According to its website, TED
is a non-profit organization devoted to "ideas worth spreading." On Feb. 11, Manhattan will be hosting the TEDx Manhattan Conference. (The "x" in TEDx signifies an independently-organized event.) This event, individually and locally organized in Manhattan, will bring speakers, farmers, chefs, researchers and many others who are devoted to the sustainable food movement.
The TEDx website reports, "The one-day event will highlight several aspects of the sustainable food movement and the work being done to shift our food system from industrially-based agriculture to one in which healthy, nutritious food is accessible to all."
The conference is intimate and intense, only accepting 250 attendees, but luckily there will be a live webcast of the day's events. There are viewing parties popping up around the country (including one in Louisville, Ky.!).
To learn more about the event, find a viewing party in your area, or to host one, visit the TEDx Manhattan