Launch co-creators and program mentors as they discuss the creation, operation and challenges of creating a new accelerator type.

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Speakers
avatar for Jody Newman

Jody Newman

Chief Friend, The Friendly Spot
Jody Bailey Newman is the leader in progressive entrepreneurship for food and drink in urban San Antonio. Jody is the creative mind and operator behind 4 of downtown’s favorite Craft Brew hangouts. She is the Chief Friend of The Friendly Spot Ice House, creator of small-business... Read More →
avatar for Celina Pena

Celina Pena

Chief Program Officer, Liftfund
Celina Peña, Chief Program Officer LiftFund formerly known as Accion Texas Inc.
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Ryan Salts

Dir of Break Fast & Launch, Cafe Commerce
Ryan Salts is the Director of Break Fast & Launch the first culinary business accelerator in America. In addition to Break Fast & Launch, Ryan is also the Director of Outreach and Engagement for Cafe Commerce in San Antonio, Texas.
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Blake Yeager

Managing Director, Techstars Cloud, Techstars
Blake is currently a Managing Director for Techstars, a mentorship-driven startup network that runs a number of accelerators around the globe. Blake manages the Techstars Cloud program based in San Antonio, Texas. Prior to his current role, Blake was the Director of Next Generation... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

9:30am

How Chef Watson Changed the Way We Prepare Food
Learn how Chef Watson has changed the way we interact with and prepare food, further, how it allows us to make new discoveries. We'll explore this concept in the context of design, implications for the mass market, implications for professionals, and how it impacts how we prepare food in our homes.

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Speakers
avatar for Steve Abrams

Steve Abrams

Director, IBM Watson Life, IBM
Steven Abrams is an IBM distinguished engineer and the director of Watson Life, a team of scientists, engineers, and designers tasked with understanding the role of cognitive systems in the lives of everyday consumers. He previously was director of software technology in IBM Research... Read More →
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James Briscione

Dir of Culinary Dev, Institute of Culinary Education
James Briscione began his culinary adventures as a dishwasher at a brunch joint on Pensacola Beach and never looked back. Briscione passed up a college football scholarship to spend more time in kitchens. He quickly graduated from biscuit making to working for James Beard award-winning... Read More →
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Jacquelyn Martino

Designer, IBM
Jacquelyn Martino works at the intersection of art, design, computation, and interaction to create delightful user experiences. She has a deep curiosity for understanding what makes people tick and a passion for leveraging her skills in design thinking and agile development to create... Read More →
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Dawn Perry

Senior Food Editor for Bon Appetit, Bon Appetit
Dawn Perry is the Digital Food Editor at Bon Appétit Magazine. Before joining Condé Nast, she developed recipes in the kitchens of Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food, and Real Simple Magazine. She got her culinary start at Le Cordon Bleu in San Francisco and has since worked in professional... Read More →
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Florian Pinel

Sr Technical Staff Member, IBM
Florian Pinel is a Senior Technical Staff Engineer in the Watson Life department of the IBM Watson Group. He received a M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering from Ecole Centrale de Paris in France, and a Culinary Arts diploma from the Institute of Culinary Education in New York... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

9:30am

Food Is the New Rock Podcast at SXSW
Food is the New Rock is a weekly podcast hosted by Zach Brooks from Midtown Lunch. Every week they talk to a chef about music or a musician about food. Join us at the Driskill Monday March 16th where we'll be podcasting live all day long with musicians and chefs.
10am - Pulitzer prize winning food writerJonathan Gold
11am - How to Make the Perfect Restaurant Playlist w/ Adam Kinnane from Supper., Andrew Wintner from Music Styling, and Chad Gluckson from Easy Tiger
Noon - Dave Sitek from TV On The Radio
1pm - Lunch break (aka who wants to bring us leftovers from Franklin BBQ!?)
2pm - Ex Cops
3pm - TBA
4pm - Momofuku chef David Chang
For more info go to www.foodisthenewrock.com

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Speakers
avatar for Zach Brooks

Zach Brooks

Journalist, Food Is The New Rock
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Steven Ridge

Mcguire Moorman


Monday March 16, 2015 9:30am - 5:00pm
Driskill Hotel Jim Hogg 604 Brazos St

10:30am

SouthBites Coffee Break hosted by NatureBox
Join NatureBox at the Driskill Hotel between SouthBites panel sessions and enjoy a cup of coffee and a NatureBox snack! Each snack contains wholesome ingredients - with no artificial sweeteners, flavors or colors.

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Monday March 16, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am
Driskill Hotel 604 Brazos St

11:00am

72 Ways Food Can Change the World
In September, Eater launched a feature exploring 72 ways people are changing the world through food and the food and restaurant industry. It included the voices of farmers, innovators, restaurateurs, chefs, politicians, and scientists. One of the most compelling figures in the piece was Jessamyn Rodriguez, the founder of Hot Bread Kitchen. Her non profit changes the world one life, one business at a time, but it has monumental implications for how we can tackle issues of poverty and nutrition and empowerment while also producing a quality product: bread. Hot Bread Kitchen is a business incubator, training center, and retail and commercial bakery where immigrant men and women learn how to turn their baking skills into solid businesses and careers through which they can support their families. In this conversation, Eater Editor in Chief Amanda Kludt and HBK's Rodriguez will discuss what her non-profit does and how we can apply its lessons to the greater world.

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Speakers
avatar for Amanda Kludt

Amanda Kludt

Eater Editor-In-Chief, Eater/Vox Media
Amanda Kludt, Eater Editor-in-Chief, joined Eater back in 2008 as editor of Eater NY and rose to oversee the growth of Eater to 27 North American markets. As Editor-In-Chief, she has set the long-term vision for Eater including the introduction of restaurant reviews, increased focus... Read More →
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Jessamyn Rodriguez

CEO & Founder, Hot Bread Kitchen
Jessamyn W. Rodriguez is the founder and CEO of iconic Hot Bread Kitchen—a social enterprise also known as “the United Nations of Bread.” Since 2008, she has transformed the organization from a visionary idea (hatched in her home kitchen) into a thriving commercial bakery and... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

11:00am

Mentor Session: Mike Lee
Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related counsel from a more established / more experienced new media professional.
This Mentor Session will require advance online sign up.
That being said, we are sometimes able to accommodate walk ups on-site as needed.

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Speakers
avatar for Mike Lee

Mike Lee

CEO & Founder, Studio Industries
Mike Lee is the founder and CEO of Studio Industries, a Food Design & Innovation agency, specializing in the application of design thinking to food products and experiences. Mike is also the founder of the Future Market, a conceptual grocery store that illustrates what the world... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Courtyard Marriott Brazos III 300 E 4th St

11:00am

Reinventing the Cooking Show to a Digital Audience
America has become food obsessed. While food is everywhere on TV and the internet, the traditional cooking show is basically dead. But in a sea of chef competitions, food truck races and over-produced schtick, there are an increasing number of filmmakers who are reinventing the cooking show to appeal to a digital audience. These modern day Julia Childs are discovering a platform to tell important stories about where our food comes from and inspire a new generation to get in the kitchen and cook. The panel will talk about their experiences creating digital video series, the challenge of creating high quality video on a budget, how to get creative for funding and sponsorship and where they see the genre moving in the future.

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Speakers
avatar for Kelly Cox

Kelly Cox

Creator and Host, Original Fare
Co- founder of production company Iron Way Films, Kelly Cox has produced and directed digital series for Fortune 500 companies since 2006.
avatar for Grant Crilly

Grant Crilly

Founder/Chief Creative Officer, ChefSteps
Before co-founding ChefSteps, Grant Crilly spent four years collaborating closely with photographer Ryan Matthew Smith to develop the startling visual brand that defines the Modernist Cuisine series. His globe-spanning culinary adventures include a stint in Paris, where he broke down... Read More →
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Aube Giroux

Creator, Kitchen Vignettes
avatar for Matt Schoch

Matt Schoch

Sr Editor PBS Digital, Public Broadcasting Service
Matt Schoch is the Senior Editor at PBS Digital. He founded the PBS Food site in 2011 and oversees the content strategy and development of digital original content on PBS.org. He was nominated for a James Beard Award in 2014 for the PBS Food digital video series Kitchen Vignettes... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

Chef, Reviewer, Guest: Who's Got the Power Today?
Why do you frequent certain restaurants, coffee shops, and food trucks? How do you discover a hot new place? There’s a power shift underway in the food world and it’s impacting what you eat, where you eat, and why, and what chefs and restaurants are thriving—or barely surviving. The influence of social media and the explosion of user-generated content have changed the landscape, calling into question what the traditional classifiers mean. Major newspaper reviews, Michelin stars, Zagat raves: do they impact business and carry the same weight as they once did? Are these old-fashioned metrics, meaningless to the modern food enthusiast, or do they remain the gold standard? What about an Instagram photo, some Yelp love, or a chef’s Twitter feed? Hear what panelists at the epicenter of this shift have to say.

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Speakers
avatar for Kerry Diamond

Kerry Diamond

Editor in Chief, Yahoo! Food
Kerry Diamond is the Editor in Chief of Yahoo Food. She's also co-founder of Cherry Bombe, a biannual magazine about women and food, and the Jubilee conference. Diamond is an executive producer of Radio Cherry Bombe, the Heritage Radio program and podcast. She and Chef Rob Newton... Read More →
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John A Hall

Owner/Exec Chef, Post Office Pies
After culinary school and an apprenticeship at Luxembourg’s Lea Linster, John Hall moved to New York for a spot on the line at Gramercy Tavern. From there, Hall moved to Per Se’s perfectionist-driven kitchen, followed by a two-year stint as sous-chef at Momofuku Ssäm Bar. But... Read More →
avatar for Chris Stang

Chris Stang

Co-Founder & CEO, The Infatuation
Chris Stang is the co-founder of the popular website, app, and dining resource The Infatuation. He and his partner, Andrew Steinthal, began writing restaurant reviews in 2009 after noticing a need for useful, relatable opinions that people could act upon. Since then, The Infatuation... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Stocker

Kelly Stocker

Community Dir, Yelp
Kelly Stocker is the Community Director for Yelp in central Texas, helping businesses harness their online presence, building a community of passionate local Yelp evangelists, liaising with local media, managing Yelp Austin's social platforms, sponsoring city events and speaking to... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

12:30pm

Fork in Hand, Nostalgia at Heart: Food and Heritage
As pre-made meals become even more accessible and the market for processed, ready-to-heat foods increases for busy Americans, we have seen a move away from the scratch-made traditional dishes passed down for generations. In the past, immigrants and their descendants were often encouraged to become “more American” and to turn their backs on their traditional culture, language and food. Now, whether the descendant is a first, second, or even fifth generation American, they are taking another look at their own family histories and what made them who they are today. Traditional food plays a key role of facilitating cultural pride. Join three food bloggers from very different culinary backgrounds - Mexican, Jewish, Palestinian - as they discuss how they rejected and later embraced their heritages, their memories of the foods they each grew up with, and what they are doing now to keep their culinary memories alive in the foods they cook.

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Speakers
avatar for Sahar Arafat-Ray

Sahar Arafat-Ray

Owner, Tart Queens Kitchen
Sahar Arafat-Ray is a Palestinian-American who grew up in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. She and her sisters grew up eating good food. “Mom was always collecting and experimenting with recipes, especially from Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking and recipes from... Read More →
avatar for Amy Kritzer

Amy Kritzer

Owner, What Jew Wanna Eat
Amy Kritzer is the founder of the award-winning blog What Jew Wanna Eat. On her popular site, Amy takes traditional Jewish recipes and updates them with modern ingredients and techniques such as Kimchi Quesadilla Latkes or Chocolate Hazelnut Rugelach.
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Kay Marley-Dilworth

Principal, ATXFoodnews
I've tasted some of the city's best & worst food in my 25 years in Austin. It's my mission to promote the delights of our local food & beverage scene. I like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. I am not into (tasteless) health food. I am into champagne.
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Annette Priest

UX Consultant, Revel Insight
You might find Annette Priest at an auction or on a farm, in a data center or a hospital lobby, or just somewhere online. Wherever you find her, she's studying people in different contexts to understand their needs and improve their experiences and interactions with products, services... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

Coffee Geeks Unite! (And Meet Up!)
Whether you plan your trips around Travel and Leisure's Top 10 Coffee Cities, or you're just starting to think "Maybe there's more to coffee than the Shell station", you'll have something to add and probably pick up at our Coffee Meet Up. We'll get the lay of the coffee land in Austin and Texas, and talk new developments and the latest tech in the specialty coffee world. And we'll expect you to share your favorite coffee recs around the country. (We travel too!)

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Speakers
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Andy Wigginton

Owner, Patika Coffee
Andy Wigginton started Patika Coffee in a small trailer in downtown Austin during SxSW in 2010. Through lots of trial, lots of education, and lots of bad coffee, they figured out how to serve consistently great coffee by and for great people. They opened their first brick and mortar... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
JW Marriott Room 509 110 E 2nd St

3:30pm

Making the Museum of Food and Drink
The American food movement is composed of two camps: food as entertainment and food as politics. However, these two sides of the table rarely talk to each other. To bridge this gap and build a healthier food culture, we need to make food education both fun and inclusive. In this session, the founders of the Museum of Food and Drink will describe our idea for an innovative, interactive, immersive museum with exhibits you can eat. We'll explore how a food museum can guide us to a better future: by understanding food's connections with history, culture, science, and technology, we can understand not only what we eat, but also *why* we eat and how our food choices impact the world. We'll also describe some exhibition ideas (like "Ready To Eat: The Story of Breakfast Cereal" and "Food on the Battlefield") and how these ideas relate to our educational goals. Of course, we'll also ask the audience what they'd like to see in a food museum, because what is a museum, if not a public resource?

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Speakers
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Dave Arnold

Founder, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Dave is the visionary behind the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD). Widely considered a thought leader in the culinary world, Dave created and directed the Department of Culinary Technology at the French Culinary Institute (now the International Culinary Center) - at the time, no such... Read More →
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Eliza Barclay

Reporter/Editor, NPR
Eliza Barclay is a reporter and editor of NPR's James Beard Award-winning food blog, The Salt. Before landing at NPR’s science desk, she covered the environment, immigration, economic development, and international politics. Her writing has appeared in The Atlantic, The New York... Read More →
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Emma Boast

Program Dir, Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD)
Emma directs the development of the Museum of Food and Drink's programs and exhibits. She led the research, development, and creation of BOOM! The Puffing Gun and the Rise of Cereal, MOFAD's first mobile exhibit. Emma also coordinates MOFAD Roundtable, a debate series that has tackled... Read More →
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Peter Kim

Chief Digital Officer, Cheil Worldwide
Peter is an advisor on social business and marketing strategy. He co-authored the book Social Business By Design and drives global industry discourse at beingpeterkim.com and as @peterkim on Twitter.


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St

3:30pm

Mentor Session: Nicholas Kaufman
Mentor Sessions enable less-established new media professionals to gain seven minutes of direct one-on-one career-related counsel from a more established / more experienced new media professional.
This Mentor Session will require advance online sign up.
That being said, we are sometimes able to accommodate walk ups on-site as needed.

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Speakers
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Nicholas Kaufman

Owner, Wine Fusion Winery


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Courtyard Marriott Brazos III 300 E 4th St

3:30pm

Preserving Local Food Artisans by Going Global
This session highlights two Austin-based 2015 Good Food Award winners and Get Gone Traveler and the importance of preserving artisanal food traditions globally. The panelists will discuss how they develop a local market for their products as well as potential market growth through national recognition programs and international exposure through companies such as Get Gone Traveler (Beta), that offers an online marketplace connecting food forward travelers to local food experts.

