Last Chance for Early Bird Tickets! #CFFest2016

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July starts our countdown to The Change Food Fest – and we couldn’t be more excited.  Read on to learn about our featured speakers, special interactive activities and how you can secure a spot at the Fest for November 12 – 13th.


*Early bird ticket sales end July 20th – and there are very few left at this point!

Tickets are selling quickly.  We’ve sold out all of our previous events so make sure you’re not left out.

Purchase your ticket today for the Change Food Fest!


If you want to know why you need to attend The Change Food Fest or watch us online –  just take a look at the list of speakers below.  All will be joining us in November with their own unique take on the good food movement.

Loren Cardeli, Founder and President, A Growing Culture (AGC)

Tessa Edick, Founder, FarmOn! Movement

Bruce Friedrich, Founding Trustee, New Crop Capital (NCC)

Adam Eskin, Founder, Dig Inn

Jason Green, CEO + Co-Founder, Edenworks

Tera Johnson, Founder, Food Finance Institute

Cary Junior, General Manager, SouthEast Michigan Producers Association (SEMPA)

Eric Kessler, Senior Managing Director, Arabella Advisors

Daniel Lubetzky, Founder and CEO, KIND

Sophia Mendelsohn, Head of Sustainability, JetBlue

Dawn Moncrief, Founding Director, A Well-Fed World (AWFW)

Nicolette Hahn Niman, writer, attorney, and livestock rancher

Erica Orange, Executive VP and COO, The Future Hunters

Angel Rodriguez, Vice President Community Economic Development, Asociacion Puertorriquenos en March, Inc.

Onstage panelists include:

Alain Coumont, Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Le Pain Quotidien

Sam Fromartz, Co-Founder & Editor in Chief, Food & Environment Reporting Network (FERN)

Paul Willis, Farmer and Founder, Niman Ranch Pork Company

You can also find all our speakers on the Change Food Fest website speaker page.

Additional Fest Experiences

The Change Food Fest is not your typical event – nothing boring is allowed!  We’ll have two days of action-packed adventure, fun, and excitement along with informative talks broadcast to tens of thousands. The talks will be housed in the Change Food Video Library and used as educational tools for years to come. The Change Food Fest is just one part of a much larger campaign to educate, raise awareness and create behavior change around food and our food supply here in the United States and increasingly across the world.

Some other plans we are currently working on include:

  • Food + Tech Connect, FOOD-X and Denckla Projects are teaming up for an interactive discussion/experience with all interested attendees to explore the impact of the food tech and investment world on the food movement. Change Food strongly believes that the food movement does not have a seat at this new table being set by billions of dollars of investment money and all the food startups beginning to saturate the market. Want to know why? Come to the Fest! Don’t lose your potential seat at the table.
  • Change Food will host a chef competition on one morning before the main stage talks. We will pair chefs with audience members to create teams. Alain Coumont, founder of Le Pain Quotidien, has already agree to participate. Who else will join us?
  • During select breaks, we will host Side Stage panels. These will be aired on Facebook Live and webcast. One panel will cover food justice. What will the other two panels cover? Come to the Fest and find out!
  • On Sunday, we will have many adventures available, including an urban garden tour and dining experience with our friends at Harlem Grown. Only ticket holders will be invited. Details to come!

Take Action

As part of the Fest, we would like to undertake three actions to create positive change with our food system. One we will create ourselves, but we’re hoping the other two will come from another group working to change something in a positive way. If you are running any campaigns in November and would like us to consider supporting your efforts, please contact Diane at diane (at) changefood (dot) org. Or let us know what you think the most pressing issues are right now.

Viewing Parties

Register and host your own viewing party November 12th! We already have 33 viewing parties registered and have a lot of interest from many more people. If you can’t make it to the live event, watch our free webcast as things happen. Invite a friend to watch with you – or 200 of your closest friends – and register yourselves as a viewing party.

Know a group in your area that’s interested in food? Ask them to host a party also. The Fest aims to bring people together from all over – help us reach out and find more groups and people to participate.


Many thanks to our growing list of sponsors!

Grace Communications Foundation Logo Le Pain Quotidien Logo jetBlue Logo
Organic Valley Logo The Cleaver Company Google Logo
Niman Ranch Logo A Well-Fed World Logo
KIND Logo Thrive Logo HomeAdvisor Logo



Secure your Change Food Fest tickets before the early bird discount ends on July 20th! All of our previous events have completely sold out so guarantee your seat today. EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE We are very excited to share these events with you. See you on November 12-13th!

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