By now you’re probably familiar with TED talks, 18-minute-ish lectures where experts and innovators share ideas. When independent organizations hold their own events with TED talks, they become known as TEDx events.

For the past five years, TEDx Manhattan has kept to the same theme: Changing the Way We Eat. The event brings together experts in the food and farming movement for a day of sharing ideas that can change the world's food systems.

This year’s event takes place on March 7, and you don’t have to be there to catch the talks as they happen. The TEDx Manhattan webcast will be live from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. EST. You can watch on your own from home, or you can find or register a viewing party to watch with others.

Here’s the lineup of speakers and performers at the 2015 TEDx Manhattan event.

  • Joel Berg – New York City Coalition Against Hunger
  • Dana Cowin – Food & Wine
  • Alkemia Earth – DJ and plant-based nutritionist
  • Robert Graham, M.D. – Lenox Hill Hospital
  • Henry Hargreaves – Photographer and artist
  • Kendra Kimbirauskas – Friends of Family Farmers, SRAP
  • Nikiko Masumoto – Masumoto Family Farm
  • Michele Merkel – Food & Water Watch
  • Danny Meyer – Union Square Hospitality Group
  • Danielle Nierenberg – Food Tank
  • Ali Partovi – Angel Investor
  • Stephen Reily – Seed Capital Kentucky
  • Stefanie Sacks, R.D. – Culinary nutritionist, author
  • Anim Steel – Real Food Challenge
  • Shen Tong – FOOD-X
  • Marcel Van Ooyen – GrowNYC
  • Ietef “DJ Cavem Moetavation” Vita – Eco-HipHop
  • Green Bronx Machine –  TEDxManhattan Award Winner
For links to the speakers' credentials and a list of topics that they will cover at this year's event, head to TEDx Manhattan's blog.

If you’ve never seen a TED talk, take a look this one from last year’s TEDx Manhattan by Megan Miller, founder of Bitty, a San Francisco-based food startup that uses high-protein cricket flour as the basis for a line of energy bars and gluten-free baked goods.

Related on MNN:

Robin Shreeves ( @rshreeves ) focuses on food from a family perspective from her home base in New Jersey.

Changing the Way We Eat turns 5
Popular TEDx Manhattan event on March 7 will dig into farming, education and much more.