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Speakers
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Sam Addison

Owner/Founder, Pogue Mahone Pickles
Sam Addison started Pogue Mahone Pickles while attending Le Cordon Bleu Culinary School in Austin Texas. What began as a way to make a few extra bucks while enjoying the local farmers markets has gained a cult pickle following which has led to a full scale pickle production operation... Read More →
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Marla Camp

Publisher, Edible Austin
Marla Camp is an award-winning journalist and the owner and publisher of Edible Austin, a bi-monthly print and online magazine, which connects readers to the local food culture and food producers in Central Texas and helps transform the way we think about food. In 2009, Marla was... Read More →
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Anna Smith Clark

Founder & CEO, Get Gone Traveler
Anna Smith Clark spent her early years adventuring, pastry making, and advocating and marketing for organic farmers. Along the way she found herself in the center of a vast and wonderful network of passionate people. Those people included many who create and provide authentic food... Read More →
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Stephanie Mcclenny

Founder, Confituras
Confituras was born in the summer of 2010 when, after several years of preserving the local bounty that Austin’s farmers’ markets had to offer, owner Stephanie McClenny was ready to reach out and share her love of preserving in the form of a small jam company. It did not take... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

Food Criticism in the Digital Age
In the age of Yelp, everyone is a critic. Journalism as a profession is in a state of turmoil, and food sections are often the first to fold when print publications nip and tuck their budgets. Does the noise of the internet make professional criticism more relevant than ever or have instagram and twitter made the critic irrelevant? We'll hear from restaurant critics and food writers about how they have adapted their craft to the digital age and how they foresee the future of food criticism.

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Speakers
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Alison Cook

Restaurant Critic, The Houston Chronicle
Alison Cook is the restaurant critic for the Houston Chronicle, where she has worked since 2002. She has written on food, politics, travel and design for such publications as Esquire, Vogue, The New York Times Magazine, Gourmet, Food & Wine, GQ and Travel & Leisure.
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Jonathan Gold

Food Writer, Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Gold is a Pulitzer Prize winning restaurant critic and columnist for the Los Angeles Times.
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Evan Kleiman

Host, Kcrw Good Food
Evan Kleiman is a true culinary multitasker. Chef, author, radio host, restaurateur and sought after speaker, she has been called "the fairy Godmother of the LA food scene" for her central role in bringing a community of food people together through her radio show, Good Food. As host... Read More →
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Helen Rosner

Features Editor, Eater
Helen Rosner is the features editor at Eater.com, overseeing the site's long-form reported stories, essays, and op-eds. A former executive digital editor for Saveur and online restaurant editor for New York Magazine, and a co-founder of the influential food culture website Eat Me... Read More →


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Maximilian 604 Brazos St

5:00pm

You Can't Sit with Us: Craft Beer Subculture
The spirit of craft beer was founded with the ideals of fraternity, community, and inclusion. The small craft beer movement has flourished into an industry that has infiltrated America, state by state, with a rising subculture brought together by online communities. Like many subcultures, it has developed elitist factions, and condescension and snobbery have pervaded web forums, social media, and the craft community at large. Through the veil of internet anonymity, an uprising of negativity has overtaken the culture, causing a shift in the attitudes and perception of craft beer. What was once a welcoming community is now often perceived as snobbish and closed to newcomers.
A panel of experts in the craft beer industry from writers to brewers discuss the evolving attitudes and the effects of elitism amongst craft beer lovers. Are the very people who enjoy craft beer the most destroying the culture?

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Speakers
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Josh Hare

Founder/CEO, Hops & Grain Brewing
Hailing from Abilene, Texas, with Josh Hare’s formative years were spent in Colorado, It was in the mountains of Boulder that he discovered a curiosity in the world of craft beer and a thirst for something different than the standard American light lager.
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Matt McGinnis

Marketing Consulting Executive, What Are You Drinking?
For more than 20 years I have used storytelling to bring brands to life in compelling marketing and communications campaigns, product launches and corporate brand building for clients globally. I have a deep appreciation for how persuasive narratives can have a positive business impact... Read More →
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Christopher Sheppard

Writer/Editor, Craft Taste
Christopher Sheppard is a lifelong craft beer enthusiast, having been raised by cottage industry craft beer brewers. From an early age he learned the value of making an artisanal beer, with a focus on quality ingredients and traditional brewing methods. He has traveled the country... Read More →
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Caroline Wallace

Writer/Co-Founder, Bitch Beer, Bitch Beer
Caroline Wallace is one of the co-founders of www.bitchbeer.org, an all female-run craft beer blog named as a tongue-in-cheek play on the sugary sweet beverages often marketed to women in place of beer.


Monday March 16, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Driskill Hotel Driskill Ballroom 604 Brazos St