Calendar

These are some national and online events I’ll be attending–but these are mostly local to Chicago.  All events are related to food and agriculture.  You know, the good stuff. Will I see you there?

Apr
27
Mon
2015
Good Food Business Accelerator Demo Day @ 1871 @ 1871
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Register here:

Apr
28
Tue
2015
General Assembly Hosts: Mega Trends in Food & Tech @ GA Chicago
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

It’s an interesting time to be an omnivore. There’s culinary innovation around every corner and access to food media makes it easier than ever to keep tabs on everything that’s happening in the industry. But sometimes it’s difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff.

May
11
Mon
2015
2015 RoyseLaw Silicon Valley AgTech Conference\n
May 11 @ 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-royselaw-silicon-valley-agtech-conference-tickets-14690474605?aff=efblike

May
21
Thu
2015
Sustainability in Agribusiness and Food Production @ CME Group Headquarters / 2nd Fl 20 S Wacker Dr Chicago IL 60606
May 21 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Sustainability in Agribusiness and Food Production
Chicago – May 21, 2015
Chicago

Opening networking: 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
Panel and Q&A: 7:15 – 8:30 p.m.
Networking: 8:30 – 9:30 p.m.

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations has estimated that, based on current consumption patterns, food production needs to increase by 60 percent to 70 percent by 2050 to feed the global population, though more than 50 percent of the world’s prime or good land is already being used for crop production. A focus on more sustainable practices—at the corporate and consumer levels—will be necessary to meet global food demand. Issues in the current system include: heavy water consumption (agriculture accounts for 80 percent of US water use, says the USDA), supply chain inefficiency, consumer food waste, over-nutrition/obesity, and growing livestock demand.

What does sustainability mean in agriculture and food production, and what are the best management practices? How are for-profit businesses employing sustainable practices, and what are their bottom-line incentives to do so? What can be done to influence changes in consumer behavior?

Join us for a discussion with a diverse panel of Chicago Booth alumni and industry leaders, who will share their expertise and perspective on the current environment and future outlook on sustainability in the agriculture and food production industries.

http://www.chicagobooth.edu/conversations/event-schedule/20152014/chicago-05212015

May
30
Sat
2015
Lincoln Park Wine Festival
May 30 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm