Why You Need to Sponsor The Change Food Fest

Today, many companies and individuals are proving their commitment to social responsibility and sustainability by working with and supporting nonprofits and philanthropic efforts to better society and our planet.  If this is you, I invite you to join Change Food’s efforts to change the food system and help provide healthy, delicious, safe food for everyone.

The work of the food movement not only impacts food, it helps bring money into local economies, builds better communities and healthier residents, helps mitigate climate change, betters the environment, and sets children up with a much better chance at education.  A hungry child cannot learn while they are thinking about their next meal.

How Is The Change Food Fest Different?

Unlike other food conferences, all the speakers at The Change Food Fest are professionally filmed and permanently housed in the Change Food Video Library and on the Change Food YouTube channel.  Talks are heavily promoted for at least a year, meaning The Fest is just the beginning of Change Food’s work to raise awareness, educate and activate change.

After having organized and hosted five successful TEDxManhattan “Changing the Way We Eat” events, I’m launching a larger, multi-faceted event in recognition of the increased scale, scope and pace of the food movement. The Change Food Fest will feature TED-like talks as well as more interactive and engaging panels, discussions, activities and experiences that will draw a wide audience, especially people who work in the food and farming movement, and millennials who are already playing a key role in reforming our food system.  The theme of the Fest is “Growing the Good Food Movement”.

This event will take place in New York City November 12-13, 2016.  It is one program from my nonprofit Change Food.

I believe you can and should play a role in this event and welcome an opportunity discuss the Fest and the kinds of sponsorship and other participatory roles available. At this time, the program includes:

  • Approximately 20 TED-like talks over two days (webcast globally) from experts and leaders in food and the food movement  
  • Viewing lounge, side stage discussions, exhibition hall, food tastings, dinners, receptions and ticketed events including meet and greets, tours, demonstrations and activities around NYC
  • 39 registered viewing parties to watch the live webcast, with a goal of at least 200 satellite events

Change Food StickerAs a sponsor, you would join other highly regarded companies that benefit from the exposure, credibility and prestige associated with helping to improve our food system. Please review our sponsor deck and backgrounder for more information.  

Would you like to partner with us?  I can explain the benefits of each of our levels of sponsorship (from $1K to $50K) as well as the opportunity for two key companies to co-host the event with us.  This will provide unprecedented access and the ability to help shape the future of the food movement.  We also have opportunities for in-kind donations or hosting specific activities.  For now, please know that we will work with you to customize a package that reflects your brand and marketing goals.

For more about Change Food’s vision and current programs, please visit our website or contact me directly at diane (at) changefood (dot) org. I hope you will join the Change Food community.




Diane Hatz, Founder & Executive Director
Change Food



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